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Calico: Magical Girls Running Cat Cafés~ by Kells — Kickstarter
“Calico is a calm and cozy cat cafe simulator where you pet cats, decorate your cafe, and hang out with witches and magical girls!”
games  kickstarter  videogames  2019  mac  macos  osx  software 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
welcome | osu!
(@randileeharper recommended this rhythm game, saying:)
“it is very fun! but it is also VERY difficult to get into. i love it because it’s like music therapy, and requires enough concentration that it works for adhd/anxiety (for me, anyways). most people get frustrated after trying it, but if you stick with it, it gets easier. :)”

games  opensource  osu  ppy  2019  mac  macos  osx  software  videogames  recommendations  via:randileeharper 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
Hells Yeah Kells Yeah on Twitter: "If you like this wholesome tweet you might love this wholesome game I'm making! @CalicoGame is about magical girls running a cat cafe! Check it out. :)" / Twitter
(This game looks to be low-stress but fun!)

“If you like this wholesome tweet you might love this wholesome game I’m making!

“is about magical girls running a cat cafe! Check it out. :)”
cats  games  videogames  2019  pkkaos  twitter  mac  macos  osx  software 
8 weeks ago by handcoding
Arcade Spirits on Steam
“Arcade Spirits is a romantic visual novel that follows an alternative timeline where the 1983 video game crash never occurred. It's 20XX and you've just started a new job at the Funplex game arcade. Who will you meet along the way? Will you find the romance you're seeking?”

(@kit_flowerstorm recommended this, saying—)
“I’m biased (I helped with #accessibility in Arcade Spirits and the dev team is great) but this game made me feel hopeful. Even with the protagonist being so used to frozen meals & not wanting to get their hopes up. If you need a smile, check this out.”
steam  games  videogames  mac  macos  2019 
june 2019 by handcoding
TMK | Downloads | Sounds & Music | Sound Clips | Super Mario Bros. (NES)
If you should ever need WAV files from Super Mario Bros, this looks to be the canonical place for that.
supermario  supermariobros  2019  sounds  wav  canonical  videogames  soundeffects 
january 2019 by handcoding
VGDensetsu: Designing 2D graphics in the Japanese industry
“Some graphic designers toyed with these specificities and mastered the 0.5 dot technique. The word ‘pixel’ translates in Japanese to ‘ドット’ (’dot’). It seems that Hiroshi Ono (AKA Mr Dotman) was the first to use that word to describe his work, talking about dot-e (ドット絵, the ‘e’ is the same as in ‘Ukiyo-e’ and means picture) and dot character (ドットキャラクター or ドットキャラ) in the February 1983 issue of Namco NG.
“‘It’s a technique where by slightly changing the color of surrounding pixels, to the human eye it looks like the pixels move by around 0.5 pixels.’ explains Kazuhiro Tanaka, graphic designer on Metal Slug (1996). His colleague Yasuyuki Oda adds that ‘Back in the old days, we’d say [to our artists] ’add 0.5 of a pixel’, and have them draw in the pixels by taking scanlines into account. But with the modern Full HD monitor, the pixels comes out too clearly and too perfectly that you can’t have that same taste.’”
pixels  pixelart  2018  videogames 
november 2018 by handcoding
How modders are removing enemies from games to create stress-free experiences | PC Gamer
“Mods for games are usually additive. New features, forgotten content… mods are usually about putting more into a game. Yet in recent years we’ve seen the rise of a particular kind of mod that takes things away. Specifically, taking away a game’s enemies or threats. We previously covered a mod which removed all danger from first-person sci-fi horror Soma—it later become an official game mode—but there are plenty more games out there getting mods that do the same and they’re equally fascinating.”
games  mods  2018  enemies  videogames 
september 2018 by handcoding
How videogames are changing the action movie | Kill Screen
"By contrast, the action movies that have borrowed their style from games prioritize physical clarity, rarely obscuring the movements of their characters."
movies  videogames  2016  shakycam 
february 2016 by handcoding
Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games - YouTube
"This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming and why the trope has been core to the popularization and development of the medium itself." (About 23:35)
video  to-watch  2013  feminism  games  videogames 
march 2013 by handcoding
'GAME OVER,' a short film by PES
"'GAME OVER,' a short film by PES, in which classic videogames are recreated in cupcakes, sprinkles, fossils, pizzas, and toy froggies."
videos  videogames  arcade  to-watch 
february 2007 by handcoding
Dancefloor-friendly video game remixes? | Ask MetaFilter
"I'm DJing a rave in a month or so, and the crowd I'll be playing to is much more of a gamer crowd than the average rave-going-crowd is. I'm going to throw in some game music remixes at some point, and I thought I'd ask for suggestions."
videogames  music  via:askmetafilter  nintendo  8bit 
october 2006 by handcoding
Boing Boing: Documentary about videogames and Art: 8 BIT
"The film includes interviews with an expansive list of video-game based artists and theorists, tied together into a historical overview of the movement, from the demo scene to chiptunes to machinima to artists who hand-code their own video games."
8bit  movies  dvds  to-rent  add-to-netflix  videogames  documentaries 
october 2006 by handcoding
IFILM - Short Films: Summoner Geeks
"Remember back in the day when your mother told you not to play Dungeons and Dragons? She told you it would make you you played anyway. That's when you discovered D&D turns you into something much worse: a gigantic nerd."
summoner  dungeonsanddragons  video  humor  videogames 
may 2005 by handcoding
The Online Video Game Atlas
This site has stitched screen grabs of entire maps from video games
videogames  maps  games 
march 2005 by handcoding

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