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Gaming whether by console or computer had a variety of game types in the beginning. About the year 2000, new 3D graphics platforms appeared and almost overnight the variety disappeared.
The balance of gaming went towards action, mayhem games, or fast vehicle racing. Interesting puzzle, logic, and innovative nonviolent games dwindled. Once in a while the beta type game pops up and becomes popular, but it has mostly been relegated to the realm of children. There are game designers and artists out in cyberspace creating innovative, mind enhancing game formats.
Micheal Samyn and Auriea Harvey are digital graphics artists who have created games that are not about gaming, but about having an experience. Their collaboration together has resulted in several formats which if one keeps an open mind, and has patience a player will have an emotional experience while playing. The experiences cannot be defined because for each person depending on their mood, background, and their life issues their gaming sensations are different. The games have been recognized and awarded by numerous entities.The Endless Forest is their MMORPG game and you become a fawn residing in a living artistic portrait of a forest. No rules. No talk. Fatale is a cryptic tale of Salome where every move a player makes slowly results in an illumination. A creation called The Path is found on the STEAM platform and many other venues. In the game the player answers the question of “Which path will you take the path of needles or the path of pins?”
It is a different mindset one needs to experience.