Portable Weekend Mix #16 // Unpause

August 29, 2014 - By - Tags:

…your system is cast aside, left behind in the wake of goings-on and things-to-do. But you can’t leave it behind. Check in on your town, beat that unbeaten boss. That’s what we’re doing this week. Adam and I have been totally swamped, but we’re still going on these mixes! Unpause your true weekend lifestyle with this selection of tracks from the past few weeks & beyond~

Portable picks to help you respawn:

☆ Desert Golfing (iOS) cause you think it’s gonna be over at some point, but you’re wrong.
☆ Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (DS). All about a fresh start with a bigger inventory.
☆ Picross 3D (DS)… sometimes you’ve gotta take your time to make things right.

Image from merrigo.tumblr.com/

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Love Is In The Air

August 28, 2014 - By - Tags: , ,

… The above is courtesy of Babs Tarr, aka basically the hottest cartoonists in the biz at this very moment. Am thrilled that she was able to find time out of her busy schedule (Babs was recently enlisted by DC Comics to give Batgirl a makeover, and her first issue hits newsstands in a little over a month), to take part in Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode.

But yeah, we’re a little over 48 hours away from showtime, so needless to say, it’s a bit of a madhouse on my end, as well as Fangamer’s. But rest assured, the 2014 edition of the Game Art/Chiptune/Indie Arcade/Drinkathon Seattle Special shall be the best one yet.

Hopefully you’ve caught a few glimpses of the gorgeous artwork that awaits this year! Admittedly, it’s been a little tough getting people’s attention this time around; not sure if you’ve caught a few of the headlines going around, but some not so cool folks out there are giving video games a bad name.

So perhaps the following, which is just a taste of things to come, will remind everyone that there’s still a lot to love about electronic entertainment. Anyhow who else will be part of the festivities? Well, there’s…

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“She’s dead… Wrapped in chiptunes”

August 22, 2014 - By - Tags: ,

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! Am here getting ready for the next Fangamer/Attract Mode shindig, though I always make the trek bit early, since Washington State is also my former stomping grounds.

I feel fortunate to have grown up at a time in which Seattle’s popularity was at its apex, and I’m not just talking about the glory days of grunge. It’s when Twin Peaks was on the air, which remains one of my fave shows of all time, and hence why I’m posting the video above.

Apologizes if old, but I’ve been out of the loop for the past couple of weeks, due to show pre-show prep. And yes, it’s advertised as being the Twin Peaks intro on the NES, despite the fact that it’s color palette and resolution is a bit closer to what the SNES was capable of.

I’ve long given up that ghost, much like how I’ve long stopped explaining to people that Nirvana is more than just a cheap rip off the Pixies.

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Get Ready For… Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode

August 12, 2014 - By - Tags: , ,

Two years ago, ourselves and our best buds at Fangamer decided to engage in a friendly showdown, with downtown Seattle as the backdrop. The outcome of that now legendary battle, dubbed Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode, was inconclusive as they say.

Then last year, for part two, both parties decided to put their differences aside and combine forces, and thus Fangamer X Attract Mode was the result. This particular contest did indeed have a clear winner, and it was you dear friend.

So here we are, round three. And to commemorate the mutual respect and understanding that both sides have been able to forge, the 2014 Edition of Game Art/Chiptune/Indie Arcade/Drinkathon Seattle Special shall therefor be dubbed… Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode!

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It’s Kinda Like Katamari, If Keita Takahashi Was On A Diet Of Nothing But Donuts

August 11, 2014 - By - Tags:

Hey, remember that one game I mentioned a little while ago, which combined two of everyone’s favorite things? That being snakes and one hit wonder Brit Pop Rock band The Verge?

Well its creator, Ben Esposito of Arcane Kids (who also made that browser based Bubsy 3D sequel that was all the rage late last year), has a new game coming up. One that combines two other things that we all enjoy: physics toys and donuts.

Well, technically donut holes. One that gets bigger and bigger the more it gobbles up the Southwest region of the US. Can’t wait to nab both the game and another commemorative jpeg, much like with Room of 1000 Snakes.

… which I played another three times during the coarse of writing this post; I love that game that much!

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Portable [Workweek] Mix #15 // Salary Getters

August 4, 2014 - By - Tags:

What?! The work week has already begun—but don’t let it get you down, Mr. + Ms. Salary Man. We’ve got all the tunes to get you through.

Settle in for 5 days of filing with P[W]M#15 and

(;´Д`) Karoshi (iOS)
(;´Д`) Art Style Boxlife (Nintendo DSi)
(;´Д`) Game Dev Story (iOS)

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