fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Category - Gaming

April 5, 2021

On Keepsake Games and “Field Guide to Memory”

I only recently became familiar with the term “keepsake games”—but in fairness, it’s really only recently that the term was coined! Artists Shing Yin Khor and Jeeyon Shim aren’t claiming...

January 21, 2021

What Video Games Taught Me In 2020

2020 was certainly a nightmare dumpster fire of a year, but there were also some interesting things that came out of it. I was forced to take a good, hard...

October 6, 2020

Playing Beat Saber Is Like Doing Magic

I do a lot of magic. I also play a lot of Beat Saber. These two facts about me seem pretty thoroughly unrelated, but the more Beat Saber I play, the more I...

September 28, 2020

Review Roundup, 2020 Edition

Dang, it really has been a long time since I’ve consolidated and shared some of my comics and gaming reviews and interviews. This is probably mainly because the world has...

September 21, 2020

“Uncaged” Accolades!

My involvement with the Uncaged Anthology has been the gift that just keeps on giving. Like, the pleasure of working with Ashley Warren and being part of such a cool...

June 22, 2020

Lucid Immersive’s Virtual LARP “The Board” – A Conference Call To Remember

I’ve been doing a lot of gaming since the stay-at-home order went out. Tabletop games translate really well to an online format—it’s easy to play D&D, for instance, over a video...

May 4, 2020

Confessions of a Dodo Airline Worker

This is a piece of fiction written from the perspective of Orville, the dodo who works at the airport desk in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Orville never leaves the 24-hour airport,...

April 5, 2020

How Playing Notpron In 2005 Helped My Programming Career In 2017

Do you remember Notpron? I certainly do, although I distinctly remember it being called notpr0n—which I suspect is more a remnant of online culture in the late 2000s when it was originally...

February 28, 2020

‘The Night in Question’ Raises Questions About People and Predators

Humans are herd animals. Herds meander, move in an uncoordinated way. But vampires are pack animals. Predators. And packs move with strategy and intention. That’s what makes vampires so scary....

November 22, 2019

Anthologies Galore!

Lately I’ve been making a conscious effort to focus more on writing creatively, and it has been a really rewarding experience so far! In fact, I’ve even been doing NaNoWriMo...

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