"The Bell That Couldn’t Jingle" by Burt Bacharach.
Today I felt like my head was inside Shuichi “Ponta” Murakami’s snare drum.
In non-Shu related news, please vote for “Lion Head” by Grand Analog for the BEST BEAT for the CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards. It’s composed and produced by my friend Warren Bray and I play piano on it. You can vote everyday until December 4th!
A Hey, Shu! article by Chris Priestman of Indie Statik:
Hey, Shu! gets mentioned on indiegames.com with special mention of the Nappin Kraken designed plushie.
Dear fellow world observers,
You probably assumed that after my last post ended with, “Please support your fellow, soon-to-be starving, sacks of skin and bones artists by pretending that you give a damn!” that it wouldn’t be long before I started asking for money.
You are very perceptive!
Please check out Jason and my Kickstarter page for our game Hey, Shu!
Now, for those of you who don’t know, Kickstarter offers a way for artists to fundraise for their creative projects. After signing up you can easily donate to any project you wish. In return for donations, projects offer rewards. Sort of like Jump Rope for Heart. Unfortunately, however, we are not offering a basketball or cool backpack.
Now, games are very personal. People’s preferences for games are diverse and Hey, Shu! is not going to appeal to everyone, but we believe that our game has a wide enough audience to reach our funding goal.
Please help us spread the word. It could be someone in your family, one of your friends, or one of your friend’s friends who is genuinely interested in supporting this project, and every little donation makes a big difference for us. Please share this post with those you love, and those you sort of like all the same.
And for the skeptical parents out there, Hey, Shu! is a wholesome experience. It is about bringing life back to a barren planet by growing a garden and creating a balanced ecosystem. It is relaxing and calm and it is very unlikely to rot your mind. Shouldn’t there be more games like that?
If you have any questions at all about our game or just want to talk don’t hesitate to send me a message.
Thank you all very much for your support!
"To be alive means there’s a chance at finding happiness somewhere."
— Shinji’s mother from Neon Genesis Evangelion
Hello Dear Tumblr Followers!
Just in time for All Hallows’ Eve I bring a frightful tale.
For the last year I have been on a terrifying, dark and winding path through the field of Independent Game Development.
—— “Wooooooooosshh,” the frigid air goes.
I have no more money and an unfinished game.
—— “Ooooooooooooo,” the spooky relative moans.
But progress IS being made, and so much so that I can finally share a small morsel of meat for your bloodthirsty media consumption.
The game is called Hey, Shu! and it is about a small, cuddly, born-from-a-tree, fruit-like, outer-terrestrial gardner!
—— “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa?” ponders the internet skeptic.
Her duty is sole, and it is to bring back life and balance to a desolate planet. Wherever Shu rolls, life follows! And I invite you to FOLLOW the Tumblr of this game so that you may see how this little monster develops.
—— “Boooooooooo,” cries the segue police.
I am one half of this skeleton team, responsible for such nightmarish things as design (*gasp*), scripting (*shock*) and sound and music (*the horror*)! The other half, Jason RT Bond, lives in a dark and murky basement and only comes out at night — though most often he doesn’t come out at all!
Please support your fellow, soon-to-be starving, sacks of skin and bones artists by pretending that you give a damn!
Music for while you walk to work in the morning.
The title track from Yojimbo (1961) by Masaru Sato
The Summer of Money is coming to a close. It didn’t start out as the Summer of Money, but it turned that way. To the Summer of Money I have this to say: “Good riddance!”
But before that, I’d like to quote The Peerless Lady Wing-Shot Miss Annie Oakley in saying what ought to be said to [Something] of Money, “Got no butler, got no maid. Still I think I’ve been overpaid, I’ve got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.”
And that’s all I have to say about that.
Bernadette Peters sings Irving Berlin’s “I Got The Sun In The Morning” from the 1999 Broadway version of Annie Get Your Gun.