Geek Project Roundup
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Things have been looking mighty awesome for geeks, fans, and gamers on Kickstarter lately. We’ve got everything from sweet multiplayer FPS games to cosplay-inspired music videos and Whedon-inspired theater! All that’s left is for somebody, ANYBODY (*cough* Nathan Fillion *cough*) to bring back Firefly and that should pretty much cover the rest. In the meantime…
For those of you who want, nay demand, the highest quality visual experience in your first-person shooters, ORION: Prelude has answered the call. I’ve watched ORION’s game trailer about eight times now because it’s just that good. The media has been giving ORION lots of love, describing it as “HALO meets Jurassic Park,” and if you check out that trailer, you’ll see why. This is one Multiplayer Beta you will NOT want to miss. Bonus: Creator David Prassel has been super at answering any questions you might have about the game, including “What types of dinosaurs will there be, and can you ride them?”
While at San Diego Comic Con, singer-songwriter Todd A encountered a young, beautiful cosplayer dressed as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. He did what any proper music geek would do and wrote a song about the experience, aptly titled “Selina, I’m a Wreck.” He’s currently in the process of making a music video for the song, where he’ll be dressed as — you guessed it — Batman. Insider Question: Will he drop his vocals three octaves to properly play the role?
The world needs more Joss Whedon, and thankfully his fans are about as earnest and creatively prolific as they come! Theater group Pineapple-Shaped Lamps is producing their very own live version of Whedon’s fabulously popular “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.” The show will premiere in Wilmington, N.C. at the Browncoat Pub & Theater (Go Browncoats!!) and based on their pitch video, it looks like things are coming along sinisterly. Remember: It’s all about the evil laugh.
If too many FPS games are giving you carpal tunnel and heart palpitations, you might want to try out Robert Boyd’s humorous 16-bit RPG Cthulhu Saves the World. It’s on Xbox Live Indie Games already, and based on the early enthusiastic response to the project, it’ll be coming to your PC very soon. Goodbye productivity, hello Cthulhu!