So my game company finally announced the game what we've been working on for the last three years! Trailer here, game to be released… hopefully soon (I actually have a pretty clear idea of a release date but it seems foolish to attempt to announce a specific ship date in the current Circumstances) mastodon.social/@mermaidindust

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ISAAC'S SOUNDTRACK FOR "SKATEGIRL CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE" IS FULLY GENERATIVE, THE MUSIC SOFTWARE IS TIED IN WITH THE GAME MECHANICS SO IT REACTS TO YOUR ACTIONS AND EVOLVES GRADUALLY FROM PHRASE TO PHRASE BASED ON YOUR RATE OF PLAY. IT IS INCREDIBLY COOL. I CANNOT OVERSTATE HOW COOL THIS IS

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ANNOUNCING "SKATEGIRL DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE", A GAME COMING SOON FOR VR PLATFORMS!

"SKATEGIRL" IS A PUZZLE PLATFORMER, LITERALLY. THE GAME IS PLAYED ON JIGSAW-PUZZLE LEVEL FRAGMENTS YOU CAN GRAB AND MOVE AROUND WITH YOUR HANDS IN VR TO REARRANGE THE LEVEL GEOMETRY AS YOU LIKE.

IN ORDER TO WIN THE GAME YOU MUST FIRST CREATE IT.

THE GAME FEATURES ART DESIGN BY TYPHAINE URO AND MUSIC BY ISAAC SHANKLER.

MORE INFORMATION AT mermaid.industries

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MERMAID HEAVY INDUSTRIES IS HAPPY TO REVEAL WE ARE A FINALIST IN THE UBISOFT 2021 INDIE SERIES (FOR OUR GAME, WHICH WE CAN'T SHOW YOU YET BUT WE PROMISE IS REALLY COOL) toronto.ubisoft.com/2021/04/th

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"when i was a kid id write capital E’s with as many of those little horizontal lines as possible and id call them ladder E’s and adults fucking hated them"

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Life is Strange spoilers 

I can't figure out if this is a Great Pretender AU where Laurent has stolen a time machine like Carmen Sandiego or if this is the normal Great Pretender continuity and Laurent has just gotten so hopped up on self-confidence he's managed to convince himself he can travel through time

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Life is Strange spoilers 

This was in my head and I had to make it even if it doesn't make any sense

Anyway if you're wondering what you've been missing on Twitter, today Twitter started instantly autobanning anyone who said the word "Memphis" and did not figure out what had happened and fix it for like six hours

The entire time people were experimentally tweeting "Wait, do you really get banned if you say 'Memphis'?" and getting banned

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After constantly grinding the game on two platforms since launch on September 15, and figuring out all the secrets by myself in collaboration with my friend Miguel (no faqs no wikis) I got past 7-4 for the first time in Spelunky 2! This means literally nothing unless you've played much too much Spelunky but if you have I assure you it's very impressive and I feel happy and smug.

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I was briefly possessed by the need to create a diagram charting the family tree of inspiration from Roadside Picnic (1972) and could not rest until I created this image

Warning: Contains minor spoilers for a current TV show

Associations get progressively more tenuous as you go down the chart

I think these provisions are vile, I think it's vile to shove them through in the lame-duck session of a criminal President, but what's especially vile to me is these are being snuck into law when most Congressional offices—due to COVID—are not able to answer their phones. I've tried contacting all my Congresspeople every way I can (maybe you should too?) but I suspect the bill will be law by the time anyone gets the chance to read my messages. They are passing law constituents can't comment on.

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