video games

Ideas | Presentation | Interpretation | You

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| #!/usr/local/your_mind                                               |
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| //I've been thinking about parsers and languages                     |
| // being interpreted. How what we write controls,                    |
| // constricts, and communicates ideas.                               |
| // The power of language, basically.                                 |
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| // Our ability to "read" games -- with or without                    | 
| // text in them -- is so fascinating. It's made                      |       
| // me want to make "better" games -- ones                            |
| // that question both the player and the game itself.                |
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| // Yet, I also want to explain the process too.                      |
| // To tell people "why" I'm doing strange things.                    | 
| // It's hard to balance the two impulses.                            |
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| if($You)                                                             |
| {                                                                    |
|   have_been_wondering($Why_Second_Person);                           |
|   questioning($Stories);                                             |
| }                                                                    |
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| function have_been_wondering(s:String="Yes")                         |
| {                                                                    |
|     understand inspiration as Proteus and Creation Under Capitalism; |
|     understand Proteus as "http://visitproteus.com";                 |
|     understand Creation Under Capitalism as                          |
|         "http://nightmaremode.net/2012/11/" +                        | 
|          "creation-under-capitalism-23422/";                         |
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|     understand Weird as new Normal();                                |
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|     return $to_Reading;                                              |
| }                                                                    |
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| function questioning(s:String="Don't")                               |
| {                                                                    |
|   /*                                                                 |
|      TODO: Write more often                                          |
|      TODO: Be more creative                                          |
|      TODO: Implement all of my strange plans                         |
|   */                                                                 |
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|   understand Code as Another_Language;                               |
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|   return $to_Reading;                                                |
| }                                                                    |
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