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Journey - Video Game Art takes a huge step forward, then a small one back

Watching this video game demo called Journey about a Bedouin wanderer on a desert quest. It is an eternally glowing affair, the sand constantly flowing with magic dust, the sun lit mountain in the distance is always your destination.

Bedouin character is climbing a niagra falls-esque waterfall now. What a beautiful game.  The waterfall opens. A hidden passageway. Our hero waits for the steam to clear and runs in, unafraid.  A giant staircase waits. Where do these stairs go? They go up. They go up.

The sand dunes are pink. The mountain and the light still visible in the distance, now surrounded by a sea of clouds. We are far away from our goal.

A kite flutters in the breeze and the demo ends unexpectedly and the YouTube selection collage appears. In the upper right hand corner is a large pair of computer-animated breasts. Video Game Art takes a huge step forward, then a small one back.


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