Game creator – DHINC Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:53:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Game creator – DHINC 32 32 Michael Jackson Was Behind ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ Soundtrack Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:27:25 +0000

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Sonic The game’s creator, Yuji Naka, took to Twitter and confirmed that Michael Jackson wrote music for the 1994 sonic the hedgehog 3 soundtrack.

michael jackson was literally at the top of its game in the 90s. On the 31st anniversary of the 1991 game sonic the hedgehoggame creator Yuki Naka has confirmed The King of Pop wrote music for the 1994 sonic the hedgehog 3 soundtrack.

First ask the question “Does Sonic Origins Sonic 3 have a different song?” referencing the newly remastered compilation for Sound originsNaka responded to his own question by saying “Oh my god, Sonic 3’s music has changed, even though Sega Official uses Michael Jackson’s music.”

Naka then shared a TikTok from SEGA where a Sonic character mimics Jackson’s 1982 Thriller click on “Billie Jean”, adding: “SEGA Official uses the music of Michael Jackson. means this.


熱い!熱い!☕🥵/ Hot! Hot! #michaeljackson #hot #sega #セガ #sonic

♬ 오리지널 사운드 – 홍슨생 – 홍슨생

Near the end of the thread, Naka shared a photo of Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, taken from the singer’s helicopter.

“This is a photo I took with my camera when we went to his house in his helicopter. It’s pretty faded. I miss it,” the Sonic creator wrote.

Rumors Jackson contributed to sonic the hedgehog 3 date back to the game’s release in 1994, when some players said the songs in the game’s original score sounded like “Smooth Criminal” and “Black or White”.

Jackson had a close relationship with SEGA, creating his own series of games Moonwalker by Michael Jacksonfrom 1988. In 2009, the composer and musical director of Jackson Brad Buxer said that the reason the singer was not credited with sonic the hedgehog 3 was that “he was unhappy with the resulting sound coming out of the console”.

‘Westworld’ Co-Creator Lisa Joy Talks New Evan Rachel Wood in Season 4 – Deadline Mon, 27 Jun 2022 02:00:00 +0000

Warning: This interview contains spoilers from HBO. Westworld episode 401 “The Augurs”.

It’s a brand new Westworld, and, man, does it seem peaceful since Maeve and Caleb released the predictive AI computer Rehoboam last season. Dolores even helped, sacrificing her life.

So, let’s let everyone know what happened tonight:


The Man in Black by Ed Harris aka William walks around like he has his own mind and a lot of power. But, remember, Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) killed what appeared to be a human version of him in the Season 3 finale and sent a host of guys out into the world. The MIB wants to buy a dam from a drug cartel. He makes them an offer they can’t refuse, yet they first refuse: Sell it today, “or you’ll give it to me for nothing tomorrow,” MIB tells Arturo Del Puerto’s cartel guy . “What I want is already in there. It was stolen from one of my facilities eight years ago, and I know you were paid handsomely to store it,” MIB told him, “I can’t encrypt it. I don’t want him moved or disturbed, so I’ll take the whole shebang.

Later, Del Puerto’s character, who refused to sell the dam, is swarmed by flies in his room and knocked unconscious. The next day, he wakes up and tells his boss (Alex Fernandez) and his buddies about MIB’s offer. They laugh. Del Puerto’s character pulls out a knife and kills them. He then meets MIB on the dam bridge, and agrees to sell him the book. “Is my job done?” he asks. “Yeah, you can rest now,” MIB replies before the guy slits his throat.

Westworld Season 4 Evan Rachel Wood


There’s Dolores… but it’s not Dolores. Rather, Christina, performed by Evan Rachel Wood. She’s a love-loving, hard-working single girl from the city, who works in a fancy office where she writes 3D game stories for people. She lives with a roommate, played by Oscar-winning actress Ariana DeBose, who continues to encourage Christina to go out and date her. However, the stories that Christina writes seem to have an impact on mainstream outside audiences, and not in a good way. She wants to write more romantic plots for young teenagers, i.e. a teenager living with her father in the countryside (it sounds a lot like the story of Dolores in the western; “Scratch that”, says Christina) . However, her boss doesn’t want her sweet stories, but rather sex, violence and tragedy. Meanwhile, Christina receives disturbing phone calls from a guy who claims his scheming forced him to lose his job and his wife. He blames the tower, which is presumably the building she works in. We later learn that this guy’s name is Peter. He goes to assault Christina after a date, cutting her with a knife before being overpowered by a mysterious guy on the street. At the end of the episode, we learn that it was James Marsden who protected Christina. In previous seasons, Marsden played cowboy Teddy Flood, a host who always had a crush on Dolores at the Delos Westworld theme park. The next day, after meeting Christina, Peter phones her and says, “It’s just up to me, or did you write that too?” before jumping off a building to his death in front of her.

Westworld season 3


Maeva (Thandiwe Newton) lives in the woods, hiding in a cabin after winning the revolution at the end of season 3. But she learns that hosts are coming for her. She pulls them out, cutting off one of their heads. She plugs into it and learns that MIB/William is behind it all. It is time for her to return to the world.

Westworld season 3 trailer (Credit: HBO)


Caleb (Aaron Paul). Although he helped Maeve win the war, he’s back in the build, but not alongside a robot like last season, but a real human. Robots, we learn, are just junk now. “Has your life changed since they destroyed those machines?” asks Caleb’s colleague. Caleb has a daughter, but he teaches her how to shoot a gun (similar to a BB gun). “Thanks to you, his hobbies are sugar and violence,” Caleb’s wife says of their daughter. Later, an attacker approaches Caleb’s daughter at night. However, the intruder is immediately gutted by Maeve’s samurai sword. “I know who sent these men after us: William. He’s back,” Maeve tells Caleb. She also knows that MIB met a California senator and she wants to find him. Caleb is totally in for it and tells his beloved, who is losing patience with his shenanigans, “I’m the one who brought this to us, and I’m the one who has to end it.”

Here is our conversation with Westworld co-creator, EP and scribe Lisa Joy to explain everything:

Lisa Joy Westworld

Lisa Joy

DEADLINE: How many years after the revolution is this? Is it right after?

Lisa Joy: It’s been over seven years since we’ve seen our characters. There is no more fighting. It’s finish. We skipped the big fight and now we see the aftermath of the fight.

DEADLINE: The Season 4 setup looks like hosts against hosts. You have Charlotte and you know she’s not human, and then you have William who isn’t; he runs the roost. Maeve hides in a cabin, and she gets mugged by security guards who are hosts and she can hack into their brains. So, there seems to be this divide between the hosts.

Lisa Joy: Right. It looks a bit like it. It seems that after Dolores died over seven years ago, she somehow bought freedom for humans from this massive AI, and they somehow became suspicious of general AI. You can see it with Caleb where he refused to work with a robot, and now he’s working with a human, but that doesn’t mean the AI ​​is gone. The remaining hosts clearly did different things. In Maeve’s case, she got it Eat Pray Love Alone time in Alaska, but maybe some of our hosts have teamed up on more infamous shenanigans. I think the question that will emerge this season is after a period of turmoil, once you’ve kind of gained that relaxation, that peace, can it stay, or humans and their sort of heirs in the form of these hosts somehow predestined to always fall into these loops of fracking, fighting, and dividing?

DEADLINE: So with Rehoboam gone and the AI ​​not gone, we’re talking about this tower. Is this the company Evan Rachel Wood’s character works for?

Lisa Joy: I have no idea.

DEADLINE: Okay, but the tower seems to be this new AI because the characters keep saying “the tower makes me do these things”.

Lisa Joy: It just sounds like madness to me.

DEADLINE: Season 3 felt like a reboot in some form. Is season 4 too?

Lisa Joy: I mean, I think we’ve always seen this story unfold in these single chapters, and almost in some ways different genres each season. Like, there’s everything from the character trajectories to the worlds we explore to the moments we explore. We have sought to continue to evolve. So I don’t know if reboot is the right word but you know we’re dealing with the AI ​​and a review of the long range kind of history because of course the AI ​​doesn’t have the same lifespan as humans. So it makes sense to me not to have to do things totally linear in terms of direct take or something like that. And for me, war is brutal, terrible and devastating for all parties. Every war is the result of massive failure on everyone’s part. Besides death and devastation, what really interests me is not war itself because it’s so basic and so sad, but the consequences of war: how humans live with the scars of war , how civilizations recover or reorient themselves, how culture changes. From time to time, people are faced with these kinds of forces of generational change. I think we just went through one ourselves and the question is, well, what’s the next step in human evolution?

DEADLINE: Is this the last season, or does your team see two more seasons, or is it kind of a wait?

Lisa Joy: No. You never want to tempt the TV gods, but (Westworld co-creator) Jonah (Nolan) and I have always had an end in mind that we hope to achieve. We haven’t quite reached it yet.

DEADLINE: And then Dolores. She was eliminated from Rehoboam…

Lisa Joy: Yeah. She is dead.



DEADLINE: It’s Westworld – people can be restarted. There is always a backup. Do we know how she got from the end of Season 3 to now, or will we find out?

Lisa Joy: I mean, she didn’t. Dolores is absolutely dead. Her sacrifice was significant in that it helped bring the world to this place, but it was a sacrifice in that there are no more Dolores. I’m not sure I’d call it a release, but you know, there’s this new character, Christina. We’re just in the game with her as she experiences the city, dates, writes. It’s really nice to be able to not speak entirely in metaphor, to be able to do something contemporary and human, to write roommates, banter, and bad dates. I haven’t been able to do it yet. It’s always been a period piece in Westworld. I wanted a really good actor to play this girl, Christina, and I hope people wouldn’t notice because I changed her hair color, but we just cast Evan again. I think the hair color will fool them. They probably won’t recognize her.

DEADLINE: William feels so alive. We think he is dead, but we have the impression that he is not dead. From his maneuvers, he doesn’t feel like a programmed robot.

Lisa Joy: Unfortunately, he’s what you’ve been watching – the thing William least wanted to be, which was a host. And not only that, but it’s a host on a channel. It’s Hale… you know.

Bored Ape and CryptoPunk NFT ‘are not works of art’: Collector and creator Derrick Li on the distinctions between digital art and collectibles Fri, 24 Jun 2022 23:43:08 +0000

Collector and NFT enthusiast Derrick Li discovered the digital art form like many of us have – thanks to the $69 million sale of Beeple’s 5,000 days at Christie’s in March 2021. But that’s where all the similarities to those who jumped on the NFT bandwagon end.

Rather than looking for get-rich-quick buys, Li began reaching out to the NFT creators he most admired. He also founded Triple X, an organization focused on curating collections of NFTs by artists (not illustrators – more on that below) and bridging the knowledge gap between mainstream art collectors. and artists working in the digital realm.

Earlier this week, Li announced that Triple X would be releasing a new curated NFT collection, “On Sparks and Souls,” featuring digital works by artists including Jia Aili, who is represented by Gagosian.

Recently, we caught up with Li to discuss the volatility of the NFT market, what sets NFT art apart from digital collectibles, and more.

Derrick Li, founder of Triple X.

Can you tell me about yourself and how you got into the NFT space?
I’m Derrick Li, aka Tung or Triple X or X as some artists call me. My family calls me DongDong. People say I have so many names that they hear a new one every time they meet someone who knows me. These “multiple identities” make me feel good because I don’t want to be defined, and it kind of frees me up in the NFT space; like, that’s all me, but depends on your point of view.

I founded Triple X early last year and have been collecting, curating and building NFTs since shortly after Beeple’s auction at Christie’s. I started researching them and realized their potential, use cases and benefits for artists and all users.

There are several factors that attracted me. First of all, I knew I was still early to join this market, so that would be a big advantage – the earlier you are and the harder you are willing to work, the better luck you will have. Second, NFTs have the potential to do so many great things and contribute so much to artists. Finally, I wanted to help artists do great new things.

In your own words, how would you describe Triple X? What would you say you see as part of its evolving role in the NFT space?
From now on, Triple X is me, but I hope it becomes an organization open to supporting opportunities and ideas in digital art that innovate and inspire. My goal with Triple X is to uplift people, especially artists, and make the world a better place. Triple X represents sparks and souls, inspirations and goals, perceptions and understandings. We want people to come together with good hearts and good intentions to create long-term value in the NFT space in interesting ways.

Part of that means bringing more experienced traditional collectors and the general public into the field and helping to build a fundamental and illuminating understanding of what’s happening in the digital realm. From there, Triple X will be able to provide high quality works to collectors and art lovers. I care a lot about the public, the real art lovers.

Classic becomes classic for a reason, and I don’t want Triple X to be seen or associated with the hype. I want it to build a culture, and also have a culture inside, with like-minded people.

There are many dimensions to your business in the NFT world, particularly a curatorial or almost gallery-like verification process that takes NFT collecting into more familiar territory for art lovers. Earlier this week, you announced that you would be dropping a new collection of NFTs from artists including Jia Garlic, represented by Gagosian. Who are the NFT artists included in the collection? How did you come into contact with each of them?

This collection features amazing digital artists like Raoul Marks, David Ariew, and Ryan Hawthorne, and of course, the main character of the collection is Jia Aili. I have two other digital artists working on a piece behind the scenes, but I don’t want to reveal their identities yet. It’s more interesting to keep it mysterious, but based on the quality of the works we’ve produced so far, people can trust me that secrets are also some of the most artistic digital artists in the NFT space.

I also collect NFTs and love reaching out to the masterminds behind these amazing digital artworks. Fortunately, many of these artists responded – at this time, NFT artists were more willing to connect with collectors. Too many ghost accounts are DMing you these days (whether you’re an artist, collector, or builder, it doesn’t matter) and most people wouldn’t even bother to go and check the DM request anymore.

Artist David Ariew also helped me get in touch with many other artists, including Raoul Marks, who is up for sale. David has always been this super helpful and kind person.

Would you say that there is a common thread between theartists with whom you have chosen to work?
Yes definitely! This current collection is called “On Sparks and Souls”, and one of its main intentions is to show the artistic essence of these NFTs and raise the bar of artistic conversation around them. I asked these NFT artists to create works that respond in some way to Jia Aili’s paintings. They could explore ways to understand the paintings, have conversations with them, and combine elements of his works with theirs in refreshing ways, while staying close to his roots. The overriding common thread between these artists, including Aili, is the vibration they have with the essence of art, where true creativity comes from.

So the NFTs in the exhibition are directly inspired by 2D paintings? Why did you choose to pursue this path of building an NFT collection?

Yes. All digital works are inspired by and based on at least one painting by Jia Aili, chosen by each artist in the collection. The final digital artworks are blends of Aili’s visions, art philosophy and artistic input from him directly, as well as personal input, mediums, styles, interpretations and ” signatures” of each artist, which are then minted as NFTs. Through this process, the meaning of the symbols in the original paintings was expanded.

Since the original paintings played a big part in this collection, I plan to plan and organize an exhibition next year that will put these paintings in conversation with the digital artworks – although there are lots of steps, including loans from collectors, to make this possible. The paintings already have homes, but that would be a great conversation between the works.

There is a lot of volatility in the NFT space right now. What do you think of that?
This is the consequence of relentless speculation in the NFT space, which has just collapsed in the crypto crash. Am I worried about the market? No. Am I worried about people? Yes. We need more information and proper education in this space.

The market was so unstable because some people were playing this gambling game, trying to speculate on certain artists’ markets, and then they became the “influencers” to tell people what’s good and what’s not, who should look for and buy in , rather than actual knowledge of the work. NFTs were being sold at prices that made no sense given their real, real demand and artistic values.

There is no liquidity flowing in the space at the moment, so most NFTs become dead assets. The so-called “whale collectors” have to bear a huge responsibility for the current state of space.

Many people have been very impatient; people only have short-term visions and mindsets when they are in this space. Few people have long-term visions or are ready to start building a healthy infrastructure for this market and its reputation. I’m so critical of this because I want the NFT space to have longevity.

Can you tell us about the difference between digital collectibles and NFTs? What are the main distinctions and how do you think these differences will be clarified in the future?

Digital collectible projects are made by teams of developers rather than artists. Often these teams hire an illustrator to create the visual design for their product, but does that count as artwork? My answer may sound controversial, but I say no. Not all creations are works of art. All illustrations are not works of art.

I think it’s extremely important to differentiate digital collectibles that are NFTs from digital works of art that are minted as NFTs. People shouldn’t try to find artistic values ​​or the essence of art in digital collectibles, it’s like expecting lychee to fall from an apple tree.

Of course, many people looking for artwork are confused when they see the successful collectible projects such as Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks and wonder why such “bad art” has sold for so much. They are not works of art; they are digital collectibles that can offer utilities. The line has to be drawn here, clearly. Then people can start to identify works of art and talk about things with the right definitions and expectations.

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Yggdrasil and Bulletproof Games are working hard to create fantastic gaming experiences in its latest release, Hardened steel.

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10 Exciting Announcements You May Have Missed During Summer Game Fest Tue, 21 Jun 2022 03:15:00 +0000

Summer Game Fest is coming to an end, and whether players were excited or disappointed by what they saw, they have to live with it. For some, Game Fest does what it was supposed to do, showing off a bunch of games people may never have heard of.

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For others, Summer Game Fest lacked the presence of key AAA games that would have elevated it to a next-level showcase. That said, the show featured over two dozen games in the span of about two hours. There was a lot of exciting content there, and a lot of it flew under the radar of everyone but the biggest fans.

ten Flashback 2 features a sequel to a decades-old game

the original Backtrack is a beloved game franchise from the early 90s, hailed for its gorgeous backgrounds, gripping story, and smooth animation. Now, decades after the original game was released, fans are finally getting a sequel in Flashback 2announced just in time for the original game’s 30th anniversary.

Developed by Microids, Flashback 2 takes intelligence agent Conrad Hart into battle against a threat known as the Morphs. Flashback 2 will deliver five massive levels rendered in gorgeous 2.5D style, while also giving Conrad all sorts of cool new weapons like his own personal mech to shake things up.

9 The Last Of Us multiplayer will have a storyline

The last of us gets its own segment during Summer Game Fest at the very end. Now everyone knows about the confirmation that the original game is getting a graphical remake, allowing it to stand alongside The Last of Us Part II.

What people might not know if they don’t log in is that The last of us gets a separate multiplayer game. Originally thought of as an add-on mode, the game has grown into something that will have its own characters and a story mode that will unfold over time.

8 Stormgate comes from former Starcraft devs

Frost Giant Studios is a development team comprised of former Blizzard developers who have worked on genre-defining strategy games like Starcraft II and the Wasteland series. People have been looking for news about Frost Giant’s first game for quite some time now, and Summer Game Fest is finally bringing some answers.

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The new game from Frost Giant Studios is called Stormgatea real-time strategy developed in Unreal Engine 5. Stormgate is set in a future where special technology called Stormgates has allowed aliens to invade Earth, whose only defense is giant 20-foot-tall robots. A free game that allows cooperation and 1v1, Stormgate will be available to players in beta in 2023.

seven Aliens: Dark Descent is an RTS for Aliens fans

fans of the aliens the franchise had to play Aliens: Fireteam Elite for their TPS cooperative action. But Tindalos Interactive aims to offer a different kind of solution, inviting players into the world of real-time strategy.

With dark descent, a group of Colonial Marines is tasked with stopping a Xenomorph attack on Moon Lethe. There, players must discover a way to survive against endless armies of some of the most dangerous threats of all time. This RTS will require strategy and on-the-fly thinking if everyone is to make it out alive.

6 One Piece Odyssey has revealed its main cast

A play had several video games in the past, including the recent open-world game One Piece: World Seeker. But with One Piece Odysseyfans will receive something new: a classic turn-based J-RPG.

Announced earlier in the year, not much has been shown on One Piece Odyssey until recently. At Summer Game Fest, they revealed a preview of what Straw Hat Pirates would be playable in One Piece Odyssey. Fans also saw two new characters added for this series, both designed by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda himself.

5 miHoYo has several games coming soon

Genshin Impact has been on fire since its launch in 2020, generating over $3 billion in revenue since the game launched. But miHoYo isn’t content to rest on its laurels. The developer has two different video games that will be released in the near future. The first is Honkai: Stellar Raila turn-based RPG that sends players on an adventure through space.

The other game is Zone Zero Zenless, which takes place in a futuristic urban fantasy. In this game, players will become Proxies, exploring portals known as Hollows and battling Ethereals, strange beings from other realms. If both succeed half as well as Genshin ImpactmiHoYo will become a household name.

4 American Arcadia is a unique variation of The Truman Show

At Summer Game Fest, Out of the Blue Games presents an original idea. their game American Arcadia takes place in the most wonderful city in the world, a 70s utopia where everyone lives a delicious life. But this has a cost: everyone is watched without their knowledge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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There is another major downside: to keep the ratings high, less popular citizens are killed. In American Arcadia, the player will keep a citizen scheduled for “cancellation” away from people to finish him off. They will also play as someone from out of town trying to help others escape this world for good.

3 The Layer Of Fear Franchise Continues

People were looking forward to a Bloober Team match, and they got one, it just wasn’t the one everyone was hoping for. Bloober Team received some reputation for their work on The Medium, but what really got everyone going was the potential for them to work on a Silent Hill game.

Instead, Bloober Team announced the third installment in their Layer of Fear franchise. Specifically referencing old games, players can probably expect this game to once again explore the madness that art can induce in creators.

2 Marvel Midnight Suns Adds Spider-Man, Introduces Several Familiar Enemies

Marvel’s Midnight Suns was revealed last year, but after having to delay it to the fall, Firaxis remained silent. They made their big reappearance at Summer Game Fest with a new trailer, revealing more about the game’s story.

Not only has Spider-Man joined the cast of thirteen heroes battling the forces of Lilith, but a new twist in the game’s story has been revealed. Lilith takes certain Marvel characters and twists them with her magic, turning characters like Venom and Hulk into her minions.

1 Fort Solis has the voice acting talents of Arthur Morgan and Nathan Drake

A problem across all the different shows this summer was an abundance of sci-fi horror/thriller. Whereas Fort Solis is yet another one of those, it has a few things to do that other games don’t have. First, it features voice actors Troy Baker and Roger Clark, whom most people might best recognize as Unexplored Nathan Drake and Red Dead Redemption 2It’s Arthur Morgan.

The second thing is that Fort Solis is absolutely stunning to look at, rendering Mars – and its Fort Solis base – with incredible fidelity. If the developers can live up to what they present in the trailer, Fort Solis will be an amazing next-gen title for horror fans.

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Game Of Thrones: Jon Snow spin-off in development at HBO | TV series Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:06:27 +0000

A few years ago when game of thrones ended, Kit Harington was finally able to chop off his long, curly Jon Snow locks and put down the heavy fur coat for good. Now, on the hottest day of the year, it looks like he could regrow his hair and don the furs of Northern Westerosi again – because The Hollywood Reporter claims HBO is in early development on a game of thrones spin-off series centered on Jon Snow, set after the events of the main show.

Since thrones completed, several spin-offs are in the works – including the Targaryen series Dragon House, which finally debuts in August. But while this show is set a few hundred years before the events of the original series, and other proposed offshoots would delve into other realms of the vast history, myths and continents of the fantasy world, the series Jon Snow would score thrones‘ first official issue of ‘suite’. NEXT SPOILERS for the Game Of Thrones finale. In the final episode of the main series, Snow survived the King’s Landing burns, was sentenced to return to Night’s Watch, and eventually ventured north of the wall with the Wildlings while his younger brother Bran was crowned King of the Six. Kingdoms (his sister Sansa became Queen In The North, her own independent kingdom). The series would theoretically take over Jon’s life beyond the wall – although no details have yet been confirmed.

If the show is picked up for a season order, Harington would be attached to reprise his role. It’s unclear whether original writer George RR Martin (who has yet to write his own ending for the A song of ice and fire novels, which may differ from the one we saw in the show) would be involved. Martin is co-creator and executive producer on Dragon Housewhich is based on his Targaryen story book Fire & Blood. Other thrones spin-offs in development include maritime adventures 10,000 ships and Sea serpentmore the Dunk & Egg series and a handful of animated projects.

Will the Jon Snow series go into production? Is there a compelling story for where the man now also known as Aegon Targaryen goes next? Could Arya, Sansa, Bran and Brienne make appearances? We don’t know anything.

]]> Gloomhaven publisher leaves Kickstarter for Backerkit on the blockchain Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:40:59 +0000

For many years, Backerkit has been the trusted back-end for crowdfunding projects, shipping management, and organizing logistics for Kickstarter campaigns. Now the San Francisco-based company is building its own crowdfunding platform, in direct competition with Brooklyn-based crowdfunding giant Kickstarter. Backerkit’s crowdfunding came out of stealth mode on Tuesday, and one of its first live campaigns will be led by one of its competitor’s biggest success stories: Cephalofair Games, creators of the critically acclaimed board game. dark haven.

Since 2015, Cephalofair Games has raised over $17.9 million on Kickstarter. His most recent campaign, for a game called Haven of Frost, is the largest tabletop campaign in Kickstarter history and the fourth most funded project on this platform. Cephalofair founder Isaac Childres, however, says he’s had enough of Kickstarter, and the straw that broke the camel’s back was Kickstarter’s recent push into blockchain technology.

We disagreed” with the decision to sue the blockchain, Childres wrote in his company’s newsletter on Tuesday. “So we made sure to specify that our next project would be crowdfunded, but not necessarily a Kickstarter project. And we started seriously looking for other options.

In December 2021, Kickstarter unilaterally announced that it would switch its platform to blockchain technology. The response from its community of creators was swift. Kickstarter has since stalled, slowing but not stopping its transition to a new protocol based on “proof of stake” cryptographic technology. He’s also in the market for a new chief executive.

“Kickstarter has made it clear to us that they want to be at the forefront of a transition to Web3,” Childres wrote, “and Cephalofair Games just isn’t about that. Kickstarter hasn’t yet provided, within 7 months of their announcement, no concrete examples of how moving to a blockchain will improve crowdfunding for creators or funders, and pretty much everything we’ve seen in that time Since the crypto space is rampant in fraud, theft, and financial ruin, we are very hesitant to act in any way that would involve us or allow any of this.

Reached for comment, Kate Bernyk, Kickstarter’s senior director of communications, alerted Polygon to her company’s announcement, also made on Tuesday, that it had finalized the formation of its planned Community Advisory Board. He will be responsible for helping to “steer” Kickstarter’s “roadmap for future development,” the announcement says.

“Creators need to choose the platform that works best for them,” Bernyk added. “Kickstarter is a project-based platform, and we understand that what works for one project may be different for another. Our focus is our mission, not market share. We strive to ensure that our platform best serves the thousands of creators who use it to bring their work to life.”

Backerkit has traditionally handled creators’ post-Kickstarter campaigns, helping organize shipping, add-on products, community management, and all sorts of bells and whistles that come with modern board game campaigns. Childres cited this tenacity and flexibility in supporting clients as a major reason for the change.

“We knew they were the right people to do this because they are constantly innovating,” Childres wrote. “They are always paying attention, scrutinizing everything in the crowdfunding space to figure out how to make their service as useful and streamlined as possible.

It’s a sentiment that seems to be reinforced by Backerkit’s own statement about its goals and processes.

“We’re continually amazed by the workarounds creators come up with to engage with their existing backers and connect with new ones,” Backerkit wrote in its announcement. “Creators deserve a platform that embraces these strategies, encourages explorations, and creates tools that help creators adopt new techniques that prove effective. That’s why we believe in working closely working with creators, watching how they work, and listening to their feedback.Our goal is to make your experience with Crowdfunding by BackerKit better every time.

Crowdfunding by Backerkit will also include many other tabletop businesses. Its landing page includes an upcoming project from Exalted Funeral, Leder Games (Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile), Tuesday Knight Games (Mothership) and More Than Games (Sentinels of the Multiverse), among others.

Backerkit isn’t the only one looking for crowdfunding dollars on the table. Serial entrepreneur Marcin Świerkot, founder of board game publisher Awaken Realms, recently released his Gamefound crowdfunding platform from beta. Its goal this year is 25% of Kickstarter tabletop revenue for 2022, or $67.5 million, earned for tabletop campaigns in 2023.

Ria Hall howls at the moon in preparation for M9 at the Civic Theater and Matariki Mon, 13 Jun 2022 22:35:28 +0000

Mum, musician and mentor Ria Hall produces the M9 event at the Civic Theater in Auckland on Friday. Photo / Provided

Public interest journalism funded by NZ On Air

Singer-songwriter mom Ria Hall feels there aren’t enough hours in a day to do the work she needs.

But, like most single mums, she does her best and her first priority is always her babies, Te Rongotoa, 3, Hikareia, 22 months and Paiātehau, 9 months. Her life is about making sure they get all the love and kindness they deserve.

So Ria, how do you relate to being a mother of three children under 4, a musician and a mentor?

“These are all different pōtae [hats] which I wear all at the same time but separately,” Ria told the NZ Herald.

“My identity is intertwined in all three things, which is cool. Although the main pōtae I wear is as my three babies’ solo māmā: my day is sorting, feeding, changing and taking out my babies.

“In the meantime, I’m doing my best to find time to train at our local BFT gym and study. I’m studying full-time in Waikato, completing the political science branch of my degree. So , time is an abstract theory in my house that I guess I don’t really have time, actually But who does?

This Friday at the Civic Theater in Auckland, Ria is senior producer of M9, hosted by TV presenter Miriama Kamo.

“I was approached by the amazing Janda Productions, who I’ve known for a long time. They gave me this challenge and I never say no to a good challenge. The rest is history,” Ria said.

The list of speakers is a who’s who of wahine toa and includes Anika Moa (Ngāpuhi, Te Aupōuri), Indigenous psychiatrist and research professor Dr Hinemoa Elder (Ngāti Kurī, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi), film producer Chelsea Winstanley ( Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), fashion designer Kiri Nathan (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Hauā), multidisciplinary artist Lisa Reihana (Ngāpuhi, Ngati Hine, Ngaituteauru, Ngāi Tūpoto), founder and CEO ‘s business of Nuku Qiane Matata-Sipu (Te Waiohua ki te Ahiwaru me te Ākitai, Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pikiao, Cook Islands), TV presenter, host and educator Stacey Morrison (Te Arawa, Ngāi Tahu), award-winning developer and creator game designer Maru Nihoniho (Te Whānau in Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu) and Hine activewear entrepreneur and founder Mīria Flavell (Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Taranaki).

“What an exceptional range that has been brought together. I am very proud of the caliber and class of Wāhine Māori from such a wide range of backgrounds and industries. It is so inspiring, and that is the goal – to inspire people to dream big,” said Ria.

“I hope they walk out of the room with the innate belief that anything and everything is possible.”

Ria will also perform in Matariki in Auckland, Nelson and Wellington.

“But I’m also deep in thought, stimulated by the phases of the moon and how they affect us all. Matariki has resulted in a series of introspections for all of us, which is a beautiful thing,” she said. declared.

Tickets on sale on Ticketmaster.

Infinite confirms PlayStation 5 and Switch versions Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:34:25 +0000

With today’s announcement at the Future Games Show, Bright Memory: Infinite, an aesthetically stunning high-octane first-person shooter from FYQD Studio and PLAYISM, will be available on PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. alongside the previously announced Xbox Series X|S edition.

Ray tracing with reflections is supported at 60fps on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the game. Additionally, a performance mode that runs at 120fps is also available for those who want to the best possible experience during a fight. DualSense adaptive triggering features are only available on the PlayStation 5 in this edition.

However, the Nintendo Switch, which runs locally on hardware and not in the cloud, has gyro aiming capability and TAA anti-aliasing multi-sampling for stunning mobile presentation. Downloadable content (DLC) from the PC version will also be included in the console versions.

A first-person shooter with the intensity of a hack-and-slash action game, Bright Memory: Infinite was originally released on PC in 2021. Combine modern troops and demons from ancient Chinese mythology with various weapons, acrobatic moves and mental skills. A vast and branching skill tree can unlock new powers and upgrades.

Players will take on the role of Shelia in Bright Memory: Infinite, the Special Agent, and solve the riddle of why a black hole appeared during the Chinese New Year festivities. Armed to the teeth, Shelia confronts those who wish to exploit this phenomenon and the creatures it produces. Discover two parallel universes intertwined in time and the mysterious masked character at their center.

Indie game creator, FYQD Studio said: “I realize people had to wait a little longer, but my partners and I felt we wanted to take as long as possible to bring Bright Memory: Infinite to consoles. We used the extra time to refine the game on every platform. Despite my confidence in the game’s availability, it still feels like a “miracle” to play Bright Memory: Infinite on consoles.”

With text and voice support in English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese, as well as Traditional Chinese, Latin American Spanish, and German, Bright Memory: Infinite will be available later this year on Xbox. One X|S, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Changer.

Asura Kagawa (@AsuraKagawa)
Publisher, NoobFeed