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A Glitch In The Maybe

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4 years ago

Freeware Garden: Glitch Dungeon

Having so far miraculously avoided glitch games and all related jams, I decided to give Glitch Dungeon a try for three reasons: a) one must try everything at least once, b) its trailer looked promising, and c) I quite love games set in dungeons. Granted, Glitch Dungeon's dungeon is quite obviously not of the garden Dungeons & Dragons variety, what with the game being a 2D puzzle…

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5 years ago

Glitch Free: Art From Closed MMO Enters Public Domain

Glitch was an ambitious 2D MMO that focused on crafting and socialising instead of combat or grinding. It launched its original beta in early 2009, came out of beta in September 2011, went back into beta that November due to a lack of accessibility or depth, and finally closed down in November 2012. Or maybe that wasn't final. Maybe that was just the beginning of…

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6 years ago

Last Flicker Of Life: Glitch Is Over

Tiny Speck announced last night that Glitch is coming to an end: "The live game/world will be closed on December 9th at 8pm Pacific time." The enormously ambitious browser-based MMO attracted loads of talent to the development process, but failed to interest gamers. At one point the game was actually unlaunched, due to serious issues with the design. Tiny Speck explain: "Unfortunately, Glitch has not…

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7 years ago

Glitch Unlaunched, Back To Beta

The Glitch blog announced: "Two months ago we launched Glitch to the world. Now we’re unlaunching it." The problem is, apparently, that it's just not fun enough. The team explain: "making radical changes to core game mechanics is something that’s a lot harder to do while the front doors are open and we have to focus on scaling to support growth, stability and providing the…

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Feature: A Glitch In The Maybe

Glitch review

Glitch is certainly intriguing. Being made by a spin-off team from the developers of Flickr, and having hired Katamari-creator Keita Takahashi, it proceeded to tell us about its potential for emergent play in a quirky 2D world. It wants to be the cleverest of the "casual" MMOs. But could it live up to such ambitions? Or is that beautiful art and imaginative writing stuck in…

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Giant Minded: Glitch Goes Live

Eccentric 2D MMO Glitch (the team recently hired Katamari-creator Keita Takahasi and the game is set inside the combined dreams of eleven giants) is out of beta and now available to play. What's interesting about the game is that it has some player-driven emergent potential to it. Not only is much of the in-game economy powered by players, a la Eve Online, but the world…

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Katamari Creator To Work On Glitch MMO

Keita Takahashi, creator of console favourites Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy, is now working with Canadian development team Tiny Speck on their forthcoming MMO, Glitch. You may have forgotten about Glitch, because things have been a little quite since the startling trailer - which you can and must see here - but it's in closed beta, and Takahashi has come on board as a…

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8 years ago

Okay I Have No Idea: New Glitch Video

Jim posted about upcoming 2D browser MMOG Glitch at the start of the year. Back then, it all sounded deeply enigmatic. Developers Tiny Speck (a collection of ex-Flickr founders) stated that the game would see you exploring and growing the minds of 11 giants,and would be targeted at "people with above average intelligence and sophisticated tastes, in their 20s or early 30s." Now, there's a…

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9 years ago

Standing On The Minds Of Giants: Glitch

This piece over on CNET, which looks at Tiny Speck's social puzzle MMO, Glitch. I love the idea: "The whole world was spun out of the imagination of 11 great giants," said Stewart Butterfield, the president of Glitch developer Tiny Speck, and better known as the co-founder of Flickr. "So you have to go back into the past, into the world of the giants' imaginations…

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