February 16, 2011 | Tags: Gaming
A 2008 Esquirer article on Jason Rohrer, game programmer. Not spoiling anything, but I love the ending:
Christ, can’t you see this? This lush green atmosphere dying so gorgeously all around him? And Rohrer with a laptop, sitting cross-legged in the dirt, inventing a new way of showing the world what it means to be alive?
I downloaded Rohrer’s Passage for iPhone a while ago, and played it only a couple of times, but the experience has really stuck with me ever since. (Also available as a free PC download, I hear, but it was worth my 99 cents.)