dissident + video_games   17

FRACT
Featuring an expansive and open world to explore and discover, stylized visuals and sounds that combine to deliver a unique and synaesthetic experience. The first game from Montreal-based indie developers Phosfiend Systems, FRACT is coming to Mac & Windows in 2013.
video_games  game  indie 
june 2013 by dissident
Incredipede
Incredipede is a puzzle game that celebrates the vast diversity of life in the world. The game follows Quozzle, a lone Incredipede on a dire quest to rescue her sisters. She has a unique ability to grow new arms and legs wherever she needs them, transforming into a snake, a spider, a horse, a monkey - anything you can imagine. You can give her antlers or a tail, use nature as a blueprint or strike out in weird new directions.
video_games  game  puzzle 
june 2013 by dissident
Kairo
Enter the lost world of Kairo. Explore vast abandoned monuments. Bring strange and ancient machinery back to life. Slowly uncover the true purpose of Kairo and fulfil a great destiny.
puzzle  game  video_games 
june 2013 by dissident
The Zynga Abyss - Technology - The Atlantic
In this exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming debut issue of Distance quarterly, we learn about how too many video games treat players like rats in a Skinner Box, lulling them into easy stimulation but requiring little creativity.
video_games  Zygna  creativity  games 
january 2012 by dissident
Slate Magazine Battlefield 3: Why aren't there any civilians in military video games?
When I was a boy, I remember playing Mega Man and realizing something was wrong. While I had a long and luxurious health meter, my enemies could usually be killed with one or two shots. They were restrained by hopeless AI, slow movement, and limited shooting patterns. They'd been designed to be killed, not to fight fair
video_games  war  violence  civilians 
september 2011 by dissident
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Video Game Makers - NYTimes.com
The United States government offers tax incentive to companies pursuing medical breakthroughs, urban redevelopment, and alternatives to fossil fuels.

It also provides tax breaks for a company whose hit video game this year was the gory Dead Space 2, which challenges players to advance through an apocalyptic battlefield by killing space zombies.
taxes  video_games  tax_cuts  subsidies 
september 2011 by dissident
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Video Game Makers - NYTimes.com
The United States government offers tax incentive to companies pursuing medical breakthroughs, urban redevelopment, and alternatives to fossil fuels.

It also provides tax breaks for a company whose hit video game this year was the gory Dead Space 2, which challenges players to advance through an apocalyptic battlefield by killing space zombies.
taxes  video_games  tax_cuts 
september 2011 by dissident
Watching violent TV or video games desensitizes teenagers and may promote more aggressive behavior, new study finds
ScienceDaily (Oct. 19, 2010) — Watching violent films, TV programmes or video games desensitises teenagers, blunts their emotional responses to aggression and potentially promotes aggressive attitudes and behaviour, according to new research recently publ
violence  television  media  study  masculinity  imported  video_games  movies  aggression 
october 2010 by dissident

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