gameless — Feeling desperate to play NS I can play the game, but I can’t find the specific game I want to play.
I’ve had a lot of experience, especially over the last 20 years. A big reason why I’m a game developer and why game development as an activity tends to win more often in the fight for my attention and time. play The game does.
for me, gameless Often seen as endless scrolling through the Steam store or other stores. maybe i have what i have xbox Game Pass for PC. Do you have any old games you got from GOG years ago? Or maybe you can find some weird gems on itch.io?
The answer is never “no”. I mean, there is stratagem. I have dozens of games on my “games to play” list. but none of them are me want Play.
Often I will look for games and have moments of excitement. “Oh! Maybe this would be cool. Look, the reviews are good. I remember recommending them here and there.” But when you look at screenshots or gameplay videos, you quickly realize some traits. No, I don’t do that.” And, repeat!
I have many opinions as to why. gameless At least for me it exists. Part of that is that games change and evolve too slowly because of a lot of economic pressure on us to design conservatively. I often get the feeling that the game isn’t going to push new limits or surprise me in any way. For me, games without ambition and surprises are often labor.
Part of that might be because I’m not flexible enough. It’s hard to just play What is it. I have certain standards and what I pursue. I consciously try to get out of my mind and play games like I did when my mom brought some weird NES games home when I was a kid, but it’s hard to get there, especially as a weary adult game developer. .
or maybe the answer is No matter how fun the game is, never together Fun as a ‘shopping’ activity. The act of perusing something new, getting a small dopamine hit of “maybe this game?!” Moving on… perhaps any particular game will have a hard time competing with that experience.
In any case, I want to make it clear that this “problem” is arguably the most privileged and imaginable “first world problem”. Wow, sorry. There are too many options to play, *frequently* a lot of free time and can’t make a choice. Shame of Wealth!
But I wonder if that’s a general feeling, especially among game developers. I’m mainly a game developer because the game I want to play doesn’t seem to exist yet.