Monday, May 23, 2016
CAPSULE REVIEW: The Beginner's Guide
The Beginner's Guide
You can get The Beginner's Guide at http://thebeginnersgui.de/
The Beginner's Guide is a narrated exploration game which is also a meditation on a particular type of unhealthy fan/creator relationship, exploring themes of hero worship, difficulties of the creative process, and imposing our own meaning on others' work that reflects more on us than on them. It's a message game, aimed at an audience you may or may not be a member of, but either way it's skillfully done and you'll likely be thinking about the game long after the hour and a half or so it takes to walk through it.