Amygdala is a platforming action-adventure game in which a disembodied head ventures forth into a mystical world of treacherous obstacles, cunning traps and dastardly enemies to confront the wizard that stole his body.

The game is built for desktop and Android using LibGDX, Box2d and a modified version of Box2dLights for display at the Indie Games Room at Avcon 2013. I roped Sam Entropy(Sam Morris) and Blackwoolholiday(Emily McAllan) to help me with the code and art respectively. It features a large menagerie of enemies and dynamically generated levels with multiple themes. My role as project instigator was to head the design and implementation of the game’s core mechanics and play style and it’s various mobs. The game received an hugely positive reaction on début at the Indie Games Room and launched on October 17 2014 on Windows, Mac and Linux.


“When it hit above 43 degrees celsius in Sydney, weird things started happening. And by weird, I mean that bats. Just. Die. They can’t regulate their heat anymore. They just fall down and die. Loads of them. Birds stop singing, because it’s too hot to sing.?

The world just goes quiet.

And there’s me, standing there, thinking: well, more people need to know about this. There’s the abstract effect of climate change, but there’s that back of the neck chill, that absolute atavistic *fear* that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong when *the birds don’t sing anymore*.

That’s what climate change is. Yes, yes, sea levels rising, increased instability due to food security and everything else.

But it’s going to get too hot for the birds to sing.

That should scare the fuck out of you.?”

- Dan Hon (via worsethandetroit)
- spligitmoose: "When it hit above 43 degrees celsius in Sydney, weird things started happening. And by weird, I mean..."





the guardian?imagines what historical figures might look like today. my personal favourite is shakespeare, reincarnated as a shoreditch hipster.

but can you imagine how’d he’d sound a loft party??

"I’m going to subvert the whole, like, narrative ideal by?telling you upfront?that these two, like, teenagers are going to fall in love and die, and then?do it. So there’s no more hiding in the words. Stark, yeah??And then, I think I’ll hide a sonnet in their big scene together, right? It’ll be subversive, because only, you know, people who are up on sonnets will get it…..what? No, she’s thirteen—a little edgy but that’s?art, man.?Art.”

i am loving hipster shakespeare

This explains so much. Hipster Shakespeare drank too many experimental microbrews one night:

"Will, we need this bit done, buddy. We’ve got rehearsal in ten minutes."

"Shit, I dunno. Uh. Exit."

"Just… "Exit"?"

"Exit, pursued by a bear."

"Will, come on."

"I think I left my LUNGS in that bucket, Robbie, okay? Exit, pursued by a bear. It’s surrealism. Man versus wild. Whatever. Get me a Gatorade and a shit ton of Advil, and maybe I can work out what I’m going to do with the statue."

- Restless Thoughts: karenhealey:kastiakbc:princehal9000:winstons-and-enochs:t...
“What the response to @horse_ebooks taught us is that in a world of manufactured virality, we still pine for the days of strange online phenomena that rise up seemingly out of nowhere. We want to believe that amateur authenticity online can be still be had, free from professional marketers and viral media experts. Our collective outcry wasn’t just for Horse, but for an internet we don’t want to lose. Because, as Dan Sinker lamented, if we can’t rely on a Twitter bot to actually be a bot, what can we rely on?”

- The Horse Test: A Test for Internet Authenticity by?an xiao mina.?
- Mike Rugnetta: "What the response to @horse_ebooks taught us is that in a world of manufactured virality, we still..."

Some photos from the upcoming Drifter Music Video!

We’ll be releasing it on Dec 1st along with some more exciting news!!! :D

This was just a one day shoot, which was pretty nerve wracking but great fun. I can’t wait to release the finished clip. Thanks to Emily McAllan for all her amazing camera work and to Harley Newton for allowing me to hit him in the head with a backpack continuously for several minutes :P?

- Julia Henning: Some photos from the upcoming Drifter Music Video!We’ll...





Reblog for the last one

it’s a game show where everyone eats the furniture in a room and tries to see which is made of chocolate

So basically you’re telling me this is the best fucking game ever created

Forever reblog because of the door handle guy.

- Restless Thoughts: crewdlydrawn:pemwin:ladybowtheboo:asobita-i:Reblog for...