Another blurb this week, and I encourage everyone to go download this game and to try it.
Ok, so picture this: you are a deer with the head of a human. You live in a beautiful forest, and within that forest you will find other human-headed deer to frolic with. Occasionally, two Gods appear and do some cool things.
There is no chat, no combat, or levels.
Your "name" is a symbol above your head.
Really, the game is just a screen saver that you download and install and that runs whenever your PC goes to sleep mode. Or, you can log in at any time to explore and to meet others. The community is active and although development is slow, the project is very, very interesting. At the very least it is a neat way to lean back with some good music to enjoy some cool sights.
The music, the sights, the art design...all speak of a possible future of gaming that is much more than just logging in to kill monsters. Gaming like this is an artistic movement, like a piece of music. I see projects like this and dream of games that have no usual limitations, or of MMOs that ignore the normal set of rules for design or game-play.
It will happen sooner than later, I think.
Go try the game. Think of all the possibilities gaming offers now and will offer in the future. And be sure to sit in the mushroom circle for a long time, at least long enough for a surprise to happen.