Category Archives: Blog of Surrealist Video Games

The Theoretically Annual List of the Best Games of the Year I DIDN’T Play Because I Couldn’t Have Played Them Because They Don’t Exist!

Well, its once again that time of year. When all the writers mentally check out for the rest of the holiday season and begin putting together their “best of” lists. Of course, that means it is also once again that … Continue reading

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Your Game Is In Another Castle

Today’s surrealist game-in-a-game is a group game. Player 1 begins playing a simple game  such as Super Mario Bros or Super Mario World. They play normally. The other, observing players determine what kind of game Player 1 will play by … Continue reading

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Poemmon… Pokeom… Po-em-ke-mo- You know what? Forget it.

Back before people knew games had to have points, narratives and guns to be proper games, the surrealist movement was using games as a method of creating and engaging with art. Surrealist games were designed to remove the player’s creation … Continue reading

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Life After Exdeath

Console RPGS tend to be a pretty solitary experience. Here is a way to turn a solo grind-fest into a cooperative game or even an avenue for debate and discussion. Both players begin a game of Final Fantasy 5 and … Continue reading

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The Jofflocke Challenge

Lately I’ve been interested in the idea of creating new games within existing games. Using a game to create an entirely new game, system or narrative. So every day this week I’m going to present a new way you can … Continue reading

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