Monday, October 09, 2006

Non-games and Toyplay: Preliminary list

Ok, so I am terribly busy at the moment, but still trying to put together a list of software games and products that explore toyplay and paidia over ludus experiences - less goals, more play, well, you know my usual yadda yadda. No time for that again right now.

So here is what I could get from previous posts. I'll welcome contributions and also arguments against specific names on my list (I'm not so sure about some of them).

  • The Sims
  • Sim City
  • Elektroplankton
  • Warioware DS's Toy Room
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
  • Experimental Gameplay Project (Tower of Goo)
  • Nintendogs
  • Animal Crossing DS
  • Psychedelia
  • I, Robot
  • Colourscape
  • Second Life
  • Talkman
  • Neon
  • Brain Training
  • Fridge Magnets
  • Façade
  • Google Earth
  • Ragdoll Bush
  • Insular
  • BlockCad
  • Make-a-Flake
  • Mario Paint
  • Comic Book Dollhouse
  • Sand (Java web-game)
  • The Joy of Painting
  • Ms Flight Simulator
  • Ken Perlin experiments
  • Sim Tunes
  • SoupToys
  • Lego Digital Designer
  • The Movies

Any thoughts?

3 comments:

Chris said...

I'm not certain about The Movies... you should probably talk to someone who has played with this.

Why Animal Crossing DS and not regular Animal Crossing?

I guess I should mention Seaman (Dreamcast).

As well as Psychedelia, Trip-a-Tron maybe should be mentioned?

Does Deus Ex Machina count (ZX Spectrum/C64)...? Not sure about this. It's not very toyplay, but it's quite nongame.

The Harvest Moon games may also be worth considering; although there is a certain amount of goal direction, they have much in common with Animal Crossing.

Best wishes!

Ulrik said...

There's also Septemter 12th and Madrid from http://www.newsgaming.com/

Chico Queiroz said...

Ulrik: Thanks a lot for reminding me of those! I´ll include them on the list later. They are certainly very representative titles.

Chris: You´re right, I´m not so sure about the Movies either - but my guess is that it allows paidic play more or less independently from its tycoon game structure. Let´s wait to confirm this one.

I´ve never heard about some of the titles you mention, so thanks a lot for pointing them. I´ll try to check them out. Why Animal Crossing DS and not regular Animal Crossing? Pure distraction, just that... :)

I´m quite sure I´m forgetting lots of stuff, but the list will take some time to be decently populated, I guess....

Best, and thanks a lot, both of you!

Copyright, Chico Queiroz