From an aesthetic standpoint, Depression Quest is quite simple. Every stage is characterized by a textured, blurry gray background with appropriately sized, serif-font black text. The gameplay is simple, the “player” reads the on screen text which inform him/her of the direction of the narrative. Following paragraphs of text, the player chooses from a list … Continue reading Blog II- Tyler Conrad
Raid Gaza! was released in 2008 and has a clear anti-Israel political message. According to an article by the Guardian, the author of the game made it in response to a UN report on the human cost of continuing the conflict. The graphics, music, and other elements make it a satirical game that aim to … Continue reading Raid Gaza!
Every Day the Same Dream is a single-player artistic game depicting the daily life of a `nine-to-five white-collar worker. It greatly imitates the real condition of the working class in an artistic and simple way. The goal of the game is somehow to break the routine by accomplishing one task and another. In general, it … Continue reading Every Day the Same Dream
PREMISE The game simulates events on the border between the strict communist state Artstotska, and the neighboring country Kolechia. The town of Grestin has been divided into Arstotskan and Kolechian halves (not unlike the plight of Berlin before 1989). The player, acting as the unfortunate border inspector, is responsible for screening entrants to the Artsotskan … Continue reading Glory to Arstotska
Title: One Chance Platform: online flash game Developer: Dean Moynihan Year: 2010 One Chance (2010) is an apocalyptic indie puzzle game created by Dean Moynihan for Newgrounds, an online flash video game platform. The player controls John Pilgrim, a doctor who spearheaded the creation of a cure for cancer which (unknown to the doctors) kills … Continue reading Irreversibility in Video Games: One Chance (2010)
The game I decided to analyze was Everyday the same dream for it’s powerful, yet simple message. During gameplay, the player is given a very simple set of controls- right, left or spacebar. Using these controls, the individual goes on throughout their day making simple choices of putting on clothes, going to work, possibly not … Continue reading Everyday the same dream
One Chance is an indie adventure game created for web browsers and Adobe Flash player. Within this single player, puzzle game, you navigate the game world as John Pilgrim, a scientist, whose team has just discovered a cure for cancer. Unfortunately, John’s success is short-lived when the ‘cure’ is released into the air in gas … Continue reading One Chance (2010)