Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Considering how many hours I spend on this here blog, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that I'm a bit of a geek (at least as far as games are concerned). Some good things come from that geekery, though--such as, well, the nuggets of information that make their way onto this site.

As proud as I am of what I'm attempting to create here, I'm fully aware that there are zillions (yes, zillions) of other gaming sites out there (some gay, some not) that deserve your (and my) attention. So, every once in a while I'm going to post a link to one of them. Here's the first:

I'd be lying if I said I stumbled upon this great site on my own. Actually, someone I'm following on Twitter (thanks, whoever you are!) mentioned it recently in a tweet and I, always up for a new experience, clicked on the link. I'm glad I did.

Anyway, is the brainchild of Anna Anthropy, who describes herself as a "freelance scratchware game creator, critic and all-purpose pervert."

All three of those traits are on full display in the intriguing articles Anthropy (who is gay, by the way) posts to the site. For example, the one that prompted me to prance on over to her site breaks down the design trends that are present in that Shigeru Miyamoto classic, Super Mario Bros.

If that sounds interesting to you, check out the site when you have a second (a few minutes would be better, but beggars can't be choosers, right?). I think you'll be glad you did.


Viewtiful_Justin said...

I adore Auntie Pixelante! I stumbled upon her one day, I think because a kind blogger linked to her. I've been reading ever since. She's fantastically knowledgeable and the only person I've ever heard discuss a game's level design. Kudos for providing the link.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Well, hopefully this little mention will turn more people on to her. Like you said, she's so knowledgeable!

BTW, I'm going to hit her up for an interview in the next week or so. Fingers crossed!