100 years ago, Isaac Asimov was born: was one of the writers who brought science fiction out of its niche market and a great scientific popularizer with many articles and essays.Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Isaac Asimov!”
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is a cultural icon in science-fiction that spawned five books, stage shows, a 1981 TV series, a computer game, comic books and a major motion picture.
But originally it was just a radio comedy series written by Douglas Adams broadcast in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 4 in 1978.
Only a few days ago, the creators of the series have suggested that “Stranger Things” could become a video game. No sooner said than done.
Speaking with IGN, Matt and Ross Duffer revealed that the timeline of next season of “Stranger Things” will jump forward a year. And if they could tell the story of that missing year, they’d prefer to do it as a video game:
“…What I really want is a video game”
“Like an 8-bit… These fans, a lot of them have done this 8-bit video game art that’s blowing my mind”
No sooner said than done!
In the last days, an independent software house, Infamous Quest, composed by Steven Alexander, James Mulvale and Jon Taylor-Stoll, published the first demo of an adventure game (Monkey Island style) inspired by Stranger Things.
The demo offers only few minutes of game, but that is enough to get an idea of how interesting it can be the final product.
“99 out of a hundred times, the missing kid is with a parent or relative. This is about that one other time.”
The disappearance of Will Byers has the town of Hawkins, Indiana — and Chief Jim Hopper — on edge.
Based on the Netflix series created by the Duffer Brothers.
This is a one-room, point and click adventure game, done in tribute to the series.
More info and downloads
A great episode, a great season finale…
…a great soundtrack!
Ramin Djawadi (Persian: رامین جوادی; born July 19, 1974) is a German-Iranian composer. Djawadi is best known for his Grammy-nominated, guitar-heavy score for the 2008 Marvel film Iron Man and for the oft-covered theme to HBO’s popular television seriesGame of Thrones.
The soundtrack of Season 6 is available on Amazon:
Endings are hard, but Person of Interest managed get its ending just right!
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- John Reese: His fate has written: his function was the protection of Harold and this is what happened.
- Harold Finch: He got his happy ending with Grace
- Root/The Machine:
If you can hear this, you’re alone.
The only thing left of me is the sound of my voice.
I don’t know if any of us made it. So let me tell you who we were.
And how we fought back.
Everyone dies alone.
But if you mean something to someone, if you help someone, or love someone.
If even a single person remembers you.
Then maybe, you never really die at all.
- Shaw: The first tear shed by Sameen
- Lionel: He completed his path of redemption
Reese: “Try not to die.”
Fusco: “Yeah, I love you too.”
- Samaritan: Its destruction happens offscreen, but the main thing is that it has been completed!
- Bear: Wooof!