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SwingSets by Kevin Bolander


SwingSets by Kevin Bolander is a simulated physics game that can be played with a variable soundtrack for as long as the player wants to continue.  It has many different types of music from Classical themed to Hip Hop.  It caught my attention because I have been noticing a trend with students developing video games that are non-violent / non-confrontational but still have absorbing objectives.  Basically, they are relaxing video games.

I just got around to editing the video for SwingSets which was also featured at the same time as the Artemis game demo; both were featured last May during Manifest Urban Arts Festival at Columbia College.  These games are extensions from ones I saw at Art of Play 4 in 2011 such as 10:15 to Clerkenwell, described by one of its creators as “a point, non-click relaxation adventure” scrolling video game which first appears at just after the four minute mark in the video with a preview and interview at the seven minute mark of the video.

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