Day 175: Bubsy 3D – Bubsy Visits The James Turrell Retrospective

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Sometimes I feel as if my inability to stick to a singular idea or theme is my greatest barrier towards building an audience. To put it simply, I’m a bit too scatterbrained, unable to decide if I should cover the latest and greatest hit AAA titles or the most obscure and esoteric works that I can find. The unfortunate (?) truth is that my pallette has room for both, though admittedly a bit of a bias towards the latter.

I can’t help it. I like new and weird things, but I do fear that today’s game will probably be lost on a lot of people, requiring a familiarity with the polygonal dumpster fire known as Bubsy 3D along with an appreciation for satirical art criticism. It’s a very specific Venn diagram we’re drawing here, though I do think that Bubsy Visits The James Turrell Retrospective has merit as a simple observation in surrealist nonsense, re-purposing the titular character as a gatekeeper for something he was never intended for, i.e. looking at art installations and jumping into random coffins.

For me, that’s just Saturday, but other people find it weird. I dunno.

If nothing else, I’d say it works as a brief assessment of your tolerance for the unconventional. Failing that, you could simply point and laugh at the often self-serious nature of art (and by proxy, gaming) critique. I suppose that puts me in a bit of a looking glass scenario by sitting here and telling you that the Bubsy 3D browser joke game has a message worth considering.

Now that I think about it, I may need to lay down for a while.

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