Gompers

UPDATE: GamePoetry seems to be dead.
I have a link to a beta version of the game here: http://acetio.com/games/4k/4K.html

GamePoetry.com had a 4K contest where all games entered had to be under 4 kilobytes (4,096 bytes). This is similar in style to the old Atari 2600 games, and it sounded like a fun idea.

Here is my entry: Gompers

The mechanic is similar to the Gladiator game I made a few years ago.

Gameplay:
– You play a golden mermaid who is fighting off incoming cruise ships
– The character follows the cursor, the ships follow your character
– Clicking the mouse launches a harpoon. If the harpoon hits a ship while in flight, it damages the ship
– You have a finite number of harpoons. … Read the rest

Gompers

GamePoetry.com had a 4K contest where all games entered had to be under 4 kilobytes (4,096 bytes). This is similar in style to the old Atari 2600 games, and it sounded like a fun idea.

Here is my entry: Gompers

The mechanic is similar to the Gladiator game I made a few years ago.

Gameplay:
– You play a golden mermaid who is fighting off incoming cruise ships
– The character follows the cursor, the ships follow your character
– Clicking the mouse launches a harpoon. If the harpoon hits a ship while in flight, it damages the ship
– You have a finite number of harpoons. You have to retrieve your spent harpoons in order to use them again
– If you collide with a … Read the rest

thru-you.com – Album of Remixed YouTube Clips

Kuitman, An obviously talented music producer and video editor mixed together dozens of YouTube clips to create wonderful and cohesive music videos.

It’s amazing how he found so many clips that are all in tune with each other. He must have done some noise-reduction or other post-production. Everything is just so tight. The voices definitely have some reverb added.

All 7: http://thru-you.com/

I hope he’s like the next DangerMouse and gets a music career going from this… Read the rest

IBM Antique Attic

IBM’s website has photos and information about their Antique Attic exhibit, showcasing their collection of mechanical calculating devices.

“The nearly 400-year history of mechanized calculation was created by men and women with varying and diverse talents, temperaments, backgrounds and education, working in such fields as mathematics, the sciences, government, business and commerce. It is a history not just of singular inspiration and genius but also the continuing, collective discovery of new materials, skills, technologies and techniques to implement and enhance the plans and dreams of individual inventors and scientists.”

Above, a Babbage Analytical EngineRead the rest

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

From Variety:

“Elton John’s Rocket Pictures hopes to make the first Jane Austen adaptation to which men will drag their girlfriends.”

From the New York Times:

“The movie “Pride and Predator,” directed by Will Clark and written by Mr. Clark with Andrew Kemble and John Pape, will juxtapose brooding aristocrats with a brutal alien that lands in 1800s-era Britain, attacking residents and leaving them with neither sense nor sensibility.”… Read the rest

Candy Hop

Candy Hop is my new game, published via Kongregate.

The theme is you are in a candy store, trying to fill your box of candy by bouncing each piece in, collecting chocolate hearts along the way. There are two modes: Action, which has a timed release of candy and encourages the player to react to the falling candy, similar to the classic Breakout; and Puzzle, which has no timer and is more similar to those games where you have to create a wacky device (eg. Color Infection). There is a high scores table on Kongregate. It’s satisfying to see the high scores, since it means people are playing it all the way through, not giving up after a few levels.

The game idea is … Read the rest