The eight-year reconnection – Chain Factor to Universal Paperclips

Back in 2009 I was fairly obsessed with Chain Factor – a game by Frank Lantz that would later become Zynga’s Drop7. I got good enough at it to be a consistent name in the all-time ranked leaderboard, always trading top 10 scores with some other person whose user handle i can’t recall anymore, so i decided that I wanted to record a video of me doing a decent run. The run took 22 minutes, […]

Flappy Bird vs Maverick Bird and their analogies to life

In the past few days i’ve become fairly obsessed with Maverick Bird, the Flappy Bird tribute created by Terry Cavanagh who is to blame for me losing countless hours of productivity due to Super Hexagon.  As I’ve started to get better at the game at a level where i can make certain gameplay decisions by reflex more than deliberate choice, I’ve also started to notice a subtle difference in how i approach the game philosophically […]

flash game “music”

maybe this is just me, but i feel like flash game music has a hugely untapped potential. The electronic music program in my undergrad at West Chester helped engrain in me a preference of electronic music as an interactive performance art versus a static “tape piece” that involves no live element. Not that i don’t think that tape pieces have value or their place in our modern music history, it can just be more challenging […]