October 13th, 2012

[Labyrinth Sprawl] Asciivania


September 27th, 2012

The Border House Game Jam

So TBH (The Border House) is hosting a game jam and I’m going to try and participate.
Full details are HERE

They are using Twine, for which I am told is a non-programmy type of maker program. There is a tutorial my Anna Anthropy here. The theme is borders, but it looks like you can do whatever you want if you wish. I suppose that’s meta as having a theme is a type of border.

Some of the participants are in the IRC on Quakenet here if you have a client and a link here if you want webchat in your browser.

Twine can be found here

August 20th, 2012

[Labyrinth Shooting!] Genetos


January 28th, 2012

[How To…] Subtitles for Youtube/Aegisub

This is a short tutorial on using Aegisub’s basic features to sub a video so you can use those subs on Youtube.

You can find the software at Aegisub.org and it’s a free program.

January 19th, 2012

Review – Dusk

Dusk - Title Screen
If the title art isn’t any indication of what this novel is about, Dusk is another kinetic novel that I was drawn to because it seemed to be a good Twilight parody. While Twilight has been parodied to death, this one was in the form of a kinetic novel. The author of this is also the same one that did Lucky Rabbit Reflex, which is a visual novel with all the proper dialogue trees and the like.

The good: Overall I found the novel to be funny. I’m not familiar with the books having only seen the movie, but this does a good job of pointing out the blatant contradictions, such as Ephraim (Edward) going up to Angelica (Bella) just to tell her that she shouldn’t hang around him or that he shouldn’t hang around her before zipping off into the crowd and such. Other parts are about how smart she is, that there are only ten kids that go to the school and sometimes Angelica has friends show up. Even Jared (Jacob), with his russet cheeks, is succinctly both blatantly stereotyped and troped to point out the problems with Twilight. Passion and constipation await you!

The bad: There’s only one music track, which repeats throughout the whole novel. Having a variety more would have broken up the repetition. The character only have a few expressions too, then again in the movie they didn’t have a lot of expressions either. I guess in part two of this novel he will get a chance to sparkle.

The extra: NASA level string theory!

The nitpick: The novel cuts off in the middle of the “book”, at least compared to Twilight. It would have been nice to have a bit more story. Also we don’t get to see Ephraim’s hot and younger father.