I jokingly brought up a solarpunk simulator game recently. Well, I have been working on a project I call "In Our Hearts". IOH is still early in development, but it's a cross between animal crossing and the board game Bloc by Bloc where the protagonist is a community organizer and has to transform a neighborhood.
If I were to put this on site where you could support my work on it and I could post updates and such would you?
@polymerwitch heck yeah
@polymerwitch off-topic but "in our hearts" reminds me of boktai, which was perhaps the original solarpunk simulator? i mean... a post-apocalyptic society built by vampires who claimed their rule was inevitable and the will of the universe are challenged by plucky youth using solar-powered technology to liberate humanity and survive in the face of despair? anyway the line you reminded me of was "may the sun shine forever in our hearts"
@trwnh cool! it's from a quote from the Spanish anarchist Durruti: "We carry a new world here, in our hearts"
@polymerwitch coincidentally this is not too far from boktai's overall thematic elements. it makes me wonder if hideo kojima was drawing inspiration from that quote or others like it
@polymerwitch yes! if that article about Sim City and its influence is right this could be a Big Deal™
@polymerwitch that sounds fascinating
@polymerwitch yes, most definitely
@polymerwitch I would!
@polymerwitch f u c k y e s
@polymerwitch I have basically no time to play games these days, but I would totally support this anyway because I think it’d be a good thing to have exist!
@polymerwitch I'd help you boost it. But that's about all I can do right now
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.