The way out of the comfort zone requires courage, but creates new perspectives: How a game jam broadened my horizon.
Author: Benjamin Gildemeister
Level 4-3. A cave, a bridge, a penguin. Ambient sounds and then – a leap into the water. When you plunge into the sea on a hot day, the world stands still for a moment. So it does when David Wise plays the piano.
Do expectations ruin gaming experiences? The dreamy “A Short Hike” made me realize that a good game is a good game, no matter how you approach it. On the wholesome feeling of experiencing something beautiful.
Half-Life is more than a shooter. It is a rich and terrifying universe and revolutionized the way in which the story of a game can be told. A simple radio message from the game haunts me to this day.
I got this somewhat wobbly, but nevertheless vigorously held theory regarding a certain kind of indie games, which I like to call “fox games”. Fox…