Just finished playing through Blendo Games’ Gravity Bone (free) and Thirty Flights of Loving (not free, but available on the Blendo website & Steam) for what feels like the 100th time, while preparing for a PowerPoint presentation on both games. I want to make stories that feel like that. “That” being the near indescribable feeling of, “What was I just doing in the last 15 minutes and why did I think it was so cool?” The game envy is strong in me tonight.
On a completely unrelated note, the Quake 2 engine, cube-headed people graphics totally made me think of a scene from Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day.
Weekend Magazine: Getting That Perfect Souffle In A World Of Uncertainty And Pain
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be blindfolded, kidnapped (by the mafia or something like that), transported to some far off (possibly remote location), escape your captors and the have to figure out where in the holy fuck you are?
Great! Me too!
Now you can do just that with this addictive little game called
Help me! I’ve Been Kidnapped by the Fucking Mafia or Something and I Escaped but I Don’t Know Where They Were Holding Me. Seriously, I Could be Almost Anywhere by Now: The Game Geoguessr
Using Google Street View, you basically wander around whatever random place (again, where I can only assume you’ve just woken up in after being abducted and, I assume, held for ransom by a criminal organization). Then you have to try to make your best guess as to where you are.
It’s not so easy, but luckily, you can rule out a good chunk of the world that lacks Google Street View (i.e. huge swaths of Asia, South America, most of Africa, the Arctic, and Antarctic, etc). The remaining regions aren’t small, however. Still, if you can make your way to some place semi-populated or a few signs, then you can at least narrow it down to a country almost purely based on language. It’s not foolproof, but it’s not a bad rule of thumb.
How to “Girl Games”
I recently received an email from an anonymous fan sharing how she pulled a Hawkeye Initiative themed prank on her CEO to illustrate a problem with some artwork.
My personal compliments to her and her accomplice on a mission well done; they perfectly took the concept of The Hawkeye Initiative one…
Morning music: Astronaut Chris Hadfield sings David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” while in outer space
Some of us lost mothers, and some of us lost children. Some of us would like to be mothers and cannot. Some of us could have been mothers and chose not to via abortion or adoption. Some of us never knew our mothers. Some of us have a perfectly good mother we’re just not on good terms with. For…
^^ This…all of this…
That Escalated Quickly
Part Progress Quest, part WTF….Candy Box has captured my attention for the past week or so. Mostly off and on, but I’ve found myself in meetings thinking, “I need more candy” or “I need more lollipops”. And, neither of the actual candy or lollipops…but yes…more, more, MORE!!!
Last week, my boss sent around the link to the entire department with a cryptic message, “Just be patient…there’s more.”
Clicking the link, you don’t see much more than this:
“You have ___ candies!” (a candy timer that increases with each second). Because I have no patience, I just kept alternating between eating candies and throwing candies on the ground. With no effect, until I actually had real work to do and just happened to leave the browser open.
A week later, I have a lollipop farm that churns out 100 lollipops per second; a powerful, flaming chocolate sword; and a cauldron with which I can craft powerful potions to get me through various quests.
One of the most simple, yet clever games that I’ve encountered this year.
What I hear: Poor people can starve for all I care so long as I have weed.
The City of Staple: Photos by Roger Albani
This is how they should reboot the Turtles.
Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles, y’all…