Why Slow, Dark Games Are Among the iPhone’s Best
How a 1980 video game called Rogue spawned a whole genre: http://nyr.kr/1tD2eUK
“All roguelikes share Rogue’s DNA, combining a randomly generated world with the iron rule of ‘permadeath.’ Many also swim against the current of speed and dynamism in video games; instead, they ask you to move one step at a time. That allows you to agonize over each move—and, when the time comes, to pinpoint the single bad decision that sealed your fate.”
Just a satisfying Game Boy gif
more inking class homework, with digital tones
“Yakiniku Bugyou” [Flyer, Japan]
- Uploaded by Game Industry Term Encyclopedia (ゲーム業界用語事典)
- It’s a game where you prepare delictable Japanese/Korean BBQ for customers; it’s what Destructoid’s Dale North once called “probably the only Japanese meat cooking puzzle strategy game series out there.” Thank God it’s Thursday.
Read about this week’s cover, “The Cart Before the Horses,” by Bruce McCall: http://nyr.kr/1ffCxQS
The Price of Pretending to Work
“The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work.”
– Paul Graham
This week, Maggie illustrates a quote from Alain de Botton.
Steve Matteson has designed some of the most ubiquitous typefaces in the world, and engineered versions of Times New Roman, Arial, and Courier for Microsoft. Here, he reveals why every letter you see looks the way it does.
Imaginative Photographs Playfully Combine a Small Toy Plane with Urban Landscapes
Beautiful Artworks Made Of Mould And Bacteria
Yes, you read that right; the artist Antoine Bridier-Nahmias paints with mould, marrying art and science in an unexpectedly delightful way. His strange media include various sets of bacteria and fungi, ranging in color, texture, and density, and a petri dish serves as his canvas. Once a piece is grown to his aesthetic satisfaction, the artist photographs it from above, capturing the nuances of the material in stunning resolution.
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