Thomas Beard is a musician with the Consortium. He’s also a writer and a dedicated gamer, and currently hard at work designing the soundtrack for the first Consortium videogame. In the meantime, he’s offered to share some of his gaming experiences in a regular column here.
I opened The Polynomial with the screen brightness turned all the way up and the first word out of my mouth was “Shiny.” It was just before Christmas and the game’s techno “Jingle Bells” filled my little apartment as the game confronted me with a menu full of options. Behind the menu, bright neon fractals flowed across the screen. Not one to tinker before testing something out, I was pleased to find a “Start Game” button right where I wanted it, so I ignored the options and dove right in. Read More→