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.

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