Posts Tagged ‘Babycastles’

Explore Static Lagoon’s Surrealist World With One Button

Static Lagoon screenshot

Something strange for your Monday, sir? Something mystifying, miss?

Static Lagoon [official site] is a free game primarily┬ádesigned for use with the Restbox, which as far as I can tell is a DIY game controller with a single input: sitting on it. In Static Lagoon this simple interaction is used to choose between taking a ‘window of opportunity’ or ignoring it.

Static Lagoon is also designed to be used with the Oculus Rift, although you can play it on a regular screen with a mouse instead, just as you can use a spacebar instead of the Restbox.

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Empire State Of Mind: Babycastles Kickstarter

To be honest, I'm a sucker for Neon Signs.
There’s a lot of kickstarter projects around, but this is one which I think some of you will find interesting. Hell, even the people who will bristle against it. Babycastles is a NYC-based indie-arcade project, and have been doing events for a while. What do they want to do with the money? Take it to central NY: “By presenting six consecutive 2-week exhibitions of independent video games at the center of New York, Babycastles is looking forward to showcasing international game development to a wide audience of game enthusiasts, students, press, curators, children, and especially to an audience that may never otherwise encounter the variety of activity in video game culture. It will be an incredible arcade in Times Square!” Go to their kickstarter for more details on what they’ve been up to, some footage and the benefits for pledging. Oh – and here’s the LA Times covering it. Really, this is like a transmission from another gaming dimension. I hope they pull it off, not least because I’m in NY then so will be able to go.