Kimura’s Diary: On “Cows”
This is Kimura-san, your indie-videogame-making Uncle.
As you know, I’m currently hard at work developing a new RPG.
Today, I’d like to talk about “cows”.
In this world, there are very talented “professionals”,
who can create exactly what they’ve been assigned.
Sadly, I am not such a game developer.
For example, if someone asked me to make X,
I probably couldn’t do it.
In that sense, I am not a “professional”.
Well, then, what am I?
In short, I am a “cow”.
One day, in the Swiss countryside,
I was on a farm, watching cows.
You’d see these cows, they’d eat some grass,
and then they’d move to a tree to lick something.
As it turns out, there was a “salt lick” suspended from a tree branch…
They’d eat grass, and then they’d lick the salt.
Eat grass, lick salt, eat grass, lick salt…
Back and forth, endlessly.
At the time I thought, “cows are ridiculous”,
but the longer I think about it,
I realize that I’m just like those cows.
Chulip is a silly “yang” game.
Rule of Rose is a melancholic “yin” game.
Dandy Dungeon is a “yang” game.
Black Bird is a “yin” game.
In other words, I might be just like those cows,
endlessly going back and forth between point A and B,
just giving in to the whims of my appetite.
I wonder which way our next game will lean.
To be honest, I won’t really know until it is finished,
and even I am looking forward to seeing how it will turn out.
Anyway, here is a question for you.
Is this “Western-style house” going to be
a “yin” worldview, or a “yang” worldview?
What do you think?
October 29, 2022
Your Indie Game Making Uncle
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