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Posts tagged “Pol Clarissou”

Take a wander through dozens of artworks in The Zium Garden

What, exactly, is a Zium? Well, there is a definition available: “1. a virtual gallery game, composed of eclectic and wonderful things. 2. (kind of like a zine, but the museum version).” But it's best to see if for yourself by taking a trip through The Zium Garden, the latest curation from the project’s creator Michael Berto. You can get a feel for the huge…

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Feature: Crunchy leaves and cold air and hot cocoa

Priceless Play – September 15th 2018

Since moving to California, I find myself missing the seasons. I grew up in Virginia, where the leaves change colour every September. When living in England, there was a yearly rotation of scarves and heavy coats to mark the coming of autumn. It seems silly to complain about the year-round temperate climate that blesses the beachy shores of SoCal, but it gets pretty boring here…

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Turn Skyrim’s flora colourful with Dreams Of Hurling Your Entire Face Into A Rose Coloured Plastic Fern

Skyrim may be a fantasy land--you can tell because people wear furs and have weird American accents--but wouldn't it be nice if it were a little more fantastic? You can now turn the land's flora all colourful and doodly with Dreams Of Hurling Your Entire Face Into A Rose Coloured Plastic Fern, a wonderfully-named new mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. It's…

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Tour a virtual gallery in The Zium Museum

Have you ever been wandering around a museum, turned a corner, and been baptised in a never-ending stream of confetti and balloons? I hadn't either until I took a stroll around The Zium Museum, a virtual gallery "composed of eclectic and wonderful things". There's more to see than confetti and balloons, promise. The gallery was curated by Michael Berto, who's used the work of 37…

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Vignettes: Object twiddling to find new perspectives

We haven't written about Vignettes [official site], except in passing as part of other articles. I wonder why not? It's a lovely game-ish toy about twiddling objects until you find the perspective where the object becomes this single block of colour. Once you find that, you move the object again to see it from a new angle and it has become something else. It's delightful…

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Art darlings: Five free games in the Triennale Collection

We already give you piles of free games every week, but I know you always want more, clamouring like a chick and opening your maw, waiting for us to regurgitate yet more free experimental interactivity into your beak. It’s disgusting. Anyway, open wide, here’s five more bright young gamethings from creators like Tale of Tales, Cardboard Computer and Pol Clarissou, all clumped together in one…

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Glitchy cityscape creates moody moments via pixelation

t- e ni hтm-are of·`a c ty ▯ th_ught 'i kиe w [Itch.io page] is a moodpiece by Pol Clarissou. I'm assuming it is pronounced as "The Nightmare Of A City I Thought I Knew" but young people and their linguistic trickery mean I'm not going to stake my life on that. (I have no idea how old Pol and I are relative to one…

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Feature: Orchids, puddles, sneezes

Inside A Collective Part Three: Pol Clarissou

This is the third part in a six part series on the French games collective Klondike. This article focuses on one of the ten members of the collective: Pol Clarissou. Find out more about Pol at his website and follow him on twitter Pol arrives the second day I’m in France. He and Tyu travel together to the central station in Lille, from Valenciennes, where…

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Feature: Ghost train

Have You Played… Offline?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I was a mite irked when Konstantinos wrote about Offline [official site] in 2014, because I wanted to. Offline is a short free game about spooky happenings as you drive Underground/subway/Metro train, and it's a fair example of a games trend I've really…

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Together Alone In Orchids To Dusk

Wandering around the desolate foreign planet you've recently crash landed upon in free walking simulator Orchids To Dusk [official site] is a somber yet wonderful experience. With only a few minutes to live, you take control of a desperate astronaut who's got nothing but the vast plains that stretch out effortlessly in front of her, a quickly depleting oxygen supply, and the soothing electronic melodies…

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Odd Checkout Action In Free Game Forever

It's Minimum Wage Week at Rock, Paper, Shotgun! I mean, sure, why not? That could be true. Yesterday I posted about a cyberpunk call centre game, and this morning I've been working a checkout in Forever [official site]. It's a free game with an endless queue of customers to ring up, fiddling with objects in awkward physics to find and scan barcodes, while wondering "Wait...…

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Watch The Night Drift By In Night Tune

I had meant to tell you about Night Tune [official site] when it came out two weeks ago, but its dreaminess interfered. Every time I load it up, my eyes get heavy, my focus fades, and soon I'm held trancelike as the night drifts by. It's a free little treat where we're driven endlessly, aimlessly through the night, the passenger of a phantom driver. Road…

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Freeware Garden: offɭine

Do you know that sensation you get when travelling by train at night, looking out of the window, thinking and imagining things? Scaring yourself or deciding to let the hypnotic sights relax you? Well, offɭine is a game about this exact sensation. Really. I asked dev Pol Clarissou and he said so.

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Wonder At Space Wandering: Even The Stars

After a hectic day of newsing all the best news there is to news, I need something to relax with. Today's offering is Even The Stars, an esoteric exploration game lacking any real goals other than to live, die and try to enjoy it. There's probably a message in there. Originally made for the space cowboy jam, solo dev Pol Clarissou and musician Nicholas Gaven are expanding…

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