One of the things I love to do is to interpret various media. This blog is where I interpret various games I like, and try to draw a conclusion from them. What is a game telling us? How is it telling it to us? I try to answer these questions.
I've just started using Dtoid blogs. I have more posts at fengxiblog.wordpress.com for those curious for more.
And lastly, I love discussion on this kind of stuff. If any of my interpretations spark some ideas from you, comment or tweet me @Fengxii! (Two 'i's)
There won't be an analysis this week. I've been working on some important ideas and concepts, twisting and sculpting them, and trying pack them into rock hard theory. If these ideas work out the way I want them to, I may be able to provide a base through which we can gain a deeper understanding of video game structure and idea analysis. New genres could be formed! If this doesn't work the way I want it to, then nothing will happen and I would have wasted my time. But that's life.
So while I endlessly philosophize in my lonely head, why don't you skip church and play some weird video game shit instead? I have some good ones:
The Cat That Got The Milk
The Cat That Got The Milk is a very pure game, in the sense that I never felt like it was trying to tell me something. It seems to exist, merely to be enjoyed and appreciated, and I'm all for those types of games. If you do find some kind of meaning though, let me know, as I couldn't really think of anything.
So, um, Asciivania is incredible and you should play it immediately. Addictive. So satisfying. Play it now. Please.
I'll admit: I haven't finished March yet. So far, it's quite an interesting tale, and I'm curious as to what will happen as I play into it further. I won't go too far much into March, but I will say that picture you see uptop is not two dimensional. Interested? Check it out!
Okay, now we're at the loveit/hateit point. If you keep an open mind, you may find Exhaust a really interesting game with some well-executed ideas, or you may find it a total waste of time. It's that time of game, but try it out anyway--it's short.
Good things are coming. In the meantime, have fun gaming!