In the back of the expo at Pax south, I circle a modest square of real estate shared by four very different games. I’m being magnanimous as my heart is already set on the most beautiful banner in the group. I rest my wandering feet near the counter while I eye the occupied iPads.
The guy at the counter exclaims, “You look very interested in our games!”
“I love beautiful games,” I tell him. “Monument Valley was breathtaking.”
“Oh! We have <such and such game whose name I do not remember> the designer had worked at UsTwo Games.” I glance at the banner, but the artwork is not my style. While it might have an empty iPad, my heart is set. “No, the artwork isn’t my type. I wish to play this game,” I point to the banner featuring the stunning artwork that had captured my attention: Gorogoa.