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What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Mondrian Provoked

I'll be playing Heavy Rain this weekend. For those of you not familiar, Heavy Rain is a PS3 game where you investigate a series of child murders via four separate characters, and it provides more of what you'd expect from an interactive fiction than a video game proper. Graphically, it's stunning (though the brought-to-life-manikin humans are somewhat unsettling), and the way in which the story unfolds through the four characters is handled amazingly well. Some can even die during the course of the game, and the story will continue for the others. I did finish the game the other night, but it was a sliding across the finish line with 3 blown tires sort of thing, and I'm feeling pretty compelled to go back to where things got off the rails and patch together a different ending.

I'll also be playing some games from the Kokoromi site. Kokoromi is a collective of Montreal-based experimental game designers and curators who orchestrate games-as-art events. Currently I'm running through the list of submissions to the Gamma 256 event of November 2007 where developers were constrained to making games that fit within a 256x256 pixel window. Some feel a little slapped together, others don't work, but so far at least two are great: Jason Rohrer's Passage, and Jim McGinley's Mondrian Provoked. And if I can find my red/blue 3d glasses anywhere, I'll check out some of the submissions to Gamma 3D as well.

How about you? (Poll after the jump)

I think I'm going to play some:
Heavy Rain
1 (25%)
0 (0%)
Dunno, something on my MAME cabinet?
0 (0%)
MW2 Free Weekend on Steam
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
Something (comments!)
2 (50%)
1 (25%)
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