Posts Tagged ‘feedback’

Kitten Sanctuary – Buckets of cuteness!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

May05 Okay so the subject today, students, is cats.  No not the musical.  I do not understand why anyone would want to watch people prance around in cat costumes.  Although maybe watching yummy women in cat costumes… er… never mind.  According to Wikipedia, until recently cats were commonly believed to have been domesticated in ancient Egypt.  But a study in 2007 showed that cat lines of descent probably run through as few as five self-domesticating African Wildcats.  I mean, like wow.  Cats making them selves choose fancy feast over Meow Mix?  Buying themselves litter boxes and using them, and using words like “indeed” and “so forth”, and so forth.  Amazing.  What’s even more amazing is a cat’s ability to render a human harmless by simply sitting there looking cute.  You know such famous tough guys as Wolverine, Jack Bauer, and John Wayne have been disarmed by little fuzzy bundles of claws playing with balls of yarn or tripping out on catnip!  Okay so I made the catnip part up!  Who’s to know for sure.  I even have a theory of why there are so-called “Cat Ladies” in existence.

Invalid Tangram – Confucius say: ancient Chinese furniture make great puzzle.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Okay hope I didn’t offend anyone by the title (you never know who finds offense at mock broken English).  Seriously though the tangram started out as some furniture set that later materialized into a set of wooden blocks for playing.  No really!  Check out tangram on Wikipedia!  Basically the object of the puzzle is to form a specific shape using all seven pieces which may not overlap.  I think I played it once or twice, interesting puzzle.  What does this have to do with our next game?

InvalidTangramSS01 Well our next game just happens to be called “Invalid Tangram” by Josh Szepietowski.  I don’t really know what’s invalid about it though, maybe the bad guys are “invalid” tangrams.  Maybe your ship is, but who knows.  I do know this is a very interesting mix of match-3 and vertical scrolling shooter.  Well in actuality you can match two it doesn’t just have to be three.  Josh made this at the Guildhall at SMU.  Essentially a game development program at Southern Methodist University which is in Dallas, Texas.  As is stated on his homepage — Invalid Tangram has been chosen as 1 of 10 Student Showcase Finalists out of more then 100 entrants in the 2007 Independent Games Festival.  Invalid Tangram was one of four programmer games picked to be shown at The Guildhall 2005 Winter Exhibition.  — Impressive, most impressive.