Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 18 June 2017)

2017-06-23 Thread quiddity
On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 9:36 AM, quiddity  wrote:
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[and now with functional links...]
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/776155051164484447/28E97E8E84B87B493DFC030BB7EC24941153555E/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/776155051161527940/37B6D43A1ED2AA3B1BBD4FAC03A8715E8C005510/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/776155947779316008/25065E3A5E124FAD31C6AC715691B27A95C807F7/

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] What's making you happy this week? (Week of 18 June 2017)

2017-06-23 Thread quiddity
Making me happy for the last few weeks:
The whimsical computer game/sandbox-toy ''Everything'',[1] which I think is
a cross between the video ''Powers of Ten'',[2] and the game ''Katamari
Damacy''.[3] It's a whimsical walking simulator, in which you change
size-scales (photon to galaxy), collect and transform between hundreds of
entity types, and listen to occasional speech excerpts from Alan Watts and
a pleasant long instrumental soundtrack.

Relevance: It has an "autoplay" mode, which essentially transforms it into
a wonderful screensaver. That autoplay mode includes a "documentary-mode"
feature, which adds text descriptions. Many of those descriptions come from
(English & Simple) Wikipedia! See screenshots:
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/77615505116448444
7/28E97E8E84B87B493DFC030BB7EC24941153555E/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/77615505116152794
0/37B6D43A1ED2AA3B1BBD4FAC03A8715E8C005510/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/77615594777931600
8/25065E3A5E124FAD31C6AC715691B27A95C807F7/

1. http://www.everything-game.com/ (Linux/Mac/Win/PS4, available on
GOG/Itch/Steam/Humble)
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powers_of_Ten_(film) 
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katamari_Damacy
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