So, it’s been kinda quiet here lately. A few things are to blame, but mostly it’s been a dearth of games that aren’t absolutely awful. Also, my PC died and I spent a massive chunk of time working on more film projects.
And playing Minecraft. Oh dear…
Anyway, for those of you with good taste enough to enjoy Digital: A Love Story – there’s another (equally unique) game out by the talented author. It’s a fascinating concept, once again using online interaction as a component in the story.
In this case, the game is called Don’t Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Aint Your Story (jeeze it feels weird capitalising that). It’s set in a high school in 2027, and you’re the home room teacher for a rabble of year 11 kids. The twist is that in this future, social networking has engulfed the world even more. Every kid has a tablet PC, and social networking in a sort of facebook-wall/twitter type system happens everywhere – almost like the classes have their own hashtags. (They already do at many universities, but this is high school – so it’s much more of a Soap Opera)
Anyway, check it out – I will be. Full thoughts will follow once I’ve finished the game.