So I haven't drawn a comic in months -- not for Eegra, not for anywhere. But what I have done is the artwork for an album of cute, sort-of-but-not-exactly chiptune music, called Sound Club Sweet. Look, look!
This is what you see when you grab handfuls of sugar and just grind it into your eyeballs. (I know because that's how I came up with the concept.) Even now you can feel the tiny sweet crystals clawing and scratching through to your brain. There is nothing to fear. In fact, make this image your desktop wallpaper.
('Desktop wallpaper' is a stupid arse of a phrase, isn't it. Think about it.)
In addition to the artwork for Sound Club Sweet, I also did ALL OF THE MUSIC, HA HAAA, YESSS, THAT'S RIGHT. You wanna hear it? Well it's right...
What happened was, I contributed to the TIGSource 'assemblee' competition last year, with a few little tunes I put together during the month. And I enjoyed making them so much, I thought, "I'm going to make a few more, then put it all together and call it an album." And do you know, that is just what I did. THE END. You too can achieve your dreams, if you have a positive attitude and a huge, huge penis.
Dan, bleary and bug-eyed, finished editing this episode in the early hours, and the result is a leaner, tighter episode than the first couple, with ripped abs and hot buns. Let us know what you think on the forums. (Or by email or by blogging about it or whatever.)
(Blue text indicates music)
0:00 – Intro and cephalopods 2:27 – Spelunky by Derek Yu, and other games too 16:15 – De De Mouse – hill girl steps 25:53 – Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, and ‘emergent rhythms’ in games 35:50 – Metroid Prime 2 – Hydrodynamo Station 40:34 – Criticising criticising games journalism / N’Gai Croal is a cool guy 53:00 – Shout-outs; a swipe at Kotaku just out of habit 56:49 – Animal Crossing – 1:00pm 1:00:58 – Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Now, as Patrick and I are both new to the casting of pods, we're still trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. So! If you have any suggestions to help us improve the show (and ultimately we would like to make it a show), then by all means, post it in the forums. Or, if the idea of interacting with a group of strangers on the internet terrifies you, you can also email us. Either way is fine.
On a related note, if anyone can think of a good name for our podcast, we'd appreciate it if you could tell us. Whoever comes up with the best name (i.e., the one we end up using) will win a prize of some sort. Not sure what yet. A t-shirt, maybe? A drawing? Who knows! It'll be good, though!
FORGETFUL RETARD EDIT:Here is our special, soon-to-be-iTunes-enabled podcast feed. Naturally, you'll find out when there's a new podcast if you subscribe to our regular feed too, but you know – there it is anyway.
Since I mentioned it in that last post, here is the new YMCK video! I think it may be their most ambitious to date. It's very nice, anyway. The song is called 'Starlight' and it's from their new album, 'Family Genesis' -- OUT JANUARY 16, IN SHOPS.