Sunday, October 10, 2010

Small Worlds

It's Sunday night, and it's that time again when you're just sitting at home, winding down before you have to get up to grind out the work week. This game is perfect for these mellow occasions.

Small Worlds was developed by David Shute, a well known name in the indie game community. The focus of Small Worlds is exploration. There really is no threat or any sort of action. In fact, the visuals in the game are pixelated and extremely primitive. Instead, your left with your imagination and mood altering music.

What sets Small Worlds apart from other adventure games is that the entire explored world is always fully visible on screen. Each map starts off as a few large blocky pixels, but as you discover your surroundings, the map starts to pan out and give the world new life, and your mind starts to wander. You start to imagine what the world would be like if it were real. You start to wonder what sort of life could exist there, and it gives you a glimpse into the imaginative mind of Shute all while calming, moving music is playing.

Small Worlds:
http://jayisgames.com/cgdc6/?gameID=9

David Shute:
http://lackofbanjos.com/

26 comments:

  1. Sounds relaxing, I'll give it a try when I get a chance.

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  3. thanks for the comments on my blog!

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  4. I will have to check it out, thanks!

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  5. I'll have to take a look when I have a chance later~

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  6. really cool. i'll have to check it out. =)

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  7. i thought Jimmy was the happy Buffet...

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  8. Very cool. Look forward to trying this game out, following and supporting.

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  9. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  10. Looks cool I got to check it out sometime :D

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  11. It gets boring kinda quick tho

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  12. Yes yes yes! I played this game on Armorgames.com and I loved it. I told my friends about it and somehow, they missed the artistic value of this game.

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