It’s Good To Be The King: Royalty in Games

King me! Legendary kings like Hrothgar and King Arthur have been appearing in literature as early as the 9th-century, and the oral histories of these types of characters reach even further back in time. The Greeks had Zeus, Norse mythology had Odin, and Middle-earth had Aragorn. It wasn’t long before people were creating their ownContinue reading “It’s Good To Be The King: Royalty in Games”

*Marker* Art #18: Black Mage

The last time I busted out the Ohuhu markers to create some pixel art of Frog from Chrono Trigger, I was enamored by the end result. So, I decided to try another project this weekend and settled on the classic Black Mage from the Final Fantasy series! Have you played any of the Final FantasyContinue reading “*Marker* Art #18: Black Mage”

Crayon Art #17: 1982 Atari Classics

The 30th anniversary of Kirby’s Dream Land was just last week, and that got me thinking that there must be games worth celebrating that are now 40 years old! So, I hopped on the google machine to see when my favorite arcade games were ported to the Atari. Lo and behold, many of the Atari’sContinue reading “Crayon Art #17: 1982 Atari Classics”

Crayon Art #16: Bosses of Super Mario Bros 2 (USA)

I’ve always had a special affinity for Super Mario Bros 2 (USA), and I even place it within the top five of my favorite Mario games. In particular, I really appreciated the game’s uniqueness, the ability to play as four different characters each with their own individual attributes, and the atypical storyline that expanded onContinue reading “Crayon Art #16: Bosses of Super Mario Bros 2 (USA)”

Hoppin’ Down The Bunny Trail: Rabbits in Games

Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way! After you find your basket and eat way too many chocolate covered rabbits, hop on down the bunny trail with me as we take a look at the Top Ten instances of hares in video games! It’s lagomorphin’ time! 10. RobbitJumping Flash! (Playstation, 1995) The “first platform video game inContinue reading “Hoppin’ Down The Bunny Trail: Rabbits in Games”

I’m Telling Mom: Siblings in Games

Happy Sibling’s Day! Today, I’m posting a quick list of some of the most iconic siblings in video game history. Can you think of any others? Let me know in a reply! 10. Sirrus and AchenarMyst (Mac OS, 1993) 9. Nick and TomSnow Bros. (Arcade, 1990) 8. Popo and NanaIce Climbers (NES, 1984) 7. PoromContinue reading “I’m Telling Mom: Siblings in Games”

Crayon Art #15: Kirby’s Dream Land

Did you know that Kirby was almost called “Twinkle Popo?” Thank goodness for the change! “Twinkle Popo’s Dream Land” just doesn’t quite roll off the tongue. Kirby’s Dream Land was released on the Nintendo Game Boy in April of 1992 (August in the US). After Tetris, it was the first significant game that I ownedContinue reading “Crayon Art #15: Kirby’s Dream Land”

*Marker* Art #14: Frog from Chrono Trigger

After successfully completing two pieces of 8-bit art, I knew that I wanted to make my own leap into the world of 16-bits. I was also eager to try out a fresh set of Ohuhu markers that were gifted to me by a friend last summer. Searching for the perfect new subject, my mind finallyContinue reading “*Marker* Art #14: Frog from Chrono Trigger”

There She Blows: Wind in Games

There have been a few times this past month where the wind has been howling wildly outside of our window. It’s loud enough to raise my anxiety a little bit, but apparently this is just the tip of the iceberg. Where I’m currently living, March is supposed to be windiest month. So, I better getContinue reading “There She Blows: Wind in Games”

Crayon Art #11: A Goofy Movie

My girlfriend had a birthday recently, and one of our first experiences hanging out together involved watching the Disney classic A Goofy Movie. Surely, back then we were thinking that After Today we’d be hitting the Open Road because of how well we could see things Eye to Eye! To honor the occasion, I decidedContinue reading “Crayon Art #11: A Goofy Movie”