Jane Friedhoff describes Slam City Oracles as a "rambunctious, riot grrrl, Katamari-meets-Grand Theft Auto physics game"—you grab a pal and slam into as many objects as you can in two minutes. As hard as you can, so that you can send things flying as fast as they go.
The bright, poppy art is by Friedhoff's fellow New Yorker Jenny Jiao Hsia, and the soundtrack is by Scully, a women-fronted rock band from Brooklyn. Originally commissioned for 2014's No Quarter exhibit and recently shown at The Museum Of The Moving Image's Well Played series, the game is out today for free or pay-what-you-want.
This radiant moshpit from an all-girl team feels especially subversive because you're smashing cuteness—the visual and physical comparison to Katamari Damacy and other justly-loved (but slightly twee) indie darlings makes you feel like you're part of a girl squad rocking up to clear out all the plaid-shirt beardos, or something.
The Offworld Collection, presenting the very best features and essays from Offworld, is finally available to buy directly from Campo Santo for $40. I had the pleasure of designing and illustrating this splendid 250-page hardcover volume, but it’s the excellent writing, edited by Leigh Alexander and Laura Hudson, that makes it an essential buy. You […]
Zoya Street, curator of Critical Distance, offers slow reflections on the fast-paced world of digital play…
This week, our partnership with Critical Distance brings us reading on parenting via Tomb Raider, the utility of the word ‘gameplay’, and experiences from Nintendo ‘play counselors’ from the 1980s and 90s.
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 […]