IntroductionLet's Play wordimagesoundplay!
Wordimagesoundplay is not really a game, but an art project released by tomato for the PS2 in 2004. It enjoyed a limited release of 4-5 thousand copies, released only in Japan (despite being made in the UK). The game is really not that fun at all and can be really boring, especially in the first two segments of this thing which we will square away before getting to the good stuff! If you enjoy really bizarre and esoteric games as Minifoo and I do, you may enjoy this short LP. We are looking at 4-5 videos tops (not counting intro), which makes this ideal for our first LP.
Minifoo and I intend to explore each part of the disc. I have no way of knowing if this is a 100% run of the game, there are no FAQs or supplemental information to go on. We may rip some music and post it
Part 0: intro, backstory [blip/mp4] - Optional but highly recommended, as this goes into more detail about the production team behind the game, and give context to later chapters with a look at the game's website.
wordimagesoundplay is divided into 4 segments, each will have its own video:
Part 1: latlong [blip/mp4] - by far the most wordy of wordimagsoundplay
Part 2: miracles and wonders [blip/mp4] - images! lots of images!
Part 3: phonology [blip/mp4] - finally, we meet people! they make sounds at us but one of them says hi
Part 4: sleeping eye [blip/mp4] - play with a branch
If you wish to purchase wordimagesoundplay, your best bet will be to check Yahoo Japan Auctions. Prices seem to vary from about 30 USD to 120 USD (shipping figured in) for sealed copies.
Wallpapers I made for myself, I'll probably redo these so the text doesn't look awful but for now,
Latlong <linking words are highlighted like this in the .dat files>:
English [London doesn't begin/Dawn comes quickly]
Japanese [London doesn't being/Dawn comes quickly]
Miracles and Wonders - All 8 chapters: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1pjyef
Music lineouts (songs were given titles based on their context) (running GST, will make complete archive when everything is recorded):
Latlong - tokyo traffic thrombosis & a sound like whalesong
Miracles and Wonders - All 8 music loops as one track
Phonology - All sound samples!
Sleeping Eye - All music loops
or: download all 4 - wordimagesoundplayGST