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Paris and F1B3 – FBF

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus, General News | January 23, 2016 | No Comments


Ha, the blog post title is always a mouthful when I play a level by NealCruco!  This week I took on NC’s level, F1B3.  Really had a grand time of it — as you can see from the video below. I posted an unedited version, very different from what I normally do.  Thought I’d see how people liked the change.  Do you like popping it on in the background as you do something else, and watching each and every shockto-death?  Or are you more a highlights-reel person?

 

 

Thanks for sharing the level, NealCruco!  Twas great fun!  If you want to play the level, too, swing by the forums and grab the code.

iGamer Conference

Some cool news, next week, I’ll be showing off The Electric Shocktopus at a Science+Research+Games conference in Paris.  The website, if you can navigate it, has all the info.  Or at least some of the info.  It’s still a bit of a mystery to me.  So stay tuned to my twitter (assuming I’ve got wifi in Paris!) to track my travels and travails as I take TTG international!

-Andy

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Parallel Wires and Relativity

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus, Lesson Time!, TestTubeGames Explains, Velocity Raptor | January 14, 2016 | No Comments


The latest venture here at TestTubeGames?  Videos!

Teaching through games is great – and I love it (obviously) – but in addition to that, I thought I’d make some *videos* about the *science* behind the *games*.

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And since everything I do needs a title (Feel Bad Friday, Gravity Simulator Image of the Day, etc), these videos have a name, too:

 

TestTubeGames Explains

In my first video, learn how Magnetism can be explained just by using Electricity and Relativity.

 

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What do you think?  Was it understandable?  Crazy confusing?  What other topics would you like to see in the future?

-Andy

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The Two Sides – FBF

Posted in: Electric Shocktopus | January 10, 2016 | No Comments


This week’s Feel Bad Friday showcases The Two Sides, by A Random Player.  You can head here to watch the video.

 

 

Without spoiling much — I’ll tell you there were a whole bunch of deaths…  Big thanks to A Random Player for sharing the level!

The video also shows off some of the new graphics for the game.  After getting some great feedback from the Greenlight campaign (still ongoing), I went ahead and did an art pass of the game, and ended up liking it a lot more.  You can catch the latest trailer on the GL page.

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With the art pass in place, I posted the latest update to the game (Version 0.9).  You can read all about it here, or just go download the update from Humble (always free, mind you, once you’ve bought the game!).

-Andy

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