Continuing the minimizing-power-consumption fantasy console theme: what if there were a fantasy console designed around the limitations of electrophoretic displays - e-ink/e-paper displays?
If you're designing for a display with a max refresh rate of 3 Hz - and which has all kinds of ghosting when used at that rate, and a serious chance of damaging the display if you're not careful - how do you design your games?
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@packbat visual novel, but more
@LogicalDash visual novels would translate really well, yeah
choice-based text adventures, even parser-based text adventures for people who don't mind keyboard lag
Myst-likes with animations designed to work within the limitations of the display
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@packbat but give it a decent processor and you get a whole genre of Dragon Pass clones
@packbat games that *look* like board games would do fine, I think
You could do a Civilization on it
@packbat it would probably be pretty easy to make one of these! Pick a popular ebook reader with a broken bootloader and go to town
just noticed that the image preview on @packbat has eye contact in it - ☝🏽 e-paper fantasy console concept post
@blueberrysoft the powers of MODERATION!
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@packbat I have a synth with a little eink screen on it. i love that it keeps the info on it even when off, which could be a fun thing to work with in a game too.
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