TUMBLR OF THE DAY: Jim'll Paint it – Surreal MS Paint pictures, by request
"You name it, I'll paint it. On paint". That's the strapline to the Jim'll Paint It tumblr blog, the one thing that's keeping this tired Tech Digest hack chuckling through to the weekend. It's bloody amazing. It's a simple premise…
Gaming as Art – Tag: The Power of Paint
Click play on the video above. You’re watching a walkthrough of an innovative indie game called Tag: The Power of Paint, developed by a group of students from the DigiPen Institute of Technology.
It’s a first-person platformer where you spray your surroundings with different coloured paint to progress. Green paint makes you jump, red paint makes you go faster, and blue paint allows you to climb walls. It’s all cel-shaded, and looks like a wonderful cross between Mirror’s Edge and The Unfinished Swan.
It’s a free 55MB download from here (via Game:Life).
More Games/Art crossover: Counterstrike map based on Van Gogh painting | The Unfinished Swan
A lick of paint could stop Wi-Fi leeching neighbours
Home decoration and technology doesn’t usually sit well together, but here’s an idea from boffins at the University of Tokyo who have come up with an aluminium-iron oxide paint that can absorb the electromagnetic waves at frequencies typically used by Wi-Fi.
In other words, painting your walls with this stuff could stop your wireless signal from leaking into neighbouring houses.
Interesting concept, but surely it would be much simpler to install some basic security on the wireless router?…
Gaming as Art: The Unfinished Swan
The Unfinished Swan is a forthcoming indie game / tech demo, made in XNA by a chap called Ian Dallas. It’s set in a completely white world, and you’re equipped with splats of black paint which you use to view the area around you. The goal is to find your way to the exit…
Shiny Video Review: Skypephone S2
This is the Skypephone S2, which we covered more extensively here. I thought you’d appreciate my thoughts after using it for a month or so as a secondary phone. Its dongle functionality sustained us through an Apple press conference with no WiFi and two weeks of no internet, having just moved into a new flat.