Posts Tagged ‘Nathalie Lawhead’

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK is out

everything-is-going-to-be-ok

Something terrible has happened but you’re still here, and… now what? EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK [official site] is the answer. It’s a loud, colourful, surprising, earnest, funny, and devastating “interactive zine” from Tetrageddon developer Nathalie Lawhead, with dozens of scenes feeling around the aftermath and ongoing situation of living with bad things. Receive terrible and patronising advice, have even your desktop virtual pets run screaming from you, and tell yourself everything is going to be ok. It’s the cheeriest and most awful thing I’ve played in a while. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything Is Going To Be OK gets early access PWYW

Everything is going to be OK

Experimental project Everything Is Going To Be Okay [Gamejolt link] is having an early access-ish period to help developer Nathalie Lawhead (who you may know from her 2015 IGF award-winning project, Tetrageddon Games) finish it off. I hesitate to use the word game because that doesn’t really encapsulate anything about the project – instead let’s go with Lawhead’s own description: “Interactive zine”. Read the rest of this entry »

Fantastic Arcade Bundle Serves Up Dog Detectives And Frog Combat

Got some extra cash to burn? Want to support the independent gaming community of Austin, Texas? Pick up the latest Fantastic Arcade Bundle, with five games from the festival hosted by game collective Juegos Rancheros. They include games from the maker of Downwell, the gang behind Bernband, and IGF winner Nathalie Lawhead.

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Free Loaders: Help There’s Frogs In My Computer

I didn’t mean for it to get this bad. They’re just harmless frogs, right? How was I supposed to know they would take over my life like this. I’m warning you, reader. Stay away from the frogs. Do not let them take you. Do not lose your freedom, like I did. Do not become a servant to their digital whims. No, don’t click to find out more. Get away. Get away.

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The Indie Devs You Won’t Hear About At E3

Why do those big knuckleheads get all the attention? We all know about the yearly blockbusters of Ubisoft. And we can all see the behemoth that is EA. Yes, yes, they’ve got a new FIFA, that’s great. But look away from these giants for a moment and you can clearly see the eco-system of game development harbouring thousands of other organisms. In the spirit of our newly launched ‘anti-E3 campaign’, here are some of those organisms.

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Oddball IGF Winner Tetrageddon Games Released

ARMAGAD (also Tetrageddon Games) [official site], an updated collection of IGF Nuovo Award-winning oddities from Nathalie Lawhead, is now out. It contains games such as Froggy, sure, but Tetrageddon is… so much bigger and weirder. Loading Tetrageddon launches you into a fake desktop, an interface filled with hidden games, desktop companions, animations, chatbots, flirtbots, and… stuff. After a fair bit of fiddling and playing, I suspect I’ve still not seen half of what’s in there. It is playful and delightful – and briefly pay-what-you-want.

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Virtual Desktop Spudbud: Electric Love Potato

I love my potato.

Electric Love Potato is not a game. However, nor are Windows or Twitch and we post about those. Creator Natalie Lawhead (of Froggy and the IGF-winning Tetrageddon Games) calls the free virtual desktop assistant “a game enhancer”, explaining that “Like the Oculus Rift, Mouse, or Keyboard, Electric Love Potato will take your game, browsing, or workday, and take it to a new, positively reinforced, level… from the bottom right of your monitor (where it prefers to operate).”

Could this be The Year of the Desktop Imaginary Friend? Perhaps Windows 10’s Cortana will also sing and offer recipes.

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Freeware Garden: FROGGY (It’s Hungry)

FROGGY (It’s Hungry) is not Frog Fractions 2. I know you might be inclined to believe it is, but, really, it’s not. Even its dev said so, though admittedly only after describing it as the Citizen Kane of frogs, which it could actually be if it were a bit longer, which, well, it isn’t.

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The Bestest Best Main Menu of 2015: Monkey Fortunetell

PARTY DOWN!

What will 2015 bring you? Love, perhaps? Long-lost inspiration? Terrible power? Terrible wealth? Great loss? Great joy? A much-needed change? Monkey Fortunetell can read your future from how you shake and cast a barrel full of monkeys, but its main menu makes one thing clear: no matter what else, 2015 will be a year for boogying hard. It’s a free little treat from Froggy creator Nathalie Lawhead, glitch-o game maker Rachel Simone Weil, and musician Torley.

Look, come on, you have to see this person dancing around in a monkey suit:

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Superhop Superhop Superhop Superhop: Froggy

You cannot win. I am FROGGY!

It seems grossly unprofessional to open a post with a huge chunk of a game’s marketing fluff but:

FROGGY is the legendary froggame that forever changed frogtelling in the frogindustry with its groundbreaking narrative. Many critics have heralded it as the Citizen Kane of frogs. FROGGY’s most notable achievement was the accurate representation of frogs, for which it won many frogminations in froggytainment, and PC Frogger’s Frog of the Year award.

Froggy is a fizzing little curio that’s more Superhot than Frogger, a weird and wonderful free game with charm gushing out its cloaca. Come see.

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