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About the StoryNo knight was ever more noble than Sir Makane, whose chivalrous code held two tenets above all: SLAY/LAY.
Written for Ludum Dare 34.
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Author's Commentary on Rape, Pillage, Makane!
I wrote a game for Ludum Dare 34 called Rape, Pillage, Makane! It's a very short game, but more thought went into it than players might realize, which is why I'm providing this commentary. Light spoilers will follow.
Normally I'm happy to discuss the mechanical elements behind my games (what few mechanical elements there are) or my overall conceptual intentions, but I hesitate to mention what I intend for any game to "be about." I want to leave that up to the player.
This game is different. It occupies a more dangerous territory than others I've written. So I think it will benefit from an author's note, similar to something like a card that would be stuck next to a painting at an exhibit. What I'm going to talk about isn't hidden information, and my hope when I wrote the game was that my stance about its content, as its author, would be obvious.
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Challenging, potentially hard to experience work, May 19, 2016
In a sense, it's a parody, but in a more important sense, it's a social commentary on games and power fantasies that go unchallenged & are too easily fulfilled.
Groover strips away chance here, and much of the narrative abstraction that lets a player feel comfortable with their choices in most games, in a way that hopefully makes a statement about the deeper issues that are implicitly raised in this work.
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