I have felt love in a game, but not with a woman, or man, or anthropomorphized robot. Instead, it was in the silent garden gnome of Half Life 2: Episode Two.
September was Unwinnable’s month of love.
Somewhere lost in a subworld of a subworld, a strange little bastard child of a game exists called A.L.T., a Doom II mod released in 2012 by a group of Russian modders known as Clan [B0S]. A.L.T. begins with the peculiar sight of a bloodied Doom marine in front of a door, frozen in the middle of a dying animation. A whole 30 maps later it ends with the player coming back out the other side of that door as that marine and dying. But here, in our pre-awakened state, moving causes you to abruptly take damage, and turning around
Through Metal Gear Solid 2, Owen R. Smith discovers the meaning of true player agency.
The best rules are the ones you can ignore.
Brendan Keogh teaches us about the language of videogames.