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Sweet Update by bajaba
December 15, 2006, 8:56 pm
Filed under: Gaming as Usual

This is not entirely relevant to Glitch Feed, but I’d just thought I’d share…

The EECS department at UofM just had their bi-annual game competition. Participants work all semester on developing their concepts and present them at the event. While most of the games focus on coding ability, I joined a team as a texture artist. I can’t say that the game was anything shocking – it was a spin-off of Mario Kart – but it did give me much needed dev. work. Compared to the other entries, our game not only played flawlessly, but it also looked stellar. As a result, the game WON UNAMIOUSLY!!!

Mad props to Dan, Josh and Allan!

~Steph

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Mosquitoes Attack! by +peter
December 14, 2006, 1:24 pm
Filed under: Game design, Glitch Feed, Glitch Feed Game Development, Relevant Game Design

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Relevant Game Design Epidsode 2

Hey there,

This is my idea for a game concept inspired by an every day situation. It’s kinda random and purposely simplistic. Hope you like it!

From Laura (http://mouseecstasy.wordpress.com/)

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The foreigner by +peter
December 14, 2006, 1:23 pm
Filed under: Game design, Glitch Feed, Glitch Feed Game Development, Relevant Game Design

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*this image is not of Japan, duh

Relevant Game Design Episode 2

words +peter

inspiration

Living abroad has given me a multitude of challenges that I must solve on a daily basis. While I consider myself fortunate to living in a country that is as advanced, and often more so than my home land of the United States, many barriers remain in my way that will suddenly turn the most basic of tasks into a oninous puzzle of differing and culture and misunderstanding.

As time has passed, I have become more aware of the subtle signals that aid in illumating my path in daily Japanese ritual. What I once percieved as chaotic, I now see as orderly. Trivial tasks have transformed into their name sake and no longer present me with a confounding riddle.

Aiding in this progression is my slowly buidling knowledge of the Japanese language. I am not be able to speak with the confidence of one who has studied many years, but key words have recenly revealed themselves to me, allowing me to piece together the meaning from the abstract sounds that are being poured out by those who speak them.

Being aware of what is going on around me has also been a very crucial tool to assimilating into society. Many times I have been approached with a problem where my current understanding gave me no hints into how it is solved. Instead of attempting a trial and error approach to the solution, I waited for someone who frequents the same situation to come and solve the problem for themselves. I would then learn from what they did and reproduce their actions.

This tactic has proved to be useful in situations of not only basic procedure (such as getting on a train, paying on the bus) but also cultural expectations (when to bow politely, how to greet a stranger, how to ask for forgiveness when you have made a mistake). Here in Japan, almost every detail of every day living is slightly different. Being aware of how others around you handle the same situation will function as a guide and allow one to adapt quickly and become comfortable in their new setting.

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…more…now by bajaba
December 10, 2006, 3:00 pm
Filed under: Game design, Glitch Feed, Glitch Feed Game Development, Relevant Game Design

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Relevant Game Design Episode 2

Instead of typical “power-ups” or items that unlock new and more difficult levels of a game, this game focuses on progressively stripping the player of their skills and modes of interaction.

WHEN IT SNOWS, THE WORLD IS MUTE

You are visually, aurally, emotionally and intuitively hyper-aware of every trivial action in your world. And its going to kill you. Every one of the millions of passersby’s heartbeats weakens your own. Blinded by the entire light spectrum, the conundrum of everyday life threatens to deafen you. You no longer have control over you own waif-like feeble voice.

And then something happens. Something that causes everything you have always prayed for but have never quite contemplated to commence.

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