Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fandom Round-Up: Collaborative Video Game

 We the Giants [links to review] is an experimental gameplay project designed by Dutch student Peter Groenewed in 2009: 
the object of play is to climb as close to the star as you can and then sacrifice your piece to create a step for future players. You can only play once. Some players work to obstruct it, but eventually "collective wisdom" wins.

It's fun to watch the patterns of the sessions:

I learned about this game reading The Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Dropouts, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form
(2012) by Anna Anthropy.


Zhoen said...

Is it weird I just want to go add some supports to the structure?

Fresca said...

I think your impulse was what the designer wanted to trigger!

bink said...

Fun...but I assume it happens pretty slowly since you can only place one square per person. Might get impatient for other people to play so I could see what happens.