Games

The Weekly Filet brings you the five best links of the week, every Friday. Making sense of the big issues of our time (with a healthy dose of serendipity and nerdiness). Curated by journalist David Bauer.

Paperclips

Decision Problem

Writing this newsletter is never easy, but today, it’s particularly challenging. The reason is quite simple: As I’m writing this, I’m also busy playing the role of an AI that produces paperclips. That sounds really boring – who would want to do that? Exactly my words a couple of hours ago before I got hooked. Don’t click this link, seriously.

Published in Weekly Filet #251

Level Up

Twenty Thousand Hertz

How do you create a piece of music that excites for hours and that can automatically adapt to what happens in the world it helps create? A fascinating dive into sound design for video games.

Published in Weekly Filet #251

The Uber Game

Financial Times

Become a Uber driver for a week and make all the right decisions so that you are – unlike me – able to pay your mortgage. A great news game.

Published in Weekly Filet #250

Monument Valley II

Arguably the most beautiful and mind-bending game to ever hit the smartphone is back with a sequel (if you’d like to contest this appraisal of mine, I’m all ears).

Published in Weekly Filet #236

Little Alchemy

Surprisingly addictive: You start with earth, fire, air and water and your goal is to combine your way to 560 creations from volcanoes to a Tyrannosaurus Rex to a fridge.

Published in Weekly Filet #236

World News Quiz

Mediameter

A quiz to test your knowledge of what’s going on around the world. There’s a really interesting twist at the end (it’s made by the MIT, after all), so make sure to finish it.

Published in Weekly Filet #220