34 posts tagged attract mode
Mega Men versus Astro Boys, by Daniel Dussault
There will be some dope as fuck pieces at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival’s Comics vs Games Gallery this weekend, which will be put on by Attract Mode. This artwork will be there and available to purchase, as will contributions from Tiny Cartridge regulars Maré Odomo, Ashley Davis, Kyle Fewell, Zac Gorman, etc.
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NYU Game Center X Attract Mode
If you’re in the area and into indie games, NYU Game Center will hold its 4th Annual No Quarter exhibition tonight (7PM), which features “commissioned work from established and emerging independent developers, who have all been challenged to create games for a social, gallery setting.”
It will also showcase and sell artwork from talented folks inspired by indie games, like the above Nidhogg and BaraBariBall pieces from Kyle Fewell and Hamlet Machine (the logo is from Cory Schmitz). You can RSVP here and find more info at the event’s Facebook page.
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One of many wonderful pieces appearing at Attract Mode’s Comics Vs. Games 2 event at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival running from May 11 to 12.
If this cat and game systems look familiar, we featured them about a year ago with another Kyle Fewell illustration!
If you’ve been holding off on buying our DS/3DS stickers or any other fine items from Attract Mode, today’s the day to buy them because the video game culture shop is offering free shipping on everything for U.S. customers!
Fangamer is running an identical promotion — for those outside the U.S., Canadian shipping is 50 percent off, and international is 25 percent off. Orders over $50 get a free keychain, and over $100 score a $20 gift card. The shop has lots of killer new products, too, like Mare Odomo’s Venusaur shirt and Zac Gorman’s Zelda print (above).
“DS Club” by Maré Odomo, “Hero Needs a Cheer Squad” by Kari Fry, and “My Guitar is in My Mind” by Lindsey Collins. Prints of these and other pieces from the Fangamer Versus Attract Mode art show are now for sale through the Fangamer/Attract Mode store.
There’s a lot of amazing art, including pieces by Ashley Davis, Zac Gorman, Kris Mukai, and others. Some of it is probably going to end up on your wall.
Buy: Tiny Cartridge x Mare Odomo stickers See also: More Attract Mode stuff, Fangamer stuff
“Videogame culture store” Attract Mode has evolved into “video game collective” Attract Mode, a group site featuring contributions from luminaries Adam Robezzoli, Matt Hawkins, Cory Schmitz, Maré Odomo, Daniel Rehn, Derek Yu, Tiff Chow, Steph Thirion, Paul Levering, Paul Owens, Asif Siddiky, Phil Fish, Ted Martens, Zach Gage, Evan Shamoon, Superbrothers… and us?! I think I speak for both of us when I say we’re proud and vaguely confused to be among such brilliant company.
The store is back as well, now managed by our friends at Fangamer. It features items like the Spelunky Minis (which I’ll be buying as soon as I can afford), Cory Schmitz’s Faraway t-shirt, and the DS/3DS sticker packs we produced with Maré Odomo!
For more Attract Mode-ness, check out the Fangamer Versus Attract Mode party at PAX, featuring Super Time Force!
I’ve let quite a few indie game items pile up, mostly non-Nintendo related stuff, so here’s all of them in one go!
First off, Giant Robot is hosting Game Night 8 at its L.A. location tonight, another collab with Attract Mode, Meat Bun, and other partners. The free event will feature Monaco, the much buzzed about stealth/heist multiplayer game — creator Andy Schatz and producer Andy Nguyen will be attending. Bring your 3DS for mad StreetPasses.
Christine Love has just released Analogue: Hate Story, a futuristic follow-up to Digital: A Love Story, which you may remember me raving quite a bit about. The full version is $15, but you can download a demo to get a taste of this “mystery featuring transhumanism, traditional marriage, loneliness, and cosplay.” Those of you interested in the Love Plus phenomena might appreciate this.
Friend of the site Anna “Auntie Pixelante” Anthropy has a book coming up called Rise of the Videogame Zinesters, in which she writes about “how freaks, normals, amateurs, artists, dreamers, drop-outs, queers, housewives, and people like you are taking back an art form.” Need to finish The Corner and 1Q84 by the time this is out — and half a dozen games — so I can pick it up on my Kindle day-one.
Whoa, you could totally be playing Fez tonight. It’s not impossible! You just have to… be in LA from 7-10 this evening, and attend the Game Night 7 event at the GR2 gallery/store/thing, where it’ll be projected onto a big wall outside.
You’ll also get to check out Polytron’s superHYPERCUBE (a 3D Kinect game about putting cubes into holes), get first dibs on new Meat Bun shirts, and collect hella StreetPasses from all the other people there. Basically, if you want to live my ideal life, you should be at this thing tonight.
See also: Past Game Night events
Game Night 6 features Mighty Switch Force. As always, Giant Robot’s Game Night event looks super fun, featuring a fully WayForward-themed night. This will be the first public demo of the rad-looking 3DS download game, and you’ll also be able to try the other DSiWare/PlayStation Mini games from the company! By the way, Mighty Switch Force’s 3D trailer is on the U.S. eShop right now.
See also: More 3DS news and media
If you’re in the Los Angeles area and want to get together with like-minded gamers, don’t forget that Giant Robot 2, Attract Mode, and Meatbun, and others are holding their bi-monthly Game Night event tonight, starting at 7PM.
While there, you’ll have an opportunity to play unreleased indie games (projected outdoors and playable in game stations indoors) like Haunted Temple Studios’ Advance Wars-style strategy title Skulls of the Shogun, and Revenge Labs’ fascinating 2D fighter Skullgirls.
Though neither of those games are for handhelds, you’ll still want to bring your 3DS, as Giant Robot 2 is taking part in today’s “StreetPass Day” promotion.
See also: More 3DS news and media
Anamanaguchi poster for a July show in Williamsburg, illustrated by Maré Odomo and designed by Cory Schmitz (click for a larger image). I am swooning all over this.
The art is based on Adrian Tomine’s ”Super-hero Girls” piece for Weezer, adding extra touches like the yellow Game Boy, Totoro pillow, Wavebird controller, and Famicom. You can also see some Anamanaguchi bits like Frug, the Four Loko can, and band members Peter and Luke (represented here by the lesbian rockers).
Attract Mode will sell 24” x 36” prints at the show.
Buy: Anamanaguchi albums
Hear also: Anamanaguchi tunes
“I Miss The Way You Felt In My Hands And The Way You Made Me Feel” by Mare Odomo (click for a larger image).
Mare, who you should know from his Letters To An Absent Father comics and all the other wonderful things he does, created this touching art for Attract Mode’s showing at The Toronto Comics Art Festival next month. This guy seems to knock it out of the park every time.
[Via Mare Odomo]