cheat codes cheapen the authenticity of the art of the game
cheat codes are an invaluable tool not only in dev but also on the user end, whether simply to access already-paid-for content or to resolve any number of technical or logistical problems that no developer can hope to anticipate without the most draconian & self-limiting of walled garden setups
cheat codes cut away distraction & delay, revealing the authentic fulness of the game's artistic merit
decided to put my money where my mouth was.
azarg now has a godmode and a customizable overworld size (64x64 to 512x512).
@carcinopithecus :galaxy_brain: cheat codes devalue the struggle that is a fundamental part of the human condition, and is akin to rich people losing empathy to really appreciate the struggles of ordinary humans
Cheat codes are a deeper connection with someone's art, a hand beckoning from behind a curtain, an invitation to break curfew, to steal a rose out of a vase.
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