Archive for the ‘Random Awesomesauce’ Category

Killer Plants, Swedes, and the Worst Video Clip of All Times

December 10, 2008

It’s been a while. Right, let’s do this thing.

band

Nirvana: The Band: The Show is an (awesomely-named) independent web series following two guys and their upcoming band. Not only is the show great, but so is everything else on their website (which features an impressive design.) Piano sessions, (fake?) auditions, outtakes. This is a prime example of a quality indie web-based series.

plant

If you own a Source game, you might want to check out the recently released Suicide Survival. It’s a mod where men wearing squeaky shoes throw gardening books at insidious suicidal plants bent on their destruction. The catch lies in one simple fact: not all plants are alive, and unless you see one moving towards you, you can’t know which is which.

knytt

I’ve been experimenting with 2D level design these past few weeks, and it brought me back to Knytt Stories. Released back in August 2007 by Swedish independent developer Nicklas “Nifflas” Nygren, Knytt Stories is a cute little platformer featuring a Knytt (roughly translates as ‘tiny creature’ in Swedish) named Juni. However, Knytt Stories is far more than simply that. Nygren created an intuitive tool for users to create their own levels, free to use either the extansive libraries of music and tilesets packed with the game, or their own assessts, easily importable. This has led to some impressive community levels, which can be found either on the Knytt Stories forums, or the Knytt Stories level archive. If you decide to give it a try, you should check out Gaia and The Life Ruby.

Auditorium is Flash puzzle game where you use flow mechanics to feed musical receptors in order to proceed to the next level. Well, That’s a very scientific way of describing it. You really should just check it out and see for yourself.

I don’t own a DS, and I don’t even know anyone who does, but the footage from the upcoming Scribblenauts really makes me wish I had one. You’re a boy. You really like stars. How do you get them? You draw something. What do you draw? Whatever you want.

As promised in the title, here’s the worst video clip of all times.

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Link Time 01/12/08

December 1, 2008

triforcetriforce

link

It’s link time boys and girls!

Link Time 11/11/08

November 11, 2008

triforcetriforce

link

It’s link time boys and girls!

And here’s a couple of interesting experiments in game design.

  • I Wish I Were the Moon is a cute little flash game that should take about five minutes of your time.
  • Aisle is an interesting take on the genre of interactive fiction. Specifically, you only get to input one command before the “game” is over.

O, an I can haz cheezburger naow?

The meaning of life

November 6, 2008

Just to share a few of the latest’s xkcds

Grownups

Grownups

Election

Election

edit: for the meanwhile, upload images unto the blog and insert them as thumbnails. -Eilam