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Sandcastles

1 week ago

Feature: Is it getting hot in here?

How ‘climate crisis games’ could better model our problems and our future

In Vectorpark’s Sandcastles, you build fantastic towers and watch the waves erase your work every 10 seconds. It’s a very direct metaphor for the global climate crisis that threatens to flood coastal cities and exacerbate natural disasters. Sandcastles confronts us with our totally predictable watery doom, but we also find fun and expression in our totally foreseeable destruction. When the planet dies, at least we’ll…

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9 months ago

2 years ago

Just build Sandcastles in Vectorpark’s latest

It's grim to have sunset fall while I'm still working, so I sacked off the afternoon to cheer myself building virtual sandcastles. I build sandcastles up out the sand, I admire my little castle village, then the tide comes in and washes them all away, and I start over. That's how it goes in Sandcastles, the latest from Windosill and Metamorphabet creator Vectorpark. It's a…

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12 years ago

Dust to Dust

Having finally got my computer working after some memory went kiizzzzzzpip! I needed some soothing. Hence, as humans have done through the ages, I turn to the power of art. Nullpointer forwards some links to Jim, who gives them to me. So I found myself reading the developers of Braid talking about landmarks in games, where they link to this: And a smile starts to…

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