is an 8-bit-looking indie flash game of cosmic horror and some bureaucracy and bickering with colleagues. The launch trailer
provides a selection of the reactions you will likely experience while playing it.
posted by Joakim Ziegler
on Sep 26, 2013 -
8-bit illustrations of opening lines to classic short stories by Kafka, Bukowski, Barthelme, and others.
Oliver Miller, the creator of the series, writes: I... love short stories. I was an English major, and then I got an MFA in writing. Before that, I was a nerd who huddled in a basement, with his nerd friends, clicking with a mouse to play Bard’s Tale II. So basically, making 8-bit drawings of short stories encapsulates my whole life and, I hope, yours as well.
posted by Cash4Lead
on Jul 14, 2012 -
In the wake of their grunge-y breakout hit "Creep"
and the success of sophomore record The Bends
, Thom Yorke and the rest of Radiohead
were under pressure to deliver once more.
So they shut themselves away inside the echoing halls of a secluded 16th century manor
and got to work.
What emerged from that crumbling Elizabethan castle fifteen years ago today was a shockingly ambitious masterpiece of progressive rock, a visionary concept album that explored the "fridge buzz" of modernity
-- alienation, social disconnection, existential dread, the impersonal hum of technology
-- through a mosaic of challenging
, eerily beautiful
music unlike anything else at the time.
Tentatively called Ones and Zeroes
, then Your Home May Be at Risk If You Do Not Keep Up Payments
, the band finally settled on OK Computer
, an appropriately enigmatic title for this acclaimed
harbinger of millennial angst. For more, you can watch the retrospective OK Computer: A Classic Album Under Review
for a track-by-track rundown, or the unsettling documentary Meeting People is Easy
for a look at how the album's whirlwind tour nearly gave Yorke a nervous breakdown
. Or look inside for more details and cool interpretations of all the tracks -- including an upcoming MeFi Music Challenge! [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jun 16, 2012 -
is an artist who makes colorful, vibrant, seamlessly looping animations from classic video games. Click on an image for a larger version, and an annotation of the game that the image comes from.
posted by codacorolla
on Jun 7, 2012 -
"I started this blog
so that anyone wanting to build their own 8-bit computer could learn from my own experience and mistakes."
posted by griphus
on May 1, 2012 -
Cardinal Quest [Flash]
is an 8-bit tribute to Gauntlet
, Roguelikes and the 2E D&D core rule-set. Open chests, battle opponents and descend the stairs in an effort to find the
Amulet Shield of Yendor
posted by Smart Dalek
on Dec 27, 2011 -
Sure you consider yourself a retro 8-bit gaming geek, but have you played Udon Boy in Ramen Land, or Kung Fu Psycho Rider? Don't feel bad, they're from Japanese culture store Meteor's annual Famicase
, an exhibition of imaginary games
posted by artifarce
on Jun 5, 2009 -
"Once upon a time there was a game that nobody ever played, sitting on the floor in the back room of an empty arcade. The game was full of life and strife, mega-monsters and robot fights.
We Are The Strange was the title. Now meet the players who live inside, idle." The story
of filmmaker M dot Strange
and his solo indie masterpiece, We Are The Strange
. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Apr 9, 2009 -
Nothing but short Flash animations, all with the most awesome or annoying techno/8bit soundtracks ever.
Crazy techno monster
, fingers from craters
, sometimes it doesn't pay to get up
, not quite an oomp lompaa
, furies need exercise too
, happy at my day job
, all downhill from here
, lunch with my little brother
, looking for tps reports
, cardboardobots transform!
, more fingers in crators
, dive into happy hell
, mario, wtf?!
, hey kitty
, dance with me you big bear
and finally, something to calm you down
Found via this AskMe question
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Hardcore Gaming 101
has a e-newsletter, but the best things there are the loving introductions to dozens of classic games and game series, all either sadly forgotten or practically unknown to the Western World. Thrill to the serious action of Compile shooters
! Avoid the mocking gazes of friends, roomies and significant others while reading about venerable Konami cute-em-ups Twinbee
! Figure out why the hell so many Namco games have Valkyrie
in them! Try to keep a straight face when confronted with the likes of Ganbare Goemon
, Phoenix Wright
, The Neverhood
, No One Can Stop Mr. Domino!!!
, Urban Yeti
and Segagaga, the Sega Simulator
! Do, uh, something
along with the T&A delights of Keio Flying Squadron
, Popful Mail
! All this and much
, much much more
posted by JHarris
on Mar 29, 2006 -
is a site that hosts MP3s made by video game afficionados who have remixed the tunes from their favorite video games, old and new alike. Check out the releases page
and try out a few songs. You can also search
for songs by a particular game system, genre, specific game, etc. (Unfortunately, search seems broken for me right now, but it usually works!)
The users generally provide extensive reviews that will help you sort out the great from the mediocre before downloading.
posted by knave
on May 23, 2005 -