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Nostalgia, 16 Bit Communications and Unusual Findings. Everything An Alien Could love.

27 Oct

Unusual Findings Poster

Available on All Major Videogame Platforms

Epic Llama GamesUnusual Findings is a loving tribute to all things’ 80s, and this video game also shows what Netflix’s Stranger Things would be like had it been one. Here, you play as a group of boys (based on how far I got with the game, no girls join in) as they explore their town while looking for answers to a possible UFO crash nearby.

Even the soundtrack is similar. Thankfully, I’m sure no one is going to send lawyers after this developer. Also, I don’t think what’s composed here can be authentically recreated. The Commodore 64’s SID chip rivals some modern synths, but to do what this video game does requires some level of authenticity.

Much of the gameplay is determined by a simple point and click interface. A round option menu appears when you press the interact button. You can look at or blow on the item being stared at. Also, if you miss one part of the conversation, it won’t impede getting to the end. They provide clues on how to solve puzzles. It’ll also help hone a player’s logic and critical thinking skills.

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Casper the Friendly Ghost is Back (from the Dead)!

14 Apr

MAR171277 - CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST #1 CLASSIC GALVAN CVR - Previews WorldThe wonderful world Casper the Friendly Ghost is not laid to rest yet. Fans of this Harvey Comics icon can rejoice as a live-action series is in development. Variety broke the news early this week. Unlike past attempts where we’re dealing with slice of life type drama, this one promises to offer up an ongoing tale. I’m particularly excited because it’s may well be like Scooby Doo, Mystery Incorporated!

From the official synopsis:

When a new family arrives in the small town of Eternal Falls, Casper finds himself entangled in a mystery uncovering dark secrets that have been buried for over 100 years.

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From Fantasia 2021 to Shudder, Spine of Night is More Than Chilly!

25 Aug

The Spine of Night - Rotten TomatoesBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Fantasia Film Festival 
RJLE Films

Coming to Shudder Network
Limited Theatrical Screenings Q4

Usually wearing a twig or a leaf is not enough to protect a person from harm. But when you’re Tzod (Lucy Lawless, Xena: Warrior Princess), and you know this plant has mystical properties, I suppose it’s okay to wander the world mostly naked. Thankfully this animated movie inspired by Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi takes its cues elsewhere as it’s very ambitious in its scope, and is not scared of getting bloody that’d make Conan the Barbarian mutter, “Crom,” as wannabe kings and corrupt soldiers of fortune seek out The Bloom. With this plant, they can rule the world.

The Spine of Night bestows untold power and protection. Not everyone can lay claim to it, and nor can just anyone wear it as a badge of honour than emblem of power. Tzod is trying to protect it, and is laying as low so nobody can track her. Perhaps that’s why we see her in some strange outback, climbing up hills and poking her head in places faraway from humanity until she can find shelter. However, there’s another resident in the cave she found. The Guardian (Richard E. Grant, Withnail & I), is inquisitive, and asks why she’s here. Tzod explains, and that’s where the real stories unfold.

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