GOLEM game

אמת – emet – Truth

מת – met – Dead

“A golem is inscribed with Hebrew words in some tales (for example, some versions of Chełm and Prague, as well as in Polish tales and versions of Brothers Grimm), such as the word emet (אמת, “truth” in Hebrew) written on its forehead. The golem could then be deactivated by removing the aleph (א) in emet, thus changing the inscription from “truth” to “death” (met מת, meaning “dead”). Other versions add that an entity of clay would be brought to life by placing into his mouth a shem with a magic formula, and it could later be immobilized by pulling out the shem or by reversing the creative combinations. Rabbi Jacob ben Shalom arrived at Barcelona from Germany in 1325 and remarked that the law of destruction is the reversal of the law of creation.”

The goal is to make a platform adventure game with Golem theme for mobile phones and PC. It is written in GML and C# and the tools are cheap or free DIY-developing tools such as GameMaker, Anime studio, Audacity, Gimp and Garage band for iPhone. Games that have inspired me to this are among others Braid, Super Meat Boy and Limbo for Xbox and Another world and Sword & Sorcery for iPhone. There has been results on the way such as clay sculptures, drawings and paintings etc. and the progress can be followed in the Golem game blog. The development has been a bit on and off since 2012 when I started but I am still working on it.