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Tiny Cartridge in Nintendo Force issue 9 ⊟
The new issue of Nintendo Force magazine has features on Mario Kart 8, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, and more games… but it also devotes two pages to us for some reason!
The initial entry in the magazine’s “Website Insight” series is a history of Tiny Cartridge, written by someone who did a lot of research into the history of Tiny Cartridge: me. There’s also a list of Tiny cameos!
If you want to read it, you can get the issue in print, PDF, or on iPad. I’m not sure how good my article is, but there’s lots of cool stuff in there.
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Tiny in Catlateral Damage! ⊟
Another cameo by our versatile mascot! Reader @ajkazlouski found the above cartridge in the “Bedroom 2” stage, and I loaded up the demo just now and verified it.
Catlateral Damage, if you haven’t played it, is a first-person game by Chris Chung in which you play a cat determined to knock everything off of all the surfaces in an enclosed room. In other words, a cat. It’s hilarious, and you can play an alpha in your browser for free!
If you’ve wondered whether or not a Tiny cameo would be appropriate for your game, or if we’d allow it, the answer is yes.
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Thank you, Club Tiny supporters! ⊟
We just wanted to take a moment to voice our appreciation to everyone who has supported us by joining Club Tiny and signal-boosting the Patreon campaign. Thank you for allowing us to spend more time doing what we love. Thank you for helping us reach an incredible milestone in growing this community. And thank you for helping make sure a sick cat named Indiana Jones could get the care he needed.
In honor of our Club Tiny members, we’ve put up a page (also accessible through the Club Tiny link in the site menu) listing all of our kind contributors. If any of our supporters wish to remain anonymous, or if you want your name to link to a certain site, let us know!
We’re planning to send our next Club Tiny mystery gift pack out really soon, so make sure to join if you want to get in on that, and let us know who you want us to share extra gifts with if you signed up for a +1! We’ve also just posted tomorrow’s TinyCast early for Elite members, and are working on fulfilling remaining rewards for other tiers.
Much, much props to @WowItzmike for making the laser-cut Tiny photo above! Love the scene, especially the Techo and Shigesato Itoi quote.
Holy moly, Tiny is a boss in Mercenary Kings! ⊟
Whatttt? This is amazing! Tiny Cartridge is a boss in this PlayStation 4/PC game (though he’s more of a Tiny Computer here), and he has his own theme song, and you can shoot him with a cat-gun that meows.
This is becoming a tradition with releases from Tribute Games and its members, seeing as Tiny also appeared in Wizorb, Ninja Senki, and secretly — but not really because it’s just a coincidence — Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Club Tiny mystery gift pack incoming! ⊟
Last week, we introduced Club Tiny as a way for readers to support our work with a monthly pledge at Patreon. Whether you join or not, Tiny Cartridge will remain as awesome as it’s always been for free — even awesomer, actually, thanks to the extra attention we can now give the site — but Club Tiny members will receive fun bonuses for their patronage.
We’re preparing a great set of gifts we’ll deploy to our Ambassador-level members and up ($3+) this week — we’re really excited about having the chance to share these tiny rewards. If you want to get in on the fun, make sure to join soon! And if you’ve already joined and signed up to send a mystery gift to a friend, make sure to check our Activity Feed at Patreon for details on sending us their names/emails.
Thank you all again for the generosity and support you’ve shown us so far, helping us reach our Patreon goals and spread the word. I can’t believe how much you’ve pledged already. You are the best. It would require ten thousand posts for us to come close to expressing our gratitude, but we’re trying hard not to spam the site with Patreon-related articles and our excitement.
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We’ve opened up a Patreon page and started a Club Tiny program, allowing our wonderful readers to support us with monthly pledges. There are a lot of fun rewards we want to give supporters, like behind-the-scenes talk, Mystery Gifts and Notes, podcast guest hosting opportunities, and more. If any of that interests you — or, more importantly, if you’d like to help us keep Tiny Cartridge growing — please check it out.
Patreon, if you’re not familiar with it, lets you pledge a regular payment to a creator, per each unit (video, article, etc., in our case per month). It allows us to try crowdfunding for the operation of our site, rather than a specific project with an endpoint, for which we might use Kickstarter.
With the backing of our patrons, we want to be able to put more original articles up (like my interview with the creator of the WarioWare DIY snapshot blog), collaborate more with friends, and pay Fran for the work he puts into the TinyCast every week. As a long shot, we’d also like to buy 3DS/Vita video capture equipment and record and stream some games.
We want to be able to put more time into making Tiny better, and less time into the freelance gigs we currently look for to make ends meet. We want, after five years, to make this a job.
And we’d love your help. Come join Club Tiny!
Merry Christmas from Tiny Cartridge! ⊟
Since no Christmas morning is complete without someone giving you clothes you didn’t ask for, here’s a special Animal Crossing: New Leaf tee designed by Das Fuzzlez. And here are two other Tiny Cartridge shirts, and an ugly Christmas sweater, for good measure. Joys be thine.
How’s your Christmas going? What were your standout gifts?
Get on your computers, kids. It’s time for…
Tiny Cartridge’s favorite Tiny Cartridges of 2013!
It’s time to look back on the handheld games that captivated us this year, in list-plus-short-blurb form! It was a very special year for handheld games, with a weirdly diverse selection of really, really obsession-worthy games. Everything from action games you could play for 5 seconds and enjoy, to a game that you could play continuously for years.
Sadly, no Luigi games made it on our list in this, the Year of Luigi.
Even so, our end of year list is special for a couple reasons:
- it panders to handheld fans, the shadow master race of gaming
- since we’re on Tumblr, we’ve packed this list to the gills with GIFS, starting with the above image from Nookling
Let’s look back at 2013!
We’ve compiled a selection of handheld gaming gifts, which you can start browsing right here! You’ll find plenty of games from this year for both PS Vita and 3DS, and some accessories, art, zines, toys, and other items that would make anyone* rejoice!
So check out our gift guide and get your holiday shopping done. Then wait for Luigi to emerge from a pipe into your house, ready to deliver your presents before flying away in a big green boot pulled by a team of Parakoopas! He is the Luison for the season.
*who reads Tiny Cartridge
TinyCast: Number one in the hood, G ⊟
I just wanted to thank you all for listening to the TinyCast and helping us take the top spot in iTunes’ New & Noteworthy chart for podcasts about Video Games! Our placement fluctuates every day or so, but it’s up there right now, so idgaf, we poppin’ bottles and plannin’ the parade.
It’s been fun to produce these, and we appreciate you sticking around while we figured things out over the last dozen episodes. We’ve improved the show a lot since we started, updating our recording setup for better quality audio, adding killer intro/outro music from Crying, putting the damn thing on the iTunes Store, and getting more comfortable with each other.
If you haven’t listened to the TinyCast yet, please try it out — I think anyone who enjoys our site will have fun with it. Still, it’s odd to see that enough people like it to propel the show to the top of this (admittedly specific) list.
We’re hoping to get a picture of just who accidentally stumbles upon our little website day after day, and so we’ve created a tiny survey. I promise the questions aren’t very hard, and you won’t spend more than a few minutes of your life answering them!
After the survey closes next Sunday (October 13), one lucky participant will receive a Tiny Cartridge sticker pack and maybe something else nice. Thank you so much for helping us!
A Tiny case for an XL system ⊟
I’m always amazed when anyone likes our site enough to make stuff like this. Like, I’ve been scared to venture into producing and selling Tiny merch (with the exception of our Tiny Sticker Pack) because I’m convinced no one wants to actually spend money on our stuff.
BUY Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, upcoming games