Hayao Miyazaki’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky was Studio Ghiblis’ debut in terms of feature films and is considered a great homage to Jules Verne and Jonathan Swift‘s Gulliver’s Travels – an acknowledged inspiration.
The film starts with a neck breaking sequence of gunshots and bottles to the head as a young girl – Sheeta – attempts to escape her captors from a dirigible. (more…)
Posted by Jan Jacob Mekes under Indie, Reviews
Puzzle games are hot. Professor Layton, Scribblenauts, World of Goo, even Bejeweled, they’re all making headlines, and rightly so. Puzzle games offer a way to escape from the normal world, where bosses, spouses, parents and others make life miserable, to a world where diabolical puzzles make your life miserable instead. But that’s about the only entertainment they offer. A puzzle book by Sam Loyd, no matter how entertaining, just isn’t the same as a novel by Jules Verne. Similarly, a puzzle game can’t replace the profound entertainment that’s offered by a traditional adventure game… or can it?
Enter Puzzle Bots. Puzzle Bots is an ambitious venture, in that it tries to marry two genres that, although related, at first glance appear not to have very much in common: (more…)