Sunday, November 29, 2009

Just add code and art!

Another fun site I found on the interwebs: It's a "make your own Atari 2600" label. Just import your art and viola! Instant cart art!

Sounds like the perfect tool for those awesome 2600 homebrewers I've read about.

Why not make one yourself?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sadly, no Barbara Crampton... but...

I am constantly amazed at the little gems that are stashed all over the interwebs. I found one tonight called "Deanimator" based on Lovecraft story "The Strange Case of Herbert West" (aka the "hero" in the movie Reanimator)

Skinny little Herbert has nothing between him and a horde of undead but his trusty six-shooter - which seems like it always need reloading. It also features some very nice animation. Pro-Tip: Use your mouse cursor to select the zombies rather than just "aiming" and shooting at the zombies.

It's very simple, very moody and very effective.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pay $400 to read this post.

I just played Upgrade Complete, a very amusing shooter over at Kongregate - in which you have to buy and upgrade EVERYTHING in the game - including your ship, the graphics and even the copyright screen. It's a great statement on the state of micro-transactions.

I hope they do a second version as the game play is a little unchallenging - the enemies don't even fire back and there are no sound effects and I would have liked to see the graphics get really ridiculously detailed as they got upgraded but then again, it's just about you obsessing about getting more coins.

All-in-all a fun concept.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mickey Moose?

Mr. Boss goes international!

For those of you who missed me at GDC, I will be presenting "Everything I Learned About Level Design, I Learned From Disneyland" at the Montreal International Game Summit on November 16th in the Westmount Room at 16:00 (that's 4pm for you Americans)

Make sure you drop by and say "hi"!