In the office, our team just completed designing and building a throw-back, arcade-style video game for the release of Independence Day: Resurgence in June!
The game is a simplistic jet versus alien ships flying through the desert, city, and finally entering the mothership to drop the missile to save the whole planet — the retro 8-bit design and up/down/shoot functionality will bring you back to the good ol’ days of a pocket full of coins at the arcade (well, most likely if you’re 30 or older…)
We found a little write-up about our game on Mashable, announcing the new movie and game. (See the whole article here)
Try it for yourself– shoot up some aliens and destroy the mothership to save the planet here.
Prince Rogers Nelson died this morning in his home in Chanhassen, MN. Prince was a true artist and revolutionary. His genius was other-worldly. Not only is he a major source of pride for my hometown, and a hero of the Midwest, but loved all over the world as one of the greatest musicians ever. He could never be forgotten. I hope to take on some of his fearlessness. It is a truly sad day, but perhaps he’s just back on his home planet, sexily laughing and tossing his hair…
Thank you, Prince, for all you have given us.
Growing up with the animated versions of the Disney movies that are now being made into “live-action” incarnations, there is a twinge of skepticism that I feel whenever I see a trailer for one. But as I watch the trailer for “The Jungle Book,” it feels a bit different than the rambunctious cartoon I watched as a young child. I’m actually very curious how the story is told and how the animals are created digitally. I want to embark upon a dream-space in the jungle, where I can imagine myself as Mowgli, and reflect on the relationship between humanity and nature. Will it end up being just a glorified rehash of the 1967 animated version of the story? Or will my inner nostalgia buff be satisfied with enough nods to the former version, while still introducing new ideas and imagery? I will be seeing it tonight, and hoping for the latter… to rediscover an old text through director Jon Favreau’s eyes. Let the adventure begin.
View showtimes for the Jungle Book here!