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Crayon Physics creator buys a 360 so he can download Braid

In 2006, I marched into my then-workplace and crowed that I had finally purchased an Xbox 360.

A coworker was suspicious. “Is this so you can play Geometry Wars at home?” he asked.

I glowered. “Yes,” I said quietly.

In short, I own a 360 so’s to download things.

Jumpman - from Braid

Last Wednesday, Crayon Physics creator Petri Purho announced he had purchased a 360 specifically so he could buy and play Braid. Is there any more glowing a compliment?

Yes, there is. Earlier in the day, Purho wrote:

...[A]fter playing the game I got somewhat depressed because of it. So if you’re an aspiring game designer and you think you know something about game design, don’t play this game. You will get depressed, sad, and fanboyish towards [lead designer] Jonathan [Blow].

There is nothing so bittersweet as loving something so much, you wish you had made it yourself.

One response to “Crayon Physics creator buys a 360 so he can download Braid” »

  1. Kevin Bunch says:

    I don’t think it’s very surprising that the majority of the Xbox 360 games I own are downloaded. When the bulk of the disc based library are game types I simply don’t care much for, it’s refreshing to know I can just throw on Geometry Wars or Pac-Man CE or even Ultimate Mortal Kombat, and play a few games, and move on to something else.

    I’m pretty happy Braid has gotten a lot of respect and even sales at their price point.

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