Posts Tagged ‘ARTE’

A Bit Dickish: Californium Now Tripping Across Realities

A wasted writer who doesn’t write goes tripping across dimensions in a first-person explorer inspired by the life and works of Philip K. Dick? Yes, absolutely, go on, thank you. That’s Californium [official site], which came out this morning. I’ve played half an hour so far and goodness me, I have been delighted to explore this slice of ’60s California and peel away the corners of reality to peek into worlds beyond.

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Type:Rider Lets You Explore Beautiful, Er, Typography

Type:Rider is one of those game concepts that doesn’t exactly scream thrill-a-millisecond, but that’s because it’s too busy artfully scrawling, scratching, writing, and typing it out to care. It’s a fairly basic platformer, but the twist is that all levels are themed after various evolutions of the written word. I suppose you could call it edutainment (there are even quick, optional passages about the origins of each script that appears, if you care to read them), but it’s also a very beautiful, well-constructed experience. You take satisfying, just-floaty-enough leaps between letters, dancing on air between centuries of human knowledge. There’s a free demo if you’d like to try it out, or you can find more details below.

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