Cursor*10: Cooperate By Oneself
Cursor*10 is a fantastic, fantastic game by designer Yoshio Ishii. I’m not going to give you too much info on how to play, as I think part of the delight of this game is the discovery process… figuring out how it works, and what the best strategy is.
One hint: The tagline used on the main screen (Cooperate by oneself?!) is not a grammar error.
This game has all the elements I admire – intuitive interface, challenging gameplay, and of course the discovery process that occurs as you figure out how to play, and how to progress.
After figuring out how the game works, I found myself saying out loud “This is great, this is great.” Out loud. I was so taken by the game, I feel like I stopped playing and was just admiring how it was working.
Interestingly, as I was looking up the Yoshio Ishii’s name, I discovered that he had a ton of games… and a ton of them reviewed on jayisgames.com.