Idea Dump

Jan 16 Idea Dump

Y'know what, this will probably be the last time I do one of these all-in-one Idea Dumps. (Previously: Dec 1, Nov 9) It's like I'm letting all this gunk collect in my mental pipes, and only bothering to clean it out long after the place has started flooding. After this,…


Dec 1 Idea Dump

More damn ideas, with more meta-self-analysis. Where my mind tends to go, and where else I should explore. System-Stories Nothing To Hide: This isn't a new project, but for the first time in a long time, it feels new to me. After reading the works of danah boyd, I realize…


Nov 9 Idea Dump

I'm going to go bonka-donkers if I don't immediately dump every single side project idea I have onto a single page. At the least, I can come back to these later. Or maybe someone else can raise my idea-children, because I am a criminally neglectful idea-parent and someone should call…


Reverse Tamagotchi (and The Flow Test)

(original tweet) This idea was inspired by this KillScreen article, in which I found out I was supposed to play Mountain by letting it run in the background over several days, not solely focusing on it for 20 minutes before getting confused and bored. The KillScreen article talks about human-centered…


A Game About Game Design

Few books have changed my life. Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is one of them. One - it's the book that first got me into comics, which set off my career path to animation, then games. Two - its philosophy on media theory has affected the way I think about art…


Drag & Drop

(original tweet) This was the year I really started to question my gender identity. First, a friend helped me crossdress and damn I looked sexy. Then, I found out about Squinky's game Dominique Pamplemousse, a game whose protagonist & creator are both genderqueer PoC. I didn't even know about genderqueerness…


First, Do No Harm.

Papers Please meets Surgeon Simulator. Here's a very rough game idea that's been bouncing around in my head for a while. Maybe it should be extracted from my head, with a tomahawk, by a crappy surgeon who only works with their left hand. How I stumbled onto this idea: Us…