The Weekend at Asylum VI report

Lincoln Cathedral viewed from Bailgate

Lincoln Cathedral viewed from Bailgate

This year was the first time I’ve attended Asylum and I didn’t quite know what to expect. After I published the rundown of the programme, it gave me a clearer indication of what to expect, but only getting there would unveil the true scale of the spectacular. Continue reading

Steampunker game available to download

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Press Release
Steampunker – a new point-and-click adventure game for iPads was released on September 9. The game has unique hand-drawn steampunk graphics and original music. The adventures of Vincent, our hero, begin when evil robots attack the Earth. We meet Vincent in a harbor, then he boards a submarine, travels to an island, flies to the Moon in a rocket and finally fights the robots in their spaceship. In order to complete the mission Vincent has to explore the world and find objects needed to fix the vehicles and move in his unique steampunk-style world. The game contains a series of puzzles linked together into a traditional “point-and-click” adventure story.

Antyweb.pl on Steampunker: “Graphics are Steampunker’s strongest point. The
backdrops of locations traversed by our hero, as well as the graphics
accompanying the subsequent puzzles and brain-teasers, all create a unique
alluring atmosphere. The game is simply stunning. Also noteworthy are the
intuitive navigation model and the wide variety of original puzzles and
brain-teasers.”

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 released. It should be noted that Szypura
created the game entirely on his own, also composing and producing the
soundtrack.

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.
It will also be presented at Tokyo Game Show and Poznan Game Arena.

The iOS version was released on September 9, 2014. It will be followed by
the Android version towards the end of the year. Telehorse has scheduled PC
and Mac versions for 2015

Features: 
• Five chapters including more than 30 puzzles and brain teasers
• Unique hand-drawn steampunk graphics
• Original music recorded by Silver Rocket

Device Requirements: 
* iPad 2 or newer 
* iOS 6.0 or higher 

Pricing and Availability: $3.99, no in-app purchases, available from 
September 9, 2014.

App Store: http://bit.ly/steampunkeritunes
WWW: www.steampunkergame.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/steampunkergame
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/steampunkergame
Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlNKj7bmWI0
Screenshots: http://steampunkergame.com/pictures/gamescreenshots/
Soundtrack: https://soundcloud.com/steampunkergame

The S.A.I.N.T.S series: The Captain and the Alchemist by E.M. Moon

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I’ve been sent an excerpt of a book from a new author called E.M. Moon. It looks quite interesting and I’ll be reviewing the full novel in due course.

Have a read and let me know what you think. Continue reading

ASYLUM! TOMORROW!

There’s a lot to do this weekend at the Asylum. What will you do? Along with all other attendees, I’ve received a programme, but maybe you’re not going this year and want to know what’s happening or you may be planning to go next year and want to know what it’s like. Bookmark Steampunk Journal as I’ll be covering the Asylum after the event. I might even update you as it happens. Continue reading

Two days until Asylum – the wait is nearly over

Image by Erik Brede

Image by Erik Brede

The wait for Asylum is almost over and social media platforms are alight with questions, suggestions and sneak previews of costumes. It promises to be a spectacular display of splendid ladies and gentlemen in their finery. If this is your first time at Asylum, then check back tomorrow for a run down on the program.