three body problem

i’ve been enjoying three body problem by roburky, author of reset. it’s a chase game: the player is trying to tag score tokens while two pursuers are trying to tag the player. but the dynamic of the game comes from how differently the pursuers move from the player. the player is slow,┬ámaneuverable, the pursuers have speed, momentum, they careen around the screen, draw circles around the player, whiz by her face. the player, the tortoise in this aesop’s fable, picks the right moment to slide out of the way, to let a pursuer toro past like a bull. (it’d be easy if there was only one of them, but there are two. that’s the three body problem.) the result is a dance, the harmony of three bodies cleaving together through video space.

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