The Cut Out Mash-Up Exhibition At Alex Hamilton Art Studio
The latest exhibition at the Alex Hamilton Art Studio in Cape Town featured papercraft, vintage mashups, steel artworks, and a stencilled flock of birds.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 10 September 2014  |  View Comments

It's been a while since I last wrote about an exhibition at artist Alex Hamilton's studio in Woodstock, Cape Town, although he usually runs a new one every four months or so under a loose theme that's really just an excuse to gather some great art in one place and have a bit of a party. Read on...



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Indie Game News Roundup: Monument Valley Wins Awards, Indie Games To Shine At PAX Prime, And Gryphon Knight Epic Unveils More Teasers

It's a busy time for indie games (although, to be honest, when isn't it?). Monument Valley has been winning awards, indie games will be in the spotlight at the PAX Prime expo in Seattle, The Nightmare Cooperative has gone mobile, and find out how you can get the Duet soundtracks for free - it's all in this roundup. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 August 2014  |  View Comments


News: Blow Up Enemies In Cavern Kings, Which Is On To Its Stretch-Goal Funding On Kickstarter

Cavern Kings is an action platform game designed to test your reflexes and determination as you power through a never-ending series of levels filled with enemies. It features pixel art and a chiptune-inspired soundtrack and is looking for a little extra help through Kickstarter to reach stretch goals and pay for the expertise of a couple of professionals to add final polish to the game. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 August 2014  |  View Comments


Recipe: Bourbon Vanilla Extract
A ubiquitous ingredient in nearly every sweet recipe from cakes to bread, vanilla extract ranges in quality and price but it's surprisingly easy to make at home with two ingredients and six weeks' worth of patience and restraint.
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 27 August 2014  |  View Comments

Homemade vanilla extract is made by infusing a liquor with all or part of a vanilla bean. The liquor you use will impact the flavour and should always be at least 40% abv (alcohol by volume or 80 proof). This recipe uses bourbon because of its complex flavour and dark colour. Specifically, I use Burnside Bourbon from Eastside Distilling in Portland, Oregon, because of its natural sweet finish and light body. A similar bourbon would be Bulleit or any bourbon that has honey or strong fruit notes rather than a taste profile that is characterised as bold, peppery, or spicy. The idea is that you want the vanilla to stand out but also round out the flavours. Read on...





News: Help To Fund Gryphon Knight Epic, A 2D Action Shoot 'Em Up Fantasy Game

Jump on your pixel gryphon and shoot your way through a diverse selection of environments and enemies in Gryphon Knight Epic, a new game looking for funding assistance through Kickstarter. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 August 2014  |  View Comments


News: The World's Biggest LEGO Exhibition Is Heading For South Africa

Millions (possibly billions) of LEGO bricks are heading for South Africa in time for the summer holidays in the form of the The Art Of The Brick exhibition, which will feature approximately 70 sculptures and artworks by US artist Nathan Sawaya. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 August 2014  |  View Comments


Updates For Mountain Add Cool Items And Extra Features... But The Haters Keep Hating
Mountain, the game that gave reviewers all over the world an existential crisis last month, has recently received updates for iOS and desktop operating systems that not only fixed a few bugs but also added extra functionality and lots of new items. Additionally, last week the game was finally released on Steam and Amazon Apps, and for Android.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 25 August 2014  |  View Comments

While a bunch of people who have never played Mountain continue to complain about how it's not a game and it's the end of the world for gaming (and so forth) actual owners of the "ambient procedural mountain game", as developer David OReilly likes to call it, have been delighted to receive two updates in the past month that have added new content and abilities. Read on...



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Rare Japanese Whiskies Go On Auction In Hong Kong
Today a large selection of rare Japanese whiskies and Scotch was offered on auction in Hong Kong. Here is a small selection of some of the more interesting lots, as well as the breathtaking amounts that they fetched.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 15 August 2014  |  View Comments

Auction house Bonhams Hong Kong offered up a massive collection of Japanese and rare collections for auction today at the Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery in Hong Kong. The collection comprised 264 lots, featured 177 lots of Japanese whiskies (the largest collection ever seen in Asia), as well as a number of rare Scotch offerings from brands such as The Macallan, Talisker, and Highland Park. There were also, for some reason, three rums in the auction. Read on...


News: Monument Valley Sells A Million Copies, Releases The Soundtrack, And Ignores (Paying) Fans' Complaining, Complaining, Complaining

Puzzle game Monument Valley, which is available for iOS and Android devices, recently passed the one-million-downloads milestone. Its success has meant that the development team is expanding (for a little while) and fans can now purchase the soundtrack to continue to enjoy the experience long after they've completed the levels. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 25 July 2014  |  View Comments


Velocity Graphic Anthology 4 Is Out - And Heading For San Diego Comic-Con
South African and Australian comics are once again heading to San Diego Comic-Con to feature during a panel discussion on comics from the Southern Hemisphere, which will be presented by Velocity Graphic Anthology's publishers. This year, among other stand-out local comics, Velocity Graphic Anthology 4 will be showcased, which was launched earlier this month in Cape Town.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 July 2014  |  View Comments

The version 1.2.1 update of Disco Zoo was recently released for both iOS and Android. The update adds a few minor changes to the game, some graphics tweaks, and a large amount of new content, including two new areas to unlock, 12 new animal species to collect, and hats and balls that you can purchase to decorate your animals and entertain them. Read on...


Indie Game News Roundup: Travel To The Edge Of Minecraft, Make Games SA, A Monument Valley Teaser, And An Existential Mountain Manifests

In our latest update we cover Shovel Knight's controversial release; examine a mountain simulator that is testing the sanity of gamers and games reviewers; watch a cart travel to the end of the world in Minecraft; and learn more about the Make Games SA initiative from Desktop Dungeons' developers. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 11 July 2014  |  View Comments


A Look At Disco Zoo's v1.2.1 Update: Hats, Balls, And Outer Space
It's time to start rescuing space animals from the Moon in the version 1.2.1 update of Disco Zoo, a mobile game for iOS and Android devices. Plus, let your animals entertain themselves with balls and amuse yourself by dressing them up in fancy hats.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 10 July 2014  |  View Comments

The version 1.2.1 update of Disco Zoo was recently released for both iOS and Android. The update adds a few minor changes to the game, some graphics tweaks, and a large amount of new content, including two new areas to unlock, 12 new animal species to collect, and hats and balls that you can purchase to decorate your animals and entertain them. Read on...



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News: iPhoneographySA 2014 Has Launched - Get Snapping

The fourth iPhoneographySA competition has just been launched, in which anyone with an iPhone and a passion for photography can enter up to five photographs and possibly win great prizes, including iPad mini tablets and MacBook Air notebooks. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 26 June 2014  |  View Comments


News: Whisky Live Is Back In Cape Town - Here's What You Need To Know

It's been nearly two years but the Whisky Live experience has finally returned to Cape Town. Here's a quick insider's guide as to what to expect, as well as some (secret) highlights from the opening night. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 20 June 2014  |  View Comments


Exclusive: Stray: Issue One Cover Reveal And Finished Artwork
Stray is a new comics series that has been in development thanks to the help of Kickstarter backers and an enthusiastic comics community. The first issue was recently revealed digitally to backers and brainwavez.org has an exclusive reveal of the other cover art that nobody knew had been completed, as well as a showcase of some of the first issue's inks and colours to whet your appetite.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 June 2014  |  View Comments

Stray is a new creator-owned four-issue comic series by Vito Delsante (words and lettering) in the US and Sean Isaakse (art) in South Africa, which I briefly mentioned in a comics-news roundup in April. It's the story of a child superhero, the Rottweiler, who eventually hangs up his spandex and joins the real world as Rodney Weller but then is brought back into crime fighting as an adult in order to solve the murder of his mentor. Read on...


Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The X-Men's past and future collides in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. With the future looking bleak it's up to Wolverine to travel to the past and enlist the help of the younger versions of Professor X and Magneto, who come with their own complications, to change the timeline and save mutanity. Read on...
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 22 May 2014  |  View Comments





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★ 2013: Syndicated In The South African
E-Book Editions Of The Shining Girls By
Lauren Beukes

(ISBN: 9781415205044 (ePub))
(ISBN: 9781415205051 (PDF))
"Designing The Shining Girls Covers: We Go Behind The Scenes With Joey Hi-Fi"

★ 2011: Excerpts Syndicated In The South African Re-Release Edition Of Moxyland By Lauren Beukes
(ISBN: 9781431401864)
"Interview: Lauren Beukes, South African Author Of Moxyland"

★ 2011: Featured On Neatorama
"10 Classic Fictional Music Videos From TV's Past (And Present)"Neatorama Link ]

★ 2010: Featured On Neatorama
"10 Classic Speculative-Fiction Works Reinterpreted As Word Clouds"Neatorama Link ]

★ 2010 South African Blog Awards
Winner, Best Post On A South African Blog, for "Marketing District 9: The Web"

★ 2010: Mentioned On io9
"Bid On The Zoo City Bares"io9 Link ]

★ 2010: Syndicated In The South African Edition Of Zoo City By Lauren Beukes
(ISBN: 9781770098183)
"Designing The Zoo City Cover"

★ 2009 South African Blog Awards
Runner up, Best Post On A South African Blog, for "The Anti-Connoisseur's Guide To A Walk In The African Bush"

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