We found some sketches and mockups of the DEVICE 6 poster lying around, which we thought you might enjoy seeing.
After finishing DEVICE 6, Simon had fallen in love with vintage Nancy Drew covers, and we got the idea that it would be fun to create a piece of promotional art in this style.
We got in touch with the amazingly talented illustrator Junkboy, who agreed to help us out.
So, here you have the progress in a neat gallery, from Simon’s crude collage mockups (and the birth of the very Nancy Drew inspired title!), to Junkboy’s first sketch and final piece and the very same piece with logos and things added to catch that old-book smell feeling. We’ve also included the original photo from which we created the wallpaper you can find on DEVICE 6′s mini site.
And yes – this poster is still available on Fangamer, so head over there to get it. As is another DEVICE 6 poster.
A tiny music announcement for you? Yes! Simogo troubadour extraordinary Jonathan Eng is composing and performing all of the music for our current project.
We’re very excited about it; doing this is something we’ve talked about with Jonathan since 2011, when Jonathan showed us a little tune that’d be perfect for a game. It only took three years, but that song has now found its home in this project.
Let us all celebrate by listening to some Jonathan Simogo tunes of past:
It’s also totally ok to head over to Jonathan’s page on LOUDR and listen to a few songs.
We can’t wait to show you what we have brewing. Soon!
In the beginning of June, we went to Mölle to find inspiration by the sea for our current project. Simogo troubadour extraordinaire Jonathan Eng brought his guitar and performed his pop hit “Anna” from DEVICE 6 for us.
Luckily, Gordon caught the magic on tape. Enjoy!
Here’s the deal:
The PC and Mac version of Year Walk is now 50% (!!!) off on Steam as part of the Steam Summer Sale! Hurry up, the sale ends 29 June!
… And because we’re so nice we also put the Mac App Store Version on sale!
If you follow us you know that this is not something we usually do, so do take us up on the offer before we change our mind!
(Oh, and tomorrow is Midsummer, one of those perfect days to go on a year walk. So, there’s another reason for you!)
The DEVICE 6 and Year Walk soundtracks are, along with loads of other great albums, part of the Music In Schools Bundle.
All of the proceeds go directly to a project that helps provide music education for children, so we urge you to support this!
A description directly from the bundle:
In January, San Francisco Bay Area composer Dren McDonald released The String Arcade, an album of original string quartet arrangements of iconic video game themes. 100% of the album’s profits have been donated to the Alameda Music Project, a transformative music education program that provides tuition-free music instruction to underserved children in Alameda, California.
Now Dren has teamed up with Humble Bundle and dozens of indie composers, musicians, and game developers to put together the Humble “Music in Schools” Bundle, with all proceeds going straight to Alameda Music Project.
Title says it all. During the award show at Apple’s conference WWDC in San Francisco, DEVICE 6 was one of the apps that was awarded with the prestigious Apple Design Award. Who would’ve imagined that this odd little thing that is DEVICE 6 would go on to win so many things, and reach so many people?
It has almost become a tradition to create and share an inspiration collage (or a mood board if you will) with all of you. And we think it’s a nice little tradition to share where our minds are at; so here you go, a little bit of this and that that we find inspiring or relevant for the project we are currently working on.
The ocean is filled with tears