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Play My Game: Article Of Loathing


If you've played the game, I would not be surprised to hear it wasn't even worth these paragraphs of very brief introspection. But Article represents something that I've so rarely actually done in most any project I've started in my lifetime: a finished work. The feeling of being Done can't be underestimated and I'm glad to have it out there.

I have more ideas coming up and I've got a pretty cool series of games in mind that should turn out honestly special. But for now, please check out this game and let me know what you think. I love and trust Dtoid as a straight up, honest community, so please have at it! I leave you with a handful of random facts about Article of Loathing.

*** The player character used to be a white guy, pretty much as an arbitrary asset grab from another project. Based on twitter conversations about black women in games I decided months ago to make a black woman the player character. The original “Drew” sprite is now the guy with the redshirt
*** Jim Sterling was the main source for the basic scenario. While watching him deal with a raging "fanbase" for his writing on a regular schedule, It dawned on me that the ratings of reviews didn't matter, so much as how strong his assertions were. Having a strong opinion is the thing, not the quality of the subject.
*** The game is technically endless, as the only way to get a “game over” is to get caught by a troll. However, its written in such a way that they will be simply impossible to avoid. I'd love to know your high score! I generally topped out somewhere in 6 digits.
*** Jane McGonigal's Reality is Broken and Anna Anthropy's Rise of the Video Game Zinesters have been inspirational in both wanting to make games and wanting to increase my output, though this game arguably misses the point of both books. Highly recommended reading!
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About Tubaticone of us since 2:45 PM on 11.13.2006

-Super Meat Boy regarding Super Meat Boy

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Highlights from my blog include:

-2010 Sucked: Fable III Exemplifies the Year in Disappointement*Promoted Blog
-Keep It Complicated, Stupid
-What Wii Gaming is Like for Me*Promoted Blog
-I, The Author: How I Stole the Declaration of Independance*Promoted blog

Way of The Samurai, Shadow of the Colossus, Castle Crashers, Jet Grind Radio, ICO, Super DodgeBall, Canabalt, FTL, Final Fantasy VI and X-Com are some of the finest games ever made in ever

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Wii Console Code: 3554-2775-5012-0810
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Players can elect to summon "cartoony" versions of bats, bombs, guns, and flamethrowers. These types of items can be used to destroy objects or even other summoned items (e.g., a club can be used to hit an animal; steak can be attached to a baby to attract lions; rockets can be lobbed at a man).

-From the ESRB description of Scribblenauts

"Right after getting back to Japan, [Miyamoto] suddenly said: "You know we're including golf now." Apparently he'd stated in an interview that this time round golf shots would be determined by the backswing, even though at that time a golf game didn't exist in any shape or form!"

-A Nintendo Staffer explaining why Golf was added to Wii Sports Resort

"I have seen the Summa that everyone talks about. And I want to pour gasoline on him and cut off his ear. "

-Pendleton21 after listening to the disavowed Podtoid 94: So Baller

"question, did you play with controller or keyboard?

because controller is unplayable"
-Luc Bernard re: the first release version of Eternity's Child on Steam


"Just because u like a game doesn't mean u have to give it a high score"
-excerpt from the epic trolling on the Prototype review, inFamous/Protoype Wars, June 2009

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