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Launching Soon! (and a rant about stuff)

Update: Because GameJolt is going to launch their marketplace soon (I’m told about 2-3 weeks) I’m going to wait for them so I can launch there too. GameJolt has been tremendous for my games (encouraging, supportive, and all the warm-n-fuzzy stuff like that) so being able to launch with them gives me happy feels. …So yeah, I’m waiting for them + that gives me time to add some more stuff. Also, cool comment on this post. Thank u for sharing that. Not too long ago (pre-GDC to be exact), I put out a call on Twitter for beta testers. One...

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GameJolt Interview & Stuff…

Ok, so… some really cool news! Some time ago indiegamehunt approached me and asked if I was cool with doing an email interview. Today it went up on GameJolt. Animated .gifs and all. Here: An Interview with Nathalie Lawhead This is so cool! (also because I’m a fan of gamejolt, so you can imagine I am tittering with youthful enthusiasm.) Also, CloneJam: Nathalie Lawhead (#clonejamnathalie) is starting in 7 hours (as of writing this). I am going to participate in this because I think this will take vanity to a whole new level and I like that. Also, just imagine...

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The (New) Tetrageddon Games “Art Direction” Commentary: Everything Looks Better Low-Fi!

I rarely ever do “art posts” where I explain the thought process behind the look of the game, so I thought it’s about time that I do something. A lot of planning goes into it, and I’m certain others will find the general philosophy interesting. This is about the new “desktop” version of Tetrageddon Games I’m making. It’s coming to Steam. Small video about the project: So… The new experience has a lot of new art, and animated transitions. Think of it as a very large, “interactive animation” with games here and there. The art is largely vector art. This...

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Holding Out & Thoughts About That Internet Niche ;)

It’s no secret if you know me. I have made the web my life. When I first started “web development/design” there was no name for it, UX was a non existent concept, and this wasn’t being taught at colleges. I remember my teachers ALL (no exception) telling me to stay away from the internet because it’s a niche, I’m wasting my future, or because it’s going to destroy my creativity (there where many variations of this). My interest was interactive art online. Judging by the amount of people that told me I was throwing my future away with “this internet...

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My Commentary on the Current Web Debacle (why Flash is more relevant today than ever before)

I will start by quoting a couple of articles, and then share my views. Java and Flash both vulnerable—again—to new 0-day attacks “There’s no indication that either of the newly discovered Flash vulnerabilities are being actively exploited…” I point out that Java has also been exploited, and this is active: Cyberespionage group Pawn Storm uses exploit for unpatched Java flaw “A sophisticated group of hackers known for targeting military, government and media organisations is currently using an exploit for a vulnerability in Java that hasn’t been patched by Oracle.” This has NOT been patched, Flash (on the other hand) has...

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Monkey Fortunetell on Google Play (Free for Android) – Or How The Humans Won Their First Victory Over Skynet

Last night in the AM’s Monkey Fortunetell was finally published to Google Play. The game is FREE. LINK: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.alienmelon.fortunetell As a side note, I only tested this on my Nexus, and now received some feedback that it’s laggy on some devices so updates will be on their way soon. The Story If you follow me on Twitter then you’re probably aware that the game had a fairly puzzling setback. I published it the night before (also in the AM’s) and it immediately received a suspension notice for violation of the Impersonation or Deceptive Behavior provision of the Content Policy. “Impersonation...

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A Rant About That Internet Groupthink Thing (Harassment Lately)…

Warning: Views are my own and not yours. :) I read through comments for pretty much anything. Especially if it’s for something I consider a “social issue”. I know it’s a bad habit, and can get depressing, but once I got past the initial shock (which still happens) I started treating it as more of a sociological experiment. In recent case I’ve been thinking a lot about the entire backlash of Feminist Frequency, harassment of Depression Quest’s creator, and “public execution” of Fez creator. (See how I craftily avoided names?) When I was reading through the comments of the IGN...

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San Marcos Date Farm – New Crop Is In!

I’m a date nut (almost a pun), and have been into dates since I started researching their amazing health and nutritional benefits. For example, they have a higher potasium content than bananas. Also, while we’re at it, read the biochemical function (Potassium). To me dates have become the kind of fruit you can almost worship because of how amazing they are. Like cacao, figs, and coconut, the date palm is also a primeval plant. It has been cultivated for its edible fruit in the Arab world for centuries. It is one of the oldest plants on earth with around 50...

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Art From Way Back #2

Returning from a trip some of my old artwork (from way back) was brought back from Europe. Which is a pleasant blessing since I thought I’d lost it. I finally took the time to photograph it all. These range from quick sketches, to more elaborate studies of scenes, still lifes, portraits, etc… using various mediums. To see my previous Art From Way Back post click here. Still Lifes Perspective, shading, and composition studies (arranging a scene so the eyes “read” the picture as intended) With pencil, or charcoal Eyeball martini Glass reflection and texture study Who Stole The Cookies From...

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Video Interviews & Social Commentaries

Parents (or your immediate elder) are often the most fascinating people to talk to. They have a wealth of life experiences, stories, or other philosophies, that they love sharing, telling then re-telling. Last year I started video interviewing Mr. Lawhead. As is the case with dads, the topics range from business strategies, politics, to economy. You can see them here (they are very engrossing). Or watch them on his Vimeo. So… I’ll start something different! Interviewing my mom. This is the first of (hopefully) more to come. In other news, I opened a shop on society6. You can buy my...

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General Announcement (Official Email Address)

Starting at the beginning of this year my email accounts have been going bonkers ranging from email loss to suspicious things sent that well… uh… (I would only send if the government got in my head, removed all inhibitions, and brainwashed me to send them.) I was hacked. It was bad. You don’t think about how bad these things can get once they happen. It’s unbelievably devastating. Hackers suck! … (And so do government brainwashers.) Nevertheless, like I said, email loss: If you’ve emailed me, and I have not responded (or you received something along the government has orchestrated a...

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Killing Mockingbirds

Killing mockingbirds They ran out of firepower And laid her to rest Something I have to say To get off my chest You shouldn’t kill anything like this Heavy artillery, sophisticated bigotry A showman’s frenzy, all cleverly interject Reasons to kill and to cage They’re certainly strange Nevertheless, a piece for each Take what you can preach Taken from a throbbing chest Before they lay her to rest It’s a lesson to teach Killing mockingbirds is a sin It’s not how you say it Nor how you mean it But how you show it All mockingbirds know this It’s a...

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A Poem…

A Poem… This is a poem inspired by those hopeless moments Transcending all impossibilities When the very world collapses all about and underneath It begs to ask How deep does the heart go? And how infinite is the soul? Stripped apart and laid open Like nothing is sacred anymore I guess this is how Earth feels And we’re all made in her image When something remains and grows again When things heal despite how they used to feel When flowers crawl out from underneath Rubble, cracks, and wasted leftovers Somehow it refuses not to be It insists on the very...

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Some Poems As Of Recent

White Tiger On A Leash White tiger on a leash Thorned claws Bright eyes Ivory teeth You’re beautiful how you tend to be Her strength is heaven sent By will alone, let it be known At heart she knows that she is free White tiger on a leash Dignified dispositions Fearless hunter Nobler mother Driving on, she’s beautiful when she’s strong Between throbbing heartbeats torn from her chest And hopelessly silenced jaws A heart not owned, freedom is a virtue hers. White tiger on a leash They do as they please See her fearlessly Jump between fiery hoops aflame As...

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Video Inspiration: “The Evolutionary Mind” 1998

A very inspiring talk entitled “The Evolutionary Mind” between Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake. Considering when it was filmed, much of the content is/was (tech philosophy speaking, internet, etc) very ahead of it’s time. Part 1/3 Part 2/3 Part 3/3 And, while we’re into researcher mash-ups discussing fascinating topics, there’s also Bruce Lipton VS. Sheldrake: Also, the link of the day is: Savant for a Day, by LAWRENCE OSBORNE

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