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Sexy Hiking was the original game about having to climb obstacles with a hammer controlled by a mouse. It was infuriatingly difficult.
This strange game about a cartoon man with floating hands was made by an enigma from Poland known as "Jazzuo". Jazzuo released a string of B-grade games online, small and ugly and odd things with control schemes that seemed deed by aliens. While rarely remembered today, they were an important influence on the indie games that would follow—most obviously Sexy Hiking's spiritual sequel Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy.
Even then it had been out for a of years, but Derek revived it with this post. As he anticipated, it was an extremely controversial title in the TIGSource community. Adam Saltsman of Canabalt and Overland fame called it "the single worst game I have ever played". Honestly, at the time I dismissed the game, but it became something of a meme among indie game developers, and I never really forgot about it.
Years later, I changed my opinion of the game when I showed it to my students at NYU, as part of a class on games by European developers, and I realized how timeless the de was. I think Getting Over It is great because it brought outsider art to the masses in a respectful way. But it's still worth experiencing the original. Derek Yu: The things I loved about Sexy Hiking are what I assume people love about Getting Over It now—a unique and frustrating challenge sexy viking game with a bizarre premise.
Sexy Hiking does beat Getting Over It in one particular category, however, and that's the title. While "Getting Over It" is a good name and Bennett was, for a long time, considered an expert namer of games on the TIGSource Forums, I think even he would agree that "Sexy Hiking" is one of the best game names of all time.
BF: Definitely one of the best titles! Be careful, some of his games are in extremely poor taste! DY: He created another game in called Hermies the game that was very similar in concept to 's Genital Jousting. I have no idea if the creators of Genital Jousting played Hermies, but either way it's proof that Jazzuo was ahead of his time. What makes Jazzuo's games so special to me is how raw they are.
When I play a game by him or a similar creator, it always feels intimate and honest. As a game developer, it's tempting to start obsessing over polish and making sure the player has a nice, comfortable time, and his games are a reminder that we're also artists trying to express something of ourselves. But sexy viking game still worth experiencing the original, since there are some aspects that can't be polished without losing something.
He made games that were completely unconnected to this series, but personally I think his experimentation with mouse controls led to the most timeless work. And what is it you hope they get out of it? BF: They reacted in much the same way as indie developers did in —they were polarized.
Some of them became angry at it and refused to continue playing it, a few were captivated by it. I have showed so many old games to students, and honestly sexy viking game they can only take a dry academic interest because norms of user interaction and game de have moved on so much from the 80s and 90s. If they get really engaged in playing a game for enjoyment you know it must be timeless. Those games are really in the minority… obviously people still enjoy Mario and Mega Man, but it's a real joy to me if I can find timeless games that American students are entirely unaware of: Alexei Pajitnov's ShawlDavid Braben's ZarchMike Singleton's Lords of Midnight.
That's a huge area of inspiration in my own work. But more than that Sexy Hiking just makes a very arresting first impression; there's something really unusual about how it looks, even though the quality is very low. I'm a big believer in the power of games that have an original and powerful 'first screenshot'.
Sometimes people who make B-movies end up becoming almost folk heroes, like Ed Wood or Tommy Wiseau, but that doesn't seem to happen in games. We don't have the same appreciation for B-games we have for B-movies. Why do you think that is? DY: Videogames are still young compared to movies and it takes time to foster that kind of appreciation. But Jazzuo is certainly a folk hero to a lot of people in the indie game community and there's a YouTube video of someone beating Sexy Hiking sexy viking game has overviews as I'm writing this.
Hopefully Getting Over It will keep bringing him to people's attention. BF: Culturally we just don't recognize the individuals who make games, even in the cases of solo-authored games. Of course there are exceptions, like Jonathan Blow or the great Japanese auteur deers, but generally game reviews and previews don't talk at all about the deers, game players don't know who the deers are, and game deers work actively to make sure their identities are invisible in their games and sometimes even in the credits.
Given that I am not actually Jazzuo as far as you know June 15, Jazzuo's a bit of an enigma, having disappeared from games entirely.
Would you like to follow in his footsteps some day, just move on and leave a baffling legacy? BF: Well, times are different, and I have given enough interviews now that I think people would have a pretty good idea of who I was and what I was trying to do, if I suddenly broke contact and moved to the mountains.
But no, I hope to potter along making games, most of which will be pretty unpopular. DY: I plan on staying in games for a long time, but I understand wanting to dissociate from the industry at times. I try to only read and interact with the parts of gaming that are positive for me mentally.
I realize that I'm fortunate to be able to do so—not everyone has that luxury. A baffling legacy sounds awesome, sexy viking game Other than that, well… B-game is a pretty loosely defined term, which blends into other groupings like " kusoge ", and I think the heart of it is games that are deliberately unpolished.
I love Pajitnov and Pokhilko's Magnetic Crane frombut it predates developers who thought of themselves as making B-games. And I guess even though it costs money, we could also count Justin Smith's Realistic Summer Sports Simulatorone of my favorite games of all time.
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