Alright, there’s been some problems with spam on the blog lately, so I set up a new spam blocker. Hopefully it’ll work better than the previous one.
In other news, This is a Work of Fiction continues to move along. The gameplay is starting to work now (it’s an implementation of the Link-A-Pix puzzle style), which means you guys will probably get to see it relatively soon. Keep an eye out–I’m really satisfied with where the game is going.
Here’s the introduction to This is a Work of Fiction. I thought you guys might be interested. Probably more to come.
To whom it may concern,
For starters, a word of warning. This is a work of fiction. Nothing contained should be considered meaningful or relevant. Do not, for even a second, pretend that this represents anything more than a mostly random collection of arbitrary information and possibly flawed insight. Whether or not you find any meaning in it is no concern of mine.
The game that I had previously mentioned called The Influence has a new name, and a lot more writing. The new title is “This is a Work of Fiction.” I don’t want to explain the whole story, but the title works impossibly well once you’ve finished the game. It’s…kind of intense.
The basic idea of the game is that you’ve stumbled upon a jumble of lightly encrypted files. Each level is a grid puzzle that you have to complete to unlock a file. Once a file is unlocked, you get to check it out–Some files are excerpts from books or snippets from old newspapers. Some are notes written directly to you. Hopefully we’ll get some images and audio mixed in there, too. I’ve included two examples of these files. One is a newspaper clipping and the other is a series of Bible verses.
“…but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.”
“If we go on sinning after we have learned the truth, no sacrifice can take away our sins.”
“They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.”
-1 John 4:5
“So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”
Yes, it's an actual newspaper article from the 30s.