- Pillar Designer / Programmer / Musician Michael Hicks
officially introduced Pillar, a PS4 psychological minigame collection to PlayStation 4 fans today!
To quote: Hey everyone! My name is Michael Hicks
, and I'm the designer/programmer/musician for a game I'm announcing today called Pillar
Pillar is a collection of minigames, where each game represents a different type of personality that we find in people. For example, there are introverts who lose energy from being around people, extroverts who expand energy from interacting with others, characters who make decisions with logic, characters who make decisions with feeling and so on. My goal is to express these traits entirely through gameplay mechanics.
Pillar was born out of a confluence of ideas: the first influence I had was from Magnolia
, a movie that examines multiple characters with different storylines but seamlessly weaves them all together.
I realized this is something video games can do too but I've never seen it utilized in a way that's as powerful as this film. For instance, in some games there are characters that have unique abilities, like swimming underwater or...