Wednesday, January 26, 2011
"pOnd," an experimental video game
Independent of new interfaces / controllers for video games, there's a lot going on with new genres and video game design practice.
"pOnd" is a one-button Flash game that critiques the low difficulty, high-concept "thoughtful art game" genre that has recently emerged in the community, and the critique comes in a beautiful way that I don't want to spoil for you -- it'll only take you five minutes to play.
It's a great example of "games as rhetoric," games as designed objects that are critical yet still really fun, humorous and surprising.