These are some ideas for videogames I may or might not make. Enjoy.

Mad Lyrics

A game where the player selects a beat / game mode where the user must create words to the tune of the music must place words that rhyme. These words are at the bottom of…


I bought this game a couple years ago for the hype and good reviews about the game, but never looked for game-play footage or played for myself until now. What a waste of money it was. I had a hard time trying to figure out what questions Papers Please was…


One of my favorite mobile games which made on the list of `Games for Change` is Alphabear.

For this exercise, I wanted to identify the values that were, as how Flanagan and Nissenbaum describes in their methodology to incorporate social activist themes, translated into the game design of Alphabear. By…


This War of Mine (TWM) will probably be one of the most memorable games I have ever played as it brought a sliver of the reality of war. Most shooters today are not overtly militaristic and more reminiscent of the “Hunger Games”-estque survival shooting. The player is engaged in a…


I have experienced a few amount of substantial glitches when playing games which I remember. However, one glitch that still makes me smile can be found in a game which is widely considered to be a nest of them and a woefully untested and uncompleted game. Sonic the Hedgehog, released…


I define a glitch as a error in software which either allows to user to perceive the software in a manner outside the defined limits of the software. It can also be an error which temporarily enables the user to interact with the software in a manner outside the intended…


Featherfall is a strong example of counter-gaming as it removes the concept of a game entirely by making a machinima. Robin Klengel, Leonhard Mullner, and Michael Stumpf worked together in a collective by the name of Total Refusal based in Austria. They were interviewed by Matteo Bittanti about their video…


For this week I wanted to touch on a game where has been acclaimed as an excellent top-down adventure shooter, Hotline Miami. This game is know for its high-octane tactical shooting, ruthless murder, and abundant synth soundtrack. The game, written in the engine GameMaker, was modified by a developer called…


This week I played Civilization 5, which runs on the Fraxis Lore game engine. As stated in Game Cultures “[t]he ‘render’ engine controls the game’s visual representation, generating polygons, skins, landscapes and objects as the game is played” (Dovey & Kennedy, 57), so the team behind Civilization 5 wanted to…


Animal Crossing is a very simple, casual game. By no means does the game necessarily challenge the player as its ethos is crafting, building relationships, making money, and customizing your island to express yourself or impress friends. So for a game like this, what kind of technicity does it develop…

Yjang Wynter

Writer/Orator/Creator. Enjoys spicy food, philosophy, biking, speech and debate. www.yjangwynter.com

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