From the creators of the charming Poto & Cabenga (one of the select games showcased at this year's Gamma IV show) comes the curiously colorful Hohokum. From the demo video above one can grok that this game involves a courageous one-eyed flying worm-thing that rescues helpless sky people, and judging by how the worm quickly meanders across the screen I'm going to guess that this might be (maybe?) motion controlled (either via a handheld or a controller). (Update: My friend Bill pointed out to me that the video showcases what looks to be an Xbox 360 controller in the left-hand corner... )
That's all I can deduce about the gameplay at the moment, but I really love what artist Richard Hogg is bringing to Hohokum's game world. Oh, you love it too? Thankfully Mr. Hogg has supplied some savvy desktop art for the early-Hohokum-lovers out there. Lucky us.
Note: View the video here on vimeo if you're having trouble seeing it on the blog. Don't know what's up!
A very vibrant shot of some sidewalk chalk drawings featuring the all too familiar gaming classics, discovered on the streets of Raleigh, North Carolina during SPARKcon. Fun stuff! Photo by Dan Hacker, found on Matteo Bittani's game art blog gamescenes, which you should all be keeping an eye on.
A month or so ago beloved game designer Keita Takahashi announced that he was leaving Namco Bandai to pursue projects of his own, a departure which many saw as a very great thing. Having expressed interest in working with other developers and continuing his efforts to design playgrounds, yesterday it was announced that he and his wife are starting their own company called uvula. According to their site...
We mainly work with music and video games. However we have started designing a playground recently. We want to widen our horizons. So we are glad if we make something new with you. thanks.
There we go. Now who's going to make something new and awesome with the Takahashis?
Be sure to check the site for Keita's status ("Whether I'm alive or I'm not alive") as well as some cool photos of Keita's former sculptural work. Exciting stuff!
I saw a few selected works of illustrator Angie Wang on BOOOOOOOM the other day, and after visiting her personal site I'm just blown away. Her style and color palette are so fresh and magical and full of women I want to be when I grow up.
I'm hardcore resisting posting every single work of hers in this post because it's honestly tricky for me to choose just a few favorites. So you should head to her personal site to see all of her work. She also has an incredible speculative illustrated fashion blog WANGIE that is worth taking a look. Now go go go!
P.S. Rumor has it that she'll be at the Attract Mode booth at PAX this year! Tell her she's amazing for me!