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Of Dinosaur Forests and German Awards

Of Dinosaur Forests and German Awards

Hello lovely, button-mashing monkeys with exceptionally large brains, This is Views from the Monolith, our infrequent newsletter (on Steam or your inbox) filled with our adventures in the world of video games. Let’s dive right in. With everything we learned during Resolutiion’s creation, we have formed better processes.…

Wake Up, Lila

Wake Up, Lila

Hey there, fellow pixel-lovers. It’s been a while since we took the time to write up a proper newsletter. We’ll make up for it by announcing our new game. But wait, a quick reminder why you are here: this is “Views from the Monolith,” Monolith of Minds’ infrequent…

The Craftsman Update

The Craftsman Update

Hey, digital dream-surfers. Three months have passed since we last bothered you with our paperless news, and the next Resolutiion update is already out. Download it for free through Steam and GOG as usual, while having a little patience for our friends at Nintendo. Ah, the smell of fear, with…

The Red Plains Update

The Red Plains Update

Free stuff, people, come gather! The “Red Plains Update” is out for you all to download and beat up space-men. (Please note, that the update is only available through Stream and GoG for now, since Nintendo’s submission process takes a few more days.) Behind the Red Mirror rules a…

Aftershowparty

Aftershowparty

“Breathe. Keep breathing.” We’re pushing buttons, refreshing pages, forwarding emails. “There it is! I can see it.” Requests are coming in, live streams are being broadcast. And we’re in the middle. “Oh … it’s coming out … oh God … What is this!?” Resolutiion’s launch week was pure unyielding…

Resolutiion is Out!

Resolutiion is Out!

Hey lovely sailors on the exhaust of the rainbow-ark, this one will be brief. This is the singularity: Resolutiion is out today, right now! Get it on Steam, Good Old Games, or Nintendo Switch. Go now, grab a copy, follow Alibii, smash those crates, dig for the Cradle, fight mutant…

We're Ready; Are You?

We're Ready; Are You?

First things first: our 20th newsletter is filled not with COVID-19 complaints, but mountains of awesome. We say enough of the fear; enough of the uncertainty; let’s have some color; let’s have some curiosity, and celebrate human creativity: let’s celebrate video games! Resolutiion will be available to…

New Year’s Resolutiion

New Year’s Resolutiion

Oh, hey! Did you enjoy your yearly dose of a few boring days over Christmas, with too much food, and yet another Call of Duty salvaged from under a rotting tree? Good for you. Now get up and make this your best year yet! Get in shape! Swing that Ring…

The Ship

The Ship

As 2019 comes to a slow end, we’ve been looking back and thinking about all our emotional experiences throughout the past few months. The days got shorter, reminding us of … Come on, starting the last newsletter of 2019 with a nostalgic analysis of the weather sucks bigger than a…

Kaleidoscopic Monochromaticity

Kaleidoscopic Monochromaticity

We were warned. Years ago. “The last 10% of any video game project will feel as hard as the first 90% put together.” We started Resolutiion in 2015 and will ship in early 2020, and we have now reached the legendary last 10%. Sure, our to-do lists have gotten longer,…

Nice Phrases

Nice Phrases

Did this bunny just jump off a cliff? And why am I walking backwards? Fixing bugs sounds like the most boring task ever. And it is. It really is. Throughout September we’ve been neck-deep in beta-territory. That means play-testing the same scenarios over and over, optimizing code and recoloring…

The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Yes, this looks new — because it is. It has been a long time coming, but finally, our loose collective of people and ideas has evolved into something more refined: Monolith of Minds is the company that will publish Resolutiion later this year. To reflect these developments, we’ve redesigned our…

Screw It, Meet the Bosses

Screw It, Meet the Bosses

Tribes Regulating dopamine, and pumping ever more serotonin into your brain, isn’t going to give you all the answers to life and death. —Forsaken memoryAccess to advanced augmentation and Link Fluid was reserved for The Empire’s elite, further widening the gulf between those machine-humans and lesser fortunate mortals.…

Through the Flesh

Through the Flesh

The Divide There’s this thin line running through our species, and each side of it wants to be the better half. The right one. The one that defines where we are heading. Maybe there’s more than one way ... but perhaps we don’t have the strength to walk…

From Falling Leaves to Rising Dust

From Falling Leaves to Rising Dust

Forest of Self Nature is evil. It is feral, it has claws, it tries to kill you. It does not need you. But you need nature. —Mushroom KingSurvival is a sophisticated network of dependencies. Flowers bloom and bees distribute the pollen; fertilized seeds are carried by the wind. Floras expand…

Connecting Streams

Connecting Streams

My body, ruined by the red-eyed monster, drifted down. A beautiful explosion expanded above, followed by pure darkness. It was only later that I saw the hundreds more who had joined me on my journey to the ocean’s floor. —AtollerAs the planners, regulators and technologists of humanity built their…

Phase III

Phase III

Nicely packaged goods come up, leftovers and trash go down. We’re at the top of the food chain. That’s nature. —LutTen— nine— eight— seven— six— five— four— three— two— one— lift-off! The early sky-habitat launches were celebrated like space excursions of the past. But 200,000 plus tons…

Into the West, Through Sand and Bones

Into the West, Through Sand and Bones

Desert of Giants Sure I’m a scaredy-cat. But this is the end of everything, so I’m holding onto anything. –A member of the “Save & Sound Crew” tribeWarfare on a global scale knew no bounds. As long as no one pushed the red button, every destructive force to…

Valor & Goliath

Valor & Goliath

Fallen King My husband trained them to be violent, but no one trained them to be kind. Those poor souls will never know the line between order and chaos. —NaamahOnce, there were two brothers. One strong and courageous, the other mindful and creative. They played and laughed and fought and…

Down, Down, Down into the Darkness

Down, Down, Down into the Darkness

Mechanical Mine Imagine sitting on a beach, welcoming the good waves and fighting back the bad. Tedious, right? Buddhism tells us to take each wave without judgment or desire — to let every wave break upon your spirit. —A Labour-MonkThe second mechanistic-revolution was followed by a general rejection of religion. While…

A Toolbox Full of Magic

A Toolbox Full of Magic

People’s Power It’s like ripe fruit — eat what and while you can. I tried to get close to him, but the killing, it's messed us all up. Everybody’s in, so better to hold tight and hope for an exit down the ride. He didn’t make it…

Basecamp Under the Floating Ruins

Basecamp Under the Floating Ruins

War of the Five As the black bear crushes the kangaroo’s head, the manic kangaroo slays the lonely wolf, as the wolf’s fangs rips through the dragon’s skin, the majestic dragon burns the eagle’s feathers, as the eagle’s claws blinds the bear forever. And in…

The End, for Now

The End, for Now

Machines Don’t Dream The average adult needs about eight hours of sleep every night. That amounts to 2,920 hours every year, and 233,600 hours over an average lifetime of 80 years. If a productive work-unit is calculated with 16 hours, we therefore steal the empire and civilization…

Boss Rush

Boss Rush

Link-Fluid Abolish religion. Abandon your faith; for who has need of God when man can create beyond his image! —Mechanist of the Infinite EmpireThe transhumanists of the early 21st century dreamed of a post-humanity on a utopian scale, but like the first attempts of early flight their inventions failed, bringing…

Gathering Above the Sunken City

Gathering Above the Sunken City

Cradles Our network grows underground like a fungus; an infernal machine. When it reaches the surface it will erupt, drowning the old world in a cloud of life and possibility. —GreenThe mystery of the Cradles divide humanity; giving hope to some, terror to others. Cloaked in religious conspiracy, the Cradles…