Posts Tagged ‘The Ministry Of Silly Games’

Rock, Paper, Shotgun Meets Monty Python

By John Walker on December 9th, 2010.

Gosh, it's really them.

Last week I was fortunate to sit down with Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, at an event within the towers of London’s Tower Bridge, to preview the forthcoming Facebook release, The Ministry Of Silly Games. It seemed too obvious to talk with the director and historian about Monty Python, or even the game they were promoting, so instead we discussed the serious importance of silliness, and the reasons to cling onto it. There’s thoughts on the role of imagination in Gilliam’s films, and in both their lives. The two Terrys lament the poor state of history education in both the UK and America. And they talk about the challenge of getting films made when your company is called Poo Poo Pictures. Plus, learn how to see a table completely differently.

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Preview: Python’s The Ministry Of Silly Games

By John Walker on December 3rd, 2010.

God doesn't appear in nearly enough games.

We don’t often cover Facebook games on RPS. I’ve a feeling that’s going to start changing as they become more involved, more inspired, and less like another Farmville clone. And one example of a bit more imagination going into a game is The Ministry Of Silly Games, an official Monty Python-themed project that seems to combine about seven hundred and sixteen genres.

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