Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Endless Forest

Sometimes, an idea for a game comes along that is so breathtaking, so novel, that it stuns you.

Not necessarily in a good way, mind you.

And so it is with The Endless Forest.

Here's the game description
(from the website:
You are a stag, a male deer. So are the other players. You meet each other in an endless forest on the internet. The setting is idyllic, the atmosphere peaceful. You communicate with one another through sounds and body language.

The Endless Forest is a virtual place where you can play with your friends. There are no goals to achieve or rules to follow. You just steer your deer through the forest and see what happens.

Currently The Endless Forest consists of a forest, a mysterious ruin and as many deer as there are players at any given time. You can play the game anonymously but we encourage you to name your deer so other players can recognize you. Although not goal-oriented, there are several activities that you can engage in. Nothing very demanding or violent. Just fun things to do in a nice environment.

Nothing personal, dudes, but if my friends are pretending to be deer in an online game, I'm getting new friends.

And what are the "activities" that can be "engaged" in? Why, white-knuckle moments like
--Lie down
--Stand up
--Rub a tree

See, this is exactly why I don't want to be a deer.

I know what you're thinking: I made this up. How I wish I had.

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