Designing Astrobase Command User Interface

The datapad will allow players to access information about and control what happens on their astrobase.

Our newest post unveils our newly redesigned datapad, now in glorious 3D. We also talk about some of the considerations in designing the interface and icons that we will be using. You can read the entire entry at www.astrobasecommand.com

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Astrobase Command Greenlit on January 7th!

Sweet success!

Sweet success!

I know it has been a while, so let me begin by wishing all of you a belated 2014! I hope the year will be a stellar one for everyone.

We’ve been busily working on Astrobase Command from within our super secret hideout deep under an ancient volcano, so it’s easy to so get carried away with our experiments that we forget to post updates. I mean, sharks with missiles AND lasers on their heads don’t just build themselves, you know?

Anyhow, I wanted to take a minute to celebrate some pretty momentous news: Steam greenlit Astrobase Command on January 7th. This is superb, and has us bouncing off of our lair’s walls. What a wonderful way to kick off our work for the next year!

You can follow our progress on Twitter @jellyfish_games, and on our website: www.astrobasecommand.com

Behind the Scenes: Sesame Street in the ’70s

I found a link to the following Tumblr site floating on Twitter today. It shows several candid behind the scenes shots taken from the sets of Sesame Street back in the ’70s. These are probably from some of the episodes that many of us grew up on. They bring back lots of memories, and manage to spark marvel in my heart as they hint at the work and technical expertise needed to pull off what looks like an effortless performance to entertain kids.

As a side note, I hadn’t realized that Ray Kurzweil had a part on the show. I mean, who else could that be with the bow tie and white suspenders?* He must have figured out his life-prolongation bit a while back, because he certainly hasn’t aged since this shot was taken.

Mr. Kurzweil’s homies hangin’ out on da Zezmee Street.

As you can tell from the image below, the resemblance is uncanny. You’ll probably never be able to watch Sesame Street in the same light again. Sorry for ruining your childhood for you.

Mr. Kurzweil, time traveller?

 

* Please note that any resemblance with current Google guru Ray Kurzweil is entirely theoretical and may simply be an indication that he will at some point in time perfect time travel.