Comics about digital games
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Comments: 3 (latest 5 days later)
Tagged: mechanical turk, online poker, quick links, rock band, comics
A cheap topic, perhaps -- there are web-comics about everything. But I stumbled across two of these this week, and was reminded about the third. So let us venture forth.
(Links are to the first strip of each comic.)
+EV -- Bobby Crosby
Clockwork Game -- Jane Irwin
My Name is Might Have Been -- Catherynne M. Valente, Ferrett Steinmetz, Avery A. Liell-Kok
To be honest, the binding thread across these three comics is my reaction: "Why... would somebody... be writing a comic... about that?" (Picture plaintive gesticulation of at least three limbs.) I plead guilty to the freak show. In each case, however, there is an answer to the question.
+EV is written to the audience of a great and powerful online gaming industry -- of which I know practically nothing. (I even have friends who work in that industry! But the all-seeing eye of Zarf is really pretty nearsighted and parochial. I stick with my non-third-person adventure games. It's a life.)
Clockwork Game concerns a piece of gaming history. It's too young a strip for the plot to be apparent, but I'm intrigued.
And My Name is Might Have Been is self-justifying. I won't spoil it.