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New/old directions

As usual, it’s been quite a while since my last update. I’ve been expanding on some concepts that I’ve had, which will add a lot of depth to the game. It’s turning out to be quite an expansive world, but … Continue reading

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Theatre Progress: Research and Formulation

After another bout of research, visible progress on The Theatre is again gaining some needed momentum. I hit a point a couple months ago where I had to figure out some fundamental aspects of the game–namely, the seven variations for … Continue reading

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The Poetics of Video Games: Realtime Dreams and Memories

One of the most interesting things to me about 3d games and virtual worlds is that no matter what, they’re always experienced through a two dimensional medium. Even with 3d glasses or virtual reality goggles, the third vector of space … Continue reading

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Back to work

Work on my own refractions of Camillo’s Theatre is beginning again. I recently finished reading An Examination of ‘L’Idea Del Theatro’ of Giulio Camillo […], which is proving indispensable, and I just finished a first pass of organizing the theatre–which apparently was … Continue reading

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Research Time

This came in the mail yesterday: This is the 1970 dissertation which contains the only English translation of Camillo’s L’idea del theatro. As far as I know, it’s the best collection of research into Camillo that exists. The author actually went … Continue reading

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Theatre Update: New Areas

Thought I’d post some new progress screenshots since I haven’t posted anything in a while. Some, especially the last one, are teases for more expansive areas. In non-visual news, I finally decided to purchase the only English translation of Camillo’s L’Idea … Continue reading

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Virtual Wilderness (Theatre Progress)

It’s been a little while since I posted a visual progress update for The Theatre, but I’ve been making a good amount of progress. I’ve been focusing almost entirely on the area outside the theatre itself (the “external”). It’s changed … Continue reading

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