Mar 28

A Great Time

Posted By Russell
Filed in: Desi, iPad, Miscellaneous

As a gamer its a great time to be alive. Today I felt a great appreciation for everything happening in the medium. There are a lot of cool things going on.

Today I finished a puzzle design for our upcoming game, Desi Leaves Town. Here is a shot of it running below:

I also found out about a whole new batch of Amanita Design games and got to try out the Nintendo 3DS. I thought it was going to be a total gimmick until I got it in my hands. But its not. Its really an amazing and fun little device. This is coming from someone who can’t stand ‘3D’ movies.

I am also really enjoying the fighting game revival. Today I pre-ordered the new Mortal Kombat. It makes me feel nostalgic for the days when I would skateboard up to the pizza parlor to play Mortal Kombat or challeng my friends at Street Fighter II at the 7-11. I was actually so overcome by nostalgia that I went off on an hour long tangent making fan art. It was just too perfect to pass up.

Check it out after the break!

Mar 20

Checking Things Off

Posted By Russell
Filed in: Desi, Miscellaneous

Currently working through the background art and sprites for Desi Leaves Town. Every little red check is a tiny dose of happiness and accomplishment.

Jan 6

The Dream Machine

Posted By Russell

I recently discovered a new game which I can not help but recommend. The Dream Machine is ‘a point and click adventure game made out of clay and cardboard’ according to their site. It also seems like it will shape up to be a very fun and mysterious experience.

It has a unique method of play. After purchasing the game, for the reasonable price of 14 euros, you then create an account that grants you access to chapters of the game. There are 5 in total and they become available over time with the last chapter releasing in August. This gives it a nice episodic feel and helps to build anticipation during the down time.

Check out the main site at and the developers blog over at

Nov 11

Wasteland Waiting Room

Posted By Russell
Filed in: Miscellaneous

Getting some time in with Fallout: New Vegas while we wait for Sonorasaurus 2.2 to be approved. I’ve got to say no matter how many bugs Fallout has it does not ruin the experience for me. Loving the Mojave Wasteland so far.

Oct 14

Falty DL Live Extravaganza

Posted By Russell
Filed in: Miscellaneous, Music

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to Falty DL, who is starting a European tour next week. If you are near any of the spots he is playing you should definitely check it out.

Speaking of Falty DL I saw him the other night alongside Loefah, Kode 9, Dave Q and ATG Crew. It was a cool night and everyone played great sets. Check out this mix if you are interested in the type of sound being pumped out that night.