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Some recent gifs and stuff

Been posting a lot of random gifs and picture of Constellation recently. Let’s put them all in once place!

Alistair Aitcheson leant me one of his Codex Bash buttons to show Constellation at Now Play This last weekend. It’s amazing! Hit the big blue button to make stuff happen. It’s a genuine puzzle to figure out how to release this thing without a big blue button to smash.

Colour cycling! I think this is probably the last filter (there’s 20 total, now)

Game was missing hands, so I added hands.

Hello

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Later Play This

Gosh, it’s been busy here recently. Two weeks ago Ruari and I showed State Machine at the Leftfield Collection at EGX Rezzed. The week after that, I showed my other game, Constellation, at Now Play This, a festival of experimental game design here in London.

Both festivals and both games went down really well, but I am now extremely sleepy. I think in future I will try to avoid debuting two new games at two different festivals on consecutive weekends.


(photo taken by Ben Peter Catchpole)

So, what’s next for Constellation? Hopefully a release, and any day now!

Constellation is basically a game where you type in anything you can think of and the game tries to respond to you, so in theory I could work on it forever – but after seeing people play it last weekend, I feel like it works better as a game with a tangible size, one that lets you play with a set of elements that you get to know well rather than one that tries to let you explore infinity.

Coming soon!

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The Other Machine

Yay, looks like the Now Play This festival lineup just got announced! Time to announce another project that I’ve been working on recently:

Constellation is a sort-of-sequel to Constellation Machine, a jam game I made last year and have a bit of a soft spot for. Constellation is an attempt to take the ideas behind that further – to make something more visually interesting, more varied and more expressive.

I’m making Constellation for Now Play This, a festival of experimental game design running in London this April, where the game will debut! If you’re in London in April, come check it out!

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