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jimgreer20 karma

Man, so many choices.

I love games with some kind of experimental mechanism, like Continuity, a great puzzle-platformer where you slide the tiles to rearrange the levels: http://www.kongregate.com/games/glimajr/continuity

All of jmtb02's games are great - I especially love Elephant Quest: http://www.kongregate.com/games/ArmorGames/elephant-quest

jimgreer19 karma

To me the thing that web games can do that's hard in other genres is to start with a completely novel idea and explore it. Tough in bigger-budget games. Some of my favorites are:

http://www.kongregate.com/games/glimajr/continuity http://www.kongregate.com/games/briderider/fps-man

Others are just super fun because they get at the essence of other genres in miniature:

Stealth: http://www.kongregate.com/games/luksy/the-classroom-3 Shooter: http://www.kongregate.com/games/SeanCooper/boxhead-more-rooms Strategy: http://www.kongregate.com/games/ChannelFour/1066 Building: http://www.kongregate.com/games/inXile_Ent/fantastic-contraption

And then there's the high-concept games like: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Rete/dont-shit-your-pants http://www.kongregate.com/games/Mazapan/you-have-to-burn-the-rope

jimgreer16 karma

What was your reaction when GameStop bought Kongregate?

Well, if Emily and I had been opposed to GameStop buying us, it wouldn't have happened. The most important thing to us was that we'd continue to be independent from whatever company bought us. When you get bought by a big retailer that's 2000 miles away, that's much more possible. Moreover, we had assurances from GameStop execs that they wanted to learn from us, and they knew that we understood online and mobile gaming better than they did. And, in fact, they were true to their word.

Do you like tacos?

I fucking love tacos. San Francisco is known for it's burritos, but tacos are way more flavorful, and you can eat more of them without falling asleep.

jimgreer15 karma

Early on we talked to Edmund McMillen (who went on to make Super Meat Boy) about coming up with a logo for us. He drew a lot of concepts, we liked the ant best. Ants are individually weak, but strong when they come together - that evoked the community of game developers and players that we were looking to build...

jimgreer11 karma

Well, first off, I'm realistic about how long it's going to take to change money in politics.

The good news is that there's almost no reform issue that has such overwhelming support. 84% of americans think that our system for financing elections either needs a complete overhaul or major changes. It's almost as high among Republicans as Democrats.

The biggest problem is that no one thinks that change is possible. If you want something, but don't think it can happen, you don't put real pressure on elected officials to change.

Getting this bill passed in California would help break that cycle of hopelessness, and could kindle a movement that would spread to other states. California has led on a number of other reform issues in the past.

The reason we made this a SuperPAC is pretty simple. There are already a lot of great groups that are promoting reform. But politicians are motivated mostly by fear of losing an election. As a SuperPAC, we can run ads calling them out for being cynical on this issue. No one wants that, especially in a liberal state.