February 15, 2012
Minesweeper + Tetris = TETRiSweeper. I had assumed this would be novel, but not particularly engaging. Or engaging, but not particularly engrossing. It looks like I was wrong.
Click to reveal a square. Shift-click to flag a square as unsafe. WASD to control the falling Tetris pieces as they add themselves to the Minesweeper board. The only way to clear a row is to reveal/flag all of that row's squares, assuming you didn't mess up your Tetris stacking and leave the row unfinished to begin with. The game ends when you accidentally uncover a mine or allow the Tetris pieces to reach the top. [more inside]
June 15, 2011
"Documentaries are supposedly objective," says ValaNejad, "and we were taking advantage of that idea, but at the same time, art allows an opportunity to create an attitude and mood." So, on one level, the game (steam) is about a historical moment; but it is also about something far more complex, namely perspective, impossible spaces, and manipulation. Things, perhaps, that cats know best.
May 26, 2011
Songs To Test By "Whether you're a mega-science corporation with decades of test experience, or a young start-up liberating your first test subject from non-testing with a chloroform-soaked rag, Aperture guarantees results. Wake up your test subject, open the chamber door, and press play--let Aperture's patent-pending rhythmic compliance enhancers do the rest." Volume 1 of the Portal 2 soundtrack, free for download.
March 9, 2011
Ubisoft has released the soundtrack to Beyond Good and Evil for free to coincide with the game's HD release on the Playstation Nework and Xbox Live Marketplace.