This never gets old. Post It note art and stop motion animation will always be fun. Of course this has a little extra 8bit lovin’ as the Mario landscape morphs into a short Pac-Man board. All in all it’s a great quick video that lands right in our 8bit wheel house. Check out Final Cut King’s YouTube Channel for more videos. [via mashable]
Hey Folks, welcome to 8bitreview’s “Father Gamer,” a new segment on being a good father while maintaining your status as a good gamer. Speaking as a parent of a 5-month old, I can say parenthood is the most rewarding thing I have ever done…but that doesn’t mean I’m done with virtual accolades. Friends and family will tell you that you need to say goodbye to various things that make you happy, including gaming. I am here to tell you these people are scaremongers who are trying to project their poor decision-making and perpetual unhappiness on you. Not only is gaming possible, it will make you a happier person and thus a better parent.
Nintendo is making this summer that much sweeter by releasing 8 classics to the 3DS eShop in the month of July. I don’t own a 3DS and I already beat most of these games the first time around, actually that’s a lie I beat one of these games, but nothing wrong with re-visiting a few classics anyways. Portable too. Below is the release lineup. [joystiq]
- July 5th – The Legend of Zelda
- July 12th – Kirby’s Pinball Land & The Sword of Hope 2
- July 19th – Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Tumblepop & Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
- TBD – Sonic Blast & Sonic Labyrinth
Cole Bradburn is starting off father hood on the right foot. Bradburn spent about 150 hours creating this Legend of Zelda nursery masterpiece for his son-to-be. It might be a bit more impressive than the Yoshi themed nursery he did for a friend. All in all – we need more dad’s like Bradburn. Awesome stuff. [mashable]
VIM is a very basic text editor for Windows / MAC / Linux that every developer knows about but only the hardcore use as their primary text editor. It’s all command line – no GUI here. Like I said it’s not for the faint of heart or those that love auto complete. I’ve used VIM (sadly) maybe 12 times in my life so I’m definitely no expert although I am a keyboard shortcut activist. Either way VIM Adventures teaches you VIM via a “Zelda-esque” adventure game. I started this in hopes to up my VIM skills…I’m getting there. Check out more details at the VIM Adventures site. [lifehacker]
If you’re like everyone else you probably saw the Avengers. And like everyone else (other than an unnamed 8bitreview editor, ah hemBen) you probably really really enjoyed the film. I know I did immensely. Well if you’re a fan of the Avengers and 8bit stuff you can take it a step further by getting this 8bit Avengers home screen setup on your phone. Like most things I find cool – I haven’t tried it yet. Mostly because I’m lazy and if it doesn’t happen within the first 5 min of me seeing it. It won’t. Check out the full list and how to over at LifeHacker. [lifehacker.com]
Not bad. Goes to show what you can do with some ambition and $700. I actually thought the opening was really well done. It set a cool tone and lead in with decent effects to the main battle. I don’t have much else to say other than it’s pretty cool and impressive….and it’s Mega Man related. Below is an except from the YouTube page description:
“The beginning part of the video is a message Dr.Light records over 100 years ago, his lab is now abandoned. As the camera moves into the capsule you see a still running testing parameter where Mega Man X fights a hologram or drone in the form of Protoman. The reason I chose to use Protoman, was for the mystery surrounding him it’s never officially said what happens to him. So after this test ends with a charged blast from X he faces a choice to kill but he chooses to show mercy, After which a hologram appears telling him that his testing is done. What isn’t seen is who brought him out of the capsule which of course is Dr.Cain, maybe for another time.
This isn’t a perfect video I understand this, this is all independently made I didn’t have a lot of money but I decided to do it anyway I had 700 dollars, two green sheets, an amazing prop maker, two actors who worked for free because I didn’t have enough money to pay them, they still gave 110% and one awesome friend who busted his butt on the animation side.
Thank you for taking the time to watch and for your support. I HOPE!!!! I did this game justice! “
I feel silly posting this now since this has been around for apparently a year. But, as people say when they’re running late for something and need a cliche excuse: better late than never. Gurk, a port from J2ME by the fellas at Larva Labs, is an 8bit RPG for Android. It tells a classic tale of three adventurers (a knight, an archer and a wizard of course) who…um…adventure around ‘gaining experience and equipment while seeking out the villainous Braka, an ancient red dragon.’ And for the history lesson – ‘the original game was developed for the Nokia Series 30 handsets.’ That’s all the history I have. To be honest I haven’t tried it out yet which is dumb since this Android version sizes in at about 100k. But I do know someone who has…who showed it to me…which in turn inspired this post. He says it’s pretty awesome. So there you have it. Now get over to the Android Market and do what’s right. For not much more info head over to the original LarvaLabs post. [Thanks Rob L.]
It’s true. It has over 100 pixels. If you’re tired of your standard MMO’s where you run around as elves, warlocks or some cat-bird-human hybrid with level 34 anti-social skills then 8BitMMO might be up your alley. 8BitMMO is a (free) 2D 8bit construction sandbox where you can build whatever you like either solo or with other players. And to keep things interesting it has player vs player or player vs environment type quests. Really it has everything your 8bit heart desires. It’s a constant work in progress but is currently playable. Java based, 8BitMMO runs on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. Head over to the official site, 8bitmmo.net, for a trailer and more info.
This might be my new anthem. I have no idea what a Cubie is. But I do know what Oktoberfest is and this combination of ridiculousness is just catchy enough to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Some classic 8-bit references in here too which make it that much greater. If you speak German you can head over to the cubie site and figure out what the hell a Cubie is and what they’re doing at Oktoberfest. For all our German readers (which is huge by the way) Oktoberfest starts September 17th…but of course you already knew that. Prost!