We are a little less than 6 hours away from the doors opening to 1927 Events, which is where Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode is taking place!
Am currently trying to figure out the placement of all the pieces, though it’s been a tad bit slow going since I can’t help but zone out on all the crazy little details, as well as the overall gorgeousness, of what’s on hand. Hence all the Instagram pics.
Here’s some more (btw, first one coming up is by Jesse Tise, who is the same guy who illustrated our Samurai Gunn shirts, fyi)…
… 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…
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!
It’s been two weeks since Comics vs Games 3D had its grand unveiling (followed by the spring 2k14 edition of Bit Bazaar, plus this year’s installment of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival). So time to finally file a report for those who couldn’t join us up north. For starters, the general response seemed to be “I can’t believe how well the 3D works!”
If you’re in New York this week you should check out the End of Year Student Show at the NYU Game Center in downtown Brooklyn this Thursday. It’s a showcase of around 50 games and game-related projects — digital games, board games, tabletop roleplaying games, and physical games — featuring work from the Game Center’s first MFA class. There’s a ton of really impressive work in the collection.
Since I’m one of those graduating MFAs, I’ll be showing my spooky-cute horror cooking game, Izakaya Ōmen. The player controls a chef who’s been trapped in a mysterious spirit world and has no option but to try and master their strange culinary tradition while he figures out how to get home.
It’s that time of the year; spring is in the air. And in addition to blooming flowers, there’s also the smell of freshly printed comics? The prestigious Toronto Comics Arts Festival will soon be opening its doors, which also means yet another installment of Comics vs Games.
Attract Mode is proud to be working once again with the fine folks at Bento Miso and Hand Eye Society. Though for this year’s installment, Comics vs Games 3, an official TCAF 2014 event, Adam and myself wanted to do something a tad bit different.
And we do believe we’ve done just that…