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You bet your life: Jason Rohrer on his upcoming game that requires betting money

You bet your life: Jason Rohrer on his upcoming game that requires betting money:

Last month, satire site The Onion ran a story on Shinji Mikami’s survival-horror game The Evil Within. The headline: "New Video Game ‘Horrifying’ For Anyone Who’s Never Experienced Terror Of Real Life".

"The monsters will what? Take all of the money out of my daughter’s college fund?" balked fake anchor Chad Williams. It’s a good laugh for folks with a high fear tolerance, but if the fictional Mr. Williams were to exist he’d be about to meet his non-fictional match with Jason Rohrer’s upcoming game Cordial Minuet, a game that can only be played by betting real world money.

I’ve detailed Cordial Minuet before, but here’s a quick recap: two players are each given the same six-by-six grid, though one player will see it flipped 90 degrees so their rows are their opponent’s columns. This is no ordinary grid, however, as it’s what numerologists call a Magic Square, wherein each row, column and diagonal add up to the same value. In the case of a six-by-six grid, the numbers 1-36 will culminate in 111 across each axis.

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via Eurogamer.net