Physical Game • Santa Cruz, CA • 2015
We can do many things with games - we can learn, compete, connect, escape, and empathize (as only some verbs of many). One
oft-forgotten role of games is the resolution of conflict. It is said that games are the whole
of existence in utopia, but perhaps they are also a way to get there. Let us settle things with
a game. Let us determine
what do we do now.
Revolver 1 is a game of conflict resolution for 2 players, created in the style of a New Games game. The game blends the
Meisner acting technique, formal conflict resolution, and the pleasures of Caillois's ilinx into
a playful ritual experience. A solo project created at UC Santa Cruz's jam site in 48 hours for
the 2015 Global Game Jam.