Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Gaming Links

I am drowning in offbeat links and bizarre stories (imagine a family who walks on their hands, a fashion show featuring a flying penis, or a casket maker who will actually send you a sample), but while I'm working on that, here are some gaming links for you.

Brent sent me a link to a game called "NotPron." It's a collection of riddles that get increasingly wicked as you go along. 138 levels, almost 8 million site visitors since August 2004, and 94 people have been certified as finishing the game. Very odd and very compelling. Here's the link:

The always interesting Matthew Sakey has a new IGDA column where he writes an open letter to Jack Thompson. Hopefully Thompson will leave his law office at the mall long enough to read it. Here's the link:

I have no idea where I saw this link first, but it's an interesting article on how significantly game development has increased in complexity. Orders of magnitude increase, seemingly. Here's the link:

Here's a link from Sirius to a Wired article about first person gaming--in the real world. Here's the teaser:
You're trapped in a high tech Spanish slammer, crawling through real tunnels, behind real bars. First-person gameplay breaks out of the box.

I'm not sure something like that will ever be more than a boutique, high-end business, but it will be a business, and it's going to be increasingly cool. Here's the link:

Here's a Futurama pinball machine--a user mod, if you will, and it's brilliant. Here's the link:

Lastly, a ton of you sent in a link to the newest craze: Accordion Hero. I don't know who put this site together, but they are funny, funny people. Here's the link:

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