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Friday I’m In Love #146

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Hello Sweeties!

How was your week?

Despite being pretty sick all week with a nasty cold mine was pretty good. The Kickstarter campaign for Children of Zodiarcs launched and blew through it’s original goal in less than 48 hours. I cannot be prouder of Jason and Erica and the rest of the team. If you like tactical JRPGs and games with novel mechanics you should definitely give it a look.

This weekend will be spent talking about Games Criticism at the Pixelles Cookies & Cocoa Social & eating my weight in eggs benedict with Geek Girl Brunch Montreal.

Link Time!
The straight dope on working on big budget triple A games. Hint: it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.

How Neko Atsume become one young woman’s lifeline during a serious post-college slump. @ArcadiaMachine

I have a new favourite Etsy shop! I seriously need the heck out of this tote bag.

This seems like a great step in the right direction: Women now outnumber men in the USC video game design graduate program. via @tetristattoogirl

An ode to the magic of the GIF.

What is a Game, anyways? And does The Beginner’s Guide count?

And while we’re at it, what makes a gamer?

Your new favourite pixel artist, Kirokaze.

The argument for Easy Mode as an accessibility issue.

And finally, the paradox of growing old in a young industry.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Fiona
    January 23, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Hope your cold has gone far away! Also how magical is the Fable and Black store – totes inspiration worthy (pun intended :P)

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      Mariko
      February 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Hehehe. And yes, I am feeling much better. Thanks!

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    kaycreate
    January 23, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I really enjoyed the magic of the gif. Very nifty. Also, I didn’t realize the Kickstarter for Children of Zodiarcs had gone live, sweet! I can’t imagine the hubs and I won’t be backing that. Hope you kick your cold soon and feel better!

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      Mariko
      February 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks, Kayly. And thanks for supporting Children of Zodiarcs. I know the name change might have confused you, but it looks like the game is even better than what I saw when I was working on it. I’m so proud of the team.

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    Jane Y.
    January 28, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Such a cute etsy shop! Favorited!

    • Reply
      Mariko
      February 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Glad I could share.

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    margotmeanie
    January 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    That tote is so cute! I love the whole shop too!! <3

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      Mariko
      February 1, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Right? She makes such magical stuff.

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    sparklegirljen
    January 29, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing that Etsy shop. I need all of those totes!

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      Mariko
      February 1, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      I’m obsessed.

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    Jessica Pyreflies
    January 30, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I hope you are feeling better and had a good time at the brunch!

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      Mariko
      February 1, 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you, Jessica. I am feeling much better and brunch was wonderful. We had a great turnout and a bunch of newcomers, which made me very happy.

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