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   Hello everyone, I return to you with a rant. I intend on making a video around this, maybe with some Sunset Overdrive footage in the background, or even Killer Instinct to accompany this.

  With the GamerGate moving still swinging, people have been asking even more about what really is a game, and who is considered a gamer (an article calling Anita Sarkeesian one because she 'criticises games comes to mind). This has tossed more fuel into the fire, with Jim Sterling, someone I watch from time to time, pouring an expedited amount of fuel on to it. I intend on making this a (sort of) response, though I feel like tackling the issue head on (not GG, but I might get to it.

   Video Games have, in recent years, ascended from their older forms (obviously) and have added much more depth in story, and cinematics. As games come out that prefer this over gameplay, people question whether or not they're games. Games can be classified as an activity based on chance, skill, or endurance, with a set of rules players must follow in order to win or to not lose for a variable amount of time, often for self enjoyment, or for a crowd/party. This tends to mean players working towards a set endgame goal, trying to last as long as you can before losing by the game's rules, or besting one or more players by the game's set rules. I will be talking about three specific games that have earned the ire of many; Gone Home, Mountain, and Depression Quest.

   With games like Gone Home, however, more so push for an 'interactive art piece', as there is no challenge to the player and no real reward for playing through. While in a sense it can, and has been,  classified as a game, Gone Home simply tugs the player along a set path to show journals of a story. Without any challenge or feedback, a game is just simply an art piece that you are given control over.

   However, games like Mountain have little control and no endgame; just a mountain that grows trees and spins. To call this a game would be calling a screensaver a 'game'. It is simply an interactive piece like Gone Home, albeit with even less control. And this particular piece has original sin, cashing in on the 'simulator' craze that hit after games like Surgeon Simulator and Goat Simulator.

   I would go into details on the 'content' of Depression Quest, but for now we will be looking at its game qualities and to be fair, it has some interactivity, although as much as a CYOA story, which then raises the questions of whether or not the old Goosebumps stories in my attic are games. The curious comparison has been made to Zork, although one could mention limitations prevented it from being more. I will give that it could be a game, although by technicality, but its existence does raise some implications, as  the creator also intends on teaching other people on game making. Which is fine, though I don't go to Andrew Dobson to teach me how to draw. If you want to make a game, there are much better places for learning. Why settle for Tom Preston when you can find a way to learn from someone like nebezial or Awkward Zombie?

   In the next journal, I look to cover the subject of who are gamers, something even more engulfed in fiery debates than the former topic.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Dragonforce
  • Reading: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Watching: Cutefuzzyweasel
  • Playing: Sunset Overdrive
  • Eating: Moar Chicken
  • Drinking: Dr. Pete

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Jess Wilkins
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Hello, my name is Jesse Wilkins, and I write fantasy stories as well as do some random art stuffles!

You can also find me on Youtube at youtube.com/litdstudios
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The Brain's Caretaker by LITDStudios
The Brain's Caretaker
A very late gift for :iconairship-king: for his birthday. I really apologise that it took me so unbelievably long to make this, as i was at work pretty much everyday for a while.  But enough of my personal stuff, let's go on with the piece.

A Hooded Figure walks down the streets, offering a living brain of a strange creature a breath of fresh air. On such a lovely night, too...

It can't help, but listen to the brain's thoughts racing as it feels the night breeze.

"Are we at that Cafe, yet?" The Brain squealed in joy.

"A few blocks away, dear," The Demonic figure insisted, "If you're a good little brain, I'll let you enjoy the nutrients of a pizza."

(Featured: :iconairship-king:)
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   Hello everyone, I return to you with a rant. I intend on making a video around this, maybe with some Sunset Overdrive footage in the background, or even Killer Instinct to accompany this.

  With the GamerGate moving still swinging, people have been asking even more about what really is a game, and who is considered a gamer (an article calling Anita Sarkeesian one because she 'criticises games comes to mind). This has tossed more fuel into the fire, with Jim Sterling, someone I watch from time to time, pouring an expedited amount of fuel on to it. I intend on making this a (sort of) response, though I feel like tackling the issue head on (not GG, but I might get to it.

   Video Games have, in recent years, ascended from their older forms (obviously) and have added much more depth in story, and cinematics. As games come out that prefer this over gameplay, people question whether or not they're games. Games can be classified as an activity based on chance, skill, or endurance, with a set of rules players must follow in order to win or to not lose for a variable amount of time, often for self enjoyment, or for a crowd/party. This tends to mean players working towards a set endgame goal, trying to last as long as you can before losing by the game's rules, or besting one or more players by the game's set rules. I will be talking about three specific games that have earned the ire of many; Gone Home, Mountain, and Depression Quest.

   With games like Gone Home, however, more so push for an 'interactive art piece', as there is no challenge to the player and no real reward for playing through. While in a sense it can, and has been,  classified as a game, Gone Home simply tugs the player along a set path to show journals of a story. Without any challenge or feedback, a game is just simply an art piece that you are given control over.

   However, games like Mountain have little control and no endgame; just a mountain that grows trees and spins. To call this a game would be calling a screensaver a 'game'. It is simply an interactive piece like Gone Home, albeit with even less control. And this particular piece has original sin, cashing in on the 'simulator' craze that hit after games like Surgeon Simulator and Goat Simulator.

   I would go into details on the 'content' of Depression Quest, but for now we will be looking at its game qualities and to be fair, it has some interactivity, although as much as a CYOA story, which then raises the questions of whether or not the old Goosebumps stories in my attic are games. The curious comparison has been made to Zork, although one could mention limitations prevented it from being more. I will give that it could be a game, although by technicality, but its existence does raise some implications, as  the creator also intends on teaching other people on game making. Which is fine, though I don't go to Andrew Dobson to teach me how to draw. If you want to make a game, there are much better places for learning. Why settle for Tom Preston when you can find a way to learn from someone like nebezial or Awkward Zombie?

   In the next journal, I look to cover the subject of who are gamers, something even more engulfed in fiery debates than the former topic.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Dragonforce
  • Reading: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Watching: Cutefuzzyweasel
  • Playing: Sunset Overdrive
  • Eating: Moar Chicken
  • Drinking: Dr. Pete
Kaity's New Look Preview by LITDStudios
Kaity's New Look Preview
A little part of the whole picture, Kaity is quite eager to show off her new image while sitting on a chair she made.
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May's New Handle by LITDStudios
May's New Handle
made by :icongameboysage:

May got a new look recently, and she decided to show it off to Lady... with unintended results. ^^;

original: May's New Look
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alex-limon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for the fav. =D
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LITDStudios Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student General Artist
anytime. 8D
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Happy-Acid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hellooo! :D
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LITDStudios Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Hiyoooo! :D long time no chat ^^
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Happy-Acid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed so X)
How have you been? :la:
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LITDStudios Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been ok meow that I have some time. ^^


How about you?
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Calltrix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for the fave :) glad you like it!
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LITDStudios Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student General Artist
no problem! :)
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Calltrix Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student General Artist
How are things on your end? :)
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LITDStudios Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Alright, a bit glad to be back to working hockey games. Wbu?
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