Links for 2010-05-11

  • The Totalitarian Buddhist Who Beat Sim City « Viceland Games : interview with the guy behind the “Magnasanti” video. [Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi] ‘presented the world in a way I never really looked at before and that captivated me. Moments like these compel me to physically express progressions in my thought, I have just happened to do that through the form of creating these cities in SimCity 3000. I could probably have done something similar – depicting the awesome regimentation and brutality of our society – with a series of paintings on a canvas, or through hideous architectural models. But it wouldn’t be the same as doing it in the game, for the reason that I wanted to magnify the unbelievably sick ambitions of egotistical political dictators, ruling elites and downright insane architects, urban planners and social engineers.’ WHOA
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4 Comments

  1. Nishad
    Posted May 12, 2010 at 18:02 | Permalink

    This is the most mind-blowing achievement I have ever seen with a video game. Every few years I play around with Civ to see how much one can optimise utilisation. I never did anything special . THIS guy…WOW! Wow, wow, wow! This is seriously impressive.

  2. Posted May 12, 2010 at 18:09 | Permalink

    I think you mistyped “mentally ill”.

  3. Nishad
    Posted May 14, 2010 at 01:26 | Permalink

    Come on, the guy explicitly says he is not mentally ill :-)

    Look, I was genuinely impressed because I keep wanting to do the same thing. Perhaps I should be worried :-D

  4. Posted May 14, 2010 at 13:05 | Permalink

    I think the mental illness part is when you actually do it, obviously spending months of late nights clicking resource allocations etc. etc…..

    hey btw did you hear David Cronenberg is making a movie about Freud and Jung! I can’t wait ;) — http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/freud-and-jung-a-meeting-of-minds-1952986.html