Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen Talks Twin Peaks, Tarkovsky and Reinventing Telekinesis

Editor’s note: Here’s an unpublished interview I found on an old Google Drive (how apt!) with Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen, conducted during Gamescom 2018. I had just seen a hands-off preview of the game before we spoke. Thanks to Emma Withington for setting it up.  JO: In previous interviews, you’ve spoken about the open-ended structure of Control, can you talk about what that will … Continue reading Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen Talks Twin Peaks, Tarkovsky and Reinventing Telekinesis

How Courage the Cowardly Dog Used Experimental Animation to Terrify Children (VRV Rehost)

Cartoons were strange in the early aughts. It was a time when up and coming animators and writers were given free reign to create imaginative, idiosyncratic children’s shows. The best of the bunch that have survived in popular culture—your Rugrats, your PowerPuff Girls, your Dexter’s Lab—have stuck around because they experimented with visual styles and themes that made a palpable impression on children of that era. The adults … Continue reading How Courage the Cowardly Dog Used Experimental Animation to Terrify Children (VRV Rehost)

@Hanjosi/Simon the Artist Interview: Building Communities Through Social Media And Fan Art

Simon (Hanjosi on Twitter) is one of my favourite artists on the internet. Their work never fails to amaze me with its unique style and character. Simon also happen to be a very genuine person with a great personality. Due to their growing success and popularity within the fan art community, I thought it would be great to interview Simon to hear about the process … Continue reading @Hanjosi/Simon the Artist Interview: Building Communities Through Social Media And Fan Art

Just Add Flippers: Yoku, Dandara and Paradigm Developers Explore Pinball Possibilities

Peanut butter and jelly. Chicken and waffles. Pinball and Metroid. With the release of its indie platformer, Yoku’s Island Express, Stockholm-based developer Villa Gorilla made a worthy contribution to the pantheon of so-crazy-it-just-might-work combinations. Players take control of a little dungball-pushing beetle named Yoku, who, upon his arrival on the sun-drenched and sprawling Mokumana Island, has the role of postmaster foisted upon him. The new … Continue reading Just Add Flippers: Yoku, Dandara and Paradigm Developers Explore Pinball Possibilities