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A twitter hashtag is going on about four games that influenced you, and hey, I can post the images here too.

Missing moments in games: investigating key moments in _Everything_ and _El Shaddai_. (Way big spoilers.) blog.zarfhome.com/2018/04/miss

My comment on Slack's recent announcement about their XMPP/IRC gateways. They are making a mistake. blog.zarfhome.com/2018/03/open

Cyan announces Firmament, posts a trailer video. I don't know anything more than anybody else but I have a blog so I might as well speculate some. blog.zarfhome.com/2018/03/cyan

I am aware of the Asymmetric/CampoSanto party, the "Made In MA" party (since I live in MA), and "The Other Party". Latter two can be found at eventbrite.com/d/ca--san-franc

Is there much of a GDC-going contingent here? I am casting around for stuff to do which is interesting on the indie/narrative front.

I posted an entry to the Manifesto Jam: itch.io/jam/manifesto-jam . It is small and goofy.

GAMES ARE fur-bearing. GAMES ARE NOT the blockchain.

Heck, maybe I should just procgen enough manifesto to sink a boat.

A friend pointed out the Cheap Art Manifesto which is also appealing.

Maybe I'll just scream incoherently for thirty seconds and run the audio data through a Life simulator.

I keep trying to think in terms of a manifesto for the Manifesto Jam (itch.io/jam/manifesto-jam), but I just wind up re-reading Captain Beefheart's Ten Commandments and feeling like there ain't nothing else to add.

My favorite games of 2017: Gorogoa, Cinco Paus, Universal Paperclips, Night in the Woods. blog.zarfhome.com/2018/01/my-f

Thanks to everyone here who helped me out.

Jason Shiga's Meanwhile is now available on Steam and Itch.IO! And surprise DLC bonus comic: The Case of the Missing Science Project! blog.zarfhome.com/2018/01/mean

Great writing by Bruce Dawson on the 360's CPU: "it’s still nerdy cool to see solid proof that instructions that were not executed were causing crashes." randomascii.wordpress.com/2018

More IGF comments: Tacoma (briefly), The Sexy Brutale, Reigns: Her Majesty, Getting Over It, Water Tastes Like Wine. blog.zarfhome.com/2018/01/2018

I haven't looked at keybase in while, sigh.

I don't currently have the right stick hooked up to anything.

When you're browsing, stick/dpad/arrow-key movement is purely geometrical -- it ignores path directions. I figure that people will just hold the stick down.

(When you're playing, purely geometric stick movement always works. But moving in the path direction should *also* work, even if there's a bendy path. Making all that work was fun.)