Category Archives: Blog of Surrealist Video Games

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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