One of the little bits of mental baggage I've been carrying around for a while is the opening title squence
for "Catch Me If You Can". I quite liked the film, but I really loved that title sequence - I often play it to myself in my head when I'm daydreaming (everybody does this kind of thing, don't they?). The 50s/60s block-print graphics remind me of a (somewhat out of place) second hand American encyclopedia I had when I was a kid. The fact that it was a). American, and b). At least 10 years older than me, meant it had limited use as an encyclopedia for me as a teenager in 80s/90s Britain, but I loved all the block-print illustrations in it.
Anyway, I digress, what I was trying to say was that I was idlely googling around and found the full title sequence
over at nexus productions
, the guys who made the thing, and if you look around their site
you'll see they've done a whole load of other cool stuff too.
You're minding your own business sitting at your desk and a point'n'click
adventure arrives in a package
by post. Well it makes a change from waking up in locked rooms. You now have 15 minutes to solve it before you blow up. Typical. It's never good news is it? [subbed by hewitt, eb, & tafkam
A musical tale of the frustrations of carrying out a modern relationship over IM - "She Blocked Me
". Personally I've never been blocked (I'm such a nice guy :o) ), but I have blocked others (long story) [subbed by Meg A
While my ears are still bleeding I may as well inflict Calm Down Dear!
on you. If you're from outside the UK these probably make even less sense to you than they do to me, but it's really not worth going into a big explanation. Basically imagine taking the worst advert on Television and remixing it with banging techno music and you'll be just about there.
Guaranteed to clean your bathroom and make your ears bleed, it's the Cillit Bang Remix
. Thanks for submitting this, it's not stuck in my head at all now [subbed by think~pink
Hey, now we get Lost
on UK television, the old "I am lost
" game has been removed (I didn't know what it was when I first played, and now it's one of my favourite shows). Anyway all is not... er... lost..., as there's the new Lost Survival Mission
to play with. Over to Merel for the info on this new, slightly unusual, point'n'click
The old ''I Am Lost'' game is gone, but now you can play this "Survival Mission''. Point, click and drag. You're on a tropical island, and you have to collect items to keep your health, water and food level ok. But you can only carry 8 items, you can discard them in order to pick up new items. Choose well, or else you'll die.
I love all things to do with Lost so I'm slightly biased on this one, but it is a fun game, and just like the series the jungle looks excellent
[subbed by merel & koko].
Oh how "10 Things James Bond Would Never Do
" made me chuckle. Although "be played by a German actor" should have been number #11, as that would have made me chuckle more [subbed by webster
Hmmmm.... black and white graphics, funeral music, and a rapidly expanding collection of body parts. Combined with the fact that it's called "Penance
", you know that there's something deeply wrong in this little point'n'click
adventure [subbed and created by Paul W
is one of the coolest adverts you'll see this year, and shows that millions of years of evolution have passed solely so that you can enjoy a pint of Guinness (something I'd never agree
with) - use the quicktime link on the linked page to view the whole thing [subbed by AlexJ
You may or may not have noticed that I've been a little quiet over the last few days. Well I've been curled up in a ball under the bedclothes wishing I didn't have a cold. I hate
getting ill, I've too much to do and too little time to do it as it is, without having to put time aside for lots of tiresome sneezing and coughing. Anyways I'm still feeling a little rough now, but I'm far too bored to keep away from posting stuff any longer...
First up Rush 2++
, a flash animation which has a familiar style. I'll handover to LL regular Think~Pink for the explanation:
This is truly awesome. It's a flash movie with fantastic animation and an equally great tune, (by a band named Jumbo).
This is brought to us by Vinnie Veritas, who is the guy that made Hoy te amo
, (the animation with the giant robot spiders), Papalote
and many more amazing animations. Seriously, this guy is very talented and IMO, deserves showcasing. Anyway, I know you will like it...it's really hard not to.
Trapped in a room with no obvious way of escape? A familiar story which you'll be used to by now, but you love it, I know you do. Nightmare Escape
might follow a tried and tested point'n'click
storyline, but those bloody foot-prints on the floor suggest you really should try to get out as soon as possible, and judging by the fact that at least half the people that have submitted this have admitted they're doing so as they're stuck and need help, it might not be as easy as you would wish [subbed by hewitt, jack, gordon & chun
Good news everyone - Nordinho Is Back
! Note that the address has changed to use ".net" rather than ".com". I had this short note from Nordinho
which, sort of, explains the temporary disappearance:
Due to a conflict with my host I had to change the url www.nordinho.com to
www.nordinho.net. Can you update the link at Lazylaces to the new address??
I'll update the permenent link in the right-hand column as soon as I get back to my PC at home, but I wanted to break the news as soon as possible.
PS. A fond farewell to those of you were that were just visiting while nordinho was down, you were most welcome, and I hope you'll pop back once in a while. Your comments on not having Personal Messaging here at LL are very true and it's now on my development list. LL was never intended as a games forum it's just kind of turned out that way, so the features only really get added when enough people ask me.
PPS. Time to change the address on the site banner Nordin!