Nothingness: Hyper Generic FTP FPS Multiplayer Arena Shooter Screenshots

RND/ To consider generic videogame screenshots of nothing – a lament for ‘The Video Real’: 1920 x 1080 .jpg via Steam Community In which such an exhibition is a historical-cultural record, not of something but of precisely nothing. Images of nothing – of the ‘sickness of seeing’ perhaps – but definitely of little else. The … Read more

A Reality Theory Of Videogame Emptiness: Paintings

RND/ To consider a philosophical reality theory of videogame emptiness. Some paintings: 3440 x 1440 .jpg – via SCUM (just another D.O.A. survival multiplayer game-thing, by ‘Gamepires’) In which you’ve often considered why the vast majority of videogames have not truly appealed to you for a long time. That it might be something to do … Read more

Infinite Procedural Suburbia Simulator Game

RND/ To imagine an infinite, procedurally generated Suburbia Simulator game. Some example screenshots, taken from the excellent Terracotta by developer Olivia Haines. 3440 x 1440, 16 color .png In which such an emotionally overcast play-space would accurately express the feeling of acute terminal boredom, listness, flatness and un-profound everydayness experienced by walking around the houses … Read more

Two Dimensional Small Town Life Portrait

RND/ to consider a portrait of two dimensional small town life somewhere in an imagined 50’s Midsville, USA: 5592 x 2464 .jpg – In which the cars waiting at a traffic light sometimes look as if they’re painted on a large two dimensional backdrop or projected onto a screen, thereby highlighting the existential alienation, surrealist … Read more

Diving Everydayness: Wolverhampton Aqualung Society

RND/ To imagine informally joining the ‘Wolverhampton Aqualung Society’: Another cigarette, another day From A to B, again avoiding C, D, and E – Wire, The Lowdown (Pink Flag, 1977 Harvest Records) Official W.A.S. logos – 2006 x 2838, 64 col .png Wolverhampton Aqualung Society Manifesto Official Motto: “Diving Everydayness.” Modern existence (/in England aka … Read more

On surviving Summer and other nonlinear thoughts

RND/ [..] been meaning to blog for a while now but as usual never know what to say – or only that I can only ever say that I know next to nothing. Also, only part of me understands that nobody’s listening, and that I’m merely wide-banding in/to the electronic void  – ‘pissing into your … Read more

Game Development As Living Death

RND/ to consider streaming for two hours with zero views, all just to get some fucking red cube to appear: Now that’s some (/seriously misguided) dedication – but to what, inexactly? Some dim, dull videogame that nobody will play – or simply consume whole like Pez candy before casually discarding along the abandoned neon superhighway … Read more