October 08, 2012
It is not uncommon for individuals to request background information concerning my App game and animation. Indeed, some feel they have been thrown into a bizarre world created by my diseased mind without any means of life support. I understand this, truly I do. Why you might ask? Well I am glad you asked.
When I started this project eighteen months ago, I wanted to do something different, that is, rely heavily on people's imagination. Now, you say "hold on there! I have an imagination! I can exercise it whenever I want" Yes you are right, we all have imaginations and all of us have the ability to use this gift. But, I had a desire to develop what I like to call an 'open-ended' world of imagination.A universe where you, not me, must envision the next step in order to obtain full enjoyment of my work. I suppose it is a way for you to interact with this world I imagined.Hey, I already know the ins and outs, so why on earth would I spoil the experience by tedious and detailed back stories or even footnotes? Why would I diminish your involvement? Why would I desire to squelch anybody's fertile mind. Let me give you some examples:
- In the App game Goats R Delicious why is there some lady flying around in a recliner shooting animals at Choo Parr, a Chupacabra?
- How did Choo Parr get to become a history professor at Openly Aggressive University?
- What is with the giant rodent?
- Why does Choo Parr look like he does.
- Why is there references to the Organization of Secret Monsters (OSM)?
- What is Choo doing offstage when a stupid human screams?
- What the hell is a Creature in The Box?
- Is there some deep message behind it all?
Once again, I know the answer to these quandaries and perhaps I will reveal them in the future. However, during the meantime I love to hear the feedback from others in regard to their interactions with this 'open-ended' world of imagination. Relax, enjoy and imagine. In these most tedious of times we are so interconnected and constantly force to be in the present I feel we are not enjoying life as much as we ought. Our thoughts,dreams and ambitions always seem to be interrupted with the notice of an incoming email, a cell phone that is literally glued to our hip and clients around the world all of which are in different time zones.There is nothing wrong with taking a few minutes off and revel in another world.
As a side note, I am very good at creating vague scenarios others enjoy. However, I need to state, it is also important to live in the here and now. There is a very distinct difference between what is real and what is not.
Choo thanks you for taking the time in viewing his animation and playing his game. I appreciate it very much!