ENGL 398D – Bonus Material

Here are some games and other things that I think are interesting but couldn’t fit into the syllabus.

 

Nawlz (Stu Campbell aka Sutu) http://www.nawlz.com/season1/

Interactive comic book/cyberpunk adventure

 

Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure (Cassie and Ryan) http://ponycorns.com/game.html

Adventure game created by 5-year old Cassie and her dad at a weekend game jam

 

Façade (Procedural Arts) http://www.interactivestory.net/

Interactive drama, an artificial intelligence-based art/research experiment in electronic narrative

 

Even Cowgirls Bleed (Christine Love) http://scoutshonour.com/cowgirl/

Twine shooter/browser game/tragic Western

 

Death of the Augnob (Jake Clover)

http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/death-of-the-augnob/26524/

Space exploration and weird environments

 

Become a Great Artist in Just 10 Seconds (Andi McClure & Michael Brough) http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=4987

Art creation tool

 

Coming Out Simulator 2014 (Nicky Case) http://ncase.itch.io/coming-out-simulator-2014

A semi-biographical semi-fictional game about coming out

 

Secret Habitat (Strangethink) http://strangethink.itch.io/secret-habitat

Procedural art gallery simulator

 

Papers Please (Lucas Pope) http://papersplea.se/

A game about immigration and border control

 

Dwarf Fortress (Tarn & Zach Adams) http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Fortress

Extremely complex, open-ended simulation game

 

Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings!” (Deirdra Kiai aka Squinky) http://www.dominiquepamplemousse.com/

Stop-motion animated detective musical

 

Dream Warrior (Paloma Dawkins & YlangYlang) http://handeyesociety.com/project/the-games-and-people-of-artsy-games-incubator-animation-edition/

Explore surreal dreamscapes

 

American Dream (Terry Cavanagh, Jasper Byrne, Tom Morgan-Jones, Stephen Lavelle) http://ded.increpare.com/~locus/american_dream/

Make more money, buy more stuff, become a millionaire

 

Realistic Kissing Simulator (Jimmy Andrews & Loren Schmidt) http://jimmylands.com/experiments/kissing/

Game about kissing and consent

 

How Do you Do It (Nina Freeman, Emmett Butler, Jon Kittaka, Deckman Coss) http://ninasays.so/howdoyoudoit/

A portrait of a young girl exploring sexuality

 

Slave of God (Stephen Lavelle) http://www.increpare.com/2012/12/slave-of-god/

Night club simulator (seizure warning)

 

Thirty Flights of Loving (Blendo Games) http://blendogames.com/thirtyflightsofloving/

First person vignette game

 

Simicity 3000 – Magnasanti (Vincent Oscala) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJQTc-TqpU

The perfect city

 

Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier) http://www.richardhofmeier.com/cartlife/

Retail simulation game exploring the lives of street vendors

 

A Night in the Woods (Amy Dentata) http://amydentata.com/anitw/

First person exploration game with a rich narrative subtext

 

Depression Quest (Zoe Quinn) http://www.depressionquest.com/dqfinal.html

An interactive nonfiction about living with depression

 

Gods Will be Watching (Deconstructeam) http://www.deconstructeam.com/games/gods-will-be-watching/

Make difficult choices that determine who lives and who dies

 

Proteus (Ed Key, David Kanaga) http://www.visitproteus.com/

Explore a musical island

 

Dear Esther (thechineseroom) http://dear-esther.com/

A mysterious island tied to a fragmented, poetic narrative (originally a mod for Half-Life 2)

 

Bernband (Tom van den Boogaart) http://gamejolt.com/games/other/bernband/34864/

A city exploration game

 

Curtain (Llaura Merriglitch) http://dreamfeel.itch.io/curtain

Lo-fi narrative about destructive relationships

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3 thoughts on “ENGL 398D – Bonus Material

  1. Thank you for the extra games , they seem very interesting ! Any recommendations of indie horror games (not loaded with jumpscares but that provide atmospheric tension)?

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    1. I don’t play a lot of horror games myself (other than Lone Survivor and Amnesia: Dark Descent, both of which I recommend) but I asked my friends for ideas and here’s what they suggested:

      Daylight (Zombie Studios) http://www.playdaylight.com/access.php
      Outlast (Red Barrels) http://store.steampowered.com/app/238320/
      Among the Sleep (Killbrite Studio) http://www.krillbite.com/ats/
      Scary Maze Game http://www.scarymazegame5.net/play-maze-game
      Imscared (Ivan Zanotti) http://gamejolt.com/games/other/imscared-a-pixelated-nightmare/10058/
      Korsakovia (thechineseroom) [A Half-Life 2 mod] http://www.moddb.com/mods/korsakovia
      Neverending Nightmares (Infinitap Games) http://store.steampowered.com/app/253330/

      Also: http://indiegames.com/2013/01/top_10_indie_horror_games_of_2.html

      Edit: The Path (Tale of Tales) http://tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/
      Key to Freedom (MXDash) [Amnesia: The Dark Descent mod] http://www.moddb.com/mods/key-to-freedom

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