How was your week? Ours was actually quite good. Managed to get back on the healthy eating wagon with some help from awesome Montreal business Lufa Farms. Every week we get locally sourced, essentially organic produce delivered to our building at work for convenient pickup. I can’t wait to figure out what to make with the sorrel & sunchokes in this week’s basket. Rick didn’t even notice that everything we ate this week was meat free. What?!
On to the link love:
Like writing letters? Wanna meet people with similar interests around the world? There’s still time to sign up for round 4 of International Geek Girl Pen Pals match ups!
Me and My Big Daddy Poster by Joebot available on etsy
How was your week. Pretty quiet on our front, although I did get addicted to a new mobile game (review to follow next week). Also did a little prep work for our 2 year anniversary. It’s the cotton anniversary, so we’re going to a spa! Towels, robes… it works.
Here’s your weekly roundup.
First off, some Take My Money Tuesdays updates – I figured that just over month after starting this feature I should jump in with a little update on how the projects I’ve promoted have done/are doing. Buddy & Me successfully met their funding goal, but unfortunately Pixelry did not. Magnetic by Nature and A.N.N.E. are both well positioned to make their goals, but Among the Sleep is going to need a big push to make its goal. I’m really excited about this one, so let’s dig deep and make sure it happens!
While I’m still sifting through my post-PAX emails, a recommendation from games writer extraordinaire Miellyn Barrows turned me on to the fabulous women in tech organization WIDGET. Their website is jam-packed with fascinating articles, including Miellyn’s own piece on how to be patient when waiting for your chance to be creative.
Mega Man Helmet print by The Daily Robot available on etsy.
How was your week? As you can tell, I was a busy little bee, blog-blog-blogging my little heart out with lots of new content. But, I was still finding so many neat things to blog about I decided to resurrect an older feature so I could bring you even more video game goodness.
While I discovered this one a little too late to feature it on Take My Money Tuesday, the Kickstarter for GTFO: A Film About Women in Gaming is definitely a campaign that readers of Gamerwife should take a look at. Video games are at a turning point creativity and acceptability wise, and the more voices involved in the discussion, the more positive the next step will be for everyone.
Greenheart Games teaches pirates a lesson by populating torrent sites with copies of their game development simulator, Game Dev Tycoon, that leads all players to bankrupcy due to… wait for it… game piracy! Pirates complain in the forums and the internet has a good laugh.
Gamerwife fav and IRL stalking victim The Geeky Hostess recently hosted a Text Adventure Party! With homemade Hot Pockets & homemade Cool Ranch Doritos.
In the realm of cool things that aren’t video game related, check out coffivity, a productivity app built around the scientifically reinforced idea that ambient noise, like that experience in a coffee shop, can actually help improve concentration and creativity.
Wanna play a symphony over a whole city? Having trouble wrapping your mind around the idea. Check out Tokyo City Symphony and play with light and sound to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Roppongi Hills.
Free Man Half Life Print Laggy Creations available on Etsy.
How was your week? Mine was spent getting back on track at home and on the blog now that working full-time is no longer a novelty. I cannot tell you how much we’ve been appreciating the extra night off I’ve been scheduling into our menus. More time knitting and less time doing dishes is always a good thing.
Although I don’t talk about it here often, I am a HUGE classic monster fan so I am crazy excited to be taking Rick to see the original Dracula with Bela Lugosi and the original Frankenstein with Boris Karloff for the first time ever, on the big screen this weekend! I’ll let you know how it goes, but I can’t see any reason Rick won’t love them too.
Since I skipped out on the link love last week, this week’s edition will be extra full of time wasting goodness.
Tim over at the XBLIG wrote a great postmortem on the Indie Game Uprising III with a full break down of what worked and what didn’t. Although we didn’t get a chance to play all of the games included in this year’s roundup, I’d have to agree with most of what Tim says.
Thanks to James for bringing this one to my attention. This awesome 8-bit style starship management sim met their Kickstarter goal earlier this month and should launch on iOS, Android and PC soon. You get to name your starship, staff it, explore the galaxy and battle hostile aliens. Rendered in beautiful pixel art style, Star Command lists XCOM, Game Dev Story & The Sims as influences.
Ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a Pomeranian in post-apocalyptic Tokyo? PSN title Tokyo Jungle is the game for you.
This year’s Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights includes a Silent Hill haunted maze, complete with nurses, Pyramid Head and some super spooky Gray Children. Penny Arcade Report has all the frightening details.