“Miss Flying Saucer” by Bill Randall, 1959
Earlier this week we covered a bicycle that can’t be stolen because the lock is part of the frame. But what if you want to hack the bike you already have?
In the spirit of technology upgraders everywhere, we’ve whipped up a list of ways to enhance your ride with products and concepts that are available now or currently raising money via crowdfunding.
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Game: A Dark Room
A Dark Room is probably the best game I’ve played all year, and its simplicity hides a subtle and affecting story. Part of the game is the discovery process as the game slowly reveals itself, so it’s difficult to describe without spoiling things. If you’re prepared for the slow-ish pace, and an interface built from minimal text and progress bars, you will discover a very rewarding game.
There are a few similarities between A Dark Room and Blackbar. They both have a minimal interface and memorable storytelling, but unlike Blackbar, A Dark Room sports richer gameplay that allows for multiple play-throughs using different techniques and play styles if you’re up for that sort of thing.
The game has been in the top 10 paid games list for quite some time now, and has been featured by Apple a number of places. It’s amazing to see something so unusual ranking next to big franchise games like Tetris, or LEGO® Lord of the Rings.
A prequel, The Ensign, was just released a few days ago. I have not had a chance to play it yet, but I’ll write about it here when I have.
Also, if you’re at all interested in how games are created, I quite enjoyed the audio “making of” clips that you unlock when you complete the game.
Good profile by Mat Honan on Stewart Butterfield and Slack .
Film Genre Meme: horror (1/5)
Mother’s interrupted the course of our journey. She’s programmed to do that should certain conditions arise. They have. It seems that she has… intercepted a transmission of unknown origin. She got us up to check it out.
The StarWars.com 10: Best Fights
With summer TV ratings falling, the domestic movie box office down sharply, and upfront sales of TV advertising surprisingly weak, a slew of mergers, acquisitions, and investment has shaken the YouTube cosmos. Big media companies, which a few years ago were furiously filing copyright lawsuits against YouTube, are jostling for a piece of the action.
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