Hi, everyone; I'm tarah, otherwise known as lobst. I've drawn a few comics that people have seemed to enjoy, and programmed a game demo that won 10th-place in a 140+ entry game jam despite having no sound. My ability to finish any individual project has been stymied by mental health problems for over a year, but I've been seeking treatment and making progress. I've also been streaming videogames on weekends. Watch this space!
Tomorrow night at 6PM Pacific, I'll be taking a look at AI: The Somnium Files (and possibly also something else, depending on how I end up feeling about AI's script an hour in) over at https://mixer.com/lobst 🔸
Spent way too long tonight prone on my stomach/underneath my bed in numerous attempts to get my Elgato and its assorted cables out of sight and tied to my bed frame in the corner adjacent to the wall. I was ultimately successful, but the process could've done with some additional planning, perhaps
Ring Fit Adventure
I suppose another way of saying it -- most Kinect games were designed more around minigames you controlled with your body than actual exercise; games that weren't specifically targeted to aerobics or dance were either about assuming static poses based on onscreen situations or about moving your hand to control a cursor. Aside from Your Shape 2012 I can't think of any that had you jog in place to make a player avatar run
Ring Fit Adventure
(By "active motions" I mean motions that could be reasonably described as exercise; The Gunstringer, Fable: The Journey, Rise of Nightmares, and Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor didn't exactly get your heart rate up. The only one that comes close is Sonic Free Riders, which in my experience is awful to actually play.)
I think the only thing I actively dislike about this is that it's coming out in October, in the middle of one of the busiest release years the industry has ever had
Ring Fit Adventure
This looks like the exact sort of thing the Kinect promised but was never able to fully deliver on, due to either dodgy accuracy or poor implementation. I can't think of many games that have you actually going through a linear campaign by doing active motions; most Kinect games with campaigns were decidedly low-impact.
(I agree with the Internet consensus that this commercial is directed unnaturally, also)
Starting in ~15 minutes, a fresh playthrough of Anodyne: https://mixer.com/lobst 🔸
happy Dreamcast Day, the soundtrack to Metropolis Street Racer consisted entirely of original tracks composed by Richard Jacques and contains the most pitch-perfect rendition of any Oasis song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_7dwz05gP4
dusting of the Dreamcast because it's 9.9.19, firing up my partner's copy of Metropolis Street Racer and realizing that I'm already familiar with one of the songs on the game's original soundtrack because they'd sent it my way back when we were still in the "sending each other mixtapes" phase of our relationship. :3
Tomorrow at 6:00PM PDT, I'll be continuing my one-shot streams with a fresh replay of the original Anodyne over at https://mixer.com/lobst 🔸
I'm sick of seeing the Cool Billionaire Inventor character. Billionaires aren't cool; they're universally out-of-touch, self-absorbed, and profoundly unimaginative. Show me Tony Stark inventing something that already existed; except it has app integration, it's too expensive to benefit normal people, and five immigrant workers died in its construction.
alternative Mastodon front-ends
Okay, this is next-level stuff right here. Pinafore has a "Wellness" section in its settings which allows you to disable the addictive/toxic social media features: follower, boost and favorite counts as well as the unread notification count. Somebody put a lot of thought into trying to make social media more wholesome. Whether it is at all possible remains to be seen, but wow.
Scalie.club is a tiny, gentle instance of Mastodon, a free, open-source social network! Registered primarily for Lobst and their amazing friends, this instance promises to deliver only the highest-quality posts directly to your desktop. Kobolds welcome! Our mascot, depicted below, is Miriam, a wild Nile monitor lizard. This species was chosen as a mascot for scalie.club because of its impressive aesthetic.