I’m only a couple of levels into the recently released iPhone game Contre Jour (which roughly translates to against daylight), but I am loving it. Visually it’s kind of a mix of Little Big Planet’s creatures with Limbo’s muted palette (with a little bit of Darcel’s one eyed attitude). The game itself is a simple but extremely engaging scene scroller as you help the main character, Petit, grab light sources and traverse an rough terrain by transforming the land around to move him in the right direction. The whole game is bathed in simple textures and monochromatic tones, punctuated only by bright blues and Petit’s ever wandering eye.
You can grab the game for only a buck on the iTunes App store here.
With Instagram just announcing their 150,000,000th photo uploaded and shared, I thought it was a good time to post a couple of my own in loving appreciation for the iPhone app. Instagram is a great way to compose, manipulate and sometimes even promote (General Electric and IBM both have great feeds) photographs that get shared and “liked” by a community of over 7 million and growing. My initial reluctance (I’m a physical Polaroid fan at heart) has gave way to full-on conversion, I have really enjoyed sharing and seeing all the great photos posted from all over the world.
I have a running collection of my Instagrams here. And if you are on Instagram, be sure to say hi, I’m “BryanByczek”.
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It’s always little games like this that push me over the edge to buy new a new gadget or upgrade to the latest wiz-bang device. Any excuse to play and learn at that same time is all the reasoning I need, and Justin Stahl (of I Love Typography fame) has done just that. The Font Game is exactly what it says it is, a fun learning tool for old and young designers and creatives alike to match up fonts with their unique styles and also great features like the “Terminology” area, where you can attempt to show off your skills at deciphering between an ohm and an outstroke. With a clean minimal design and easy to navigate pages, The Font Game, of course, allows the fonts themselves to steal the show.
Learn more about The Font Game here.
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