I recently had an idea for a surreal dream-like game about an astronaut floating helplessly in space and all of the f**ked up things that happen to him on his journey. It’s not thought through that much yet, but I like the mood I’ve established so far. It’s darker than my usual stuff which I’m excited about.
Art of Braid Talk
David Hellman’s talk about the art of Braid was great, and I found myself relating to a lot of it. Such as putting off work all day and then getting angry with someone when they want to hang out at night because they’re obviously trying to keep me from getting work done. David, my friend George, and I went out to a Chicago blues club the next night and talked about game ideas that have been brewing in our heads. My favorite pastime.
New TIGSource Competition Begins – Assemblee
Ok, it’s time for a massive plug for TIGSource. The Independent Gaming Source is an awesome community to check out indie games in development, finished games to play, and lots of other fun stuff. A new game competition just started, and the theme is Assemblee: artists and musicians make whatever they want and post it, then programmers use any of those assets that inspire them and make a game out of it. Credit is given where it’s due. Great idea. Check it out. Assemblee Compo. I’ll link to my thread of humble art offerings in the future.