“So far it seems this year’s #SXSW key launch has been an app you play with your cat. Maybe now is the time to let Lindon and Berlin shine.”
So yeah, a marketing game about cat food. Ho hum. It’s a shame there’s not much more going on here beyond slapping at a screen as fast as possible.
The piece also mentions “Friskies hailed the game as the world’s first ever duel-species game.” Not true. I won’t talk about Pig Chase, ‘cause that’s not a playable game yet. But there’s plenty of prior art. My favorite: Beetle Wrestler (2008), by Chris Woebken, Natalie Jeremijenko, Lee Von Kraus and Leigha Dennis.
Quote from a Dutch author Martin Bril which roughly translates as: “You miss more than you experience, nothing to worry about.” Pointed to by Alper while discussing that well-known feeling while attending large conferences with Niels, who had just gotten back from GDC.
More animal weirdness. Not exactly sure what this means but the image of a pig with parts missing, as if it’s partially eaten but still alive is strangely alluring. I also find the llama-like cows disturbingly cute.
Against frequent efforts to dismiss objects as fantasies assembled by humans from a pre-given surface of experienced contents, I contend that reality is object-oriented. Reality is made up of nothing but substances — and they are weird substances with a taste of the uncanny about them, rather than stiff blocks of simplistic physical matter.