Jun 21, 2013

Today's Musical News: The Journey Down Performance

I, sadly, am not aware of many games that have managed to get eleven jazz musicians to perform their music and I have to admit that this is an excellent idea. An excellent idea indeed, and one that will actually happen with the help of composer and saxophone player Simon D'souza, who will be performing a live evocation of the original music from lovely adventure The Journey Down (Steam, App Store), featuring tracks played live to clips from the game and, to quote, "exemplary playing from some of Brighton's finest musicians". 

The event will take place on June 23 at 2:00pm GMT+1 at The Brunswick, in Brighton, and the live broadcast will be available via justjamit. More details will become available here.

Jun 17, 2013

Wyv and Keep: The Temple of the Lost Idol Released

I'm pretty much aware of the fact that Gnome's Lair isn't really covering many game releases these days, but a) that's something that will hopefully change (already looking into new ways of covering things) and b) I really enjoyed that Wyv and Keep preview of yore.

In case you haven't gotten the point reader, well, Wyv and Keep: The Temple of the Lost Idol by the delightfully named Jolly Corpse has been finally released and it's looking better than ever. You can grab the DRM-free version for your Windows, Mac and Linux machine from the game's site with a little help from the Humble Store and enjoy some of the best and most beautiful co-op puzzle platforming indie gaming has to offer.

Here's the launch trailer to get you all excited:

Oh, and your creative self will be delighted to know that the game is coming with a full-blown level editor, that lets you play around with everything; even the sprites themselves.

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