I recently started playing a game on the iPhone called Eliss. At first glance it does not look like much, but once you start playing you learn that it’s an amazing game. It’s a very unlikely kind of strategy game, unlike anything I’ve seen before and it fully takes advantage of the iPhone’s multi-touch capabilities. It’s also got really nice and low tech, almost old school, graphics and the sound effects and the music goes really well with the game.
I’m on level 8 and it’s really challenging and there are 12 more to go. Keeps you busy for sure, and definitely worth the $1.20 I spent buying it.
Here’s another video I discovered through Simple’s Twitter page. It’s an edit from some of the demos that were going on at the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark not so long ago. A large portion of the team is featued in this one and the credits for the edit goes out to Badjo.
Peter Grünfeldt rides for Simple, he’s been on the team since the start. Jesper Stern made an edit of some of Peter’s more recent riding. I found the link to the edit on Simple’s new Twitter page. Check that from time to time why don’t’cha? Jesper also has a bunch of other edits up on his Vimeo channel. Be sure to check them out.
In other Peter news, it seems like the poor bugger has broken his collarbone. Not fun! Get better soon buddy!
There’s one thing that completely hate doing. That is recording my personal greeting for my voicemail service on my mobile phone. I think it really sucks hearing my own recorded voice. And just yesterday I remembered that on my computer I have a few different synthetic voices that can read text out to you. So I just typed out my message and let my computer say it for me — in true geek fashion.
I might be slow, since this has been up on TheComeUp for a day or two now, but now was the first time I saw this edit and I figued I’d post it here anyway. It’s a garage ramp edit from the Tempered Bikes guys. It’s short and sweet and has a nice soundtrack. I dig the setup they have there. And btw, be sure to be on the lookout for Tempered Bikes new products that are coming out. They’ve got some interesting stuff on the way, for sure.
Simple Bike Co. now has a page of its own on everyones favorite social networking site Facebook. Go there and do a search for “Simple Bike Co.” and be sure to become a fan. Also, there is an update on the site with more photos from the team and their roadtrip in Sweden and Denmark. Also, Niels has an interview on DataBMX (scroll down for English).
“Birth of a Hero” is the name of a font, by Last Soundtrack, that I’ve seen a lot in graphic design over the past year or so. It’s a nice kinda modern looking distressed style font, which is so very popular in graphic design nowadays (I’m guilty too).
See the four examples below, where two are from Proper Bike Co’s packaging. I know that three examples hardly justifies the term over-used, but I’m sure I’ve seen it in a bunch of other BMX related media and design. It’s just that I’m really shit at remembering little things like that.
PS. Birth of a Hero a free font and can be downloaded from dafont.com, where you can also check out the other fonts by the guy responsible for giving birth to the hero.
The new Focalpoint DVD, The Waiting List, is now available. On the disc is also another full length feature; Defero Video Mag which covers more of the Australian BMX community — Defero actually means “Community” in latin, which I guess makes sense.
Buy it from the FP online store now, or get it at your local bmx store that carries FP stuff.