Glitch, an online game by Tiny Speck, is closing. I am very sad… I loved this game. I had four different glitch avatars during the year+ I played, and I was attached to each one of them. They lived on different types of streets and had different functions in the game — one lived in a bog and spent most of her time growing and harvesting herbs for potions, another lived in the forest and kept pigs and chickens named after sharks, yet another lived in a candy-colored alien landscape and had a musicblock disco in her tower. What set Glitch apart from other games was the atmosphere — the foundations of all the areas of the Glitch world of Ur were gorgeous, adorable designs and illustrations from a truly creative team who found beauty in the ridiculous (from talking pigs to reptilian bureaucrats) and appreciated subtle adult humor (for example, the wood trees, which you’d harvest for planks, would make light sexual innuedo and the butterflies really enjoyed being massaged for their milk). There were wonderful hidden corners and glorious landscapes on every screen of the game, from home streets to Hell. I am being a total nerd and posting pics of my glitches and some of my in-game screenshots here, mostly so I can easily come back and reference the delightful visuals. Glitch will vanish on December 9th, 2012, so if you are a player, play on while you can. I hear they have started partying in Cebarkul already and are sending the game out with a worthy bang. RIP Glitch, I loved you very much.