Author Archives: Montoli

Do You Haiku?

It’s been quite a while since I last updated.  Longer still since I posted anything that resembled a game.  But today, gentle reader, is the day I remedy both of these ills with a single stroke!  Even so, it’s probably going to be a while before I’m allowed to make fun of friends who don’t […]

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Let me tell you why I love Twilight:Eclipse the 8-bit game

This is a headline that I will freely admit I never thought I would write.  But this is too good to pass up.  It is genius.  For a couple of reasons. Let me list them for you! But first, here is what it is.  It is a youtube video or several.  Also, the best twilight-themed […]

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Escapism at its Finest!

There is a very nice piece up on the Escapist today, about the role of bosses in modern games.  It features thoughtful insights from Team Meat‘s own Edmund McMillen!  Also, a bunch of random and self-contradictory statements from yours truly!  But then, on the last page, we totally combine our powers for a thrilling conclusion! […]

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Haiku time!

For various reasons that are right and good, today’s update will be delivered in the form of several haiku. I have been busy! A new game is in the works. Soon it will be done! It’s not at all like my last humble offering. It is not a SHMUP. I am quite happy with how […]

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My delicate sensibilities!

Been playing StarCraft 2 beta a bit lately, with the fine folks at Final Form Games.  I had originally been down on it since it didn’t sound like it was going to have a 2 player co-op single player game.  (Unlike Dawn of War, Red Alert 3 etc.)  Being a big fan of co-op, this […]

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It’s Worse to Punch a Virtual Face

It looks like video games are on their way to court again.  In particular, a 2005 law in California prohibiting selling of violent video games to minors.  It has been struck down once already by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, (on grounds that it violated free speech rights) but is on its way to […]

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Fame Through Osmosis

Neat!  According to this website (Zehn.de) [google translation]  Boss Rush is the 9th most thrilling action game on the internet!  Canabalt is predictably #1, but it’s kind of cool to be mentioned in the same article!

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More Boss Rush Press

We got another review (and nice placement!) on revlry.com.  They seem to like it!  Awesome!  Thanks Revlry! Also, somehow we seem to have made it to the top google search for “Boss Rush”!  Which is surprising, but still pretty cool!

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Boss Rush Press Roundup!

It’s Friday, and Boss Rush has been publicly available for 4 days now.  What does the public think of this?  More than I expected, actually!  We’ve received some very nice coverage from a number of places!  Here are the ones I know about! (With a special thanks to Shih Tzu, (yes, that Shih Tzu) who […]

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Boss Rush is Go!

So it’s been a long, funny sort of road, but after a lot of delays, (some completely unrelated to game programming, and a few, unrelated to Boss Rush at all) but it finally happened. Remember Boss Rush?  The game about being a boss, that seemed like it wasn’t ever going to actually come out?  Well […]

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