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Roguelike Radio Interview with Glenn Wichman

Glenn Wichman is one of the three people who made the computer game Rogue, bits of which are visible in roguelikes (of course), many computer RPGs, and MMORPGs. We interviewed him today for the Roguelike Radio podcast.
posted by JHarris on Apr 20, 2012 - 1 comment

Pocket Tactics: Strategy game news and reviews for Android and iOS

Strategy games are really starting to come into their own on smartphones and tablets, and there wasn't really a site to serve that niche. Hence: Pocket Tactics. [more inside]
posted by CRM114 on Apr 6, 2012 - 4 comments

Puncho Fighto, an iOS fighting game

It's a 2D fighting game for iPhone and iPad. Bonus: features music from mefi's CarrotAdventure! [more inside]
posted by big friendly giant on Apr 3, 2012 - 4 comments

Hunger Names

We use an extremely scientific process to determine what your name would be if you were a character in the Hunger Games. We also tell you how you died in the Hunger Games.
posted by kcalder on Mar 9, 2012 - 8 comments

Dueling Masters of Space Time

Dueling Masters of Space time is a two player board game my family invented about 30 years ago. It's a kind of amalgam of Battleship, Chess, and Stratego, along with some unique aspects of its own. [more inside]
posted by smcameron on Feb 19, 2012 - 2 comments

A new game for the Kindle!

I spent over a year building an original new word game for Amazon's Kindle. But I've actually worked another five years on the game's concept with my business partner -- who'd first shared his dream of creating a new game all the way back in 1991. "I almost wept on the day our graphic designer showed us the beautiful background illustration they'd created," I write in this blog post finally announcing the game's release. In "Throw in the Vowel," we've searched for exotic patterns of consonants -- sometimes even four N's in a row, or three T's -- and then provided the vowels which will turn them all into words. It's surprisingly satisfying to create meaningful words out of these semi-arbitrary patterns of letters. Can you "Throw in the Vowel"?
posted by destinyland on Feb 17, 2012 - 2 comments

Marioke - video game songs from memory

Listen to and submit personal renditions of memorable video game themes. I've had some contributions by the fine people at Mefight Club. You can submit something elaborate [this version of the SMB3 airship theme] or simple [Contra, Stage 1]. [more inside]
posted by demiurge on Feb 16, 2012 - 1 comment

Playfic, an experimental community for writing/playing interactive fiction

Playfic is a community for writing, sharing, and playing interactive fiction games (aka "text adventures") entirely from your browser, using a bizarre and wonderful "natural language"-inspired language called Inform 7. I wrote a bit more about it on my blog, along with some screenshots.
posted by waxpancake on Feb 15, 2012 - 5 comments

Mapstalgia - video game maps drawn from memory

Mapstalgia is a new blog collecting people's drawn-from-memory maps of video game worlds and levels. Zeldas and Marios; detailed Final Fantasy cartography and sketched Contra recollections; crayon Kings Quest and graph paper Castlevania. Submissions are open, draw something yourself and send it in! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 comments

Roguelike Radio

Roguelike Radio is a weekly podcast that reviews roguelike games, one per episode. I join in with Episode 3, on Brogue. Other participants in various episodes include Andrew Doull (of Unangband), Scott Edgar, Erez Ben-Aharon and Darren Grey.
posted by JHarris on Sep 13, 2011 - 6 comments

Jink Za Qi - Verse By Tile And Error

I get bored waiting for others to take their turns in Words With Friends, and sometimes these little poems jump out at me. [more inside]
posted by mikepop on Sep 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Super Bride and Groom - Retro Flash Platformer

Super Mario-style flash fun! Bride and Groom are happily heading down the aisle when pieces of their wedding are scattered by the mischievous Mr. X. Can they find their food, friends, and decorations and save the day? [more inside]
posted by erinfern on Jun 21, 2011 - 2 comments

The 8 and the 16

A silly little Tumblr blog devoted to comparative screenshots of 8- and 16-bit games. [more inside]
posted by gc on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 comments

I Will Save You With My Fists

Eye-gouging! A fist-fight with the Pope! Helicopter thieves! Key plot points in big budget video games, retold to emphasize their ridiculosity.
posted by Sibrax on Mar 21, 2011 - 0 comments

careerpowerups.com. For jobs that don't suck.

As a burnt out, cynical, bitter programmer from the games industry, this is the site I _wish_ had been around when I started out looking for work all those years ago. It's a combination of scraped and paid-for vacancies, covering a whole bunch of games companies and recruitment agencies from around the world.
posted by bcampbell on Mar 10, 2011 - 0 comments

Characterror

"You are CAPTAIN S. PELLER, starfighter pilot extraordinaire. Your mission: defeat the CHARACTERRORS, evil space aliens bent on galactic dominance. Their only weakness: a CHARACTERROR will subsume any letter fired into it. CHARACTERRORS forming English words can be detonated and thus destroyed." A word game made for February's Experimental Gameplay Competition. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Mar 1, 2011 - 4 comments

The Games Bible--new games book

Hello fellow MeFites, THE GAMES BIBLE is out as of last fall. Metafilter contributed a bunch of ideas for my games parties and even a game or two (which I used with permission). [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Feb 21, 2011 - 2 comments

Gamefilter dot net

"So," I asks myself, "self: does the world need a Metafilter-like site dedicated to gaming?" The answer I got back was "Hell, yeah!" and Gamefilter is the result. It's the newest site in the burgeoning network of MefightClub websites, ripped off from inspired by Metafilter and fitting somewhere in between our more chatty private forum and the more long-form Full Glass Empty Clip group blog. You don't need to be a Mefight Club member to join in; registration is open to all. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Feb 16, 2011 - 15 comments

Happy Hour

Happy Hour is a card game based around serving drinks. Currently in alpha/playtesting phase. [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Jan 17, 2011 - 0 comments

iPad two player games... created in JavaScript

I'm developing games for two (or more) players who sit around a single, shared iPad, like in a pub, on the train, or in the living room. All the games are created in JavaScript/ CSS, using the sweet PhoneGap framework. All games are free for now. Videos and screenshots are available on the site... feedback very welcome!
posted by philipp on Oct 11, 2010 - 2 comments

Interactive Text Adventure for your Kindle/E-Book

Many people cut their teeth on the imagination fueled text adventures games released by Infocom back in the eighties. Whispernet combined with the handy keyboard and the limiting browser made the Kindle perfect for a text-based adventures. We programmed an interface specifically for the Kindle that lets you play a handful of the Zork-like adventures that we spent many of hours of our youth. Save game is supported so you can come back at a later time without restarting. Let us know what you think and how we can improve it!
posted by edman on Sep 28, 2010 - 8 comments

Curiosity Quarterly, Issue 1

Curiosity is a new literary journal published by the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas. Issue one includes contributions from metafilter members Miko, COBRA!, luckypozzo, and Lentrohamsanin, as well as illustrations by Noel Tuazon and Adam Koford, and myself. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Sep 20, 2010 - 2 comments

Mayflight

My secret project for three-and-a-half months, Mayflight is a procedurally-generated platform game (Windows only, unfortunately) with billions of screens, surreal algorithmically produced graphics, and a hectic pace. You could explore it for hundreds of years and still never see all of it.
YouTube playlist depicting a demonstration game - one of the more hectic parts. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Sep 11, 2010 - 4 comments

Game Design Essentials: 20 Non-Computer Games

At last! It took me a long time, but my latest Game Design Essentials article for Gamasutra is finally done and up! This time the focus is on games that don't require a computer to play. The focus of the article is to briefly summarize the games for an audience of computer game designers, but you might enjoy it too. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 12, 2010 - 6 comments

Full Glass, Empty Clip

Three years on and Mefight Club, the not-very-secret-at-all offshoot community of Metafilter that likes to play games together, has decided that a public face a little more engaging than a login form might be a thing that we'd like to have. Also, you know, we're Mefites, so we're inordinately fond of typing words into boxes and hitting Post buttons. So I made this: Full Glass Empty Clip, a brand new Gaming Group Blog, written by any and all of our 850-or-so Mefight Club members who feel an urge to write something about or at least related to gaming. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jun 23, 2010 - 12 comments

Neighborly Games: Facebook and Web Game News and Reviews

It seemed to me that I didn't have a place to go to find out what Facebook games didn't suck, and then when I looked around I couldn't find one. So I built a site to do just that. It's been up for a couple of weeks now, but I'm just getting to the point where I have enough content not to look entirely pathetic. I'd love to know what y'all think - review requests are welcome, too! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on May 20, 2010 - 4 comments

List of good iPad games

This is a small, highly filtered list of what are, in my opinion, the best iPad games available. I plan to add to the list as I come across the rare new entry for the list. I figure it might be helpful to people to see a short list of reliably good games rather than a ton of variable-quality games spread out over many pages, like most sites do. (I also maintain a list of Web games and iPhone games via the tabs available on the top of the page.)
posted by mark7570 on May 20, 2010 - 0 comments

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