Another busy week. I gotta get out of this funk and onto something new! While I did start playing some recently released video games for my job at Heavy.com, I won’t divulge my thoughts on them until my reviews are live on the site. However, I did play something new that you can read about now, so check it out below.
Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
I recently picked up this Android game because it was free for one day only through Amazon. After going through a tedious process that, in retrospect, was too stressful to be worth the measly three dollars I saved, I had Monument Valley downloaded to my Nexus. It’s a simple puzzle game that plays on perception, kinda like Fez does. By rotating levels, paths that seemingly seem to go nowhere suddenly connect due to the impossible geometry of the game. It really messes with your head. Despite the game being short and a breeze to run through, it’s gorgeous to look at if nothing else. Make it harder and give me more levels and maybe it’d be worth the three-dollar price tag. I’m glad I nabbed it for free.