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Sun Dogs

2 years ago

Feature: Listen now... or don't?

Podcast: The toughest moral choices we’ve made

All right, picture this. There's five podcasts tied to a train track, and you're on a train speeding toward them. On another track, there's just one podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. Do you swap tracks and kill one podcast to save the other five? Or do you forge ahead? Take your time, it's a difficult moral choice - exactly our topic this week. Think hard…

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Feature: Some dogs never go to heaven

Have You Played… Sun Dogs?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Pip made me play Sun Dogs for an episode of the podcast (may she Rest In PCG) and I am very grateful. It’s a short jaunt around the solar system as a post-human with nothing to lose but your memories and some piffling…

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Feature: Listen now or don't, it's fine

Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talk Sun Dogs, Black Crown and rubbish merchandise

What's that faint light? It's the glare of the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, crashing through the atmosphere of the internet like an unstoppable comet capable of both massive destruction and enlightened conversation. This week, we've all been playing transhumanist adventure game Sun Dogs, which sees us romping through the solar system, necking drinks made out of germs and being killed over and over…

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4 years ago

Feature: Solar system stories

Sun Dogs’ Expansive (Then Contracting) Solar System

I've been tinkering with Sun Dogs [official site] today. It's a transhumanist exploration game by Nic Tringali and Rebecca McCarthy that has you moving around the solar system of the future collecting story snippets and sometimes artifacts or bodily upgrades. It does an excellent job of creating this sense of a bio-tech-dominated spacescape and infusing it with a sense of scale, but the more I…

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Sun Dogs: A Transhumanist Open World Text Adventure

Sun Dogs [official site] doesn't look like a text adventure. Its solar system is colourful, clean and handsome and the motion of the spheres is soothing to watch. But there are words to discover out there in the spaces between the planets and in the diverse transhuman societies that have managed to adapt to almost every environment. There are RPG elements, including the ability to…

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