aaaaa: freefall in neonlight


1,In Aaaaa!, you gain points by swooping past buildings and terrain as close as you can, while going as fast as you can.
2,You can score extra points giving a thumbs-up to spectators as you fall past them.
3,You can also gain points by flipping them off at just the right moment.
5,We're certain that the soundtrack really does change how players play a level. Fast-paced music has now been scientifically proven to make you more likely to break your bones against terrain.

(aaaaa developed by dejobaan, via indiegames)

hometown glory, high contrast

I want to get out those five minutes of the music video CG I have in my head when I'm hearing this. I have a graphic storyboard on my retina with the concept of a genuinely new live PA system (leaving Ableton crying in the corner), an updated version of Serial Experiments Lain and little creatures that burst into Julia sets when touched. And a few other things. If any of my readers are contractors for neural procedural generation interface and brain rendering works - you know where to come. For all the other hallucinogenically induced bastard readers of mine - yes, that's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas right there.

surrogates: the first viral poster... not


Another cyberpunkish Disney movie (after Tron) in the making, The Surrogates (featuring Bruce Willis) is in theaters from September 25th, 2009. According to IMDB, set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates. (via io9)

UPDATE 1: As my reader Oizys kindly points out: IO9 has just updated their post saying that this is not the Surrogates poster we all expected.. yet the Choose Your Surrogate viral site is still active!

district 9: alien apartheid, alien biotechnology

You remember commercial and movie director Neill Blomkamp and his short South African docudrama entitled Alive in Joburg? All about alien apartheid in six and a half minutes, about how they arrived on this planet and how they managed to get segregated in camps, living in slums with a mothership hovering in the background, native African Americans complaining about poleepkwa.. neatly done, if you're into the social side of science fiction.

Now Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp stand behind a full-length SF drama set in the same universe. District 9, according to Slashfilm is about a peacekeeper agent, who's on the run from the oppressive government because of his alien biotechnology infection and yeah, he's heading straight into the alien internment camps where they've been held for thirty years. Movie hits theaters on the 14th of August. Below, that's the Alive in Joburg short.

section 8, wildfire on the battlefields


TimeGate Studios is just accepting beta for their future battlefield FPS called Section 8: tastes like Crysis without jungles, peppered with interstellar travel, on-demand vehicle deliveries and tactical assets - with all missions starting 5 kilometers above ground. And you have quite a choice of being used as a condom for anti-aircraft missiles. The title, Section 8 originally referred to service members found guilty of sexual perversion, now it's a US military discharge category for anyone mentally unstable - in this case, for anyone into doing suicide missions. (section8)