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7DFPS takes the "shooter" out of first-person shooter

“S can stand for a whole variety of things…” Pietro Righi Riva, creator of Mirrormoon EP, proposes in the 7DFPS keynote. He’s referring to the “myth” that the ‘S’ in FPS (typically, first-person shooter) stands for “shooter,” and only that.  “…like First Person Shopping, or First Person Snokelling. First Person Soldering. First Person Space travelling. First Person Scissoring?” Righi Riva continues. swap the ‘S’ in FPS for another word.  Whether or not any of those who participated in 7DFPS this year took Righi Riva’s proposition into consideration when creating there entries is unknown. However, if you were to play some…

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7DFPS is an essential rethinking of the first-person shooter

The mission that fuels 7DFPS (7 Day First Person Shooter) is one that desires to see what else can be achieved with the first-person shooter format.  For most of its existence, the first-person shooter has been restricted to shooting aliens, or Nazis, or another terrifying or despised Other. This is established and engrained within the genre so deeply that, for some, it’s near-impossible to imagine a first-person shooter as being anything that doesn’t reflect its past.  what else can be done with a first-person perspective and a bit of imagination  So a bunch of creators come together, or work by…