Maggot Invaders: My Indiegame Artistic Statement About the Vain Challenges of Life and Death

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Maggot Invaders: My Indiegame Artistic Statement About the Vain Challenges of Life and Death

Space invaders, but with maggots…and not in space…and…well, its nothing like space invaders. It is very simple artistically. Most of my time and energy went into game mechanics.

Here is the intro video, but read on after watching:

 

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Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

I wanted to create a game that is lame and pointless — but for a good purpose. I am happy to have achieved that. The people who alpha-tested seemed to enjoy it, but one guy stopped playing when I added the wormy rotting meat. The motion, color, and structure of the white worms on the steak is more threatening than the inching maggots or even a zombie attack.

Adding to the game’s obvious physical and mentally deranged nature is the over-invented defense created to contain a rotting bird. During the game, it is your responsibility to build a small electrically charged army of robots and point-defense objects. These are needed to defend against disease as maggots come pouring out of the carcass in increasing numbers.

No invention of humans will stop nature’s powerful maggot production system.

I am also happy to say I did not have to go through the creative strain of creating a “you win!” screen. In this game, you always lose. In fact, the only real win you get is possibly holding out longer against your last score (which is not recorded), so the greatest satisfaction you will get is the idea that you are, maybe, less of a loser than the last time you played. Oh, and the game is very random. Your skill might not be enough. “The strong don’t have the race”, the wise man said.

How dark and insulting, you say! Well, therein lies the artistic statement of the game. It’s too true to be believable, or even appealing. But in the end, the rotting bird and maggots do make a powerful statement if you are listening. No invention of humans will stop nature’s powerful maggot production system.

 

By | 2017-11-25T12:47:58+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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