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Divinci Opens the Plug Awards

Posted by: Sam Horton on Apr 16, 2008 at 8:45 PM

My good friend Divinci—who also happens to be my neighbor, and the official Funface Games beta-tester—kicked off the Plug Awards in NYC recently. The people over at the Dell Lounge just released an awesome 7 HD cam shoot of him performing the Star Spangled Banner on 3 MPC's! It's really an amazing feat to play 3 of these things live... most people simply program a beat into it then walk away, but he tears them up Hendrix style in this video!

I would embed the video on my blog, but it's only available through the proprietary player on the Plug Awards site. To view it, follow the link below, click on "see all" then look for the clip with "Divinci" next to it.
Star Spangled Banner by Divinci of SOS - 2008 Plug Awards

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By: Sam Horton | Apr 16, 2008 at 8:45 PM | | Leave a comment

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Sam Horton on Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Play Super Saimon by Funface GamesKicked off 2008 with a new game!
Super Saimon Deluxe is the first of several titles planned for release during early 2008!

I wanted to build on the original Simon idea while adding new features to make it more fun in a browser. I decided to go with a relaxing atmosphere, but also allow for fast-paced gameplay to keep things competitive. To accomplish this, I added a response-time meter that tracks how fast you can switch from note to note. Seeing your reponse-time increase, pushes you to go faster, but the ever growing sequence of notes demands your focused attention. Controlled Frenzy Is how I would best describe it!

If things get too hectic, you can always try composing little 4-note arrow key sonatas during the opening menu (no pressure!)
  • Thanks to Dan McNeely from Armor Games For sponsoring Saimon!
  • Also to Divinci from Solillaquists of Sound for beta testing, gameplay ideas and sound advice!
  • And to everyone who shared ideas and support!

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By: Sam Horton | Jan 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM | | Leave a comment