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The Game Crafter - Your game REALIZED - Home
Cafepress print-on-demand for indie boardgames. "After uploading your game, our site will tell you exactly how much it costs to manufacture that game. You can buy copies at that price, but you can also set a price that visitors should pay."
board  cards  games  design  dice  todo  via:majorfun 
july 2009 by kevan
Monster Solar Powered Hot Air Balloon - Video
How to build a lighter-than-air sunlight-fuelled balloon from four bin liners and some sellotape.
plastic  air  todo  via:jref 
february 2009 by kevan
igfest | The Interesting Games Festival - 19-21st Sept
"Taking place around the Harbourside in Bristol, igfest is the first festival in the south west to invite people to discover and re-discover the city through playing games in the streets." Including Journey To The End Of The Night on the Friday.
games  pervasive  events  todo 
september 2008 by kevan
The Independent Gaming Source : Procedural Generation
"The focus of this competition is to develop a 4-week game that uses PCG to create compelling, new content every time the player starts a game."
games  design  todo  via:zarba 
may 2008 by kevan
Good News, Everyone! - rec.arts.int-fiction | Google Groups
An April 1st launch for a genuine MUD/Inform hybrid, with source code editable through a web interface. Adventures seem to run as separate "realms", into which you can throw any old Inform code, even a cut-and-pasted standalone adventure. Nicely done.
if  todo  via:grim 
april 2008 by kevan
Good News, Everyone! - rec.arts.int-fiction | Google Groups
An April 1st launch for a genuine MUD/Inform hybrid, with source code editable through a web interface. Adventures seem to run as separate "realms", into which you can throw any old Inform code, even a cut-and-pasted standalone adventure. Nicely done.
if  todo  via:grim 
april 2008 by kevan
:: Come Out & Play 2007 ::
"In collaboration with the Waag Society and the PICNIC Cross Media Week Festival, Come Out & Play will be running a two-day mini-festival in Amsterdam this September. Games will take place in locations around Amsterdam." Accepting submissions.
games  design  cities  todo 
may 2007 by kevan
Welcome to RiffTrax!
MST3K living on, with Mike Nelson and others providing heckling commentary MP3s to play alongside films. Hadn't looked at the site since it launched; it's got dozens of films on there now, including a lot of recent releases, and Night of the Living Dead.
films  meta  mp3s  zombies  todo 
may 2007 by kevan
Are you looking at my mate? | UK News | The Observer
A new gorilla enclosure at London Zoo, due to open at the end of the month. "There are heated [rocks], waterfalls under which to cool off, caves to hide in, hills to climb [and] herbs which the gorillas would find in the wild."
apes  london  tourism  design  architecture  todo 
march 2007 by kevan
London's 50 best unsung museums - Time Out London
Fifty obscure London museums, a lot of them cheap or free. "It occurred to me that if I saved the wrapper from every product I bought, collectively they'd represent a social history of daily life in Britain."
london  museums  todo  via:holly 
march 2007 by kevan
papafuji's DS Adventures Page
Homebrew text adventure parsers for the Nintendo DS, including a Frotz.
games  if  ds  todo  via:waxy 
march 2007 by kevan
Wiring
Proce55ing for hardware. "Wiring is a programming environment and electronics i/o board for exploring the electronic arts, tangible media, teaching and learning computer programming and prototyping with electronics."
programming  technology  art  todo  via:joshua 
september 2006 by kevan
Glut makes Australian wine cheaper than water - Yahoo! News
"Bumper harvests for three straight years have led to a massive oversupply, with up to a billion litres of unsold wine in storage tanks across the country."
drinks  money  todo 
july 2006 by kevan
[giantJoystick] by Mary Flanagan
"Inviting users to play classic arcade games by collaboratively moving on and controlling a 9-foot high joystick (modelled after the 1980 Atari 2600 one), Mary Flanagan highlights the spatial and social role of the interface."
games  art  technology  todo  via:wmmna 
july 2006 by kevan
SpielByWeb
Site for online play of a few German-style games that Brettspielwelt doesn't have, including Amun Re.
games  board  web  todo 
july 2006 by kevan
Bigger than Christmas - Entertainment - smh.com.au
The Sydney Biennale. "Gormley has shipped out his Asian Field, an installation of 180,000 hand-sized clay figurines. Three hundred and fifty villagers in [China] individually crafted the figurines in just five days from more than 100 tonnes of red clay."
art  australia  todo 
july 2006 by kevan
Spacing Photos » WHATEVER: Scrabble in Kensington
Street Scrabble - giant tiles played onto an entirely-chalked board. Maybe they couldn't find a big enough grid of paving stones.
scrabble  todo  via:holly 
july 2006 by kevan
jon ronson on... | jonronson.com
MP3 downloads of his self-conscious radio series on random aspects of the human condition.
mp3s  radio  todo  ronson  download 
may 2006 by kevan
RAMbots
RoboRally-style game played with Icehouse pieces, and without having to fight against scenery and random hands of cards.
games  robots  board  todo 
april 2006 by kevan
The Planeswalker's Matrix
A Netrunner card set for use in Apprentice.
games  cards  todo 
march 2006 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Giant squid grabs London audience
They're following me. "One of the biggest and most complete giant squids ever found is on display at London's Natural History Museum." Possibly worse condition than the Melbourne one, but it's not crammed into a block of ice.
squid  london  museums  todo 
february 2006 by kevan
1UP.com: 101 Free Games: The Best Free Games on the Web
"What you're looking at is the result of countless hours spent searching for the best and newest free games. You'll find some mods, a little shareware, and a couple Web games, but most of the titles [...] are 100 percent free with no strings attached."
games  todo  download 
february 2006 by kevan
The Board Game Club
A decent-looking UK boardgame mail-order site - minimum order of fifty pounds, but very low prices.
games  board  cards  shops  todo 
february 2006 by kevan
Paper Telephone
Games of exquisite corpse that alternate between illustration and caption.
games  art  todo 
january 2006 by kevan
Gargoyle and Interactive Fiction
Multi-language IF runner, with a heavy focus on the aesthetic. "Would you read a book the size of a newspaper that was printed with glow-in-the-dark ink on bright blue plastic, set in Times 10 in one column with lines that stretch from edge to edge?"
if  software  download  todo  via:levez 
december 2005 by kevan
News.com.au - Eye-to-eye with a giant squid
"Children who come to view Archi, whose tentacles are doubled back and forth above him in a custom-made box in Melbourne Aquarium, will be safe. The 7m monster is trapped in the biggest block of ice ever made in Australia."
squid  ice  todo 
december 2005 by kevan
Blognomic: The First Dynasty of Seventy-Fifth Trombone
New BlogNomic dynasty with an interactive-fiction theme. "Beside you, thirteen others - whether companions or adversaries, you do not know - stand nearby. A bold, commanding, omnidirectional voice emanates powerfully from the nothingness."
nomic  games  todo 
december 2005 by kevan
VASSAL Engine Web Site
"VASSAL is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games." In real-time, or by email. Can apparently play Dvorak, with blank cards.
games  cards  board  download  software  todo 
november 2005 by kevan
Cinecity 2005 - The Brighton Film Festival
"The Brighton Film Festival returns to the Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton’s Cineworld, Gardner Arts Centre, and venues across Brighton and Hove (November 17th to December 4th), for a packed programme of UK premieres and previews [...]"
brighton  films  todo 
november 2005 by kevan
PerlWarRules - PerlWar
"PerlWar is inspired by the classic Corewar game. In this game, players pit snippets of Perl code (called 'agents') against each other in order to gain control of the vicious virtual battlefield known as... the Array." Excellent.
games  programming  war  todo  via:yoz 
october 2005 by kevan
Telegraph | Something fishy down at London Aquarium
Robotic fish. "They aim to swim at the same speed as tuna and have the acceleration of a pike and the navigation skills of an eel."
robots  fish  london  todo 
october 2005 by kevan
a.Game production | a.Shooter - Sonic Invaders
"a.Shooter is the first prototype release of a.Game production: a solely acoustical ego-shooter game. The player's task is to shoot up sonic invaders conquering a virtual room as defined by panorama, pitch and volume."
games  download  sound  music  todo  via:wmmna 
september 2005 by kevan
The Frogweb: Call of the Wild
CD of Ken Campbell's rambling, enjoyably made-up-sounding lecture on the history of ventriloquism. A tenner.
sound  history  illusions  todo 
july 2005 by kevan
World Sand Sculpture Festival Brighton 2005 - a photoset on Flickr
"Ten thousand tons of special sand will be shipped from the Netherlands and deposited in Brighton Marina so that 60 artists from all over the world can recreate the wonders of Ancient Egypt."
brighton  photos  art  events  todo 
july 2005 by kevan
Theatre of Science
Simon Singh and Richard Wiseman with "a show that turns back the clock to a time when audiences attended the theatre to see dangerous scientific demonstrations as entertainment".
science  theatre  london  electricity  todo  via:jones 
june 2005 by kevan
The 11th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition
Must try harder to get something finished this year.
if  games  todo 
june 2005 by kevan
V&A - Touch Me
"Visitors will be able to challenge each other to a game of 'chicken' on the Painstation, play table tennis with a difference on MIT Medialab's PingPongPlus or take part in a human-scale 'PacMan' game using Spacehoppers."
london  museums  games  design  todo  via:foe 
june 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited Books | Festival fever
Hay-on-Wye. "[You] find yourself in Richard Booth's Honesty Bookshop at the foot of his 13th-century castle: a large grassy yard ringed with rusting, cobwebbed shelves of remaindered books. [...] Hardbacks cost 50p, paperbacks 30p."
books  events  todo 
may 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Life | So long, sucker
The National History Museum has a giant squid. They're still preparing it. "The plan is to build a giant glass tank that could sit in the museum on public display, with the squid suspended at its centre."
squid  london  museums  todo  via:holly 
may 2005 by kevan
Doctor Who - New Brighton Exhibition
Some props and costumes on the pier, a bit absurdly. "Exhibits include items featured in the first six episodes including the fantastic Moxx of Balhoon, Slitheen, Autons, Jabe, many of Platform One's guest list and not forgetting a certain Pig."
brighton  events  piers  aliens  daleks  pigs  television  todo 
may 2005 by kevan
TIME Global Advisor: Have Horse Head, Will Travel
The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel: "My wife and I travel separately to the same foreign city by different modes of transport, and then try to find each other. We have done it and met six times. The moment we meet is always fantastic."
travel  tourism  random  books  todo 
may 2005 by kevan
RSA - Our Work - The WEEE Man
"The huge 3 tonne figure stands 7 metres high and is totally composed of WEEE – from washing machines to mobile phones and electronic toys. This represents the amount of waste that a single person in the UK is likely to produce in a lifetime."
art  litter  metal  pollution  london  todo 
april 2005 by kevan
Brighton's Magnificent Sewers
"Our sewerage system in Brighton deals with the town's wastewater very effectively, yet it still uses many of the original sewers which the pioneering Victorian engineers built when town drainage was first developed." Tours available during the summer.
brighton  architecture  water  todo 
april 2005 by kevan
Solitary Bee Posts
Effortless alternative to bamboo bee boxes; just drill some holes into a wooden post. "In nature such holes are formed by beetles that live in the wood as larvae, then tunnel out as adults."
bees  wood  construction  todo 
april 2005 by kevan
Spell with flickr
Enter a word to get it spelt out in Flickr photos of individual letters. Should take some of these.
photos  random  todo 
march 2005 by kevan
UFO2000
Open-source remake of X-COM: Enemy Unknown, with multi-player network support.
games  aliens  download  todo 
march 2005 by kevan
BoardGameGeek Online Games - Euphrat and Tigris
A shadily vague online version of the civilisation-building tile game.
games  todo 
march 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Quatermass heads BBC Four line-up
"BBC Four is to broadcast a new live production of sci-fi classic The Quatermass Experiment as part of its spring and summer line-up."
television  history  todo 
march 2005 by kevan
Guardian PDA Crosswords
"Get the Quick and Cryptic crosswords from the Guardian delivered to your PDA every weekday for just £3 a month, or save with an annual subscription of £30."
crosswords  download  todo  pda 
january 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | 'I don't like Monday 24 January'
"Misery is expected to peak on Monday, as 24 January has been pinpointed as the worst day of the year." Quite probably.
future  lunacy  depression  psychology  time  todo 
january 2005 by kevan
LondonFreeList
"LondonFreeList lists all the events and attractions in London that you don't need much money to go to. They are all either free or cost no more than £3 maximum."
london  events  todo 
january 2005 by kevan
Cooperative Multiplayer Playstation 2 Games
A useful list. Should buy some of these to play with Jack. Any recommendations?
games  todo 
december 2004 by kevan
24 Hours of Inform
Writing a text adventure in fewer than 24 non-consecutive hours, before 2005. "The adventure must be set in a theatre. It must involve a petticoat, an advertisement, something which is repainted, and a trapdoor."
games  if  todo  creations 
november 2004 by kevan
Sean Lock's 15 Minutes of Misery
Still one of the UK's best comedians - six downloadable episodes of his 1998 Radio 4 series that became 15 Storeys High. "Oh dear, I've caused some serious emotional damage. And it's only Wednesday." Also some bits of Rich Hall.
download  humour  mp3s  radio  todo 
november 2004 by kevan
Epping Forest Hedgehog Rescue - Hedgehog Housing Plans
Hedgehog-house construction plans. "Various plastic dolls houses can be adapted."
architecture  construction  mammals  todo 
november 2004 by kevan
Underdogs: Legend (a.k.a. Four Crystals of Trazere)
Game that existed retroactively, via Raven, after I was complaining that it didn't; something with creative, freeform, programming-style spellcasting. Haven't tried it yet.
download  games  magic  programming  todo 
november 2004 by kevan
Telegraph: Life-sized drawing shows sloth that was as big as a van
On show at the National History Museum. "The drawing was always known to be in the museum's collection, but until recently curators did not realise how large it was."
art  history  london  mammals  monsters  todo 
october 2004 by kevan
Brighton Cinematheque
"Based on the first floor of a former Victorian tax office, now home to the Lighthouse Media Centre, the sixty seat cinema is open every Thursday and Sunday with the occasional extra."
brighton  films  secrets  todo 
october 2004 by kevan
Type Museum
Typographic museum in London. "Open Days are held on the first Wednesday of each month, and include demonstrations of a range of skills, usually including punch and matrix making and type casting."
fonts  london  todo 
october 2004 by kevan
Hayward Gallery : Eyes, Lies & Illusions
"This extraordinary exhibition combines more than a thousand instruments, images and devices drawn from the remarkable collection of the German experimental film-maker Werner Nekes."
eyes  illusions  lies  london  todo 
october 2004 by kevan
underthepier/current_machines
Interactive machines from the mighty Tim Hunkin, and someone a bit like him. "Sit with head half inside processing chamber and watch through mirrors while your scalp is removed and your brain is scrubbed clean."
brains  piers  science  technology  todo 
october 2004 by kevan
www.Mtg-News.com - Champions of Kamigawa Spoiler
The latest Magic expansion, with a nice pseudo-oriental styling, and lots of intriguing new mechanics. Challenges via Apprentice are welcome, once I'm up to speed.
cards  games  mtg  todo 
september 2004 by kevan
IFM - Interactive Fiction Mapper
IF mapping software, including a program that generates maps *from game transcripts*.
download  if  maps  software  todo 
september 2004 by kevan
IF Literacy
A tempting index of quirky and quality-gimmicked interactive fiction.
if  meta  todo 
september 2004 by kevan
Science Museum: Ingenious Tours
Storeroom tours. "The massive labyrinth of storerooms is home to everything from beautifully crafted telescopes and early examples of operating tables, to Stone Age tools and freeze-dried genetically modified animals."
events  history  london  science  technology  todo 
september 2004 by kevan
IMDB: Puckoon (2002)
Hadn't noticed this - a film of Milligan's book, with Sean Hughes as Dan Madigan. It was out on video yesterday.
films  humour  todo 
august 2004 by kevan
FreewarePalm: Pilot-Frotz v1.0.6
A Z-file interactive fiction parser for the Palm.
IF  download  todo  pda 
august 2004 by kevan
TPS Registration
The Telephone Preference Service - get yourself on the UK's do-not-call list. Must do this.
advertising  law  phones  spam  todo 
july 2004 by kevan
TUMIKI Fighters
Blocky shoot-em-up, with shades of Zarba's SHIPPU - absorb enemy debris to build and power up your ship.
download  games  todo 
july 2004 by kevan
Open Directory - Games: Video Games: Simulation: Programming Games
Games where pre-programmed agents compete against one another. Lots of links.
games  programming  robots  todo 
june 2004 by kevan
pitchformula.com: music criticism as a creative tool
Statistically analysing the language of song reviews, then writing and recording two original pieces which exploit as many of the popular keywords as possible.
language  maths  mp3s  music  todo 
june 2004 by kevan
JBWB Writing Competitions
A list of short-story writing competitions currently running in the UK.
todo  writing 
june 2004 by kevan
SequoiaView Homepage
Generates shiny "cushioned treemaps" of your hard drive.
download  todo 
may 2004 by kevan
Welcome to CardsMadeEasy
Cheapish business-card printing, for possible future reference.
cards  todo 
may 2004 by kevan
constrained.org
"Constrained.org is a community site for short stories that adhere to various literary constraints, ranging from the well-known (anagrams, acrostics, palindromes) to the obscure and arbitrary."
lunacy  todo  writing 
may 2004 by kevan
How to Make a Bee Box
Nicely casual construction instructions for a nesting-box apartment block, for solitary bees.
bees  construction  todo 
may 2004 by kevan
hacks.oreilly.com: Word Associations with Lexical Freenet
"...allows you to search for word relationships like puns, rhymes, concepts, relevant people, antonyms."
programming  todo 
april 2004 by kevan
Hidden Empires - printable board game
"Each player assumes the role of an ant colony."
ants  board  games  todo 
april 2004 by kevan
9 Beet Stretch
Beethoven's ninth symphony stretched to twenty-four hours.
music  todo 
april 2004 by kevan

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