ENGL 255B – Bonus Level

Here are some games and other things that I think are interesting but couldn’t fit into the syllabus.

Idle No More: Blockade (Chelsea Vowel) http://apihtawikosisan.com/2014/07/a-present-for-canada-day/

A game about indigenous land defenders and combating negative stereotypes

The Cat and the Coup (Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad) http://www.thecatandthecoup.com/

A documentary puzzle game about the life of the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh

Nawlz (Stu Campbell aka Sutu) http://www.nawlz.com/season1/

Interactive comic book/cyberpunk adventure

Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure (Cassie and Ryan) http://ponycorns.com/game.html

Adventure game created by 5-year old Cassie and her dad at a weekend game jam

Façade (Procedural Arts) http://www.interactivestory.net/

Interactive drama, an artificial intelligence-based art/research experiment in electronic narrative

Even Cowgirls Bleed (Christine Love) http://scoutshonour.com/cowgirl/

Twine shooter/browser game/tragic Western

Death of the Augnob (Jake Clover) http://gamejolt.com/games/adventure/death-of-the-augnob/26524/

Space exploration and weird environments

Become a Great Artist in Just 10 Seconds (Andi McClure & Michael Brough) http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=4987

Art creation tool

Coming Out Simulator 2014 (Nicky Case) http://ncase.itch.io/coming-out-simulator-2014

A semi-biographical semi-fictional game about coming out

Secret Habitat (Strangethink) http://strangethink.itch.io/secret-habitat

Procedural art gallery simulator

Papers Please (Lucas Pope) http://papersplea.se/

A game about immigration and border control

Dwarf Fortress (Tarn & Zach Adams) http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/


Extremely complex, open-ended simulation game

Dream Warrior (Paloma Dawkins & YlangYlang) http://handeyesociety.com/project/the-games-and-people-of-artsy-games-incubator-animation-edition/

Explore surreal dreamscapes

American Dream (Terry Cavanagh, Jasper Byrne, Tom Morgan-Jones, Stephen Lavelle) http://ded.increpare.com/~locus/american_dream/

Make more money, buy more stuff, become a millionaire

Realistic Kissing Simulator (Jimmy Andrews & Loren Schmidt) http://jimmylands.com/experiments/kissing/

Game about kissing and consent

How Do you Do It (Nina Freeman, Emmett Butler, Jon Kittaka, Deckman Coss) http://ninasays.so/howdoyoudoit/

A portrait of a young girl exploring sexuality

Slave of God (Stephen Lavelle) http://www.increpare.com/2012/12/slave-of-god/

Night club simulator (seizure warning)

Thirty Flights of Loving (Blendo Games) http://blendogames.com/thirtyflightsofloving/

First person vignette game

Simicity 3000 – Magnasanti (Vincent Oscala) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJQTc-TqpU

The perfect city

A Night in the Woods (Amy Dentata) https://patchydollgames.itch.io/a-night-in-the-woods

First person exploration game with a rich narrative subtext

Depression Quest (Zoe Quinn) http://www.depressionquest.com/dqfinal.html

An interactive nonfiction about living with depression

Proteus (Ed Key, David Kanaga) http://www.visitproteus.com/

Explore a musical island

Dear Esther (thechineseroom) http://dear-esther.com/

A mysterious island tied to a fragmented, poetic narrative (originally a mod for Half-Life 2)

Bernband (Tom van den Boogaart) http://gamejolt.com/games/other/bernband/34864/

A city exploration game

Curtain (Llaura Merriglitch) http://dreamfeel.itch.io/curtain

Lo-fi narrative about destructive relationships

Aviary Attorney (Sketchy Logic) http://store.steampowered.com/app/384630/

Point-and-click adventure game about justice set in 19th century Paris

Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital Games) http://www.mobiusdigitalgames.com/outer-wilds.html

First person space exploration in an endless time loop

Her Story (Sam Barlow) http://www.herstorygame.com/

A full-motion video (FMV) detective game

Farsh (Mahdi Bahrami) http://www.mahdibahrami.com/farsh

Persian carpet rolling puzzle game

Oxenfree (Night School Studio) http://store.steampowered.com/app/388880/

A supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift

Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall) http://www.nightinthewoods.com/

Adventures of a college dropout who returns to her hometown

Forest Ambassador (Merritt Kopas) http://forestambassador.com/

A curatorial project highlighting unusual and interesting games

Warp Door http://warpdoor.com/

Another great place to find interesting games


ENGL 255B – Bonus Level

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