Outlining the steps to work towards an Eden Project in the Western Cape.Continue reading “EdenHope Project”
* just toying with words, indie equus, indiebio + equus … this post is about horsey games.
I’m doing this serious game thing, but I also have to confess my love of match 3, especially PlayRix‘s games. And merge games (Merge Dragons!) and 2048 games that are pretty, like NLabSoft’s Age of 2048. And clicker games, like Abyssrium Tap Tap Fish. I particularly like the low poly designs. I also love horses, and have played many of the horsey games but they get a bit annoying. I would like a horsey game that’s like an aquarium game, or a kitten game. You don’t expect fishes or kittens to do stuff, you can just watch and enjoy them. So I want to make my own horsey games, starting with a reimagining of PlayRix’s Wildscapes game, with horses.
This post is supposed to track my progress, and throw it out to the interwebs in case people can help. Things I think I need to master to get there:
- Graphics – background and moveable items
- Short animations on home screen
- Match 3 dynamics
- How to get an app into the Android store (I’m only interested in mobile, on Android.)
- Payment options? (I’m not bothered about payment, but if the effort to get the payment options in there is low, then why not)
- Is it possible to hack / reverse engineer a game like Wildscapes and then put one’s own graphics in? Would that be a bad thing?
The recent drought in Cape Town taught me that as experts, we are terrible at making complex things understandable to the public. We are terrible at giving good advice; simple, quick actions to take in a crisis, that we feel also helps with the big picture.
Worst of all we don’t contribute to the conversation that builds the trust that we need to draw from in times of crisis.
In an effort to find a way to do exactly that, I am trying to combine the joy of gaming, the beauty of information visualisation and the rigour of urban metabolism studies. Continue reading “Events: The metaverse, gaming and the metabolism of cities”