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‘Game that starts like Duck Hunt…’

Going through an old notes file—a stash of loose ideas—and came across:

Game that starts like Duck Hunt, but then becomes this, like, pagan ritual -- the duck, when you hit it, explodes in a sea of color -- rainbow streamers -- the sky turns dark -- you have woken some dark Duck God...

Yep, still totally into that one.


I love that you switched to a courier like font to quote this.

Sharat B. says…

If this game was developed, John Cleese, a la Fawlty Towers, might say: “If you don’t like duck, you’re rather stuck!”

@Saheli: Doesn’t it remind you of the text in old console games, or the early Megaman PC games???

I recounted this post to my 13 year-old brother today, after he described a made-up video game where you battle through surrealist paintings. He thought it was awesome.

(he’s since been repeating the phrase “dark duck god.”)

I can’t get that phrase out of my head either, “the dark duck god”. Clever 13-year old brother you have. I agree, it is compelling. If he liked that, there is all sorts of similar stuff out there. Two good ones:
1. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. Black-and-white movie version or short story.
2. “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Short story.

a made-up video game where you battle through surrealist paintings

Makes me think of:

(Starting at 1:13)

I want one of your illustrator friends to draw this right now. This calls for an emergency drafting session. Help!

len says…

This sounds awesome and I took a picture in Japan of the Dark Duck God lair. All truth no lie.

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