Dec. 18, 2012 @ 2:28 PM _
Created by Ted Martens
Pixel Fireplace is a cozy, type-controlled, big-pixeled application. Throw on fresh logs, roast marshmallows, discover more commands or just sit back and enjoy the warm, flickering pixels while the logs burn down in real time. Downloadable versions available at hexraystudios, check it out in action below and then warm your body to its soft, pixel-y glow!
photo by Marcus Baide
May. 17, 2012 @ 1:29 PM _
8-Bit Pop-Up Cards
Two ways to create your own: firstly, a tutorial from Mini Eco to create your own Space Invader and pixel skull:
Hello! Remember that pixel heart card I made a while back? Well it has been one of my most popular tutorials to date so I thought I would add another few designs to the collection. Meet ‘space-invader popup’ and ‘skull popup’
… You definitely need a craft knife (and a steady hand) to make these cards this project is only really suitable for adults or teenagers.
If, on the other hand, you would like to design your own, there is a piece of software that has been around for years called Pop-Up Card Designer from Japan:
The latest version is Ver.2.1.1
Pop-up Card Designer is a Windows application, which generates unfolded patterns of Pop Up Cards.
With simple interface, you can get unfolded pattern of your original Pop Up Cards.
There is a limitation on the number of grids until you enter a password. Please purchase a password if you want to design more detailed work and to continue the use of this software.
This piece of software comes in both free and Pro versions, which you can check out here
Nov. 3, 2011 @ 2:46 PM _
There’s a Doctor Who Encyclopedia iPad App(!)
Even better, there’s a description of said app(!):
A totally immersive digital experience. Download everything that has ever happened, un-happened and happened again in the world of the Eleventh Doctor. Unlock even more content by purchasing the Ninth Doctor and Tenth Doctor bundles and create the ultimate digital guide to seven thrilling years of Doctor Who.
Explore and search over three thousand entries by episode, character, place or object and see the connections that link them together. Open interactive ‘portals’ for the Doctor, Amy, Rory, River and other major characters. Build an A-Z of your favourites, explore galleries of imagery and preview and buy must-have episodes.
Encyclopedias are cool. The Doctor Who Encyclopedia is an unforgettable tour of time and space.
Browse the Encyclopedia
•‘Portals’: launch special interactive entries for the Doctor, Amy, Rory, River and other major characters
•Connections: Each entry includes links to episodes, people, places and objects that relate to it – how many connections will it take to get from Jackson Lake to Stonehenge?
•Series: search unique A-Zs covering each of your favourite episodes
•Episodes: link to episode previews in iTunes – and then purchase them!
•Enemies: from Abbadon to Zygons, find out everything about the Doctor’s deadly foes
•Allies: from Captain Avery to the Zocci, a complete guide to the Doctor’s friends
•Places: an A-Z of every city, star, building, planet, spaceship….
•Objects: the Doctor’s favourite (sonic screwdriver) and not-so-favourite (Genesis Ark) things
•Gallery: Explore an archive of images covering six thrilling series
•Random: Let the Encyclopedia send you from one fascinating entry to the next!
•Favourites: create a personalized A-Z of your favourite entries!
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Why must you be $6.99?? I want you in my life but I’m not sure I can justify the price :(