Project of the Day — Down Down The Deep River, a short film about growing up in the ’80s by Okkervil River’s Will Sheff
Battle bison beatdown.
Fist of Awesome is anything but subtle. Ever wanted to punch a bear in the mouth? Then come for the pixelated, time-traveling shenanigans, and stay for the woodland critter smackdown.
Our virtual hero, Tim Burr, is an industrious lumberjack trapped in “a needlessly complex interstellar plot to enslave Earth by populating history with homicidal wild animals.” Burly Burr must battle his way through herds of bloodthirsty bison and raging reindeer in a nearly impossible bid to save the world. Oh, and time travel.
This epic retro beat-em-up just might be a future classic. And no matter what, it’s our Project of the Day.
Epic retro beatdown.
Fists of Awesome promises that “touchscreen violence will never be the same again.”
A relentlessly silly time-traveling action extravaganza, the game combines a “needlessly complex interstellar plot” with delightfully simple pixelated graphics — and a whole lot of lumberjacking. As the “only game that lets you punch a full-grown grizzly bear in the face,” Fists of Awesome is clearly a rare gem. Now become a backer and get ready to save the world from homicidal woodland critters hellbent on enslaving the Earth.
Love this .gif from the Sensible Software retrospective art project.
Retro Punch Boxes on the way, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Today’s Project of the Day is C 299, 792 km/s, a compelling work of cinematic science fiction which is just as beautiful as it is (here’s the catch) analog. That’s right — the film, which follows a renegade captain’s journey in search of a new home planet, utilizes absolutely no computer graphics and no green screen. Instead, the entire short is meticulously shot using retro filmmaking techniques. Impressive!
Today’s Project of the Day is Retro Punch Boxes for Valentine’s Day.
Ok, so Halloween was yesterday, Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks, and Christmas right after that. But, that isn’t stopping us from already contemplating Valentine’s Day, and Lea Redmond’s punch boxes are just the thing to get us in the mood. For the uninitiated, punch boxes are small container-like games that were popular at parties in the ’30s and ’40s. The boxes have small scrolls of wound paper with little phrases on them that you punch through. Back in the day, they were often fortunes, but Lea has stuffed each handmade Retro Punch Box with adorable V-Day phrases, of which, “You are so awesome I would loan you my favorite sweater” is our current fav.