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We're Twitching

on October 29, 2012

The newly-minted multi-award winning games site Hookshot Inc. has recently started a lovely podcast. I listened to Episode #2 over the weekend, where the four Hookshotters tackled the word 'twitch' (as it relates to games, rather than the ornithological hobby).

As it happens, 'twitch' is a word close to the hearts of everyone toiling away here in the Ludometrics Lounge for reasons which will become obvious. The podcast itself (which has an eminently reasonable time requirement of about 23 minutes) is well worth a listen, so I won't talk too much about it here, although I do like the definition of twitch games having a sort of purity of play.

What I will do, however, is add my own definition of what twitch gaming is to me: you have one thing to do, so you'd better start doing it really well if you want to climb the leaderboard. As it happens, that's exactly what [REDACTED] relies on. Just as with Canabalt, the one thing you had to do was jump, so it will be with this game. No jumping in our game, though. Or perhaps there is?

Anyway, listen to the podcast and you'll have a good sense of where we're heading.