March 12th, 2005

Focus!

Experimental Gameplay

I recommend you all wander over to http://www.experimentalgameplay.com/ and take a look at the downloads there - a group of students at Carnegie Mellon University putting up the small games/toys they have created as part of their course, each one based around a single simple idea such as 'gravity' or 'sound'.

I particularly recommend Particle Suck, Gravity Head and Tower of Goo. I'll be playing Square Off as soon as someone else is in...
Illuminati

Hurrah!

There's a qualification being brought in for the digital equivalent of plumbers - people who will come round to your house and fix your network, hit your computer repeatedly with an anti-virus program and make everything work again.

Which, on behalf of the 10,000 geeks who get regularly roped into fixing their parents/friends/passers-by's computers, is something of a relief.