Tag: artgames

Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise

  Last November, Jason Nelson published a flash game poem he describes as something that “satisfies your compliment addiction”. “Nothing You Have Done Deserves Such Praise” excellently captures the essence of all of those distracting and arbitrary Xbox achievements that seem to be lauding us for sitting in front of a TV and accomplishing nothing. Nelson has found an engaging…

Games are all about control

Of course that isn’t completely true, but many of the best art games I know of deal with the theme of control, typically at both the narrative and procedural level.┬áIn this post I’ll provide a few examples that try to back up this claim, and then try to figure out why this is true. The word “control” is fairly embedded…