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Hellooooooo!!  ^O^

If you've been around Stencyl for a while, maybe you remember me mentioning this exhibit last year, back when voting (for what games would be included) was going on on its official site.

Well, now the exhibit is open!  I went there last week and took a few pics. c:  You can stop by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC to see it for yourself until it ends on September 30.

Here's a page with lots of info about the exhibit (the videos in particular are very cool!).

And now on to my photos!  I tried to put these in a spoiler tag to keep this post minimal but it didn't work??  Anyway tho...

The very first thing you see upon reaching the Art of Video Games exhibit is this video montage of every game they feature. Taking pictures of it was hard haha.

Here's all of the games featured in the video montage, along with music credits.

Only the first room of the exhibit showed any concept art, which surprised me because I kind of anticipated more
you know
of video games

Another little collection of concept art. There are two Sonic stages illustrated here that I thought were cool - Mushroom forest (top right) and some factory (bottom center-ish-left).

The games featured were categorized into these five eras.

Gamers.  Us gamers.  (Bonus video footage my boyfriend took!  That's me talking in the background and laughing like an idiot.)

The next room had huge stations where anyone could step up and play a few minutes of one game from each of the five eras covered. The playable games were Pac Man, Super Mario Bros, Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower.

I'd never seen footage of Flower before this, although I had heard of it and it always intrigued me. Very pretty, meditative game. I'd like to make games like this.

The next room is probably the one you spend the most time in. The major consoles each get their own displays and you can watch informative videos about the four games featured there:

...So I'm a little biased.

And next, the guestbook:

The guestbook at the end that was definitely worth flipping through to see what visitors were saying... This is the kind of stuff that was in it.  Pages and pages of it.

My contribution to the guestbook.

...And Aaron's contribution to the guestbook.

Oh yeah, and there were pigeons.
I kind of... really like pigeons.

And that's all of my pictures!!

Video games are art!!  The museum said so!

Interested in this so hard.

Game looks great.  Still loading it so no input yet - just wanted to quickly comment that I've been fascinated by Daring Do since she appeared and I'm ecstatic that there are MLP games being made with Stencyl.

Chit-Chat / Re: Google Maps in 8-bit
« on: April 01, 2012, 05:07:55 pm »
Best part: all of the graphics (and music, in the case of the video) are actual rips of Dragon Quest, a game I have a great amount of nostalgia for. <3

I had only looked at Maps first, and realized the little blue guy you could place on the map looked familiar.  I watched the video afterward, seeing that the font they chose for the logo mimicked the Dragon Quest logo.  The grand kicker of all, though, was when the family got the 'game' running and that title screen music started.  After that plays music from DQ's file select and overworld.  Awww yeahhh.

Chit-Chat / Re: Post Your Desktop!
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:56:16 pm »
I just changed my whole desktop yesterday right after my Spring cleaning. n_n  Uninstalled stuff I don't use and other such cleanups - ended up freeing 20gb!

Happy Springtime! :D

Wallpaper: No idea, found it on Tumblr I think.  It's a scan of a sticker sheet based on the Sheep Garden print by Angelic Pretty though.
Icons: Whan-Yen Icon Set by Raindropmemory (almost invisible against the background, but unobtrusiveness is the whole idea)
Cursor: PiNk. by Kittenbella
Visual Style: Pastel Memories by Raindropmemory (I love this man)

Heya Stencyl-folks!  I should stop being shy and post around here again.

Here's something I thought was awesome and definitely worth sharing with the crowd here.

Indie Game: The Movie is a video game documentary that focuses on the creative journey of independent game creators and developers.

Featured most prominently in the film are Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes (Super Meat Boy), Phil Fish (Fez), and Jonathan Blow (Braid).  A full list of everyone included in the documentary's footage is available on the site's FAQ page (fifth question from the bottom; the one with all the links c;).

Screenings of the documentary are on tour all across the country, and there is also the option to buy it on DVD (preorder only for now).

The trailer here I'm sure hits home to much of the community here. c:

Hope this generates some interest and inspiration among you guys.  I thought you'd like it. c;

Chit-Chat / Re: What Have You Been Playing Lately?
« on: December 31, 2011, 07:00:44 pm »
Slowly making my way through Skyward Sword.  Keep coming back to Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny.

But my opportunities to sit down with a console game are slimming.  Lately on my laptop I've been playing otome games.  One I really enjoyed was RE:Alistair.

« on: December 31, 2011, 06:52:19 pm »
Happy New Year everybody!  Hope everyone has a great one. c:

Game Ideas / Re: First game: Cute Kingdom
« on: June 12, 2011, 01:44:58 pm »
I am BonBonBunny and I approve this message.  megusta.gif

Yes yes yes yes yes!!  WELCOME ABOARD THE CUTIE GAME CRUSADERS.  I am excited for this project and can't wait to see how it develops. <3

Ali if you makes you feel better I didn't really complete any games either, they are all just attempts, too. 8I

Chit-Chat / Re: Random Chat Thread
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:56:18 pm »
Most of my game ideas involve desserts in some way... 8U~


The gushing was omg so cute Ali. XD  I'm so happy seeing you so happy!  It's like one giant circle of HAPPY.

Chit-Chat / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: June 03, 2011, 08:59:09 am »
I haven't posted here yet. D8

I'm Bridget and I'm like cute things.  I draw a lot sometimes.

My games are colorful and sparkly. n_n

Chit-Chat / Re: Random Chat Thread
« on: June 03, 2011, 08:57:32 am »
I dreamed that I lived in a Harvest Moon game, and lived on some kind of island, and had to use my epic time management and crop growing skills to uncover the mysteries of the island, before a train came to let off a robot that was going to destroy everything.

Game Ideas / Re: What games have you completed in the past?
« on: June 01, 2011, 11:33:42 pm »
I think I vaguely remember Futaiten: Book of Days. Did that have some kind of tutorial worm or something?
Yeeeeessssss... >______>

Okay, okay, here is the original thread, complete with download links.  Ohdeargod pleasedon'tlaughatmystupidgames. XDXD

Also I literally just now did this.

Game Ideas / Re: What games have you completed in the past?
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:08:29 pm »
My old RPG Maker games. 8D

Futaiten: Book of Days, created in 2005 according to the timestamp in the thread I originally posted it in.

I tired of RPG Maker's default dialogue, battle, and menu systems, so I made my own, entirely out out of events and switches. @_@

Ohdearlord, six-year-old-artwork. D8>

And then there is this one that I apparently made in the Summer of 2006:

Faereality, the culmination of my love for magical girls, fairy tales, and pretty boys.  I actually still allow my mind to wander back to this world, five years later.  There is so much more that I dreamed up for it that never made it into the game.

The battle system involved absorbing the enemy's attacks using a magical stone, then launching it back at them. n_n

Another screenshot:

Still embarrassed by this art work. ._.;

I need to revisit these ideas, redraw the characters, and bring these worlds back to life again.  They deserve it.

News / Re: Summer Game Jam (Ends June 30th - Win $100!)
« on: May 31, 2011, 09:21:01 pm »
I miiiight not have the time to enter this one, since I'm getting my Boutique up on its feet, but I seriously CAN NOT WAIT to see the entries now that Stencyl is live and available to everyone. :D

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