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Gene Morgan and Matthew Simmons Discuss Games You Can Play on the Internet:

Rose & Camellia

bonus features:
alternate ending to Barry Graham's "Bad Beat" by Blake Butler

"Owen Morris's Other Creativity Games (to date)" by Dave Madden

deleted scene from Mary Miller's "Pearl"

behind the scenes:
an "origins" essay behind his Leisure Suit Larry essay by Matt Bell

an old essay about Magic: the Gathering, with new footnotes, by Mike Alber

Play here an essay on noodles, with recipe, by E.P. Chiew


What the fuck is with the human condition?

No. Wait. Instead, fuck the human condition. That's what I really want to say.

People talk about video games desensitizing us to violence. They talk about how those first person shooter games are the end of the world, the quick disconnect of individuals and the violence that they do. One step away we had. Two steps away now. Soon, three.

But here's Rose and Camellia, and now we're playing this game, and we're getting close up. All up in a face. That's what this is. All up in someone's face.

Rose and Camellia is an attempt to reconnect us to the violence that we do. It is not a game, it is a public service. It will save us from another Columbine.

But, seriously. Fuck the human condition.


This game is everything I ever hoped vidogames could be.

With the addition of a topless feature and a few explosions, I would need nothing more than this game, an endless bucket of chicken wings, and my copy of Herzog on Herzog. I'd be content living in a 6' x 6' box with nothing but a supply of fresh underwear and a toilet if I had those things. 

Life has too few triumphs, and too few dreams ever get realized. The ability to slap a few snotty bitches in the face is a second chance to act on my dreams.

I'd like to thank the weird, fucked-up people that made this game. Sadness has been defeated, I think. You are exceptional people.

short supplemental stories:
"Picture I Stole from My Lover" by Stefan Kiesbye

"Adam, Jacob, John, Paul" (with baseball card) by Jennifer Pieroni

"Crossing Borders" by Grant Perry

short interviews with the cover artists:
Ryan Molloy

Steven Seighman

David Kramer

more bonus features:
a short story by Fart Party comic artist Julia Wertz

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Gene Morgan and Matthew Simmons Discuss Rose & Camellia