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BRIDGE
« on: January 16, 2010, 02:46:43 PM »
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...........weirdest. game. ever.

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010, 05:29:41 PM »
EDIT: Hmm, I get it. Interesting little creation. It confused the hell out of me at first (partly because for some reason it wouldn't let me restart when it ended the first time), but I think I at least understand what it's meant to be now.

Neat little artsy atmosphere-thingy. I wouldn't call it a game but I like it. :)

Here's the link for people viewing this topic, by the way: Bridge

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« Last Edit: January 16, 2010, 05:38:53 PM by Josiah Tobin »

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 10:36:55 AM »
I at least understand what it's meant to be now.
Really? I thought I was a pretty hardcore artsty person, but with BRIDGE I got totally served. I'm a big fan of Distractionware though, so could you please share with the public your insight into this bizarre creation? What is it trying to say?

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 10:58:10 AM »
I don't think it's trying to say anything.  It's more of an experiment with music.   There's a gradient of slightly different song loops, kind of from "sad and slow" to "more upbeat," and you can link together three of these moods (opening, bridge, conclusion) to make a short song, shifting the mood throughout the song.

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 04:48:54 PM »
I'm extremely happy with how this game turned out.

It's not saying anything whatsoever; the point is that the player makes the connections themselves, and uses this to create their own stories.

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 05:29:55 AM »
I at least understand what it's meant to be now.
Really? I thought I was a pretty hardcore artsty person, but with BRIDGE I got totally served. I'm a big fan of Distractionware though, so could you please share with the public your insight into this bizarre creation? What is it trying to say?

I don't think it's trying to say anything.  It's more of an experiment with music.   There's a gradient of slightly different song loops, kind of from "sad and slow" to "more upbeat," and you can link together three of these moods (opening, bridge, conclusion) to make a short song, shifting the mood throughout the song.

Basically that, though I would disagree that it's a song and say that it's more of a short story or sense of atmosphere that you create by moving from color to color. AFAIK you can only move to a directly adjacent color to the one that's currently 'playing.' Restarting it after the three 'acts' keeps the last selected color so you can explore them all.

I would assume that the title "Bridge" refers to the connection between the player and the 'game' by way of the atmosphere or story they perceive, but I could be way off base here ;)

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« Last Edit: January 19, 2010, 05:32:55 AM by Josiah Tobin »

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 07:08:52 PM »
I took "bridge" to refer to the part of the song in the middle that joins the first part and the last.  Seemed appropriate since there are three parts to the game.

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 07:09:51 AM »
Could be that too, really. Just seems odd to me as it's a comparatively insignificant part of the experience to derive a name from. We may never know the answer to the mystery ;) (Mysterry?)

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 10:30:32 AM »
Hmm, is there a word for the process of telling the story that connects two images? Can't seem to think of it...
1:19 PM Jan 15th from web

Terry's twitter has some interesting info about his games sometimes ;>

Edit: BTW I totally do not understand this game -_-`
« Last Edit: January 20, 2010, 10:33:06 AM by nathanel »

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 10:35:34 AM »
Hmm, is there a word for the process of telling the story that connects two images? Can't seem to think of it...
1:19 PM Jan 15th from web

Apparently the word is "Closure". But there's already a game called Closure, so I couldn't use that. Instead I called it "Bridge" :P

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2013, 01:14:17 PM »
MASSIVE...BUMP...YAY...I'M ON A BUMPING SPREE.

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2013, 01:20:44 PM »
MASSIVE...BUMP...YAY...I'M ON A BUMPING SPREE.
Reported :-X

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2013, 01:24:43 PM »
Ok, I'm getting lots of reports about this sorta thing. From now on, when somebody does this, I'm just gonna give them a 7 day ban! Hope that keeps everyone happy.

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2013, 06:09:33 AM »
I think you should just lock old topics.

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Re: BRIDGE
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2013, 06:47:21 AM »
I think you should just lock old topics.

Shouldn't people just be mature enough to not bump threads by themselves?