Marking the arrival of the Mid-Autumn Festival September 15, 2016 08:00 by David Scott
Today is a pretty special day in the calendar for those with ethnic Chinese or Vietnamese heritage, with September 15 officially marking the start of the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival.
For those not aware, the festival is celebrated when the moon is believed to be at its biggest and fullest, with a full moon is a symbol of prosperity, happiness, and family reunion. The festival is widely considered to be the second most important on the Chinese calendar after Chinese New Year (Chinese Highlights does a decent job of explaining the ins and outs here.)
However, you may be surprised to learn that Rule & Make has a strong connection with this festival.
Firstly, co-founder Allen Chang and his family have long celebrated the festival, both here in Australia and in the ancestral home of Taiwan.
And Entropy draws some inspiration from one of the Festival legends: Chang'e Flying to the Moon. How exactly? Well as regular Entropy players would know, your key challenge is to try and assemble the fractured parts your reality so that you can make it home. It's a similar story for poor Chang'e, who consumed an elixir that made her fly up into the heavens and into the moon, unable to return to earth and be with her loved ones.
You can also see a touch of the moon in Advaranau’s pink crystal world...
So we wish all of those celebrating this year's Festival an enjoyable time with family...and maybe you can play a game of Entropy with them all while you're at it?!