(posted and compiled by chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)
I wasn’t sure what my internet access would be like, and I had THOUGHTS on the game Long Live the Queen, which Ana recently did a Let’s Play of, so for most of the week I had automatically scheduled a series of posts on that:
- The first post, which was mostly to say that while the other posts were on things I thought could/should have been better I did in fact like the game, a lot. It also serves as kind of an index with links to the other posts at the bottom.
- Unfortunate Implications, which talks about the problem with how the game’s possible endings (presumably unintentionally) set up a message that to get rights for non-straight people means destroying a country or two.
- Inconsistency, which was about how several times the game would set up something up (“In situation X, Y will be possible,”) only to fail to follow through (“X just happened; what do you mean you want to do Y? Well we didn’t program for that, so no.”)
- The lack of flavor convos, which was about how having a conversation mechanic but only letting you use it when PLOT demands hurts the game.
- The inability to do the obvious, which was about just what it sounds like.
Why I didn’t know how my internet access would be was that I went to Vermont, and so got a post with pictures out of it where I talk about snow, frost, sledding, corn, exploding tires, imploding tires (ok… leaking tires, but after “exploding” saying “leaking” sounds anticlimactic), the 1957 version of The Snow Queen from Russia, getting stranded, what happens to kids when they’re cooped up in a gas station for a prolonged period, walks through snow and cold, and a broken furnace. And stuff like that.
Lastly, but actually the first post I did since last time, I talked about how I’d like to have something like PBS / Kickstarter to raise money through the blog (donate X, get a Y) but I’m still working on what I could give back in order to do that instead of just desperately begging for money. (Spoiler alert. My next post will be me desperately begging for money, expect it tomorrow.)
On the Slacktiverse itself:
- Open Thread: Happy New Year
- Writer Workshop
- Board Business, December 27th, 2013
- Deconstruction Round Up, January 4th, 2014
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No submissions this week.