Posts Tagged ‘Jason Rohrer’

Bad Cop: Hands-On With Sleep Is Death

Last week, I played the upcoming two player indie adventure game Sleep is Death with its creator, Jason Rohrer. He’d created a custom story for me to follow, shape and/or resist. I did all three. Read this to understand what Sleep is Death is, then read below to find out what happened, and why you’re going to love it.
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Dream Game: Sleep Is Death

It'll be about RPS arguing with each other too

Jason Rohrer, the indie auteur behind the moving Passage, is back. If you’re one of those delightful people who reach immediately for the P word whenever a game requires you to have a bit of a think, you’ll be glad to hear that Sleep Is Death is, despite the arch name, something very different from his usual mediations on existence. Hell, any and everyone should be over the ruddy moon about the concept behind it. After seeing how it works, I’m about as excited as I’ve ever been about an upcoming videogame.
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Gravitation


The chap who created Passage has another weird game about moods and those other afflictions suffered by human beings. It’s called Gravitation, and has a similar flavour to the melancholy game of life we wrote about last year. Created Jason Rohrer calls it “a video game about mania, melancholia, and the creative process.” I don’t think it quite has the impact of Passage, although it’s not without some poignant ideas. I suggest you see what your own “reading” of this one is.