Low Poly City Of My Virtual Dreams

RND/ In which you consider a low polygon city of your virtual dreams: 3440 x 1440 .jpg, 64 dithered colors – original images via unknown gamedev on Twitter We find ourselves in a historical moment of pervasive mediocrity. Fuelled by basic human drives – flights from death and boredom – the new technologies, bright and … Read more

The Tedium Of Control: 4K Virtual Photography & Critique

RND/ To consider a Control game / story design assessment. Via Visiting Resident Bureau Theorist Robert What. Some 4K Virtual Photography: — Subjective philosophical note fragments arising after recent virtual engagement with Control simulation. Forward to Director Trench eyes only (Astral Plane.) 00: To consider Control as violently mediocre and terminally overrated by easily impressed … Read more

Untitled Goose Horror Game (Parody)

RND/ To consider a hot new media genre – “Goose Horror”. Some imaginary screenshots from an Untitled Goose Horror Game: In the #GooseHorror genre you get to play an ordinary goose, viciously angry at humans. Why? Well, it’s because your sensitive and beautiful head can pick up their cruel inner thoughts and dark wishes. Unfortunately, … Read more

Validation, Attention and Excitement Under Ludocapitalism

RND/ To consider validation, attention and excitement across media outlets beyond the video game space *blurrrg*: 3840 x 2160 .jpg, edited screenshot from awesome Jimquisition video AKA just another hyperreal ‘bullshit bingo!’ day under global Ludocapitalism. Example Reference Links GameDaily: E3 2020 pitch proposes overhaul with ‘queuetainment,’ new floor plan, industry-only day Jimquisition: The ESA … Read more

Hypertography One Exhibit: Videogame Capitalism and its Existential Threat

RND/ To consider the notion of “Hypertography”: The state of ‘Videogame Capitalism’ and its existential threat of permanent, seemingly willing ‘funemployment’ – unceasing hard ‘playbor’ in the service of ‘ludocapital’; (an exhibit of) conceptual images + text expressing and highlighting such a state One of the net’s largest single artist curated & edited virtual photography … Read more

Classic Kickstarter Failure: “I Want To Make A Game”

RND/ In which you want to make a game – ‘maybe on computer or phone’ – featuring the added potential backer bonus of a ‘crazy cat’ video. A classic/ yet somehow strangely beautiful Failed-Kickstarter campaign. – With added magic ponycorns. Ideal / Idealized Cost for such Conceptual Work: £150k – contact Robert What today for … Read more