My buddy Fidgital for years has put out his annual list of best albums of 2011. This is the best-of roundup I look forward to most of all each year. Granted, by then he’s already turned me on to most of the releases, but I always find a couple new surprises to cherish.
He usually also makes a great best song DJ mix to mark the new year. This year is possibly his best ever! Listen here:
Be sure to check out his last.fm Journal entry detailing all his picks! 🙂
For those who haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend the videogame Hoard! Available for PS3 and Steam for both Mac and PC, Big Sandwich Games has just released an expansion for it cleverly titled “Dyanmite Roll” on the Steam platform.
I actually did the score and sound design for this fantastic game. Working with Tyler Sigman was a pleasure and I had fun extensively play-testing this title. I think the thing that impresses me the most, besides the awesome gameplay, is that I never actually got bored of it. I would venture to say 99% of people I know working games will eventually loathe the title they are working on by the end (at least a little) due to sheer repetition. This one never managed to wear thin for me, not ever, and continues to be one of my favourite games to this day. 🙂
So if you’re cruising for a fun, quick, addictive game that also works well in groups — be sure to check it out!
Oh yes, and IGN gave it their “Best Quick Fix” award for 2010… Still not convinced? Here are some nice things that Ars Technica had to say about the game.
Hey fellow game nerds. If you are headed to uber-geek fest PAX, be sure to check out the videogame Hoard from Big Sandwich Games at booth #3012 . Slated for a Fall 2010 release on the Playstation Network, this is a minis/fig inspired tile-style game where you fly around as a little dragon and burn the crap out of things to collect a massive hoard of gold. It’s ridiculously fun! I would know, having played it copiously while composing the score and doing all the sound design. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I had fun working on it!
Here’s a sneak preview, since the first trailer was just released in honour of PAX: