Thursday, January 15, 2009

Global Game Jam

There's a global game jam happening on the 30th of January. Ad-hoc teams at various locations across the globe will try and come up with something playable within a span of 48 hours. Game Jams in the past have resulted in some buzz-generating games like Rara Racer (which I liked) and Passage (which, to me is a work that has received far too much attention), so it'll be interesting to see what comes of this.

I'll probably be going to the Detroit center. Am quite looking forward to it.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Currently Playing : The Manipulator

Take control/Manipulate an enemy, make him kill everyone else, jump to the exit. That seems to be the gist of what you have to do in this game. It is very well presented. There doesn't seem to be a save-game option which is what made me stop playing. That, and the fact that 4 levels into the game there doesn't seem to be much use of the 'manipulate' mechanic. The platforming controls are also a bit out of tune.

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