Nintendo's "New Art Academy" is attempting an intrusion into the world of the 9th art, offering drawing lessons signed by the most representative authors of contemporary comics. A perfect opportunity to listen to Juanjo Guarnido, the respected author of "Blacksad" – the best cat detective in 50’s New York - describing his own vision of comics in a rather technical interview.
[WEIRD APP] Based on the cult phrase from "Titanic", "Draw me like one of French girls", this app lets you be the Rose of a stranger across the globe who will have the pleasure to draw your pretty face. I
[MUST-HAVE] Build a plush controller that actually works! Made of conductive fabric and a Flora board, a wearable electronics platform created by Adafruit, the controller is so easy to build, everyone can do it.
[INDIE GAME] 140 is a minimalist platform game where you have to sync your moves with the "energetic, yet melancholic soundtrack" in order to make your way through the ever-changing geometric environment. The mouvements are pretty limited: left, right and jump, so you'd better be all ears and focus on the sound if you want to succeed.
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[WTF] No need to state how Tumblr is full of blogs focusing on very specific subjects. Well, here is another one. The title is pretty much self-explanatory: this Tumblr collects all the toilets featured in video games.
[INDIE GAMES] After the recent riot outbreaks that have arisen throughout the world, from Egypt to Greece, it is only logical to translate this global phenomenon into a game. After all, there are simulations for everything, why not digitally recreate social protests?
ArenaNet and NCsoft have worked together to produce Guild Wars 2, the game that dusts off the old formula of the old MMORPG formula. We meet with Matt Wuerffel, game designer at ArenaNet for a game design talk.
[WATCH&LISTEN] Competitive gaming was once a casual leisure played by a couple of friends at LAN parties. The short PBS documentary gives us an overview of the competitive gaming world through interviews of gamers or researchers.
[INDIE GAME] The characters and levels might be the same than the original Pac-Man but there is a new element that shakes things up a little: physics! Gravity is introduced and will completely change your experience of the cult game.
[INDIE GAME] The creators of Among The Sleep are back with this "experimental self-discovery videogame. In other words, you are a fly, navigating in a dark forest. Be careful of the obstacles coming your way and you might be able to see the light, so to speak.
[GAME-INSPIRED] Models shot from above become the characters of a 2D video game set in the streets of Hong Kong. The colorful road markings of the Chinese city perfectly recreate IRL the levels of a game.