Rami Ismail has launched a new project which releases new, free games every day throughout 2019.
The Vlambeer co-founder has curated a collection of quick games called Meditations with Jupiter Hadley, Adriel Wallick, and @moshboy, with coding help from Khalil Arafan, Krzysztof ‘dalton’ Pachulski, Dominik Zgutka, and Michał Odziemczyk. Every day, a new game is released via a free downloadable launcher for PC and Mac but miss a game, and it’s gone until the same day next year. The style and tone varies; "some are very short, some are more complicated. Some meditations are light and curious. Other meditations might be sad or difficult, curious or introspective, personal or playful".
"One morning in late 2017, I stumbled upon a small game called TEMPRES. It is a simple minimalist puzzle game, and it might have taken no more than five minutes of my time to figure out," Ismail said via the website. "I left the game both impressed by developer tak’s clever design, but also by the feeling of having played this short game early in the morning.
"Since that day, aided by an amazing crew of curators, developers, and support, I’ve collected custom-made games by over 350 developers – one for each day of the year. Every developer was asked to pick a day that means something to them, or just a random day, and to make something inspired by that day. The idea was to create a meditation of sorts, a reflection, or to capture a particular moment."
A full list of the creators of every game and all contributors will be made available on December 31st, 2019, and Ismail says over 350 people contributed to the project.
"Having over 350+ people involved means that there is a wide variety of wishes and considerations to consider from both the developers and a philosophical point of view. The project considers itself a performance, and to keep things fair for all developers and considerations involved, a full list of all developers and creators involved will be published on December 31st, 2019."
Developers interested in contributing to the project should note that the project is already complete for the entirety of 2019 and no games will be removed or replaced.