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Culture is defined as the ideas, customs, and social behaviors of a particular people or society, and is represented through arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement. Without fail, anyone, from anywhere, can find some commonality with someone else. Whether that be in faith, in the capacity for love, or in expressions of joy, there will always be something. One such commonality, is that without fail every society plays games.

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From Darkstation: Suggested Browsing 1/14/2013

Frog Fractions (Twinbeard Games): I should have played this game last year, without question. Frog Fractions presents itself, at first, to be a simple homage to 80´s and 90´s styled educational video games - using simple directives and typing practice as mechanics, where in you control a frog simply trying to eat bugs. Soon, a light upgrade mechanic is introduced to the mix including powers such as a sticky tongue to capture more bugs, and a turtle to ride on allowing more lateral movement. But, then you unlock a dragon and warp speed. Before you know it, you've gone under water, and then into space dodging asteroids until you find yourself on bug mars.

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From Darkstation: Suggested Browsing 10/10/2012

Lately, I've been riding independent horror kind of hard for a slight lack of creativity. I was getting tired of playing the same game time and again, so I went hunting. My journey proved fruitful as I stumbled upon Deep Sleep. This point-and-click pixel adventure strands players in the misshapen world of a self-induced lucid dream gone horribly awry. Deep Sleep was created for the 10th Casual Gameplay Design Competition, which required games entered to center around an "Escape" theme. Deep Sleep went home with the first place prize for the competition, and is now free to play here.

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From Darkstation: Suggested Browsing 2/13/2013

My column Suggested Browsing is making a huge come-back here on Establishing Doug! Typically, I would not be so interested in placing older work on a new website, but I figured now would be a good opportunity to acquaint the site with some of my favorite work from the column. Enjoy! 

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