Hello all! It's been a few weeks since I've been in town to do one of these things, so let's get right to it. I just realized that this week's DKTM is going to be heavy video-game centric and, since I've been absent for a while, quite large. Here we go!
First, there's this cool video for Night, one of the pieces on John Carpenter's new album, Sacred Bones.
Pretty cool. Knowing what a big nut JC is for video games, I wonder what he thinks of the Oculus Rift.
I've been seeing some really great video games on all formats in the last few weeks, so figured I'd give them all some love. A few weeks ago, I came across this 8-bit representation of The Shining.
I love the little flourishes, like the sound of Danny's big wheel going from carpet to hardwood and the act of mimicking the exhaustive typing of Jack's one iconic phrase, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Click the image above to try it out. But dress warmly.
Another neat little thing I came across was Ian Tuason's interactive short 3am. The short itself is pretty simple fare, but the hook is that you can control the camera for a full 360 degree view of the action. Best viewed in Chrome and using headphones, here it is below.
Perhaps the most distressing news of the past week or so, is that the new Silent Hill game that everyone was excited for is no longer happening. I suppose it shouldn't be surprising as the two gentlemen involved aren't the most reliable on following through on projects they fleetingly announce, but this one had an incredibly intense and robust teaser attached to it. It was pretty much all gamers were talking about the week P.T. (now Silent Hills) was released.
|Norman Reedus in Silent Hills.|
The point is that they shouldn't be able to back out at this point and the gaming community has already reacted. Since the teaser was taken off the PSN, PS4's including the game on their hard drives are going for a mint on Ebay, and a petition to developer Konami has already reached 60,000 signatures in mere days.
So, Konami, whatever the issue is, sort it out! To sign the petition, click here.
Lastly, the most exciting new thing I saw this week was the Indiegogo campaign for Night Terrors.
Currently we are on the precipice of a new age of gaming. It is no longer an issue of degrees, as the Oculus Rift and Sony's Morpheus are about a year away from hitting the consumer market and possibly revolutionizing the industry. However, some are going a different route and offering an experience utilizing a device that everyone already owns - a Smart phone.
How fucking cool is this? You can have ghosts in your very own home. The functionality of this is very provacative indeed. The project has already raised $20,000 in four days and considering a mere five bones buys you the app, that's very affordable indeed. To contribute, and get more info, click here.