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fandom: 2019’s Top 100 Ships Shipping is Tumblr’s favorite sport, and this is the Big Game. Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley, Good Omens Klance −1Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender JuliantinaJuliana Valdés & Valentina Carvajal, Amar a muerte Reddie +25Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak, It Jikook −1Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS Phan −3Daniel Howell & Phil Lester, YouTubers Reylo −5Rey & Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe Malec +1Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters Bellarke −2Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin, The 100 Tyrus +34TJ & Cyrus, Andi Mack GendryaGendry & Arya Stark, Game of Thrones CatradoraCatra & Adora, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Supercorp −1Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor, Supergirl Kiribaku −8Kirishima Eijirou & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku No Hero Academia Bumbleby +52Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna, RWBY Stucky −6Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes, the Marvel universe Jonsa +44Jon Snow & Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones Bakudeku −2Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia Stony +5Steve Rogers & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe Destiel −9Dean Winchester & Castiel, Supernatural Tododeku −13Todoroki Shouto & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia Drarry −1Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter, the Harry Potter universe Jonerys +43Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones Jaime x BrienneJaime Lannister & Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones IronStrange −7Tony Stark & Dr. Steven Strange, the Marvel universe EluEliott Demaury & Lucas Lallemant, SKAM France PreathChristen Press & Tobin Heath, Athletes Sasusaku +2Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura, Naruto Sheith −24Keith & Shiro, Voltron: Legendary Defender Sprousehart −10Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart, Actors Harringrove +38Steve Harrington & Billy Hargrove, Stranger Things Symbrock −18Venom (symbiote) & Eddie Brock, the Marvel universe Adrienette +14Adrien Agreste & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Choni −21Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz, Riverdale Taekook −16Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook, BTS Marichat +5Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir RobronRobert Sugden & Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale Kaylor +11Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift, celebrities Erasermic +16Aizawa Shouta & Yamada Hizashi, Boku no Hero Academia Ladynoir +10Ladybug & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Bughead −18Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones, Riverdale Spideypool −14Spider-Man & Deadpool, the Marvel universe SpideychellePeter Parker & Michelle Jones, the Marvel universe MalexMichael Guerin & Alex Manes, Roswell, New Mexico Wolfstar +8Remus Lupin & Sirius Black, the Harry Potter universe Sterek −10Stiles Stilinski & Derek Hale, Teen Wolf ZaDrZim & Dib, Invader Zim DavenziMatteo Florenzi & David, Druck Camren −22Camila Cabello & Lauren Jauregui, Fifth Harmony Soriku Sora & Riku, Kingdom Hearts Wayhaught −36Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught, Wynonna Earp PepperonyPepper Potts & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe Nalu +19Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia, Fairy Tail Yoonmin −29Min Yoongi & Park Jimin, BTS LukanetteLuka Couffaine & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Lapidot −23Lapis Lazuli & Peridot, Steven Universe MilevenMike Wheeler & Eleven, Stranger Things Thorki −36Thor & Loki, the Marvel universe Merthur +28Merlin & Arthur Pendragon, Merlin Korrasami −22Korra & Asami Sato, The Legend of Korra Starco +3Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz, Star vs. the Forces of Evil BelizaEliza Taylor & Bob Morley, Actors McHanzo −46Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada, Overwatch SchmicoNico Kim & Levi Schmitt, Grey’s Anatomy Vmin −19Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin, BTS CrisanaCris Soto and Joana Bianchi, SKAM España  Johnlock −25John Watson & Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Hannigram −8Hannibal Lecter & Will Graham, Hannibal Kacchako −32Uraraka Ochako & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku no Hero Academia Snowbaz +29Simon Snow & Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch, Carry On Kaisoo +8Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo, EXO Deanoru −4Karolina Dean & Nico Minoru, Runaways Larry Stylinson −15Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson, One Direction WangxianLan Wangji & Wei Wuxian, Mo Dao Zu Shi IncantavaEdoardo Incanti & Eleonora Sava, SKAM Italia Clexa −28Clarke Griffin & Commander Lexa, The 100 Nygmobblepot −15Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot, Gotham SnufminSnufkin & Moomin, Moominvalley PosiePenelope Park & Josie Saltzman, Legacies Bubbline −54Princess Bubblegum & Marceline, Adventure Time BallumBen Mitchell & Callum Highway, EastEnders BranjieBrooklyn Lynn Hytes & Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, RuPaul’s Drag Race HiccstridHiccup Haddock & Astrid Hofferson, How to Train Your Dragon Prinxiety +4Princey & Anxiety, Thomas Sanders PeraltiagoJake Peralta & Amy Santiago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine RayllumCallum & Rayla, The Dragon Prince Victuuri −56Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki, Yuri!!! on Ice EntrapdakEntrapta & Hordak, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power ClintashaClint Barton & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe Tomdaya −6Tom Holland & Zendaya, Actors Spirk +6Spock & James Kirk, Star Trek SerireiSerizawa Katsuya & Reigen Arataka, Mob Psycho 100 Todomomo −23Todoroki Shouto & Yaoyorozu Momo, Boku no Hero Academia VoxmanLord Boxman & Professor Venomous, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes RomanogersSteven Rogers & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe Bechloe −62Beca Mitchell & Chloe Beale, Pitch Perfect ZelinkZelda & Link, The Legend of Zelda DavekatDave Strider & Karkat Vantas, Homestuck TerumobHanazawa Teruki & Kageyama Shigeo, Mob Psycho 100 DimilethDimitri & Byleth, Fire EmblemThe number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous year. The ones in bold weren’t on the list last year.: tumblr Year in Review Ships 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top 100 Ships Shipping is Tumblr’s favorite sport, and this is the Big Game. Ineffable HusbandsAziraphale & Crowley, Good Omens Klance −1Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender JuliantinaJuliana Valdés & Valentina Carvajal, Amar a muerte Reddie +25Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak, It Jikook −1Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS Phan −3Daniel Howell & Phil Lester, YouTubers Reylo −5Rey & Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe Malec +1Magnus Bane & Alec Lightwood, Shadowhunters Bellarke −2Bellamy Blake & Clarke Griffin, The 100 Tyrus +34TJ & Cyrus, Andi Mack GendryaGendry & Arya Stark, Game of Thrones CatradoraCatra & Adora, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Supercorp −1Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor, Supergirl Kiribaku −8Kirishima Eijirou & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku No Hero Academia Bumbleby +52Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna, RWBY Stucky −6Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes, the Marvel universe Jonsa +44Jon Snow & Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones Bakudeku −2Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia Stony +5Steve Rogers & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe Destiel −9Dean Winchester & Castiel, Supernatural Tododeku −13Todoroki Shouto & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia Drarry −1Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter, the Harry Potter universe Jonerys +43Jon Snow & Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones Jaime x BrienneJaime Lannister & Brienne of Tarth, Game of Thrones IronStrange −7Tony Stark & Dr. Steven Strange, the Marvel universe EluEliott Demaury & Lucas Lallemant, SKAM France PreathChristen Press & Tobin Heath, Athletes Sasusaku +2Uchiha Sasuke & Haruno Sakura, Naruto Sheith −24Keith & Shiro, Voltron: Legendary Defender Sprousehart −10Cole Sprouse & Lili Reinhart, Actors Harringrove +38Steve Harrington & Billy Hargrove, Stranger Things Symbrock −18Venom (symbiote) & Eddie Brock, the Marvel universe Adrienette +14Adrien Agreste & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Choni −21Cheryl Blossom & Toni Topaz, Riverdale Taekook −16Kim Taehyung & Jeon Jungkook, BTS Marichat +5Marinette Dupain-Cheng & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir RobronRobert Sugden & Aaron Dingle, Emmerdale Kaylor +11Karlie Kloss & Taylor Swift, celebrities Erasermic +16Aizawa Shouta & Yamada Hizashi, Boku no Hero Academia Ladynoir +10Ladybug & Chat Noir, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Bughead −18Betty Cooper & Jughead Jones, Riverdale Spideypool −14Spider-Man & Deadpool, the Marvel universe SpideychellePeter Parker & Michelle Jones, the Marvel universe MalexMichael Guerin & Alex Manes, Roswell, New Mexico Wolfstar +8Remus Lupin & Sirius Black, the Harry Potter universe Sterek −10Stiles Stilinski & Derek Hale, Teen Wolf ZaDrZim & Dib, Invader Zim DavenziMatteo Florenzi & David, Druck Camren −22Camila Cabello & Lauren Jauregui, Fifth Harmony Soriku Sora & Riku, Kingdom Hearts Wayhaught −36Waverly Earp & Nicole Haught, Wynonna Earp PepperonyPepper Potts & Tony Stark, the Marvel universe Nalu +19Natsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia, Fairy Tail Yoonmin −29Min Yoongi & Park Jimin, BTS LukanetteLuka Couffaine & Marinette Dupain-Cheng, Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Lapidot −23Lapis Lazuli & Peridot, Steven Universe MilevenMike Wheeler & Eleven, Stranger Things Thorki −36Thor & Loki, the Marvel universe Merthur +28Merlin & Arthur Pendragon, Merlin Korrasami −22Korra & Asami Sato, The Legend of Korra Starco +3Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz, Star vs. the Forces of Evil BelizaEliza Taylor & Bob Morley, Actors McHanzo −46Jesse McCree & Hanzo Shimada, Overwatch SchmicoNico Kim & Levi Schmitt, Grey’s Anatomy Vmin −19Kim Taehyung & Park Jimin, BTS CrisanaCris Soto and Joana Bianchi, SKAM España  Johnlock −25John Watson & Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Hannigram −8Hannibal Lecter & Will Graham, Hannibal Kacchako −32Uraraka Ochako & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku no Hero Academia Snowbaz +29Simon Snow & Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch, Carry On Kaisoo +8Kim Jongin & Do Kyungsoo, EXO Deanoru −4Karolina Dean & Nico Minoru, Runaways Larry Stylinson −15Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson, One Direction WangxianLan Wangji & Wei Wuxian, Mo Dao Zu Shi IncantavaEdoardo Incanti & Eleonora Sava, SKAM Italia Clexa −28Clarke Griffin & Commander Lexa, The 100 Nygmobblepot −15Edward Nygma & Oswald Cobblepot, Gotham SnufminSnufkin & Moomin, Moominvalley PosiePenelope Park & Josie Saltzman, Legacies Bubbline −54Princess Bubblegum & Marceline, Adventure Time BallumBen Mitchell & Callum Highway, EastEnders BranjieBrooklyn Lynn Hytes & Vanessa Vanjie Matteo, RuPaul’s Drag Race HiccstridHiccup Haddock & Astrid Hofferson, How to Train Your Dragon Prinxiety +4Princey & Anxiety, Thomas Sanders PeraltiagoJake Peralta & Amy Santiago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine RayllumCallum & Rayla, The Dragon Prince Victuuri −56Victor Nikiforov & Yuri Katsuki, Yuri!!! on Ice EntrapdakEntrapta & Hordak, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power ClintashaClint Barton & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe Tomdaya −6Tom Holland & Zendaya, Actors Spirk +6Spock & James Kirk, Star Trek SerireiSerizawa Katsuya & Reigen Arataka, Mob Psycho 100 Todomomo −23Todoroki Shouto & Yaoyorozu Momo, Boku no Hero Academia VoxmanLord Boxman & Professor Venomous, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes RomanogersSteven Rogers & Natasha Romanoff, the Marvel universe Bechloe −62Beca Mitchell & Chloe Beale, Pitch Perfect ZelinkZelda & Link, The Legend of Zelda DavekatDave Strider & Karkat Vantas, Homestuck TerumobHanazawa Teruki & Kageyama Shigeo, Mob Psycho 100 DimilethDimitri & Byleth, Fire EmblemThe number in italics indicates how many spots a ship moved up or down from the previous year. The ones in bold weren’t on the list last year.
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lessonsinsilence: lordrachaelmarissa: bando–grand-scamyon: suitepetite: nico-incognito: nerdyblackfangirl: asinine-sunshine: GO 👏 THE 👏 FUCK 👏 OFF. Also, the American educational system is trash. I applaud this child’s parents for giving her a voice and standing up against bias authority. (Can someone caption this?) Classroom full of mostly black and brown students: Black student: [unintelligible—and then]  …and then throwing everything away beneath it because it doesn’t pertain to you. I’m sorry — White teacher: —you know what, I’m sorry -I’m sorry… Black student: —No, no, no…I let you talk -I let you talk, you’re gonna let me talk. [Other students gasps] White student: Go ahead. Finish. Black student: I’m sorry that this is the way that it is. You’re right, it is fucked up. But white people control everything…and that’s not fair. And when anybody, any other minority tries to say anything about it or change it, we’re complaining or we’re ungrateful or all this other stuff because we still have this or that. But then you say something about ‘Oh, I don’t want—there’s too many Latinos and there’s too many—’ White teacher: I didn’t say that— [Various students disagree] White teacher: I said I want to control the border! Black student: You said you don’t want this to turn into a Latin country because there’ll be too many  White teacher: I did not say that. [Various students disagree] Student 2: You said you want to preserve the American culture. Black student: There is no American culture. American culture is EVERYTHING. [Various students agree] Random: Mayonnaise! [Students laugh] Black student: And because you are white and so closed-minded, you refuse to accept that, you refuse to accept— White teacher: Don’t tell me I’m closed-minded— Black student: Everything you’ve said to me is closed-minded. White teacher: Just because I don’t agree with you doesn’t mean I’m closed-minded. Black student: You don’t need to agree—I -I’ve had conversations with people that don’t agree with me, but if they at least listen and try to accept—you’re not accepting the truth. White teacher: Why do I have to accept what you think is right? Black student: You need to accept the truth! Not what I think is right, what is actually happening right— White teacher: Well, let me tell you what I think. You said white people have been in control of everything….who is the president of the United States right now?! Students: A black man! *Various sounds of incredulity* Black student: WITH A WHITE CONGRESS! WITH A WHITE SENATE! WITH WHITE EVERYTHING ELSE! HE DOESN’T HAVE THE CONTROL OF EVERYTHING! Random: GO OFF  Other Random: GO OFF– *The class is in an uproar* Random student: YOU ARE SO PRIVILEGED THAT YOU JUST DON’T SEE IT! White teacher: Do we have to yell?! Black student: Yes, because I’m mad. Reblogging for the captioning. Thanks! YES, BECAUSE I’M MAD. This gives me hope. I’m 22. I’m not that old, but I’m assuming I’m older than these students in the video. To see this young intelligent woman school her teacher on white privilege and the affects of white supremacy gives me hope. They are young and using their voice! This is gives me hope ya’ll.  this👏student👏deserves👏an👏award👏for👏putting👏up👏with👏that👏teacher👏 : lessonsinsilence: lordrachaelmarissa: bando–grand-scamyon: suitepetite: nico-incognito: nerdyblackfangirl: asinine-sunshine: GO 👏 THE 👏 FUCK 👏 OFF. Also, the American educational system is trash. I applaud this child’s parents for giving her a voice and standing up against bias authority. (Can someone caption this?) Classroom full of mostly black and brown students: Black student: [unintelligible—and then]  …and then throwing everything away beneath it because it doesn’t pertain to you. I’m sorry — White teacher: —you know what, I’m sorry -I’m sorry… Black student: —No, no, no…I let you talk -I let you talk, you’re gonna let me talk. [Other students gasps] White student: Go ahead. Finish. Black student: I’m sorry that this is the way that it is. You’re right, it is fucked up. But white people control everything…and that’s not fair. And when anybody, any other minority tries to say anything about it or change it, we’re complaining or we’re ungrateful or all this other stuff because we still have this or that. But then you say something about ‘Oh, I don’t want—there’s too many Latinos and there’s too many—’ White teacher: I didn’t say that— [Various students disagree] White teacher: I said I want to control the border! Black student: You said you don’t want this to turn into a Latin country because there’ll be too many  White teacher: I did not say that. [Various students disagree] Student 2: You said you want to preserve the American culture. Black student: There is no American culture. American culture is EVERYTHING. [Various students agree] Random: Mayonnaise! [Students laugh] Black student: And because you are white and so closed-minded, you refuse to accept that, you refuse to accept— White teacher: Don’t tell me I’m closed-minded— Black student: Everything you’ve said to me is closed-minded. White teacher: Just because I don’t agree with you doesn’t mean I’m closed-minded. Black student: You don’t need to agree—I -I’ve had conversations with people that don’t agree with me, but if they at least listen and try to accept—you’re not accepting the truth. White teacher: Why do I have to accept what you think is right? Black student: You need to accept the truth! Not what I think is right, what is actually happening right— White teacher: Well, let me tell you what I think. You said white people have been in control of everything….who is the president of the United States right now?! Students: A black man! *Various sounds of incredulity* Black student: WITH A WHITE CONGRESS! WITH A WHITE SENATE! WITH WHITE EVERYTHING ELSE! HE DOESN’T HAVE THE CONTROL OF EVERYTHING! Random: GO OFF  Other Random: GO OFF– *The class is in an uproar* Random student: YOU ARE SO PRIVILEGED THAT YOU JUST DON’T SEE IT! White teacher: Do we have to yell?! Black student: Yes, because I’m mad. Reblogging for the captioning. Thanks! YES, BECAUSE I’M MAD. This gives me hope. I’m 22. I’m not that old, but I’m assuming I’m older than these students in the video. To see this young intelligent woman school her teacher on white privilege and the affects of white supremacy gives me hope. They are young and using their voice! This is gives me hope ya’ll.  this👏student👏deserves👏an👏award👏for👏putting👏up👏with👏that👏teacher👏
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gaming: Indie Game Spotlight: Untitled Goose Game  Oh, boy, do we have an extra super horrible Indie Game Spotlight exclusive for you today! We’re talking, of course, of Untitled Goose Game, a slapstick simulator, where you play a goose hassling a town full of people who would very much like you to stop hassling them, please. It feels a bit like playing the videogame version of an old cartoon, complete with reactive soundtrack. Everything that happens in the game is very low stakes (the goose doesn’t get involved in political scandals, or drive a car off a ramp etc.), but there’s a lot of room for comedic performance in doing things like stealing clothes off a washing line and dumping them in a pond. The team at House House shares roles a lot, and so the game was predominantly designed collaboratively by four people. We chatted with Stuart Gillespie-Cook, who mostly works on animation. Also within House House is Jake Strasser, largely responsible for the design of levels and environments, Nico Disseldorp who does all the programming, and Michael McMaster who mostly works on art direction and UI. The iconic sound effects were made by Em Halberstadt, and Dan Golding designed the music. There’s also art from Kalonica Quigley and additional UI programming from Cherie Davidson. Stuart Gave us the lowdown on the curious title, the game mechanics, and dream crossovers. Read on! What’s the story behind the title of the game? This more or less happened by accident; at first, we just needed something to put on a video we were submitting to a festival. It’s become one of the best things about the game, and I’m so glad we stuck with it. I will say it’s a weird thing to explain when your very not-online hairdresser asks you “oh, what game are you working on?”  How did the team come up with the animation style? The whole visual style of the game is designed to be nice and clean, very readable and approachable. The animation specifically takes a lot of inspiration from slapstick and pantomime—with big, over the top reactions that are impossible to miss. We wanted to squeeze as much emotion as possible out of these people without facial expressions, so everything has to be evoked with body language. We also lean heavily on two dimensional, hand-drawn effects that are lifted from comics—lines to represent the direction of a honk, stars when someone hits their thumb with a hammer, etc. Untitled Goose Game offers a unique take on the puzzle genre. What other mechanics can we expect? Because it’s a game that’s largely about interacting with a bunch of people, the game borrows heavily from AI systems in stealth games. Playing with a character’s awareness of where the goose is, where they left their stuff, where that sound came from etc. is a big part of the comedy of the game. So, while it’s less restrictive than most stealth games, and there’s no real fail state (ie. if a character sees a goose, they’ll think “ah, there’s a goose” rather than “I’d better shoot and kill that spy”), those explicit behaviours that are so present in the stealth genre are really important in our goose game. If you could have the goose cross over into any cinematic or game universe, what would it be and why? It would be nice to see the goose chase Postman Pat over a hedgerow. That era of British children’s television has been a huge influence on the game. Otherwise, we’re always open to having the goose in Smash. Are you ready to fulfill your wildest dreams of becoming a mischevious goose and harassing people? Of course you are! Check out the website to find out how you can get your hands wings on Untitled Goose Game! : gaming: Indie Game Spotlight: Untitled Goose Game  Oh, boy, do we have an extra super horrible Indie Game Spotlight exclusive for you today! We’re talking, of course, of Untitled Goose Game, a slapstick simulator, where you play a goose hassling a town full of people who would very much like you to stop hassling them, please. It feels a bit like playing the videogame version of an old cartoon, complete with reactive soundtrack. Everything that happens in the game is very low stakes (the goose doesn’t get involved in political scandals, or drive a car off a ramp etc.), but there’s a lot of room for comedic performance in doing things like stealing clothes off a washing line and dumping them in a pond. The team at House House shares roles a lot, and so the game was predominantly designed collaboratively by four people. We chatted with Stuart Gillespie-Cook, who mostly works on animation. Also within House House is Jake Strasser, largely responsible for the design of levels and environments, Nico Disseldorp who does all the programming, and Michael McMaster who mostly works on art direction and UI. The iconic sound effects were made by Em Halberstadt, and Dan Golding designed the music. There’s also art from Kalonica Quigley and additional UI programming from Cherie Davidson. Stuart Gave us the lowdown on the curious title, the game mechanics, and dream crossovers. Read on! What’s the story behind the title of the game? This more or less happened by accident; at first, we just needed something to put on a video we were submitting to a festival. It’s become one of the best things about the game, and I’m so glad we stuck with it. I will say it’s a weird thing to explain when your very not-online hairdresser asks you “oh, what game are you working on?”  How did the team come up with the animation style? The whole visual style of the game is designed to be nice and clean, very readable and approachable. The animation specifically takes a lot of inspiration from slapstick and pantomime—with big, over the top reactions that are impossible to miss. We wanted to squeeze as much emotion as possible out of these people without facial expressions, so everything has to be evoked with body language. We also lean heavily on two dimensional, hand-drawn effects that are lifted from comics—lines to represent the direction of a honk, stars when someone hits their thumb with a hammer, etc. Untitled Goose Game offers a unique take on the puzzle genre. What other mechanics can we expect? Because it’s a game that’s largely about interacting with a bunch of people, the game borrows heavily from AI systems in stealth games. Playing with a character’s awareness of where the goose is, where they left their stuff, where that sound came from etc. is a big part of the comedy of the game. So, while it’s less restrictive than most stealth games, and there’s no real fail state (ie. if a character sees a goose, they’ll think “ah, there’s a goose” rather than “I’d better shoot and kill that spy”), those explicit behaviours that are so present in the stealth genre are really important in our goose game. If you could have the goose cross over into any cinematic or game universe, what would it be and why? It would be nice to see the goose chase Postman Pat over a hedgerow. That era of British children’s television has been a huge influence on the game. Otherwise, we’re always open to having the goose in Smash. Are you ready to fulfill your wildest dreams of becoming a mischevious goose and harassing people? Of course you are! Check out the website to find out how you can get your hands wings on Untitled Goose Game!

gaming: Indie Game Spotlight: Untitled Goose Game  Oh, boy, do we have an extra super horrible Indie Game Spotlight exclusive for you tod...

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