Imagine that one day a giant squid materialized in the sky over a city like an Elder God, singing the song that will end the world. Imagine that you are that squid.
Such is your remit in Modulocean, a game made by Octurnip for the A Game by Its Cover jam, where developers made real games inspired by fake (but delightful) art for Famicom game cartridges.
The game is alternately titled Whale of Noise; you can also be a giant whale.
Your song changes as you experiment with with a series of glyphs floating in bubbles beneath your sea creature, moving them in and out of the sphere where they reside. Different combinations will cause strange reverberations; some will even level the city below you. Is there any rhyme or reason to your unholy might?
Whale of Noise - Modulocean is free to download for Windows and Mac.
The Offworld Collection, presenting the very best features and essays from Offworld, is finally available to buy directly from Campo Santo for $40. I had the pleasure of designing and illustrating this splendid 250-page hardcover volume, but it’s the excellent writing, edited by Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson, that makes it an essential buy. You […]
Zoya Street, curator of Critical Distance, offers slow reflections on the fast-paced world of digital play…
This week, our partnership with Critical Distance brings us reading on parenting via Tomb Raider, the utility of the word ‘gameplay’, and experiences from Nintendo ‘play counselors’ from the 1980s and 90s.
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