Friday, November 25, 2011

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011


Doug here! I'll do a proper introduction when we get our new blog up, but for now, I just wanted to announce JOUST OF CANADA. This Wednesday, November 2, I'll be exhibiting our party game, Johann Sebastian Joust, at the Prince of Arcade exhibition in Montreal, Canada.

To celebrate the occasion, we'll be running the game to some classic tunes by Boards of Canada (that is, in place of the J.S. Bach music). Nils and I are such big Boards of Canada fans that we decided to take the idea even farther. So, voilĂ ! A parody album cover, illustrated by Nils.

You do recognize which album cover it's satirizing, right?

Once we get our new website up (stay tuned!), we'll provide a desktop wallpaper version, sans text.

By the way, if you happen to be in Montreal, J.S. Joust will also be on public display at Eastern Bloc's J.E.U.X. exhibition, from Thursday to Saturday (Nov 3-5). Come by and play!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

F%!K, F#{k or F**k?
I made this flier for the next Babycastles Party. They will show a couple of physical (party?) games, where the players don't have to look at a screen to be able to play them. Doug, who's also part of the organisation team, is showing Johann Sebastian Joust as well. The motive for the flier is one of the B.U.T.T.O.N Characters in a futuristic Icehockey (Airhockey?) suit. It was inspired by Ramiro Corbetta's game Hokra. Neither Hokra nor B.U.T.T.O.N will be shown at the party, but I thought the picture fitted the whole physical game theme. So, if you're in Williamsburg, New York, september 7th, you should drop by the Babycastles space and bring a couple of friends.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Our composer is touring
Yesterday I witnessed Alessandro Coronas, our composer and sound designer for the upcoming Where Is My Heart, play in Stengade with one of his projects, Quasi Dub Development. This band was formed by Berlin-based musician F.S. Blumm, who plays the bass and features Luca Fadda on trumpet and melodica. Alessandro played the drums and carillon. They just release a record called limousine to the guillotine on the danish label rump recordings, which is founded by the electronic musician Jens Berents Christiansen aka Rumpistol.
The Band is still playing in following cities, so check them out if you're somewhere near: 31.08 Posten, Odense, DK; 01.09 Prinz Willy, Kiel, DE; 03.09 Ausland, Berlin, DE.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

B.U.T.T.O.N at the MOMA

As always, I'm superlate with this blogpost and it's not even news anymore. But this is so amazing that it deserves some mentioning and a little bit of bragging. Killscreen Magazine hosted an Arcade the 27th of Juli at one of the Poprally events, that take place in the Museum of Modern Art. Unfortunately, none of us could make it to New York, but they showed B.U.T.T.O.N and appearantly it was a big hit. Sparklelabs created 4 giant Buttons which looked amazing and made people tackle each other on a big scale. Also thanks to our friend Matt Parker, who took care of showing the game and took this picture before the event started.
So, can games be art? Well, if the MOMA curators say so then that's cool with me...

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Monday, April 11, 2011


You can get it from our B.U.T.T.O.N homepage, Steam and Xbox live Indie Games.