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Reverse the polarity of the Neutron Flow, he will

In Prague there is, a comic book store named Comics Point. It’s a store, it is, hrmmmm, hrm hm hm.

Caaaaareful must one be in there of the dark side of the force. Faster, more seductive it is.

Unless, you like perilous peril.

I succumbed to these awesome Doctor Who glasses, featuring Tom Baker with a very Jedi-like pose, the better to dominate his arch-enemies, the Daleks (and the Cybermen), with. These remind me most favorably of the awesome ’80s Star Wars drink glasses.

Henceforth, I shall be named…..Darth Neutron!

Destiny of the Daleks...lies upon a different path

These are not the droids you're looking for...in the TARDIS

The Twin Dilemma!

Hipstamatic

Lately experimenting with photo-blogging my day with the iPhone 4 + Hipstamatic software.*

My first camera was a 126 cartridge affair to which I later added an electronic flash that greatly outweighed the camera itself. I think the 126 instilled a joy of loading objects physically and metaphorically into ports and receptacles. A few short years later during puberty I was gifted a man’s SLR. My first job was in a photo store.

I thought myself a relative purist, respecting the image quality as captured by the camera and considering it a technical art. Any creative retouching in the darkroom then or computer today needed to be done myself. Lately though this habit’s joyfully corrupted using the Hipstamatic + iPhone 4 combination.

Its unobtrusive physicality and somewhat random results are a devil’s distraction to my focus on technical excellence. It’s a way to document my day with creative license while taking care of work around the city of Prague.

I’ve come to think of it as a set of film types and lenses. The software metaphor has invaded my heart and mind. Again I’m carrying around a small camera and it’s a technological joy with retro sensibilities.

Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xyriskenn/sets/72157626177958563/

Hipstamatic in Prague

Link to Flickr iPhone set

* The app is based on a camera which really existed: Hipstamatic 100

SteamPunk Hockey Featured in “New and Noteworthy”

Proud to mention that Apple has chosen to feature SteamPunk Hockey in the App Store’s “New and Noteworthy”, Games section.

SteamPunk Hockey v1.3 App Store Feature- Games

Chart Update for SteamPunk Hockey free promotion

Charts for SteamPunk Hockey Free promotion as of 13.02.2010, 13:32

#2 Greece & Japan     games/family/free (g/f/f)
#6 Greece     games/arcade/free (g/a/f)
#8 Japan     games/arcade/free
#10 Poland     g/f/f
#14 Greece     All Free
#18 Portugal     g/f/f
#20 Hungary     g/f/f
#21 USA     g/f/f
#22 Hong Kong     g/f/f
#23 Germany     g/f/f
#24 Belgium     g/f/f
#26 Russia     g/f/f
#27 Netherlands     g/f/f
#27 Spain     g/f/f
#29 Poland     g/a/f
#31 Greece     All Apps (Free)
#33 Japan     All Games (Free)
#33 Hungary     g/a/f
#36 Canada     g/f/f
#38 Sweden     g/f/f
#41 Israel     g/f/f
#41 Jamaica      g/f/f
#43 Portugal     g/a/f
#44 China     g/f/f

SteamPunk Hockey v1.3 for iPhone Charting; Free for 24 hours

SteamPunk Hockey v1.3 is FREE for 24 hours!
Link: http://itunes.com/apps/steampunkhockey

Current chart reports, Games/Family/Free:

USA #51
Canada #95
Hong Kong #97
Japan #45
Taiwan #93
Thailand #89

Special thanks to the iPhone development community, Cocos2D and TouchArcade forums,  and reviewers!

iPad and SteamPunk Hockey

The Apple iPad is a revolutionary device blurring the lines between mobile and laptop.

It also offers tantalizing screen area for games and application development.

SteamPunk Hockey will be developed for the iPad, with a few new features. Stay posted for more news!

SteamPunk Hockey update 1.2.0 is LIVE in the App Store

The latest update to SteamPunk Hockey is now available in the App Store!

This update adds sound fx and background music, with switches to toggle audio both on or off. The ‘bead’ obstacles have been randomized to either remain in place or bounce away on contact with the disc.
The discs themselves have been given more ‘bounce’.

iTunes link: http://itunes.com/apps/steampunkhockey

Screenshots: http://steampunkhockey.com/screenshots/

After mid-February 2010, new features will be added and the price increased to $1.99 USD. Thereafter new levels and obstacles will be offered on a regular basis through in-game purchases.

SteamPunk Hockey and App Relief – sales proceeds to help Haiti

SteamPunk Hockey sales from 21.10.2010 to 24.01.2010 will be donated to the Red Cross in support of the people of Haiti in their time of need.

SteamPunk Hockey iTunes purchase link: http://bit.ly/65oxGw

Please visit http://apprelief.com/ to view participating developers and perhaps make a charitable donation directly or through the purchase of a game.

A big thank you to all who supported Indie+Relief for Haiti through sales or direct donations!

20/01/2010 Proceeds to be donated to Haiti

Sales proceeds from January 20, 2010 will be donated to Doctors Without Borders in support of Haiti.

purchase link: SteamPunk Hockey

SteamPunk Hockey for iPhone is participating in IndieRelief’s promotional effort to raise money for the families in distress in Haiti after the 7.o earthquake devastated homes and took lives there recently.

Donation will be gifted upon payment of proceeds from Apple.

Please visit http://www.indierelief.com on January 20 to purchase applications or make a donation to a charity of your choice.

SteamPunk Hockey website live!

The website supporting my iPhone game SteamPunk Hockey is live now at http://www.steampunkhockey.com/

SteamPunk Hockey will be submitted to the Apple store after December 28th 2009. If you’d like to know when it’s available, please consider joining the fanlist!