Venture Heads is our series about Silicon Valley VCs and Kool-Aid drinking startups. In this episode, a startup founder pitches our illustrious VCs, Chad and Albert, a new app that allows people to pay for prayers.
Piye Chronicles will be an action-packed side-scrolling game for iOS & Android, based on the Chronicles of Piye comics & graphic novel.
Created by Russia-based Wyse Games, this is a stunning new physics-based game for the iPhone and iPad. Just take a look!
Stay Alight was built using the Corona Framework https://www.coronalabs.com/
Check out this indie action/platform game for iOS and Android phones and tablets. It’s gameplay comes from classical platformers and is tweaked to fit on multi-touch devices. You’ll control Tim, who’s been abducted by alien robots, and who has to save Earth from its doom… wearing a towel and nothing else.
“Money Bunny Blues” was created by Ellen Coons of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. This stop motion short is both quirky and idiosyncratic. We love Ellen’s handmade universe replete with coins, fruit and household objects, like candy, playing cards, etc.
Ian Cheng’s creative use of motion capture is a lot of fun. Cheng says of his first commissioned piece:
“For Brats, I used a familiar animated narrative– hapless hunter vs. terroristic rabbit– as a format to grow a garden of signature motions. This collection of motions becomes material to recompose a new non-narrative choreography that animates the bodies of Liars. The Brats video documents this entropic haunting– from the ingredients of familiar meaning arises the terror of reckless non-meaning. A dog wanders indifferently through the animation, true to its nature.”
We’re seeing a lot of good animations coming out of Israel these days! Neta Cohen’s wild “Tap To Retry” is a wonderful mix of stop-motion paper and dazzling eye-candy. Cohen graduated from the department of visual communication at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem recently.
Here’s a sneak peek at “Battlezone: Airhunt”. This game is still in development. It will be an action-packed war game in atmospheric environments. You’ll be able to control a super helicopter and must fight and survive while surrounded by enemies.