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Swell!

June 5th, 2008 by Antti Hukkanen

Arttu, a swell guy who helped with the editing of the Iron Sky demo/teaser, is a really active fellow. Now he’s been involved in the design of an intriguing online game called Swell. Well, maybe calling it an online game gives the wrong impression. The designers themselves call it a “web riddle”.

Swell is a collection of clues – mostly visual ones – making up a set of “levels”. The goal is to discover the way to the next level until the end is reached. (I’m told there is an end, but it’s not easy to reach, and anyway the game is expanding.) Advancement generally happens by figuring out the URL of the next level, or finding a link and thinking of a password. There’s a social aspect, in that there’s an IRC channel dedicated to discussing Swell.

While it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, Swell is pretty much guaranteed to hold your interest if you’re into puzzles and brain games. Personally, I fell for the Finnish geocaching/riddle game “Tajunnanvirta” (a version of Igor Naverniouk’s Funny Farm) some time ago, so if you like those, you might get a kick out of Swell as well. If not, well, you should try everything once. It seems that something… familiar can be found later on…

The address where Swell resides is http://swell.kapsi.fi.

Urban Star Wars.

April 21st, 2008 by Jarmo Puskala

To keep an eye out what people are talking abotu us I’ve subscribed to Google Alerts for terms like “Star Wreck” and “Iron Sky”. Quite often these alerts have something that’s got absolutely nothing to do with us, most often it is bad poetry in the lines of “…something something something, under the iron sky…”

Now and then there’s something awesome, like this blog post entitled “Star Wreck” about pictures of Urban Star Wars…

Urban Star Wars

Nobody seems to know the source, but here are some more.

Blogging from Sauna

March 17th, 2008 by Timo Vuorensola

(As much as I know that this blogpost will be getting the biggest amounts of spam ever, because it has the word ‘Sauna’ in it (foreign spambots obviously think that it’s somehow sex-related…) – our previous spam-magnet has been Atte’s post “Itävaltalaisessa saunassa“, I’m still happy to be writing about it. :)

The Bronson Club -guys have started blogging about their adventures in making the scariest horror-film ever, Sauna. It’s an interesting journey, they are right at this moment shooting in Prague, burning barns and all that… So if you want to have a good view on the production of an interesting film, that’s a good place to start.

Sauna blog.

Trektease.

January 21st, 2008 by Jarmo Puskala

Star Trek teaser.

So everyone and their kitchen sink has blogged this, but the first teaser for J.J. Abrams helmed Star Trek is officially out in it’s full HD glory.

It doesn’t show much, but the Enterprise on drydock looks very good. My personal jury is still out on whether I’m waiting for this film or not. I loved the first season of Lost as much as anyone, but honestly, MI:III was load of old, unwashed pants. Only less interesting.

And being on the subject of old pants, who the hell decided the Finnish premiere for Cloverfield should be 29th of February? It’s a pure internet-hype movie built on mystery. I’m from the internets and I demand everything here and now. Not over a month later when everyone has gotten so tired of the monster they can’t spell Sparta.