Move over, video games with the same ol’ boring three spatial dimensions. Four dimensions are the new hotness that will blow your mind. Here’s how one game is adding a whole other plane of reality to the video game landscape.
The above video will not help you in real, three-dimensional life. But it should help you understand how you'd be able to move if you could sidestep your way into a fourth spatial dimension—sort of like what might happen if a character in a 2D cartoon leapt into our 3D world.
Some games ask you to shoot, jump or strategize in ways that are similar to what you've done. Sure, there may be unique tweaks designed to pique your interest but you mostly go in knowing what to expect. Other games are different deep down in their DNA, challenging the way you do even the simplest things. Miegakure's…
Miegakure is a video game set in four spatial dimensions: specifically, the dimension that goes out to the sides, like your keyboard; the one that goes up, like a tree; the one that goes out deep, like a dog fetching a stick... and that other dimension, the one you can't point to unless you've got 4D fingers.
Earlier this week we brought you a story about a man who is making a video game that is laid out across four spatial dimensions. It's a platformer. But what, we had asked him, about a 4D racing game?
Marc ten Bosch is the only man I have ever treated as if he had a super-power. Not super-strength. Not heat vision. Something better.
Tired of stodgy corporate games made by The Man and his minions? We're playing the 31 best indie games for a change of pace —- and so we can judge them. Today, Miegakure.