October 3, 2008 12:48 AM   Subscribe

Ludomancy: Storyteller, I wish I were the Moon, The Trials, and Night Raveler and the Heartbroken Uruguayans. Flash gameplay experiments by Daniel Benmergui. windows bonus: Stars over Half Moon Bay and The Marriage by Rod Humble
posted by juv3nal (2 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for posting this, juv3nal. I played I wish I were the Moon on Kongregate a few days ago and it really made me sit up and take notice. He even cites Calvino as the inspiration for it. That is just dreamy.
posted by melissa may at 3:19 AM on October 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

These games have been making the rounds on indie game blogs, but I haven't had a chance to play them until now.

I'm very impressed with "I Wish I Were the Moon" and "Storyteller". The ability to change the storyline at will and the absence of any concrete goals makes the games feel more like little lovingly-crafted machines than games - stories illustrated in 4 dimensions. (To quote a comment on IWIWTM: "It took 2 minutes for this game to reach me on a deeper level than I usually reserve for games, for which I am grateful.")

If you're into this kind of stuff, be sure to also check out Jason Rohrer. His Passage and Gravitation are absolutely amazing.

I really hope the art game becomes a compelling medium for artistic expression, especially with the advent of easy-to-use tools like Game Maker.

Thank you for the post!
posted by archagon at 3:16 PM on October 3, 2008

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