|Passage available on iPhone!
||[07 Dec 2009|02:40pm]
If you have an iPhone, buy it.
For 99 cents you'll get one of the purest examples of games as art.
It's brain-dead to play, takes maybe 3 minutes tops.
The experience stays with you, emotionally and intellectually.
Anyone who's ever been in a long-term relationship can relate.
If you prefer to play it on Mac/PC/Unix, you can download it for free from esquire.com. Their 2008 "Best & Brightest" issue featured a long interview with the Jason Rohrer, the game's creator.
Q: To what extent does the game's emotional impact derive from the music vs. the actual passage? is the game 'cheating' by using music as a shortcut to your heart? like how movies telegraph emotion through strategically placed orchestral bombast...