A Glitch In The Matrix

After Massively.com repeatedly talked about the browser MMO, Glitch, I decided to check it out for myself. What is Glitch, you ask? Well, that’s a good question. The About page on the website calls it

a web-based massively-multiplayer game which takes place inside the minds of eleven peculiarly imaginative Giants. You choose how to grow and shape the world: building and developing, learning new skills, collaborating or competing with everyone else in one enormous, ever-changing, persistent world.

But what is it? It’s…

You know what? I really don’t know. It’s different. It’s quirky. It’s funny. It has real-time skill training and butterfly-milking and pigs that let you nibble on them for their meat. It has adorable avatars and an active auction house and hundreds of locations. It’s a game and a world and an idea, and it could well turn out to be revolutionary.

Also, I have an octopus on my head.

P.S. The game is live, but they’re controlling the influx of new players, so if you sign up, it might take a day or two to get in. If you want in faster, I have two invites remaining. Email me if you want one.

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