Hey peeps, I’m gonna be away from Tumblr until my internet’s fixed. Sorry I couldn’t tell you it was broken, couldn’t get on here.
- Me: *presses button to get off at the next bus stop*
- Bus driver: *stops at the red light and quite bit away from the stand*
- Bus driver: *opens door* get off here buddy!
- Me: Thanks sir, but could you stop at the next station?
- Bus driver: That one? Couldn't you walk?
- Me: Oh yeah sure, thanks sir.
- *gets off bus, light goes green, bus goes and stops at the stop anyway*
- Me: Well if I wanted to walk I wouldn't have gotten on the bus now would I?
- Me: Dammit should have thought of that comeback.
Amnesia Fortnight, our two-week long internal game jam, is underway here at Double Fine! 2 Player Productions has been capturing all the action and just put up their coverage of the first official day of the Fortnight.
Really? SPLARGH? Is it my birthday or something?
Choco Rockets, Cinna Moons, NebuLumps, Crispy Bunches O’ Space, Strawberry Comet Trails, Whole Grain Nutrient Paste, Galactic Slime, and SPLARGH by Derek Brand.
Honey Holo-Grahams, Soylent Dreams, Bran Blasters, and Mutant Munch by Levi Ryken.
Soylent Dreams has made me laugh more times than I care to count.
Q:I'm the one who asked Hank about evolution. Thank you so much for saying that people can ask questions because they actually want to learn. I have too many people messaging me saying I'm stupid, many needing a decently long message to say so, but I only have 2 nice messages. I so badly want to tell everyone that I'm smart, that my gpa was 3.75, and that I qualify for Mensa, but I know if it wasn't pointless, it would make me the exception to the rule. Truthfully, they're making me feel stupid.
The people who are being dicks to you are revealing to the world that they are so insecure in their own knowledge, the only way they can feel comfortable is to condescend to others, to create a false sense of superiority in their own minds.
Don’t pay any attention to those people, because they’re pretending to be very smart and enlightened, when they’re actually very ignorant.
Let me leave you with something that I’ve practiced myself my whole life, and taught to my kids: If you look around and see that you’re the Smartest Person In The Room, find another room.
99.99999% of the people who have ever lived thought that the world just existed as it exists. That’s the logical conclusion based on direct observation of a world that does not change very much during a human lifetime.
Telling someone they’re stupid because they don’t know something is like telling someone they’re hairy because they don’t like chocolate. Those two things have nothing to do with each other. Actually, it’s worse than that…disrespecting someone because they happen to not know all of the same things you know is a kind of bigotry.
Don’t be a dick.
The Humble Weekly Sale featuring Double Fine + Amnesia Fortnight 2014
Oh, hey there. Are you looking for adventure? Because the Humble Weekly Sale brought to you by the bearded geniuses at Double Fine is full of adventure! This week, pay what you want for Psychonauts, Costume Quest and Stacking. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll also receive the head-banging, rock ‘n’ roll adventure game, Brütal Legend. And if you pay more than $16.74, you’ll also get Spacebase DF-9 (Early Access Game), the sci-fi simulation game based on the Amnesia Fortnight 2012 prototype.
Wait a minute, what’s an Amnesia Fortnight?
Well, you’re in luck, because Amnesia Fortnight 2014 starts today! Amnesia Fortnight is an internal game jam started by Double Fine in 2007 as a behind-the-closed-doors-of-the-chocolate-factory kind of a deal, but have now exposed to the public whether they want it or not!
Here’s how it works: Double Fine takes two weeks off from whatever they’re working on, splits the company into small teams and give seach team two weeks to make a game. It’s not easy or fair; but it is exciting. It is done to test out new ideas, and to test out new project leaders who feel ready to have a project of their own. Some of these project leaders will live, and the others, well, they will also live. But they will NEVER BE THE SAME.
Check out how you can be a part of Amnesia Fortnight here.
Now that that’s out of the way, to the Humble Weekly Sale games!
The acclaimed action-platformer Psychonauts bears all the marks of a mad Tim Schafer creation: a zany premise, standout characters and fun-above-all gameplay. You play as Raz, a psychically gifted kid at a boot camp for mentalist super agents. When the camp falls to a dastardly deception, it’s up to Raz to traverse through the minds of various characters to save himself and his friends.
Costume Quest is an adorable adventure RPG that unfolds on Halloween night across seemingly peaceful suburban neighborhoods, a mysterious village carnival and a monster-infested shopping mall. The game follows the adventure of a group of young friends who must rid their neighborhood of monsters using only their wits, their bravery and their home-made costumes. Players go door-to-door collecting candy, points, cards, battle stamps and quest assignments as they prepare themselves for Combat Mode, where they transform into larger-than-life versions of their costumes. Each costume that comes-to-life provides its own unique set of superpowers that players will need to battle Halloween’s worst monsters.
In Stacking, a family of Russian stacking dolls has been separated by tough economic times. The youngest doll, Charlie Blackmore, begins a heroic effort to bring his family back together. But he’s one size smaller than any other doll in the world. Your goal is to help Charlie, who is all too accustomed to being overlooked and dismissed – too small to be of any real consequence – discover that his size can be his greatest strength.
Brütal Legend tells the tale of Eddie Riggs, played by Jack Black. The ultimate roadie, Eddie is the first person anyone calls when they need guitars tuned or stages rigged. One night, a stage accident knocks Eddie unconscious and he awakens in a world that looks very strange yet oddly familiar, a world where every heavy metal album cover and lyric Eddie knows has come to life, and where the evil emperor Doviculus and his demon army have enslaved the last remaining humans. When an oppressed people request Eddie’s knowledge of modern warfare, he pulls from his own experience in the only occupation he’s ever had, a roadie for a heavy metal band. Under his command, this barbaric force of hot-rods, Marshall stacks, leather, and chrome will bring this ancient world into the age of metal.
Spacebase DF-9 (Early Access Game)
Please note: Spacebase DF-9 is currently an early access game on Steam.
In Spacebase DF-9, you’ll build a home among the stars for a motley population of humans and aliens as they go about their daily lives. Mine asteroids, discover derelicts and deal with the tribulations of galactic resettlement in Earth’s distant future: meteor impacts! Explosive decompression! Unbearable loneliness!
The Humble Weekly Sale featuring Double Fine runs for one week and ends on Thursday, February 13.
My blog is turning into a DF appreciation blog and I have zero regret about it.
Hey guys! We are beyond stoked to announce the start of Amnesia Fortnight 2014, starring special guest project lead Pendleton Ward! If you ever wanted to see us implode in a flurry of fireworks and ideas, here is your chance! Amnesia Fortnight is a two-week studio-wide game jam, and you get to decide what games we are making! All of this madness will be documented daily by the amazing 2 Player Production.
In addition, this year we have a special surprise: Pendleton Ward, beloved creator of Adventure Time, will be leading a project as well! He has four hilarious pitches that you should definitely check out!
This is one of the most unique events of the year, and you definitely don’t want to miss it. Vote for your favorite pitches and be part of the creative insanity that is Amnesia Fortnight!
Q:You have an uncanny ability to speak your mind without being harsh and unforgiving of other opinions or ideas. What would be your advice for someone wanting to speak their differing opinions respectfully on their blog, but they are afraid of speaking their mind for fear of censure from other members of Tumblr?
There is no immunity from censure. When I share my opinions it is never without consequence. It does not matter how “in the right” you may be. It does not matter how respectful you are… people will vehemently disagree.
Speaking passionately about important issues should be a fearful prospect to some extent. That fear can drive you to seek out the best information, to craft the best words, to make sure you have done your due diligence and not unleashed a lazy opinion upon the world. Overcoming that fear and sharing what you think, despite your trepidation, is part of being passionate. Nothing will change without good people being courageous—knowing that your words will not be welcome by some… and saying them anyway.
The hate I receive can be pretty terrible. But on the other hand, the love I receive is pretty great. And when I change someone’s mind or open their eyes, it feels even better. Trying to ignore the hate and focus on the love is extremely challenging and I don’t always succeed. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth it.
You will also receive some very civil and intelligent rebuttals. Which is actually a good thing. They will make you think more critically about your opinion. They will help you craft stronger arguments or shift your perspective to form a new, even better opinion.
And every once in a while you may even find that you were wrong. Just super duper mind-blowingly wrong. That is okay. Don’t panic. If you have discovered you are wrong about something, do not hunker down and say your wrong opinion louder. Acknowledge your wrongness. Accept it. Learn from it. Apologize genuinely and continue existing.
Speaking your mind and sharing passionate opinions is wonderful and awful and exhilarating and soul crushing. In the end, you’ll have to decide if that is a roller coaster you truly want to ride.
Frogman’s my hero.
Here’s the finalized version of the Caberjack Cadence Armor! This is an alternate set of armor that you can research after defeating tons of Fossilized Cadence enemies. It only provides average protection, but when the Caberjack takes damage for the first time during a turn it sprouts a bunch of protective fossilized bones, making him or her a less attractive target for the rest of the turn.
This was the concept that Derek was working on live during our last Teamstream. It’s a pretty great example of production concept art and if you happened to miss out live here’s a youtube link! :D!
I was there for the stream and dang the final version is so rad! My heart longs for the cape and the scowl but this is so awesome you guys!