January 11 Meditation (Rami Ismail)

January 11 Meditation (Rami Ismail)

“Some choices are terrifying no matter what you try.”

Today’s game for Rami Ismail’s game-a-day calendar Meditations is from Rami Ismail, a person many people in the video games community know (including me) and many more people know of. It’s difficult to go about a normal life with so many eyes on you, to have the private made public. Many people know what kind of a year Rami had in 2018, which will probably give many players of today’s game a context to apply to it.

What I don’t know is if you would get any sense of that from the game alone.

Read More

Tempres (Tak)

Tempres (Tak)

For 2019, Rami Ismail commissioned Meditations: a collection of games by different developers, one for each day of the year. The first, however, is not new. Tempres (Tak) is the browser game that inspired Rami to organise this game-a-day calendar. I’d seen it before, failed to figure out the rules, and closed the tab. This time I was a little more motivated but still initially struggled, and unfortunately I think the package in which Rami presents the game is partly to blame.

Read More