Nubuwo Winter Bundle is a new Kickstarter project that shares the best of Fami-Mode, Tokyo’s infamous all-night festival of videogame music.
Highlights include Professor Sakamoto, an 8-bit madman who performs with a Nintendo cartridge strapped to his head, and Ben Prunty, the composer behind acclaimed Kickstarter-funded game Faster Than Light.
Second Quest is a stand-alone graphic novella inspired by the popular video game Zelda. Specifically, the disappointment that video gamers David Hellman and Tevis Thompson felt after playing one of its more recent sequels. Where was the sense of discovery? they lamented. What was left to explore?
Second Quest became their remedy. It tells the story of a girl growing up in the sky who begins to suspect that the legends she’s heard about her home may not be true. Her subsequent adventures will contain some familiar tropes to avid fans of Zelda, but even if you’ve never picked up a controller, you’ll still find plenty of thrills. Sound the Ocarina: Second Quest is our Project of the Day.
While the term “video game” may suggest that moving images are inherent to the medium, Aaron and Mike, the creators of BlindSide, beg to differ. Theirs is an adventure game with quite a quirk — it’s audio only! Together, they’ve recreated real world atmospheres using only sounds, and players must navigate these territories entirely by ear. It’s a painstakingly realistic aural environment… except for those pesky monsters…