SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

Showdown, Pt. 27

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Oct 17, 2008


De Blob is out, and let me tell you... it's everything fans of the painting-buildings-with-coloured-blobs genre have been waiting for. So put down that aging copy of Phlegmy Colourizes Pittsburg 6 for the Commodore 64. There is a new game in town, and it's every bit as good... if not better!

It also has one of the most creative game soundtracks I've ever heard... an entirely jazz/funk score, recorded by a live band, that changes organically depending on your in-level progress. The music doesn't just build and develop as you gradually colourize the game's monochrome towns... it actually brings different solo instruments to the forefront depending on which colour of paint you are currently using. Red? Saxaphones. Blue? Trumpets. Brown? Turntables.

The end result is a kind of harmony between gameplay and sound that I haven't seen since Rez. Also, "harmony" is a music word. That's what we in the business call a pun, Charlie. Take notes!

Sam Logan

Oct 15, 2008

Ape escape

Sorry today's update is an hour or so late! Just had to work out a few technical difficulties. I assure you, it was as fun as it sounds! *drums fingers*

In just a little more than two weeks, I'll be exhibiting at San Francisco's Alternative Press Expo with my favourite arch-nemesis, Jeph. I'm really looking forward to it -- I've heard nothing but good things about APE, and am eager to appease any California-based Sam and Fuzzy readers annoyed with me for skipping San Diego Comic-con this summer!

Sam Logan

Oct 13, 2008

Real Facts you can use

You might not know it, rest-of-the-world, but today is a special day up here in Canada. It's the mysterious holiday known as Canadian Thanksgiving, where all us canucks give thanks to the Great Beaver for the past year's bountiful igloo harvest.

But tomorrow is an even greater day... the day we elect new Maple Delegates, whose brains will promptly be inserted into the input pods of the PMA (Prime Governing Automaton). Don't forget to vote, fellow Canadians! The last thing we need is a repeat of the 1877 hive mind imbalance.

Sam Logan