Yes, my back still stings. After my snooze yesterday, I had a lot of catch-up to do, so I’m coming up for air long enough to share a few things I only got to play with for a few minutes apiece before returning to work and chanting my “stop the cramp in my back” mantra. What mantra? It kind of just “popped in there” during one of the early assaults on my nervous system, and it was the song (of which I can only find an embedded sample on this next link, but you’ll get the gist) “Uncle Jack Sez Relax” by Charles Webb and Tom Bolton. I just start chanting the chorus until Mr. Nicholson has frightened most of the nasty pain signals away.
I also take comfort in the occasional computerized game, such as:
• Misadventures: This is a game hearkening back to the old Atari 2600 game, Adventure, only with more elder gods and horror thrown in. It’s a little on the unforgiving side (but what abomination from beyond wouldn’t be?) and you have limited lives before you have to start over, but it’s pretty compelling/spooky.
• This next link is to the IndieGoGo page for a game in development, but it has the “sandbox” version available for free: Sinking Simulator is a game where you basically create the next Titanic and watch it take on water and head for Davy Jones’ locker. Some people just want to watch the world drown…
• And finally we have Bladeless. It’s kind of like “Rock-Paper-Scissors-ATTACK” in that you pick a defense followed by a follow-through which triggers if you’ve picked to block the correct part of your swordsman. Did I mention there were swords involved? It’s also on the punishing side, success-wise, but the characters are pretty cool (for as long as they stay in one piece).