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100 Names

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25 Comments

  1. Niklas wrote:

    wtf!? I don’t get it

    Friday, May 21, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink
  2. Dock wrote:

    Interesting visuals, but I couldn’t figure out what to do. Need some sort of feedback.

    Friday, May 21, 2010 at 5:59 am | Permalink
  3. There’s only one thing you can do. Hmmm.

    edit: ooh ‘press x’ keeps on screen even after pressing for a particular name. Will fix that when I get home. [ fixed ]

    Friday, May 21, 2010 at 11:34 am | Permalink
  4. Rexman wrote:

    The only thing I got from this is that, the language reads from right to left.

    Friday, May 21, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Permalink
  5. Sergio wrote:

    I collected them all and nothing happened… just like in real Pokemon. :(

    Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink
  6. Jonny D wrote:

    I was hoping God would show up. That’d be pretty sweet.

    Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Permalink
  7. djp wrote:

    Very interesting, though unfortunately, if there is supposed to be some sort of message, it has very effectively eluded me.

    Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Permalink
  8. Gavento wrote:

    First, I wanted something to happen after markin them all, but afte ~70, I realized, how much I enjoy just reading the inscriptions in the time before the square moves to the next Name.

    I really enjoyed the subtle beauty and ingenious idea. Even as atheist.

    Also, around 50 I thought: what would I make happen after marking them all? For example, the first names you marked could unmark before you finish them all, making the process indefinite.

    Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 1:11 am | Permalink
  9. God at play wrote:

    Oh man, this is inspiring. I would love to take this idea further and explore this concept in my own faith.

    Nice job :)

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 5:20 am | Permalink
  10. What sort of approach do you think you’d have in mind? (without knowing off-hand exactly the variety of what I assume is your Christianity, the main thing that comes to mind is the trinity).

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 6:47 am | Permalink
  11. Gord10 wrote:

    As I have examined the source codes, the only thing that changes after X is the alpha of calligraphic sprites. And I couldn’t find any other script that changes or checks alpha variables, which could mean what we do in game doesn’t change anything at all.

    Am I correct?

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Permalink
  12. There’s nothing hidden in the code/dynamics. What’s there is there.

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Permalink
  13. ButtercupSaiyan wrote:

    Sometimes, I think these should include disclaimers like:

    “Warning! No closure to be found within, but some mindfood awaits.”

    Friday, June 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Permalink
  14. Fhyre wrote:

    Very interesting. @Stephen (With regard to your reply to God at Play): A version for Christianity would be somewhat doable, as just like in Islam there are many ways to refer to God. The issue there would be the “translation of a foreign language” aspect, as there isn’t a “Christian language”. For specific Christian groups that don’t have regular liturgy in the vernacular, then the names could be in Latin, Greek, etc. Or, if names of God were limited strictly to ones that appear in the Bible, then an educated Christian might make a parallel program with those names in Hebrew and Greek. It would be somewhat easier and more appropriate for Judaism, as Hebrew is still the standard for prayer (even to a large degree in Reform services), and the Hebrew (and occasionally Aramaic)names of God – whether from the Torah or later religious works – are considered more “real” or “legitimate” than translated ones.

    Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
  15. The goal is not to pick up, appropriate, and condemn, but to see complexity, being perplexed, and pose questions on return from nothingness.

    Besides of seeing this in the light of search, of effervescence, of god being everywhere, I cannot help but see it in the light of what I as a westerner see in the typical muslim.

    Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Permalink
  16. Joshua wrote:

    The name, “Ar-Rashid” was definitely spelled wrong. The word you had in there wasn’t even close. I can remember enough Arabic to say that with certainty at least.

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 1:00 am | Permalink
  17. Ah, dear. I’ll fix it if I find myself rebuilding this again. Thanks.

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  18. Gamji wrote:

    My feeling was the same than Gavento’s. Fisrtly, ithgought taht iit was a kind of puzzle game, but after reading names, they inspired me and i just wanted to know what was the next. you just read and think, and that’s it, i don’t need more.

    Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Permalink
  19. destronok wrote:

    I collected around 60 of the names, having thought that I collected them all, and then headed due Northwest from the Greatest Name.

    The whiteness of the surrounding landscape was hostile and yet the urge to find something beyond the beyond pushed me forward. After a period of time, I felt as though I couldn’t bear the feeling of isolation and rushed back to the comfort of the Names. There was a moment when I thought I was most certainly lost and would never find the Names again. As though answering my own thoughts, the Names appeared in the distance, and I could feel a heaviness lifted from my chest.

    I wandered around the Names and discovered there were several more that I had not seen before. In time, I collected all the Names I believe exist, and set out due Southeast from the Patient One.

    I had a feeling that perhaps having collected all the Names, surely something astounding would occur.

    Much time had passed, and still I could not see anything beyond the whiteness of the horizon, nor could I hear anything besides the incessant howl of the wind.

    I had made sure this time around to head out in a straight line, so as to avoid the chance of getting lost. With the comfort of this knowledge I was able to head out further than I had before, but it was not long before I could not endure the feeling of isolation and decided to return to the Names once again.

    I arrived at the Patient One and rested.

    Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 9:55 am | Permalink
  20. Alex A wrote:

    Interesting enough, I suppose, though I would have liked something to happen after I got them all. (Though maybe nothing is something?) Also, ‘The Originator’ appears twice.

    Friday, January 14, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Permalink
  21. interested wrote:

    when it’s sung in the original, i find it to be quite beautiful. very nice website – i like your “games”

    Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 3:15 am | Permalink
  22. John B. wrote:

    Ar-Rashid is still wrong. In fact, now it’s Allah!

    Here’s Ar-Rashid calligraphically written:
    http://www.namesofallah.com/eng/html/n098.htm

    Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Permalink
  23. It’s still wrong because I never changed it. I’ll fix it tonight … thanks for the link :)

    Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
  24. Okay, swapped it in. Thanks for getting on my back about it…

    Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Permalink
  25. Absolute Dreams wrote:

    Once I read and study in elementary school something of Islam, and I think it is the 100 names of Allah,
    not there if you go beyond the white space, but I think about faith
    Hugs!

    Friday, October 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

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