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THIS IS THE COOLEST FUCKING IDEA FOR A VIDEO GAME I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME
The idea of a puzzle game based around the idea of forced perspective just blows my mind, just watch the video. You will see what I mean.
You can download the demo here. You need to. I don’t care what you’re doing right now, you need to see this shit. It’s AMAZING.
Holy! What? What?! That last one.
RT’d it last night but this is a clever demo
Parapraxis Foundations is a stylish 2D platformer that focuses on speed runs and precision platforming.
You control a human subject brought in for testing by the mysterious MEC race and infected with a power-granting parasite. The devs plan to make Parapraxis Foundations into a trillogy, and plan to use community led development so players can directly influence the development on the game and even submit their own content.
Facial tracking software uses your webcam feed and presents you as a high-quality 3D character, mimicking your facial expressions and position. Also claims to alter your voice amongst other features.
The project was featured on Indiegogo and has already reached it’s target with a month to go - video embedded below demonstrates many interesting features:
FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to instantly embody any character they want. The output can be streamed to Skype, Twitch or any service that uses a webcam. It can also be instantly recorded as a movie. For now we’re focusing on the portrait and the audio, but we aim to do more in the future.
It is currently in development, but we’re already having lots of fun with it. We, the developers, would love to have the chance to finalize it and keep it indie to make it available at a low price for everyone to enjoy; that’s why we’re on Indiegogo. We hope you’ll join in and help us create something fresh and fun.
Mike Monteiro - How Designers Destroyed the World
Mike Monteiro absolutely kills it in this speech. And his book is pretty fucking good too.
I’m 12 minutes in and this is pretty excellent so far.
Holy shit @ 9:30. This hit me hard. “Kills it” is a fucking understatement.
Typo is a programming language that runs in Haskell’s type system. A Typo program is compiled to a Haskell module that’s then typechecked to compute the result. All computation happens in Haskell’s type system.
The Cubli: a cube that can jump up, balance, and ‘walk’.
The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner. Reaction wheels mounted on three faces of the cube rotate at high angular velocities and then brake suddenly, causing the Cubli to jump up. Once the Cubli has almost reached the corner stand up position, controlled motor torques are applied to make it balance on its corner. In addition to balancing, the motor torques can also be used to achieve a controlled fall such that the Cubli can be commanded to fall in any arbitrary direction. Combining these three abilities — jumping up, balancing, and controlled falling — the Cubli is able to ‘walk’.
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