Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

May 11, 2009 -

Clover, an Xbox Live Community Game being developed by Binary Tweed has now launched. As GamePolitics reported recently, the story which unfolds in Clover was heavily influenced by the run-up to the Iraq War.

In fact, Binary Tweed calls the game a "watercolour political platform puzzler," and those are four words you don't hear strung together very often.

From the Clover press release:

Already in the hands of some early-bird gamers, the true nature of Clover's political plot is becoming clear. “It's been great to read emails from gamers who have picked up on the historical and political references - if Clover has one objective, it's to make people think.” commented Binary Tweed's Deejay. Heavily inspired by the events preceding the 2003 Iraq war, the game invites players to draw their own conclusions from unfurling events.


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Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

It kind of feels and plays like Dizzy, but with less Anthropomorphic eggs.

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

Is this game pro-war or anti-war or objectively neutral?

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

And more importantly, is it enjoyable?

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

Enjoyability is always better than political position. An unwritten rule.

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"The sun will always rise tomorrow. We can only live for today, and hope more days will come." -Unknown

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"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

I don't think people come off Schindlers List as an enjoyable movie.

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

But it's still a watchable film, competently telling its story with competent actors- nobody would be hailing it as a classic if it was performed by first-year high school drama students deadpan-shouting all their lines with no regard to timing while all wearing the exact same identical neon tracksuits and the camera pointing the wrong way.

Likewise, if Clover is a barely-controllable mess full of bugs and illogical puzzles, nobody's going to even consider the political elements of the title.

/b

 

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

Hah. Schindlers List. What a load of tripe.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

"the game invites players to draw their own conclusions from unfurling events."

That's nice of it, what with people being too stupid to do that without being given express permission.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

"...if Clover has one objective, it's to make people think."

Oh my God! It's a Level 10 Subversion Alert! This game needs to be banned at once before people start thinking things we don't want them to think! Quickly, before someone decides to take over the United States and lead the whole world into Hell with their sinful ways! *foams at the mouth*

[/sarcasm]

In other news, I read Harrison Bergeron in English class last week. Let's hope the government decides not to hunt down the people that are thinking the "wrong" things and shoot them dead with a shotgun.

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"The sun will always rise tomorrow. We can only live for today, and hope more days will come." -Unknown

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"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

Lol, I actually laughed at that. Pretty much sums up the American way of thought these days, as much as I hate to admit it.

-If an apple a day keeps the doctor away....what happens when a doctor eats an apple?-

-Optimum est pati quod emendare non possis-It is best to endure what you cannot change-

Re: Politically-influenced Clover Launches on XBL

Indeed, it does. This conspiracy really showed its face during the Second Red Scare, especially McCarthy's runaround.

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"The sun will always rise tomorrow. We can only live for today, and hope more days will come." -Unknown

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"A Chrono Trigger is anything that unleashes its will or desire to change history!" -Gaspar
 
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