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Every Day is Play now shipping ⊟
The beautiful collaborative game art book by Game Paused is available for sale now, following its successful Kickstarter. Above: a couple of pictures by @rammading, highlighting Lemmy Mario!
Buy your own copy here. I found out recently that ~we’re in it a little~
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Layton, Ace Attorney artbooks coming from Udon ⊟
Yayyy, Udon Entertainment will be publishing English versions of the Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies artbook and the Professor Layton handbook, which, by the way, had better have a puzzle on every other page or somebody done goofed.
Also the artbook for Gungnir, one of Sting’s Dept. Heaven strategy games? How intriguingly random. I am down with a reality in which a company can survive translating and printing artbooks for Gungnir in America.
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Fez print by Dan Clarke ⊟
In celebration of the really quite good Polytron game (now on Vita!), Dan Clarke is printing up this also very good print, featuring weird connected rounded pixel things forming the image of main character Gomez.
Only 30 will be printed (wow), 25 in black and 5 in blue. They’ll ship this month.
How exciting! Time to look through all the Famicom cartridge art designed by cool people and displayed at METEOR in Tokyo. There’s no Tiny Cartridge project this year, but there are carts by lots of cool people! Above are carts by Lord Toon, VAGABOND, John-Charles Holmes, Daruma Studio X Game & Graphics, and Matthew Kenyon.
I’m sure we’ll highlight more cool carts as we have time to take in this exhibit! And of course don’t miss Cory Schmitz’s cart, already posted.
The Animal Crossing: New Leaf birthday party ⊟
Look at the birthday party My Paper Crane’s Heidi Kenney threw for her 11-year-old. The Tom Nook pinata. The bell-bag invites. The villager cookies, made from 3D-printed cookie cutters.
The presents on balloons at the table (with a Spoonflower-printed Animal Crossing tablecloth).
Every detail of this is perfect, except for the part where I’m not the birthday boy. Do you think Animal Crossing will still be in style in 10 years, when it’s time for my girls’ 11th?
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We updated Tiny Cartridge’s holiday gift guide, for those of you still looking for presents to get others or yourself. Along with suggesting 3DS/PS Vita games, handheld accessories, chiptune music, art, toys, and Year of Luigi junk, the guide now includes some of our favorite shirts and non-gaming books. Books are kind of like the portable gaming version of a TV series.
And remember all those rad Bit Bazaar-exclusive holiday cards we featured last week from Attract Mode (pictured above)? You can now buy the full pack online — it includes pieces from Kris Mukai (Pokemon), Kyle Fewell (Gravity Rush), Babs Tarr (Metroid), and Kelly Smith (Okami). While it’s expensive at around $18 (includes shipping) for the full pack, that’s kind of a steal when you consider you’re getting limited edition art from some really talented folks.
Game Paused’s Everyday is Play
A new book by game-related design project Game Paused looks to collect inspired artwork in a lovely hardcover package. From the Kickstarter:
It will showcase the works of designers, musicians, artists, writers and developers that have taken inspiration from the art that we grew up with.
Through a series of features and interviews, covering everything from fan art to game modifications, we aim to provide not only a beautiful book but a wealth of creative play.
Not only is the book just really great-looking, but higher reward tiers include t-shirts, posters and other bonuses in a “Console Pack” meant to evoke game console boxes.
While there’s already an impressive list of participants, Game Paused is seeking submissions for the book. Pretty much anyone who does anything related to game stuff is welcome, from graphic design to “trick jumping.”
My only reservation here is with the use of “everyday.” Is that the right use? Am I being a huge jerk for bringing it up? Update: Designer Matthew Kenyon is updating the art for what is now known as Every Day is Play, in part because some jerk wouldn’t shut up about it.
A sequel of sorts to the (still amazing/still sadly absent from my wall) MD001 print, this gorgeous GameCube print is being offered in each of the three Japanese launch colors for the console.
The A2 sized print will be folded into a case the size of a Japanese GameCube game case, and will include text from “selected writers” about the system, including SCROLL writer Ray Barnholt.
The prints will be released in August, in limited runs of 100 of each color.
Meteor, our favorite video game shop in Tokyo, began hosting its annual Famicase gallery last week, displaying nearly 90 Famicom cartridges for fake games dreamt up by artists. It looks like more Western artists than usual participated this year, and judging by the messages we received, a lot of our readers heard about the show from our posts and participated! Congratulations! You might remember that we had our own piece featured by Famicase not too long ago.
I’ve picked out my favorites from 2013’s submissions for the images above. Yuko Yano’s Cat Takes The Breakfast sounds like a game idea JC and I kicked around back in the day — the goal in Yano’s imaginary game is to wake up your master to serve you breakfast. ExedStarSoldius曼蛇Xevi ForceZone 頭脳BeeType is also neat, mashing together of a dozen shmups.
Game Boy and Game Gear photos by Aled Evans
Two-button Street Fighter does not sound fun (from what I remember, Mortal Kombat for Game Boy was straight-up basura), but these old sprites overlaid into real-world environments would be a dream to see on handhelds.
Handsome, bratty, and maybe a bit vulgar: Apollo Justice
Since scans showing Apollo Justice’s return in Ace Attorney 5 hit last night, artists have churned out an impressive amount of tributes to the character’s new look. The artists behind these pieces:
I’m amazed at their ability to create such quality and clean-looking work despite simultaneously crying and shrieking while drawing these.
I think the Champion Edition cabinet is out of service — I can’t see any reason why you’d play the original version otherwise.