Mar 14, 2010

[Windosill and Small Worlds]

Yesterday I came across two little indie gems; Windosill, a toylike puzzle game from Vectorpark and Small Worlds, one of the 'Exploration' themed entries in the Casual Gameplay Design Competition #6.Small Worlds plays on the desire many people have in games to uncover every area of an ingame map -- making it the entire goal of the game, while Windosill encourages creative interaction with strange objects found in various rooms in order to progress. Both games are brilliantly simple and interesting, as well as fun!

Mar 2, 2010

[Vintage Newsweek Fail]

A fun article from Newsweek magazine in 1995, scoffing at the idea that the internet could be anything more than a passing fad:

How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. At best, it's an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can't tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Internet. Uh, sure.

But seriously, the advance of technology in this generation was so rapid, no wonder even the 'experts' were blindsided. We've come a long way in 30 years!