Over at CDM, there’s a great interview with the creators of Sword & Sorcery, an ambient music game for the iPad. The game combines minimalist gameplay with tightly integrated sound and music. It draws heavily on nostalgia, employing sounds and visuals that are very reminiscent of the original Legend of Zelda and Castlevania [...]
On Saturday, we lost a man who loved mathematics. He wasn’t responsible for any specific theories or concepts. He wasn’t a great theoretician or an iconoclast. Nevertheless, Martin Gardner was responsible for popularizing the idea of recreational mathematics. In fact, his Mathematical Games column, which appeared in Scientific American from 1956 to 1981, had [...]
Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack.
Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.
Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and [...]