The notes scattered throughout Yharnam in Bloodborne can be helpful, trickery, or somewhere in-between. In the case of author Natalie Zed, however, she’s trying to leave behind poetry.
Quite a lot of haiku, in fact. Exactly one hundred and ninety-eight.
IGN shares the great little story about why a former Sonic the Hedgehog developer kept a short poem near his desk. The poem read: "Shigeru Miyamoto is a fart." It wasn't an insult; it was a motivational tool!
What do you think about when you think about poetry? Does a 1950s beatnik stereotype come into your head? Do you think of a smoky café where open-mike slams happen every Saturday night? Are memories of Pole Position summoned when you think of free verse? Depending on your tastes, it sometimes might feel like poetry…
I think we've all been there: you're young, you're bored, you decide to write some poetry about your favorite video game.
A Slow Year, the anthology of "video game poems" Dr. Ian Bogost wrote for the Atari 2600, has published a special edition befitting a work of art. The box is hand-crafted and bound in red leather, with foil-stamped gold lettering. The set sells for $500 and only 20 are available, but admiring it is free.
Games can be so LOUD, and also often so poorly-written, that the opportunity for moments of quiet reflection often pass us by. Time then for some gaming haiku.
Kikiyama's Yume Nikki is a poem written in videogame.