The Beginner’s Guide was a PC game I played on my classmate drewch’s Steam account (funny enough we both decided to create Unity games for our final projects).

The game uses narration and a series of another (likely fictional) game designer’s works to construct a sense of this unknown artist’s character. The game is really powerful not because of intensely beautiful visuals, story (in the traditional sense), or fun gameplay. It’s really about the way the viewer projects their own memories onto the works this unknown game designer seemingly created about his own problems.

The use of games as really an art medium made me want to explore games as part of my own practice. I’m also very interested in the use of lights within artworks. The simulation of lights within the Unity game space is something I wanted to play with. This led me to make something in Unity for the final project.

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