My friend has been having a rough time, and she’s going to be stuck at home for a few days, so I’m putting together a big ol’ list of media in the public domain for her to kill time with. Sickness not required to enjoy.
Recoil Deluxe is a retro style arcade shooter by viTekiM. It’s available pay-what-you-want on itch.io. It takes the traditional Astroids game and puts it through some clever twists, including an array of powerups, a recoil mechanic when you fire, and directly linking the throttle and the cannon. I’ve been playing it, and I think it’s great.
It’s been a slow few weeks around these parts, at least publically. That’s because I’m working on a lot of things behind the scenes. We’re getting ready to roll out a new Podcast magazine from Analog Revolution, I’m working on a crowd sourced Sci-fi podcast series, and a bunch of other stuff!
There’s a lot to say about this weird arthouse scifi film from the early 1990s. Wired covered it way back in 1993, as did the New York Times, where they specifically discussed it’s status as the first film to be broadcast over the internet. Wax, simply, telegraphed the coming of youtube, but there’s more than pioneering technology in this bizarre meditation on the nature of mortality.