Archive for June, 2009


Mixing up design

June 8, 2009

romch2bI was in elation when the indie game ROM CHECK FAIL came to my attention. The premise of the title is basically mixing a dozen of classic game titles together and through a series of randomly generated mash-ups we have a mini-game. Think of it as WarioWare, Inc. but more schizophrenic and nostalgic. Like most remixes, what we have is a creation of the new from the old. I’ve talked before about remediation by transitioning through familiar mediums in order to understand newer ones. What we have here is something in between by remediating older properties in the guise to create a creatively new one. Read the rest of this entry ?