if my part of the fediverse missed it, Terry Cavanagh published the source code for VVVVVV: http://distractionware.com/blog/2020/01/vvvvvv-is-now-open-source/ and with the existing subset of the assets for level creation being freely distributed, you have yourself a nice fun set of things to play with and port to ATMs: http://distractionware.com/blog/category/vvvvvv-make-and-play/
@unexpected *extremely Patrick Star voice* let’s take the homeless... and push them SOMEWHERE ELSE (i.e. into those vacant homes)
this is also why PvP is usually unplayable in these games- they're selling the feeling of invincibility to whales, and unless you pay, you're not really a customer to them - you're a part of the product they're selling to whales. the feeling of beating your ass into the ground is what they're selling to anyone with a few grand to spare
here's my hot take on gacha games: they are the natural progression of electronic gaming under capitalism
the vast majority of gacha games have two tiers of players: whales, who can spend thousands of dollars on the game, and everyone else, who by and large don't pay but might be convinced into throwing ten bucks now and again
this mirrors exactly the structure of the real economy, where a small number of people have large amounts of disposable income, and everyone else barely scrapes by
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