Aug 22

League of Legends: More Important than Real Life?

The comedy duo of Mark and Alex return for a fifth outing in “LEAGUE OF LEGENDS:  MORE IMPORTANT THAN REAL LIFE?”  This short film seeks to answer the age-old question:  “Does League of Legends take precedence over significant life events, like weddings?”  The answer is yes may surprise you in this brand-spankety new video!

(Special thanks to Molly and Casey Cleary for letting us film at their wedding)

Aug 14

Camp Fangamer 2016: A Recap

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Another Camp Fangamer has come and gone, and it left in its wake countless unforgettable memories.  It was amazing to once again celebrate the Mother series with others in such a huge, unique way.  Every year I’m taken aback at how warm and friendly the Mother community continues to be, and the experience of bonding at a weekend camp with these people is always special.  If you weren’t able to attend, I highly recommend checking out the archived Twitch stream.  Here’s to another Camp Fangamer, someday in the not-so-distant future…

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that we created some new video content while at the camp!  Here’s a brief summary of what we did:

  • We entered the 36-hour film fest at camp, which required us to come up with a movie in the hotel during the convention, film it, edit it, and do visual effects for it – all in the span of roughly two days.  What we came up with was a commercial for an exciting new app – Porkymon Go.  Starring Phil, reprising his role as Pokey/Porky from our Earthbound series, and featuring many returners from last year’s camp-concocted short film The Amiibonator!  Watch our Porkymon Go video here!
  • The film was screened on Sunday, so we also have a live version of the short available.  You can hear audience reactions and watch us get a styrofoam head with a photograph of Alfred Hitchcock taped to the front win the prestigious Hitchcock award!  Watch it here!  We’d also highly recommend checking out all the other films people created at the camp – a ton of really awesome creativity springing out of the strange alternate reality that is Camp Fangamer.
  • Speaking of the film fest, we helped Steve Campos and Dan Moore of Fangamer fame shoot a commercial about the film festival!  Watch that here!
  • Finally, there’s a number of goofball moments we captured around the convention (Coming soon to the Kommander Krunchy channel)

Aug 07

Threepcast Episode 15: A Podcaster I Was Meant to Be

Threepcast Episode 15

After a summer hiatus, everyone’s favorite adventure game podcast is back to review The Curse of Monkey Island, third in the legendary Monkey Island series.  Elliott, Anton, and Phil dive deep into discussing the game’s development history, abandoned puzzles and cutscenes that didn’t make it to the final game, and the game’s mysterious connection to Monkey Island 2.  Also, did we mention we really like this game?  Basically nothing wrong with this game here mateys.

Next time, the Threepcasters will check into Hotel Dusk:  Room 215.

Show notes:
The Pirate Curse of Monkey Island (1995 design document courtesy of Aric Wilmunder): http://www.wilmunder.com/Arics_World/Games_files/1995%2008%2029%20Curse%20of%20Monkey%20Island.compressed.pdf
Further LucasArts game design documents (also courtesy of Aric Wilmunder!): http://www.wilmunder.com/Arics_World/Games.html
Plank of Love Lyrics:  http://scummbar.com/games/index.php?game=3&sub=info&todo=12

May 30

Threepcast Episode 14: Dial Z for Zork

Threepcast Episode 14

In this episode of Threepcast, your hosts the Ridgways venture back to the dawn of adventure gaming to play the landmark text adventure game – Zork I: The Great Underground Empire.  Discussion includes the history of Zork, how it influenced later games, and whether the game is still palatable for modern gamers.  But don’t listen to this podcast in the dark – you are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Next time, we journey back to Monkey Island for a third time to review The Curse of Monkey Island.

Show notes:
Get Lamp:  The Text Adventure Documentary:  http://www.getlamp.com/
Minecraft Zork I Map:  http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/maps/1465544-adv-zork-craft-1-0-release
Tapping into the Origins of Zork (GameTap Interview with Dave Lebling):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToEllOW2r1Y

May 09

Threepcast Minisode 2: Day of the Niggles

Threepcast Minisode 2

This minisode of Threepcast covers the brand-new, long-awaited Day of the Tentacle Remastered! Elliott, Anton and Alex go into (somewhat) excruciating detail about version differences, and we discuss the pros / cons of the game’s artwork, music, remastered voices, interface, and bonus features.

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