The Game of our Lives (Ludum Dare 46 submission)
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Music, Art and Coding by Owl_Skip.
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SourceCode - https://github.com/timrcoding/The-Game-of-Living
A few thoughts
This has been a tough week for all of us. In setting up for Ludum Dare, I decided I wanted to make a game that instilled a sense of calm and thoughtfulness, rather than one of manic action.
For this reason, I took inspiration from the Mathematician John Conway, who passed away earlier this week.
Conway is best known for his ‘Game of Life’ - ‘a never ending simulation of cell duplication. He was an influence for me, as well as many others in Music ,Art and Games. In the game, cells can only survive if they can join together. If they do they can create things of wonderful complexity.
While John’s cells joined together for survival, we have been forced to distance ourselves. I found this both ironic and tragic. At this time, the hardest thing to keep alive is our sense of self.
This game is not intended to be played for long. Perhaps it isn’t a game at all. It is a space for your thoughts and reflections. You can use it how you like. I hope you have a great Game Jam.