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Ludum Dare 24: a self-referential Zelda-style game

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By Max Heath in Tech on Friday 30 November 2012

It’s been fun digesting the fruits of the latest Ludum Dare, a competition/celebration where contestants develop a video game within a single weekend. This time’s winner, Evoland, is a cleverly self-referential Zelda-style game that mirrors the development of gaming itself. You start in a silent, monochromatic state of limited mobility and grab practical and aesthetic […]

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I Will Be: new music video by Child Actor

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By Max Heath in Video on Thursday 22 November 2012

I am synaesthetic. While one manifestation of this is that I think the word ‘November’ is green for some reason, it also often makes me experience vivid colors and textures when I listen to or create music. With this video, using simple hand-drawn animation and lighting, I tried to approximate how this song “looked” to […]

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Geocities-izer: optically offending webpages

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By Max Heath in Cool Websites on Wednesday 21 November 2012

By now, many of us take the modern standard of sleek, streamlined web design for granted. The Geocities-izer reminds us things weren’t always so. Named for the defunct host of the most optically offending homepages of all time, it correctly boasts that it will make any webpage look like it was made by a 13 […]

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Reasons: the new music video from Child Actor

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By Max Heath in Video on Thursday 1 November 2012

One of the pleasures of releasing our album Victory has been having the opportunity to direct our videos. I remember I was sitting in a theater waiting for a performance to start when almost all of the Reasons video came together in my head and I had to grab someone’s laptop to write it all […]

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Blind King Trade: new music by Balroynigress

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By Max Heath in New Music on Thursday 25 October 2012

Maybe if they didn’t have an unpronounceable name, Balroynigress would be better known. It’s certainly not for a lack of hauntingly beautiful music. I only found this clip because I have to scour the web every few months to find out if they’ve released something. But the effort only makes it all the more rewarding […]

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