Humane Games are: games for education, games for health, and games for change. They can work either through the play or through the making. This tumblr celebrates Humane Games, and reflective and critical play.
Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself.
The more a man tries to demonstrate his sexual potency or a woman her ability to experience orgasm, the less they are able to succeed. Pleasure is, and must remain, a side-effect or by-product, and is destroyed and spoiled to the degree to which it is made a goal in itself. Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via stoweboyd)
purplemew asked: When you're in the middle of working on a game, do you ever have dreams relating to them? Dreams relating to dev work, the characters, the people you're working with, nightmares relating to game failure or loosing all the data, or just plain weird ones regarding them? Are any of your game aspects based on dreams you've had in the past at all?
yes, i dream a great deal about mechanics and other aspects of projects im working on. when im totally stumped i tend to think about it a bit before i sleep and usually when i wake up the next day the problem is solved… i dont actually dream the solution but i feel like when i sleep somethings going on in there that solves things…
i did have some nightmare dreams when SMB dev was horrible where the days were just looping over and over.. because they were. but it felt like i was in hell… most of my memories from the last 2 weeks of crunch are totally a blur, i dont even remember a lot of the stuff i said and did in the movie.
i was extremely sleep deprived and was working literaly all day long… so what memories i have feel like a fever dream anyway :)
lloydharvey asked: You don't have to answer this one publicly. I watched the extra that came with Indie Game: The Movie, where you were talking about "Teh Internets." I was just wondering, have you run into anymore trouble since then with that?
the biggest misconception about that video is that it was in response to something that happened to me. that actually wasnt the case, it was in response to how a large number of people were being treated by a bunch of kids who were upset that their piers were getting attention.
really that time was just the start of this huge wave of hating thats bigger than ever at this point. i havent had much direct contact with it, but i see it and it bothers me greatly. people really can be cruel transparent envious animals who just love to attempt to destroy people in order to feel alive … maybe one day ill make a game about it.