Tag Archives: poetry

Super Mario Primer and Playlists

It is astonishingly easy to take things for granted in terms of media and canon. There are certain “cultural touchstones” that we are expected to absorb even without seeking them out. Often, instead of talking about or critiquing these touchstones, … Continue reading

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Bucky’s Poem Adventure

My first game of 2015 is a poetry-creating platformer. Guide Bucky the Weasel as he seeks inspiration for his next poetic masterpiece. Explore the forest and surrounding areas (some of them secret!) and choose what to base your poem on. … Continue reading

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On the origin of playing cards in “non-game” play

It is easy to take things for granted in any medium, and games are no exception. We take for granted that established genres and control schemes are well known to us because we grew up with them, but are alien … 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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