One of those "better" games from the Global Game Jam, Move Mouse to Fulfill Destiny is a short Flash that tackles logistical management with a loose, Benmergui-esque stance. You simply move the mouse around to dictate what your man spends time on over the course of his life. Holding the mouse in one box has you build stuff up, while the other squares have you growing food and entertaining guests. You grow old and based on what you´ve done, you die with varying levels of community support. Calling it "a cross between Agricola and Passage" or "hyper-Harvest Moon" both smack about right, but there´s something distinguishing in the actual gameplay that leaves these descriptions a bit off.
Move Mouse to Fulfill Destiny
You Have to Live The Life
|Submitted by the99th on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 22:09.|
The Majesty of Colors
I Am The Monster
|Submitted by the99th on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 04:18.|
I Fell In Love With The Majesty of Colors is a poetic exploration of alienation and social interaction by Gregory Weir, sort of like I Wish I Were The Moon but with tentacles. Are you a man dreaming you´re a cthonic leviathan? Or a cthonic leviathan dreaming you´re a man? Or are you a player trying to deduce a finite number of endings? The answer is C).
...Co-operation and Confusion
|Submitted by the99th on Fri, 11/14/2008 - 02:18.|
09 IGF Winner for Innovation
Between is the latest full game from Jason Roher, done in his idiosyncratic style of OpenGL cross-platform and bit-wise read .tga files. The game requires you to play with a friend, and generally plays with your expectations of multiplayer interaction. At first you'll experiment with the controls, trying to get an idea of what it's all about, as you do you'll begin to create new patterns, building a great structure in a multiverse between dreams and waking life. As you do a sense of creeping solitude is fuddled by the strange adjustments to the landscape, things you did not plan, and the sense that the person you had to network with as a requisite for starting the game is lurking around like the Christian God or a more mischievous sort of invisble man, depending on the level of altruism. You then realize that Instant Messaging functions as both a philosophical sutra and a transhuman sort of prayer.