Happy Sunday! As
always, I'll start off with today's update: Part 2 of Marty and Tom's
recap of the Robocop movies. Now, this was a LONG video which
I was forced to pretty much cut in half. Hopefully I've left
the good bits in. Enjoy.
Moving on, some of you
crazy kids may have heard about this little company called Double Fine
If so, you may have also heard of another little something
named Amnesia Fortnight. Well, I had the pleasure of joining
in with this year's festivities, and let me tell you, it's pretty quite
the interesting experience.
Ever since Humble Bundle came into my life, my bank account has been
considerably emptier, but when I first heard about this event, I was a
bit "meh" about it. I wasn't sure if I'd be interested in
watching the streams of developers creating their games...
Don't get me wrong; I find game making really cool.
I just wasn't sure if I wanted to pay money for it.
Needless to say, Pendleton Ward's participation definitely
swayed my money hand... And I'm glad it did.
The streams and documentaries have been really enlightening and fun to
watch. The people behind Double Fine are a really lovely
bunch of men and women, and it was fascinating watching the process of
the simple pitches becoming full blown game prototypes.
Speaking of prototypes, that was the second thing that swayed
me. I'd never played a prototype before and it seemed so cool
to be able to have a say in which of these pitches became playable
prototypes. Now, some of them didn't turn out as good as we
had hoped, while others surpassed all expectations. I mean, I
hated the idea of Dear Leader at first, but that is a good prototype
right there. It's pretty much a completed game, in my opinion.
Little Pink Best Buds (the game pitched by Pen Ward) disappointed a lot
of people, but to be honest, I find it hard to hate anything that's
come out of that guy's noggin. To be fair, it was actually a
lot better than the final day's gameplay stream made it look.
The ending was so shocking - SO SO shocking. I
actually sat back in my chair and covered my mouth in awe as I watched
it unfold. It was so disturbing, and that was before I even
realized there was MORE to it that I still needed to get to.
I've gotta say I had very high expectations for Steed, and I found it
lacking in actual gameplay to try out. Running around in
control of the horse was fun for the most part; it had a rather slow
and heavy feel to it, but that might have been my computer struggling
to process it. As for Mnenomic, it was good - better than I
thought at least. I didn't have much of an opinion of it
throughout the process because it was the only game other than Dear
Leader that I didn't vote for... If it was a full game, I'd
definitely buy it though. Hell, I'd buy all of them in a
Overall, Amnesia Fortnight 2014 was a really fun experience, and I
really hope they do another one in 2015. I'm hoping to buy
the blu-ray if I can get enough funds together after I buy something
else more Hideout-related this month... (Stay tuned.)
If you'd like to try the prototypes or get access to the
documentaries and extra footage, there's still time, so get clicking on
the picture above and donate, damn you!