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it's out! i published it!
~ new Tetrageddon Games is here!
::: 2k2k++ CYBERMONKEY HAS DIED REMYX :::
tetrageddon.com/
a new space for all the games
on a desktop haunted by skeletons of the past
Flash is gone, so is Cybermonkey
and more!
(warning: flashing colors)

i just published my talk about the amazing world of tool making!

"Start making tools! (on making experimental art tools & why it’s valuable for indie gamedevs to make them)"
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/s

it's all about the philosophy of building them, and an overview of the space…

tiny update: i posted Monkey Fortunetell on itch,
alienmelon.itch.io/fortunetell
...so that a version of it can live on outside of browsers.
i'm currently working on a re-launch of tetrageddon games, so that it can live on after the Flash Player stops being supported. it's been shaping up beautifully and i can't wait to share more of it!

i just posted another talk transcript. this one also includes the recorded video! this is about the Flash game movement, my early Flash work, and how Flash games informed what we have in indie games today...
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/t
it's very much about the historic context of this type of web work, and also more about what it means to lose it / why preservation of amateur work is important... it goes over a lot!

i just published the talk I gave as a blog post.
This is a GOOD one!
"A short history of Flash & the forgotten Flash Website movement (when websites were the new emerging artform)"
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/a
all about Flash, in defense of what we lost, and what it means for us moving forward.

I just made this cute little thing and am tremendously proud of it because it's fun for websites...

Pet Cursor is a simple javascript file that turns your website's cursor into a cute pet! (for the desktop)
Now your visitors can play as a cute creature as they browse your site!

github: github.com/alienmelon/pet_curs
demo: tetrageddon.com/petcursor/

* Uses CSS's cursor:url() & animates it.
* Easy to customize!
* Works in most browsers
(that's it. i peaked.)

i just published this,
exploring cool free and experimental tools to make things with...

More from the wonderful world of tools by small devs, shareware, and freeware (art tools, music tools, and toys to create with):
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/m

it's a continuation of my first post. it has a nice roundup of interesting tools.

i wrote a blog post talking about the value of video game bugs, how they're a lot like glitch art, digital decay, and how virtual worlds break...
The Beautiful Rebellion of Video Game Bugs: nathalielawhead.com/candybox/t
(the way things break make computers interesting, like they rebel & express a voice of their own...)

yay! great news! i got it done!
the Electric Zine Maker has been updated with mini-booklets!
~ choose from four different zine templates... books, flyers, and cute things :) ~
go get it!
on itch: alienmelon.itch.io/electric-zi
on gamejolt: gamejolt.com/games/zine/426661
the devlog: alienmelon.itch.io/electric-zi

the Electric Zine Maker update is now live!!
a new template is here!
~ the adorable tiny square accordion zine ~
❤️ 18 pages to draw on
💕 instructions included
✨ with updates to printing, support for double face prints, and more...
🥰 i can't wait to see what you make with it!
download: alienmelon.itch.io/electric-zi
devlog: alienmelon.itch.io/electric-zi

i wrote about all the beautiful zines from the first ever Electric Zine Jam
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/a
and also link to the recorded streams, incase you missed it and wanted to watch zines being made...

thank you everyone that participated and submitted such beautiful work!

just dropping this update here: alienmelon.itch.io/electric-zi
saving was broken for some people in the Electric Zine Maker, after the last Windows 10 update. I just fixed it. You can save again! Yay!

i just released the update to the Electric Zine Maker (a zine making art toy that lets you easily draw and print zines).
the update features new tools and some bug fixes.
itch👉 alienmelon.itch.io/electric-zi
gamejolt👍 gamejolt.com/games/zine/426661
devlog🤜 alienmelon.itch.io/electric-zi

i'm really proud of this one!

Here's something new and cute!! :D
ParticleCursor.js
A cute particle effect for your website's cursor!
👉 github.com/alienmelon/Particle
Features include...
* Cursor moods 🙂😱
* Flame modes 🔥☁️
* Cursor cuteness! 💘
Demo page here 👉 tetrageddon.com/particlecursor

I wrote about Mackerelmedia Fish (the new ARG) here:
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/n
I talk a bit about it, some of the technical things, and it's also been open sourced!
You can download all the sourcefiles here: github.com/alienmelon/mackerel
Interesting htaccess things, javascript, etc....

just released this yesterday!
an ARG-like text adventure about digital archeology & friendship in unlikely places!
>> mackerelmediafish.com/ <<
* explore the ruins of an abandoned website
* brave the hazards of the old web
* embark on a quest to find what you are looking for!
(it's web based and works on mobile but desktop is best)

It's finally out! My post about Desktop pets, roamers, and more:
About desktop pets & virtual companions: discussing the inhabitants that fill the void of our digital spaces
nathalielawhead.com/candybox/a

From Winroach to SCMPOO, Neko, Oddballz, Shimeji, and Neopets... I talk history, designing them, and also more recent indie examples.
Yay :D

please enjoy my lates github commit:
🦇 a-cute-bat.js 🦇
👉 github.com/alienmelon/a-cute-b
hide a cute bat on your website for visitors to find!
a cute bat (also known as "a lovely bat") is ideal for all ages, and all devices...
live demo:
👉 tetrageddon.com/cave/

This effectively turns your page into a cave. This is good for the ecosystem of the internet, as there are not enough bats on websites (there never have been) and this is bad for web bat populations.

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