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A breakdown of 2013's most fascinating video game moment | Polygon
"In another view, the "true Spelunky" is the live-streamed experience, both for broadcaster and spectator. Spelunky - as a concept, as an experience, as an entity — isn't just the game binary that you download onto your computer. It's also the Twitter banter about the game; it's the daily slog to get better at the game, slowly but surely, death after death; it's the communal effort to uncover new exploits and weird secrets; it's something that's equally "ours" as it is Mossmouth's. Spelunky, like any sport or game that matters — I mean really matters — is inseparable from the culture around it." Doug Wilson's analysis of Bananasaurus Rex's Solo Eggplant Run makes a great late contender for games writing of the year. It's precise, expert, and yet exciting, all at once; it demystifies and celebrates all at once. Great stuff.
spelunky  dougwilson  difficult  streaming  sharing  games  writing  feedbackloops 
december 2013 by infovore
Gamasutra - Share Your Experience: YouTube Integration In Games
"In a detailed technical feature with sample code, Team Bondi programmer Claus Höfele delves into the practical steps for your users to get gameplay footage automagically uploaded online." Good that this stuff is being published. This kind of stuff really isn't that difficult; the hard bit is recording footage from your game or framebuffer; the rest of the process is trivial, and hopefully coverage on sites like Gamasutra will help publicise this kind of interaction.
youtube  games  programming  development  integration  sharing  web20 
november 2008 by infovore

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