I have recently encountered one of the funniest, most creative, and most moving peices of media I’ve consumed in recent memory. It’s an article titled “What Football Will Look Like in the Future.” It’s also a science fiction story about a world in which people live forever, and still act fantastically human. The story is presented from the point of view of “9”, who is hurtling through space. The whole thing wonderful, and well done, and part four is due out in a few minutes.
I publish a quarterly Science Fiction pulp called A Brief History of the Future.This quarter just started, and that means there is a new issue available. I just got the proofs in the mail, and they look GREAT.
The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo is a Twine Game by Ztul available on itch.io. It’s based on the Nintendo rumors that are ubiquitous and familiar to everyone who was in the fourth grade when Pokemon was released. It’s also steeped in Lovecraftian horror, which is a nice twist.
Today I stumbled across this excellent procedurally generated platformer for Windows and Linux. It’s highly playable, surprisingly complex, effectively endless, and super fun. The CGA graphics lend it an air of nostalgic charm, but the gameplay feels wonderfully, deviously modern. It’s free, and great.