Brian Crecente over at Kotaku has started a Game Club. The idea is to provide a place for intelligent discussion about games, in the manner of a book club.
As Brian explains:
I’m a strong believer that people and by extension their work tend to rise to meet their expectations. If we as gamers start to look more critically at games, at their plots, the nuance of control, the deeper meaning found within a title, I think developers will feel more appreciated and, more importantly, will be more willing to spend time working on those things rather than on better graphics.
Of course I’m also painfully naive.
They’ve chosen Moonpod’s Mr. Robot as the first game to play, in a test run of sorts. I’m not exactly sure that Mr. Robot is a deeper meaning kind of game, but it is an interesting indie game that tries to do something a little different, and represents a good choice.
Here’s the original post announcing the Game Club.
Here’s a kick-off post with some additoinal detail.
Here are the rules, and how you’d go about participating.