The First Door" series has proved immensely popular (and some would say immensely difficult) with puzzle fans so those of you who have to buy your hats in extra large to keep your over-sized brains warm will be pleased to hear that the next in the series, The Locked Box, is out soon. I'm sure another cryptic note will arrive in my inbox when it actually starts so I'll let you know more when I can [subbed by The First Door & Allegra~WickedFanOne].
Time for a Musical Friday post... I haven't been listening too much new this week, maybe a bit of Jamie T, but I have had firm lazylaces favourite Arctic Monkeys (skip the first 50sec or so on the video above if you want to get straight to the music) on heavy rotation this week. Drop a note of your favourite listens this week, including a link to some audio if you can, in the comments.
NFTCD is a weird little flash web toy that is a head-on car crash of surrealist sights and sounds, it's fun to play around with, but has a macabre touch. All very strange, but rather nice [subbed by yining]
I love my Last FM account, tracking the songs you listen to, and building charts of favourite tunes, it's all a bit geeky, and yet at the same time deeply satisfying. Just my cup of tea. Anyway if you have an account, think about adding me to your friends list, if you don't have an account think about getting one (a "basic" account has a stack of features and is free), and either way check out my personal "radio station" using their nice new flash gizmo thingy. It's not an exact science, I'm not even sure what some of the songs in there are, but on the whole it contains a lot of stuff I listen to, so it's perfect for a Lazylaces Musical Friday song sharing experience.
Just sneaking under the bar for Lazylaces Musical Friday is Air - All I Need, one of my all time favourite chill out tunes, perfect for a little bit of late night relaxing.
Well due to corporate firewalls blocking anything fun like "music" I missed my own Lazylaces Musical Friday yesterday, so I'm making up for it today by posting Rose by The Feeling. I've been listening to this song a lot over the last few months or so, and I think it is out as a single now, it's simply a beautiful thing to listen to. I also recommend the album if you like this song. Anyway, now the bit where you let us know in the comments what you have been listening to recently... PS. I know the "e" should have an accent, but I just can't get the darn thing to show on the page correctly.
It's late, technically Saturday (here in the UK at least), but I'm sneaking Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life into Lazylaces musical Friday all the same. This is a perfect song for such a late hour, it's a favourite for Jennifer and I, we're seeing Bright Eyes live in March, and quite frankly your life is incomplete without this song so I have to share it. I'm dedicating this post to all those couples out there who are apart right now for whatever reason. Enjoy.
Well it's been a long old time since I did a Lazylaces musical Friday, but this week I can tell you I'm mostly listening to Golden Skans by The Klaxons. I'm not sure I like the video, I'm dubious about their back catalog, but I love this release, and will be checking out the new album at the end of the month. What are you all listening to at the moment? Oh, and when not listening this I've been indulging my very recent addiction to Mr Blue Sky (I'm not sure where this addiction came from, but I think this has been used in some games and flash videos I've seen recently).
MOTAS addicts probably know this already, but just in case you missed the news I better mention that levels 18 & 19 are out now for you to unleash your point'n'click skills on [subbed by Malia, Aspirador & anon].
Adobe Creative Mind definitely fits into the category "Flash Thing", rather than "Flash Game", in fact "Tripped Out Flash Mind Bender" might be more appropriate. Nice. Move your mouse around, point, click, wonder what on earth is going on... [subbed by Yvonne].
Kongregate is a new games community site (started last year, but finding it's feet now) where you can upload your own games you've authored (and it's not only useful for beating the curse of expensive bandwidth, you also take a cut of ad revenue too), or just play, and it's definitely one to watch in 2007. Registration is required, which I know some people hate, but from what I've seen so far it's worth it. Here's what they have to say:
Founded in 2006 and currently in a state of heavy development, Kongregate seeks to create the leading online hub for players and game developers to meet up, play games, and operate together as a community. By wrapping user-submitted Flash games with various community features, Kongregate's site serves as a unique way for users to play great web-based games alongside friends. Anyone can add their own games to Kongregate's library in a process that's fast and simple. Kongregate operates with an understanding of how difficult it can be for talented game developers - from the aspiring gamesmith to the independent studio - to get the recognition and compensation that they deserve. That's why Kongregate shares microtransaction and advertising revenue with contributing developers, who retain the full rights to their games.[subbed by JhInG & OpPop]. UPDATE: According to Emily from Kongregate the requirement to sign up to play will be dropped within the next few weeks, so if you have a hang-up over signing-up check back on the site later this month.