World of Subways is a real video game, offering you the chance to experience the world's major subway systems from a driver's seat perspective. One of the recent editions, World of Subways 3: London Underground Simulator, focuses on the British capital's famous Circle Line, including the newly opened in December 2009 extension to Hammersmith. At The Kernel, Ned Donovan reviewed the expansion pack and conferred upon it the rating "bleak."
As the train began to brake, one of the beautifully modelled characters walked onto the tracks, vanishing into the front of my train. Rather than wait for the bureaucracy involved in a “passenger action”, I decided it best the train continue without mentioning it.The game itself is incredibly pretty. It uses an engine that would not be out of place in more mainstream games, and the lighting effects lead to the paranoia that at any moment a zombie could appear as you travel through the tunnels. But the fact is that, most of the time, driving consists of either being stopped, or being in the process of stopping.
For most people, he concludes, "this will not count as fun."
Games for the Many sends us Put on Your Corbyn Face, “A web game where you are challenged to match the emotions of a photo Jeremy Corbyn. Possibly the first web game you play with empathy and emotion.”
Arc Symphony is a text-only game about being a fan of an elaborate Japanese Playstation RPG in the 1990s. Designed to evoke an old-timey USENET group and the ancient DOS PC used to connect to it, it’s a perfect and mysterious capturing of a long-gone moment. To promote it, the creators commissioned designed jewel cases, […]
Shedworks is making a video game and I don’t care what it’s about or whether it’s “good” because it looks like Jean “Moebius” Giraud drew every frame of the teaser animations, and I am sold. Emerging from a shed in North London, the unnamed project is by Gregorios Kythreotis and Daniel Fineberg. Playing around with […]
The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a simpler take on an active wearable that raised over $2m dollars on Kickstarter and is currently offered in the Boing Boing Store.Somewhere in between the single-day battery life and platform-specificity of the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices, there exists the Ticwatch. Instead of trying to shoehorn another […]
Loot Crate is a subscription service that delivers a box of curated pop culture goods to your doorstep. To sample their geeky wares, you can order a single mystery box exclusively from the Boing Boing Store.Each month Loot Crate sends you 6-7 unique items and apparel, including collectibles, books, and t-shirts. Pulling inspiration from all […]
Yes, yes there is. The ultraportable Twisty Glass Mini boasts all of the simplicity of its forebear, while fitting just a little bit better in your pocket.The Mini is perfect for casual smokers, and anyone who doesn’t have the patience or fine motor skill for rolling papers. This piece keeps the convenient design of its older […]