Posts Tagged ‘Beeswing’

On Beeswing, Joy In Death, And The ‘Grandma Money Shot’

By Nathan Grayson on November 17th, 2013.

Beeswing is a peculiar game. It’s a Zelda and Earthbound-inspired RPG without combat, a personal game that’s absolutely not about its creator, and a rumination on the nature of death that’s not swollen with tearful woe. Also, it’s made out of paint and clay and stuff. The successfully funded (though still on Kickstarter for about five more seconds) project from Sluggish MorssBlues For Mittavinda, and Will You Ever Return creator Jack King-Spooner aims to tell the hundreds of intertwining stories that make up King-Spooner’s hometown of Beeswing, Scotland. Some stories will raise questions. Some will answer them. Others won’t, preferring instead that you fill in the blanks. I spoke with King-Spooner about his love of death, the need for sincerity in an era of cynical irony, and how he’s, er, “money-shotting” his grandmother’s death in Beeswing.

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Beeswing Is A Handcrafted, Earthbound-Inspired Mini-Epic

By Nathan Grayson on October 21st, 2013.

Although maybe un-epic would be a better descriptor. Beeswing is the latest labor of love and ceaselessly wonderful oddity from gaming’s most thoughtful madman, Jack King-Spooner. Previously, his mighty brain egg hatched to unleash the likes of Sluggish Morss, Blues For Mittavinda, Will You Ever Return, and a portion of Experiment 12 upon an unsuspecting populace. I honestly do not believe there’s anyone else out there who makes games like his. I mean, Blues For Mittavinda had me physically (in real life) meditate, for goodness sake. It was both a total trip and a contemplative journey, a soothing exploration of just how normal absolute strangeness can be. And now King-Spooner’s looking to extend that sensibility to a semi-autobiographical Earthbound and Zelda-inspired exploration RPG in Beeswing. This is very good news.

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