Ruffle seems to be coming along nicely. There are a bunch of historical #Flash games and videos that were briefly completely unplayable, but a lot of them seem to be up-and-running now.
For those not in the know, Ruffle is a #FLOSS #webdev extension that converts ActionScript into #WebAssembly so they can be played in modern browsers without needing an out-of-date Flash browser plugin. Website below if you'd like to contribute ;-)
In hindsight, Blinx: the Time Sweeper could be seen as a lesson in how a good gimmick doesn't necessarily make a good game.
What Blinx offered to the world of #gaming was time manipulation mechanics, which then went on to be tremendously popular and successful, but not enough to turn Blinx itself into the popular franchise its developers thought it would be.
I think it's interesting that #PixelArt, #VoxelArt, and "#PSX-style" #retro 3D graphics have become such an intrinsic part of modern culture. People still use these art styles, especially in #gaming and #gamedev, and not just because they're efficient or easier to produce on a small budget.
Much like traditional forms of art like inkwash painting or totem poles, these styles of art have achieved legitimacy on their own merits because they're very good at conveying a specific aesthetic feel.
So have you guys played #FFXIV yet? It has a very generous free trial and the early game does a great job of acclimating you to the gameplay and setting. Definitely worth a look if you like RPGs and strong story-driven experiences.
I started out with a Miqo'te Archer. Archer's a good class for new players, very easy to understand if you're not used to MMOs and you want to take your time learning the various systems.
I feel like it's video game law that all classical platformers have to have their most memorable music on the first stage.
Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, Shovel Knight...
I mean, sure, the reason people remember those tunes so fondly is that people play those first stages over and over and over again, but that's all the more reason the first stage music has to be REALLY GOOD.
It's not very long, and you don't have to pay if you don't want to, so if you want to participate in the study you can download it at the link below and it will take you to a quick questionnaire.
Only available on Windows, sorry.
If you download an indie game for free and you end up enjoying it, consider sending a tip to the developer, if they take them. Just send what you think it's worth. Making a video game, even a very simple one, is very difficult and time-consuming. Be a part of making someone's dream come true.
- There is little evidence linking video games to "toxic #masculinity" or #sexism toward women.
- Moral panics and prejudice toward #gaming communities remain common.
- A new report repeats familiar patterns of #MoralPanic and misinformation about games and gamers.
- Advocating for egalitarian representations of women in games is a worthwhile cause, but it must be undertaken honestly.
I'm really impressed with the sheer sense of scale I get from the mapgen in #Minetest. These screenshots were taken in a world built using the v7 mapgen. I found a big-looking hill and put a single water source block at the top. It's astonishing how well this game does water flow.
#Minecraft does have large structures like this but for some reason I never got this sense of awe from them. This just feels GIGANTIC compared to Minecraft, and not just because it's physically bigger.
I'm an aspiring #gamedev who occasionally pretends to be a writer. I believe very strongly in free software and the free market and oppose censorship in all its forms.
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