SquidPig is behind lots of incredibly cute (in that minimalist, japanese-y way) artwork, but I'd like to draw your attention in particular to their FairyTales series of pics. Warning: much "sqeeeing" may ensue upon viewing these pieces.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Little Red Hood is an apparently uniquely awful game for the NES. I'd heard about its general terribleness from a number of different sources, but now there's a handy Angry Video Game Nerd video that sums up the game's flaws nicely.
Warning: this video contains strong language.
Monday, 7 December 2009
Jisuk Cho has overseen the creation of a fabulous deck of cards featuring artwork by a slew of artists, each presenting their own dark interpretation of a famous fairy tale to be used as the face for a playing card; Little Red above (art bylastscionz), for example, is going to be the Ace of Diamonds. The deck is not for sale yet, but keep checking the project page to see when it does become available. When it does come up for sale, I recommend grabbing a set, as a chunk of the profits is going to go to charity.
Gretel and Hansel is a short point-and-click adventure game in which you take on the role of Gretel on her quick search for stones she may use to mark a path through the forest, so that she will not be stranded once her parents lose her there.
Makopudding's game takes place in a grim watercolour world and also features a neat example of player goals and player-character goals being drastically at odds: the player is actually rewarded for finding all of the different ways one can make the protagonist die a horrible, violent death!
The game's author also promises that further episodes in the series are forthcoming and shall - of course - feature Gretel and Hansel in the forest and at the famous witch's house.
Warning: this game does contain bloody violence.