I suppose when it comes down to it, my favourite games are the ones driven by indie auteurs. There is always something fresh in these games, if not in gameplay, then aesthetics. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t, but it’s always an interesting and unique experience.
iOS is rife with these game, produced by teams of one or two people.
I am more excited about playing these tiny little games than any of the ones I’ve seen for the next-gen consoles.
PlayStation designer Teiyu Goto detailed in an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, stating that the triangle is a viewpoint, the square is a sheet of paper, the circle and X represent yes and no, similar to its symbolism in Japanese culture.
People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing. The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment. I know that doesn’t sound like liberation, because we live and work in an opinion-based economy. But it is. Not having an opinion means not having an obligation. And not being obligated is one of the sweetest of life’s riches.
Bonus: he reveals the best thing to say to another person at a party when the conversation turns towards what they do for a living/