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Four Games [Jan. 25th, 2010|10:37 am]
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I got four games about love submitted to my contest:
"a very loose interpretation of the wikipedia article on greek words for love," a "roll vs. GM's target" system.
"Beneath the Honeysuckle," a surprisingly gay Arthurian romance game from the specific scene structure attribute manipulation school of Bliss Stage and My Life With Master.
"Romantic Comedy" a game in the style of Archipelagio.
"A Breath of the Heart" in jeepform style.

I will be posting my readings and reactions about the games over the next week.
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[User Picture]From: cucumberseed
2010-01-25 06:42 pm (UTC)

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One day, I will have enough time to finish a game in a week, but not this month. The things I've started working on have not been abandoned, though, and I'll slip you a copy when I get it done.
[User Picture]From: benhimself
2010-01-25 09:32 pm (UTC)

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I don't really expect a reading and reaction to mine, because I recognize that's a bit like asking someone to critique the doodle you just drew on the restaurant napkin or something. Especially when I realized after waking up "Hey, I didn't name that thing, did I?".

I do like the spur-of-the-moment idea that you're always rolling against one of your own attributes, though. It's probably been done before, but I'll have to consider it for a slightly more well-fleshed design (a metaphorical doodle on actual paper or something. I've come to realize it's about all I'm good for when it comes to game design.)
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2010-01-26 12:31 am (UTC)

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Hey, you submitted something, which means you get a response. The response may well end up being longer than the game itself.

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--Ben
[User Picture]From: amberley
2010-01-26 06:22 am (UTC)

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"A Very Loose Interpretation of the Wikipedia Article on Greek Words for Love" is a pretty long title, but intriguing. Roll vs. Agape!
[User Picture]From: benlehman
2010-01-26 06:28 am (UTC)

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Review is up (along with the game text) if you want to take a look and offer your own opinion.