Which are the most steampunk films ever made?

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Will Smith and Kevin Kline

Filmonic posted an interesting article earlier this year which showed a list of the 11 (why that particular number is beyond me when 10 is a perfectly rounded figure) films ever made that have a steampunk element. Continue reading

Why are steampunks being blamed for a lack of smallpox?

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iO9 talk about the Forrest Gump effect

Back in January 2014 I reviewed a pleasant book by the Sheffield Science Fiction writers. It contained a foreword by noted SF writer Ian Sales who was polite enough to point out that steampunk only takes the desirable elements of the Victorian era, missing out the less desirable parts.
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A Steampunk Guide to Tea Duelling book review

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A Steampunk Guide to Tea Dueling by Khurt Khave

Introduction
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Tea Duelling, it’s a high pressure, high octane game of wits, intelligence, timing, bravery and strong biscuits. A Steampunk Guide to Tea Duelling is a handy book designed at shining a guiding light on a successful duel. Written by Kurt Khave, a paperback copy costs around $9 from Amazon. Continue reading

Attack of the Atomic Airships book review

Attack of the Atomic Airships by Steven Harrison

Attack of the Atomic Airships front cover

Introduction
Great steampunk adventures do not feel complete without airships, action, adventure and Queensbury rules. Attack of the Atomic Airships! is a fantastic book filled with adventures, mechanical wonders and an abundance of humour that would be a great read for most young adults. This book can be found on Amazon.co.uk brand new priced at £6.99 and is also available on Kindle for £1.98. Continue reading

Steampunk game selected for Indie prize

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Press release:
Steampunker is a new point and click adventure game for iPads. The game has been developed by Telehorse, a company established by Mariusz Szypura – a graphic designer and musician.

Steampunker, which was made in Unity 3D, is his first game to be published. It should be noted that Szypura created the game entirely on his own, also composing and producing the soundtrack.

Steampunker is inspired by sci-fi books by such authors as Jules Verne,
H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft and Stanislaw Lem, as well as by Victorian graphics and Steampunk and Dieselpunk styles.

The player takes on the role of a gentleman hero named Vincent who, facing the invasion of evil robots from space, needs to save the world. In order to complete the mission he has to fix a variety of machines and mechanisms as well as solve a series of puzzles and brain teasers. The puzzles are linked
together into a traditional “point-and-click” adventure story. The ultimate
mission of the game is to save the planet and deal the final blow to the
evil robots.

Steampunker has been selected for the Indie Prize. The game will participate
in the Indie Prize Showcase at Casual Connect in Belgrade in November 2014.
The iOS version is scheduled for release on September 9, 2014. It will be
followed by the Android version towards the end of the year.

The price is yet to be announced.

Links:
Website: www.steampunkergame.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/steampunkergame
Twitter: twitter.com/steampunkergame
Trailer: http://youtu.be/rlNKj7bmWI0
Screenshots: http://www.steampunkergame.com/pictures/gamescreenshots/

Interview with Scarlet Butterfly

Scarlet Butterfly

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Scarlet Butterfly has burst onto the steampunk scene in the past year with a unique act which involves moving around on a pole, making it look far easier than I’m inclined to think that it really is. One delightful summer evening, we had a wonderful chat about the inspiration for her character Scarlet Butterfly, the idea of Fairies and how hurtling to the ground at terminal velocity is actually a good thing. Continue reading