the-inbetween monthly archives for: April 2009

Kickstarter

As Andy Baio has announced, Kickstarter has launched. It’s a cool little venture. Basically, it lets a creator set a funding goal for a potential project and crowd-sources the investment for it by offering rewards to backers that pledge certain amounts. In a way, it’s kind of like PBS pledge drives, mixed with Dropcash, mixed with Threadless. The concept is rock solid, but fuzzy enough to allow for a lot of creative leeway in how Kickstarter is used. It will…

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Complicated Controls for Simple Games

Imagine this scenario. You are playing your favourite multiplayer first person shooter war killing game. It doesn’t matter what the game is as long as it has guns and shooting and explosions and scoring based on these things. You’re in a team deathmatch and time is running out. Your team, the red team, is down by a single kill and there’s only a few seconds left. You are entrenched behind a barrier, short on ammo. That’s when you notice three…

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ExoSquad: Toons From My Youth

Last weekend, after some Batman: The Animated Series episodes and the associated nostalgia (and after the fact appreciation) I started thinking about the other dark and moody cartoon of the day: Gargoyles. I recalled bits and pieces of the show, the characters, some of the plots, and, above all else, the seriously epic (for a cartoon aimed at tweens/early teens) opening music and titles. The related links for that revealed that the entire first season is up on YouTube (it…

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