Posts Tagged ‘Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Retrospective’

Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Retrospective remastered

Against all odds, a new Bubsy game is coming this autumn. Some cynics might say that such a rubbo ’90s platformer series apparently reaching ‘retro icon’ status is yet more evidence that video games mistake recognisability for merit, but me, I know this is proof that Arcane Kids saved Bubsy with their 2013 bootleg game Bubsy 3d: Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Retrospective [official site]. After the bobcat rode a coffin luge into the afterlife, how could he not life forever? Well! Aging plugins made the browser game a bother to play, but Arcane Kids have now released a standalone downloadable version with an added epilogue chapter. In it, Bubsy reflects on his career as an artist. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Mind Is Not Ready For Arcane Kids’ Bubsy 3D

It gets stranger. Much stranger.

No, really. It’s not. While Arcane Kids have proven quite capable of leveraging serious design savvy in games like Zineth and Perfect Stride, they are also the diabolical duo that drowned us all in snakes that one time. What I’m saying is, their minds inhabit some floating eyeball fire skull ghost realm of the patently absurd, which brings us to Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Retrospective. Yes, that Bubsy. This pseudo-MMO, um, tribute is about art appreciation, giant talking frogs, nostalgia, hell, futility, everything, and nothing. Also snakes. There will always be snakes.

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