Tag Archives: Fantasies

Space Funeral

RPG Maker 2003. Load of rubbish, right?* It makes me think of endless JRPG clones: unsubtle homages to games that were already dull. Identikit fantasies where the farmboy protagonist leaves home on an epic quest to save the land, pick up purple-haired chicks with thyroidal eyes, and loot everything he can get his pixellated hands on. Space Funeral is no different to these games in some respects. You play as Philip, a man who leaves home on a linear mission to right the wrongs of his world. You fight monsters in turn based battles, gain experience, and collect loot. Sounds…

Lucid Dreaming and Games

Have you ever had a lucid dream? Have you ever realized you’re dreaming, and with this realisation, been able to influence its course? Most people I’ve asked have told me that this has happened at least once to them, but not often. I experience lucid dreams around once a week. They’ve been a constant of my sleeping habits for the last two years after I decided to train myself to increase the frequency of their occurrence. This involved keeping a journal to help identify recurring objects and patterns in my dreams, not hitting the snooze button, and repeatedly questioning whether…