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Small Worlds
There is game called Small Worlds by David Shute I want take a moment to highlight. I played it back in 2009, and it won CGDC #6. I can’t tell you how many times this game has entered my thoughts during brainstorming sessions. Here are several reason I can identify why this game has stuck in my mind. First, its beautiful art.  The fact that it is pixel art adds to my amazement. It seems within grasp of my art ability, but I doubt it, all great art seems easy. Second, the game is compelling, you want to know the story behind the world and your character. The story moves forwards because of the scenery, not because of what anyone says. The visuals hint at what has happen and propels you forward, you must know. Third, the music (by Kevin MacLeod) is wonderful. It adds the perfect atmosphere which induces this compelling feeling of wonder and amazement.

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SOPA BLACKOUT

SOPA BLACKOUT

The Greatest Video Game Made

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I added The Last Sleeper to my list of Kickstart projects today.  I really think the music by Erik Aadahl is well done.  The latest update has a nice track, you should take a listen  I’m also intrigued by the story of the game, and it sounds like the game designer has face some serious adversity getting the project this far.  Add your support, only a few hours left!

The Last SleeperThe Last Sleeper

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Here’s another batch of interesting game project I’ve supporting on Kickstarter.  They a look they need more support:

UFHO2 – A Turn-based Strategy Game
UFHO2

Organ Trail: Director’s Cut
Organ Trail

LangGuini a Card Game!
LangGuini a Card Game!

Puzzle Me! – A Family-Friendly Board Game
Puzzles Me!

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2011 Indie of the Year

Indie of the Year Awards
GO VOTE NOW!

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Hurricane Irene

If you want to help the victims of Irene start here: Network For Good: Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is causing a lot of stir.  Game jam challenge:  “You have 48 hours to make a game during the Hurricane and about Hurricanes.”

Potential games about Hurricane

  • You are a Hurricane, rip down as many buildings as possible
  • You are an insurance claims adjuster, denie as many claims as possible
  • You are a city in a low laying area, how much money can you save not preparing
  • You are a C-130 and must collect reading ffom the eye of the storm
  • You are a boat or ship and must steer clear of all the hurricanes trying to sink you
  • You are an oil rig and … I dunno… what do they do?!?  Hmmm… according to Wikipedia, it sounds like they abandon them.
  • You are mother nature and must use hurricanes to control population and development on the main land

Hurricane Irene

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Updated 9/22/2012

Inspiration – Videos and Movies

Inspiration – Games

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