Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of posts this week. I've got a few large projects on the go right now, so you can expect the beginning of April to be a little light, as well. However, I do have some little nuggets of news for you today.
Small Town Wonders.
I've been watching a lot of this web series called Beckinfield lately. It is about the strange happenings in this Midwestern town called Beckinfield, and is told by the townspeople by way of their web cams. The hook is what is called "Mass Participation TV", in that anyone can create a character and submit videos, and the best ones make it onto the show.
Obviously some performers are better than others, but I have to say it is strangely addictive. I've quite taken to hearing about their experiences with alien visitations, library apparitions and lake monsters while eating my Shreddies in the morning. Since it has been going for over a year now, the amount of video is overwhelming, but there are these three-minute recap shows that I find endlessly consumable. To visit Beckinfield, click here.
I just saw a cool new story on Twitch. There is a first-person-shooter based on the [REC] franchise, coming out for mobile devices.
Sure, it looks pretty rough, but I can think of no better way to kill a few minutes while standing in the check-out line. Click here to check out the website.
Speaking of zombie gaming, I just discovered this company in the UK called Zed Events, that specializes in real zombie apocalypse scenarios. For about two hundred bucks, you can take part in a four-hour experience that involves weapons training, movie-quality special effects and hordes of the undead. Whether you make it through alive is up to you.
There are currently two events running twice daily. The Manor in Manchester & Liverpool and The Mall in Reading. I can't tell you how much I would love to do this. Someone needs to make a Canadian chapter of this right now! To visit the Zed Events website, click here.