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…I Wish I Were The Moon?

I Wish I Were The Moon

If you enjoyed Majesty of Colors, then I Wish I Were The Moon should be right up your alley.

The goal of the ‘game’ is to find all eight possible endings for the strange love triangle (and one ‘secret’ ending) by taking a snapshot of something and then moving it around on the screen.

The graphics and sounds are rather simple (though soothing) and the goal is more about discovery than ‘beating’ the game, so if you enjoy a game that is as much art as it is game, then see if you can solve this puzzle.

[I Wish I Were The Moon]

[Via: Neatorama]

…levelHead will augment your reality?

levelHead

Julian Oliver’s levelHead is an incredibly unique game that uses augmented reality to turn hand-held, solid-plastic cubes into little rooms that are logically connected by doors.

The player moves the character by tilting the cube, and the goal is to move the character from room to room in order to find the exit. The trick is, some doors lead nowhere and send the character back to the room they started in, so the game challenges your spatial memory as you must remember which doors belong to which room.

levelHead Detail

It sounds simple, but when you see it in action, you can start to get an idea for just how unique this concept really is:

For now, it’s just an art installation, but hopefully someone makes this a real product soon, because I’d love to play the home version!

[Julian Oliver – levelHead]

…Fray keeps it true on a quarterly basis?

Fray

Fray is a quarterly series of independently produced books that are filled with true personal stories, articles and original art. Each one revolves around a central storytelling theme, and is about proving that extraordinary things happen to ordinary people.

It’s about finding that common thread that connects us all together. And it’s an invitation and a dare to get involved: What’s your story?

For a little history, Fray began as a website, where they presented individually designed, true first-person stories. It then evolved into a series of live storytelling events, Fray Days and Fray Cafes that took place all over the world and were attended by thousands of people. Now, the book phase that they’re currently in is their third evolution, and hopefully their best to date.

Fray Books

Their first issue was called ‘Busted’, and it was all about “true stories of getting caught in the act”. Their current issue, called Geek, is about “true stories of taking things too seriously” and features 60 pages of true stories, interviews and original art in full color, as well as a special pull-out centerfold.

Fray Geek Sale

In addition, they’re currently having a sale, and for just $35 plus shipping, you’ll get the first two issues, a limited edition Geek pocket protector, and two more issues in 2009.

If you’d like to participate in Fray, their next issue is called Sex & Death, and they’re taking submissions until January 31, 200, so you’ve got a limited amount of time to get something in.

Either way though, it’s definitely a unique format that bucks the trend of high quantity, ad supported printing, and with a bunch of very passionate people supporting it, it’s definitely worth checking out to see what you think.

[Fray]

…It’s Website Wednesday: PixelJam?

PixelJam

PixelJam makes all kinds of crazy 8-bit goodness, including games like RatMaze, where you must hunt down various types of tasty cheese as a pixelated mouse, Gamma Bros, where you help the 21hard-working duo of Buzz and Zap get home in an award winning space shooter, and Dino Run, a multiplayer game where you must run, jump and claw your way to survival.

They also host a rather cool collection of 8-bit art, let you download their original 8-bit music, and have a shop if you’d like to sport some 8-bit gear.

Plus, Format Mag has a nice little interview with the creators if you’d like to read about what inspires their pixelated creations.

[PixelJam]

[Format – PixelJam]

…It’s Website Wednesday: W/ Extra Duck?

W/ Extra Duck

W/ Extra Duck is a fantastically contagious collection of art pieces that have been given the addition of a little extra duck.

Some are hidden and some are plainly obvious, but it turns into a sort of game to try and locate them all, and you will probably find yourself rather amused by the little rubber guy after a while, so head on over to Flickr and appreciate art w/ a little extra duck.

[Flickr – W/ Extra Duck]