Gamers Believe in Getting Better
When we need to grind experience points, we seek out enemies at the edge of our current abilities. We seek optimal challenge.
‘Hyper Light Drifter’ Is Moody, Mysterious, and Minimalistic
The best riddles inspire dedication and near-obsession to arrive at an answer. Hyper Light Drifter inspires those qualities in its players.
The Barkley Marathon and Incomprehensible Game Design
The challenge of understanding something enough to beat it is part of the joy of unraveling incomprehensible game design.