After several months of thinking grandiose thoughts about video game design, I buckled down and actually practiced it using Game Maker. Water Level is the result. It’s a complete game entirely of my own design and creation (except for the Foley: I used recordings I got from the web). It even has a “high concept”: instead of moving a character around a level, you move the level around characters. Plus there’s subtext about human industry damaging wildlife habitats. Why haven’t I submitted this to the IGF?