The Coolest Business Cards of GDC (or Any Event Ever)

This afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting Simon Flesser and Magnus “Gordon” Gardebäck of Simogo, the team behind Sailor’s Dream – “a peaceful narrative experience, in which the only objective is to satisfy your curiosity.” Who would have guessed that their business cards would be little interactive puzzles requiring no small degree of curiosity and thoughtfulness on the part of the viewer? Oh, probably everybody. But, I was still surprised and delighted.

I received two small envelopes, each containing two standard-sized business cards. Here are the first sides of each…

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And now the opposite sides…

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Admittedly, my first thought upon opening the cards was “shenanigans!” Where was all the usual contact info I’d expected? Had I been duped? On closer inspection and with a little reflection on who these fellows were, I began to piece it together.

Each pair of cards provided all the info I needed. For instance, a URL:

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And, an email address:

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I won’t spoil the rest.

Completely fucking delightful. These cards lead me to believe the men of Simogo live in a magical world where every object holds a secret meaning. I want to go to there.

Game Deaths by Rob Beschizza

The child you once were is also dead. 😦

HCF Podcast #10: The Binding of Isaac & Don’t Starve (Together)

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In this episode, Chris and I discuss beloved indie roguelikes The Binding of Isaac and Don’t Starve. What’s so satisfying about these punishingly hard games? Beats me! Seriously. The games beat me. Continually. Womp womp. frown emoticon

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New Favorite Tumblr: Screenshots of Despair

While Screenshots of Despair come from various sources (ahem, Windows), I’ve found quite a few gaming gems in the mix.

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8 more behind the cut…

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New Hypercombofinish Podcast! Episode #9

podcast_imageA brand new episode of the HCF Podcast is now up for your listening pleasure! Do you like video games? Do you like swearing? Do you like hearing people swear while discussing video games? Then, boy, have we got an episode for you!

In this episode, Chris and I discuss Far Cry 4, Far Cry 3, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, and Don’t Starve… cuz, we’re super awesome at keeping things current.

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White Night Trailer

Just happened upon this trailer today and I must say the game looks pretty promising. I’ve been hankering for  a creepy, noir-ish, 3-rd person mystery game.

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