I gave the mod a link in the previous post. I had played this mod a few years ago and I admit that I didn’t give the game much thought. I played it because it was arty, somber, and different and I really just wanted something to play through. Last night I played through Dear Esther again and this time I noticed and realized much more than I had previously.
Since the game is ambiguous and well, “artsy” it must have a theme that’s “open to interpretation.” I’ve enjoyed the mod so I suppose I’ll give into the trap and give what I took from the game. Beware, spoilers ahead! Continue reading
To meet the post-a-day goal I’ve set for and broken already, instead of a thoughtful, extremely hilarious, and thought provoking post you get a link to an awesome inspiring video. Sean “Day” Plott is a fine gentleman that competed professionally a little game called Starcraft: Brood War. Sean grew up with the game and it became an integral part of his life. Day has made me proud to be a gamer through his cheerful attitude and awesome personality. His web show, the Day Daily, ranges from analysis of high level Starcraft play to dinking around and just having fun on his special Funday Monday episodes. Sean’s motto on the show is to “Be a better gamer” and by watching him, I’ve learned not only to be a better gamer, but to be a better person. Enjoy this video where he recounts his experiences and the roller coaster of emotions that you would almost never expect come from a video game. Don’t start this unless you have some spare time. Once you start watching it, before you know it 2 hours have past and you’ve gained a new appreciation for Starcraft and just living life.