Delicious Links for Apr 14, 2009

Criterion Collection DVDs
Speaking of Criterion Collection box covers, here is the full catalog of DVD covers on the Criterion Collection website.
(tags: design cover film inspiration)

iGoogle Gaming Themes
Google presents a set of official themes for iGoogle that feature art from a wide range of videogames.
(tags: videogames google igoogle themes theme)

The GAF Collection Collected
The Criterion Collection inspired set of videogame box covers has been saved, resized and collected on one page for easy reference.
(tags: videogames design neogaf games boxart cover inspiration)

“The GAF Collection” – Weekend Photoshop Thread – NeoGAF
There’s been an interest recent surge of interpreting videogame box covers (and movie posters) in a style inspired by iconic design schemata from other media, like books (e.g. Penguin), movies or earlier eras in videogames. In this collection, gaffers take inspiration from covers of the acclaimed Criterion Collection. Possibly inspired by this post from WellMedicated: http://wellmedicated.com/inspiration/an-ode-to-criterion-box-art/
(tags: videogames design neogaf games boxart cover inspiration)

Delicious Links for Apr 5, 2009

The Puma 917 Lo Mega shoes in action – Tiny Cartridge – Nintendo DS & DSi News, Media, Videos, Imports, Homebrew, & Retro Junk
Tiny Cartridge ran a photo I of my pair of Puma 917 Lo Mega shoes that I sent JC. They basically got delivered in one day since the shipping center was nearby. They’re pretty bright (and I love em), but they look a lot better than the product shot on Puma.com.
(tags: videogames shoes shopping mega+man megaman kicks)

Darwinia+
An interesting experiment by Introversion — they are going to basically document as much as possible regarding the development of Darwinia+ for Xbox Live Arcade.
(tags: videogames design developer darwinia development xbox360 xbla)

Delicious Links for Mar 29, 2009

Gamasutra – News – GDC: Evolving Game Design — Pagliarulo, Suda, And Ueda Speak
Gamasutra’s write-up about the Evolving Game Design panel I missed at GDC09.
(tags: gdc09 gamasutra videogames gamedesign)

The Brainy Gamer: The taciturn designer
The Brainy Gamer’s write-up about the Evolving Game Design panel I missed at GDC09 due to other work commitments.
(tags: gdc09 videogames gamedesign brainy+gamer)

Derek Yu – Game Over/Continue?
Speaking of Derek Yu, he was asked to collaborate with his artist friend Hellen Jo to collaborate on a game for the Giant Robot art show Game Over/Continue? I saw Derek playing this during the opening of the show and it looked pretty fun. Have to say that the art style is pretty great too. Can’t wait until Derek provides the game for us to download, I’ll be there day one.
(tags: experimental+games videogames gamedesign derek+yu giant+robot art)

Derek Yu’s Spelunky v0.99.8
A game I saw at the Experimental Gameplay session at GDC09. While I had played Spelunky before, I hadn’t really read about it. My interest increased exponentially when Derek mentioned that aspects of roguelikes inspired the creation of Spelunky.
(tags: gdc09 experimental+games videogames gamedesign free roguelike spelunky)

www.Farbs.org – Quirky little games for your edification
Home of ROM CHECK FAIL — a game I saw at the Experimental Gameplay session at GDC09. ROM CHECK FAIL was born out of an idea to combine variations of player characters and enemies, all randomly mashed-up from various videogames from the past.
(tags: gdc09 experimental+games videogames gamedesign free)

Closure, a free online game on Kongregate
One of the games I saw at the Experimental Gameplay session at GDC09. The background was that Tyler wanted to create a game where darkness would be an aid to the player, instead of just a challenge of obstacle.
(tags: gdc09 experimental+games videogames gamedesign kongregate free)

Achron – Time Travel is Coming
One of the games I saw as part of the Experimental Gameplay session at GDC09. 10 years in the making, this looks like it has some really interesting potential. Can’t wait to be able to play this, if that becomes an option.
(tags: gdc09 experimental+games videogames gamedesign rts achron)

Gamasutra – News – GDC: Inside The Experimental Gameplay Sessions 2009
Gamasutra’s write-up about the Experimental Gameplay session I attended the second half to, after the original session I was going to attend was massively overbooked.
(tags: gdc09 gamasutra experimental+games videogames gamedesign)

Delicious Links for Mar 23, 2009

February 2009 NPD Article (Gamasutra) – NeoGAF
This is the thread on NeoGAF that Matt Matthews posts to accompany his NPD analysis feature on Gamastura. It’s equally as fascinating.
(tags: npd salesage neogaf analysis videogames console+wars)

Gamasutra – Features – NPD: Behind the Numbers, February 2009
This monthly feature on Gamasutra is fascinating even if you’re not an NPD armchair analyst. I know I always inadvertently get sucked into reading this even if I have better (or more important) things to do at that moment.
(tags: npd analysis videogames gamasutra salesage console+wars)

Delicious Links for Mar 19, 2009

ITT: Tower Defense Love-In – NeoGAF
Even though I had read about ‘tower defense’ games and I had meant to play Desktop Tower Defense but I never did. When Final Fantasy: Crystal Defenders came out on consoles last week I gave it a trial run with the demo. I was instantly hooked, it’s all relatively simple, but the whole “how far can you get” part is diabolically addicting.
(tags: videogames tower+defense flash+games web+games gaf neogaf)

Supermandolini – Console Wars Veteran IV
Four of the four made so far. Sega Genesis controller.
(tags: videogames nintendo retro fashion pin mdeal console+wars)

Supermandolini – Console Wars Veteran III
Third in a series of four so far. This one is of the Super Nintendo controller.
(tags: videogames nintendo retro fashion pin mdeal console+wars)

Supermandolini – Console Wars Veteran II
Second in a series of four, so far at least. This one is of a PlayStation controller.
(tags: videogames nintendo retro fashion pin mdeal console+wars)

Supermandolini – Console Wars Veteran I
One of currently four pin designs that “commemorates” the console wars. This one is of a NES controller. I kind of want just because it’s so amusing, although they have to be shipped from Greece.
(tags: videogames nintendo retro fashion pin mdeal console+wars)