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Posts tagged “Jorge Luis Borges”

Library Of Blabber: Procedural Books, Infinite Library

I like visiting libraries and bookshops in countries where I don't speak the language, as a kind of tourism of stories I will never read, experiences I will never have, knowledge I will never accrue. That's what Library of Blabber [Itch page] feels like. It's a procedural library full of procedural books you can pick up, flip through the pages of, but never read.

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Surreal Sneaking: Sample Somewhere With Rituals

A first-person explore-a-stealth-o-chat game about stepping into books and other people's heads to see different sides of a story sounds right up oh so many of my alleys, so I've been keeping an eye on Somewhere. I cooed and gushed about how pretty it was looking in July, and today I heartily enjoyed poking around that surreal house myself. Developers Oleomingus have released a free…

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Borges ‘Em Up: Intimate, Infinite

If I were to recommend one author to people wot like games, it'd be Argentine short story writer Jorges Luis Borges. Oh sure, video games crib from loads of fantasy and sci-fi authors, but that's all set dressing. Borges is closer to what games are. His stories are often systems--rules, puzzles, and riddles--and concepts as much as they are narratives, all supporting each other. And,…

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