Vextro Reading List Vol. 5

Every message that gets written here feels kind of lost once it’s passed. Here’s another one.

Support Art, Make Games, Write, Tell Someone You Care

continue to volume 6

RPG Maker (1992 – 2015)

  • by ASCII, Enterbrain, Agetec, Degica, etc
  • will last, hopefully!
  • game creation software

flexible, immediate, studied tools for rpgs, visual novels, horror, interactive fiction, walking sims, puzzle games… wildly popular and largely ignored by critics


The 100-in-1 Klik and Play Pirate Kart (2007)

  • by various artists; the glorious trainwrecks community
  • average length ~5 minutes
  • compilation, arcade, defaultcore
  • download

gamedev without caution or abandon. a most contemporary movement


hey ekjoeihoe (2015)

break apart pinball, break apart videogames. celebrate liminal spaces


Comforting Sounds (2016)

in spite of these comforting sounds


Moirai (2013)

obfuscated conversations with stranger; judge with unflattering context


Volcano are Fun! (2014)

  • by Boltman and Rich0664
  • takes ~15 minutes
  • rail shooter, art brut, defaultcore
  • download

unbelievable nonsense striving for something game-y which is just actually messed up


exhibition (2016)

just some great art


Shape Tycoon (2016)

the shapes aren’t alright


TIMEframe (2015)

catalog four thousand years in ten seconds


Loop (2016)

reminds me of when I was a kid and then comes about the end of all that is


Nelly Cootalot: Spoonbeaks Ahoy! (2007)

really basic game that shouldn’t be as weird as it feels


Wilfred, the Hero (2006)

of lame weakness, of brutish reticence, of barely being alive


Anodyne (2013)

neurosis by factors of oppression. it’s okay to feel out of it


Even the Ocean (2016)

I know that / Even the Mountain / Even the Ocean / None will sunder you from the / Love we set in motion / Love will be your blanket / Love will be your pillow / Hold it in your heart / As you sleep beneath the willow




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