Steambirds: Survival: Goodbye Handcrafted Levels Steambirds: Survival, the sequel to our original steampunk airplane strategy game was just released today. You can go play it right now at Steambirds.com. Steambirds: Survival takes place on a grim fall morning at the start of the Battle of London. The British forces are taken by surprise as thousands of Axis steam-planes descend upon the doomed city. Outnumbered and outgunned, your heroic mission is to delay the invaders long enough that a handful of civilians might escape the genocidal gas attacks. What if we built a version of Steambirds that relied entirely on randomly generated levels where planes came at you in ever increasing waves? At first, we randomly spawned planes and saw how the game played out. No preferred perspective: We were forced experience the gameplay from a variety of perspectives. As designers, we have access to a much broader exploration of the space created by a set of game rules than is available to the player. Level design vs initial conditions
Steampunk Tales Steampunk University 30 Habits that Will Change your Life Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. This way you will have the time to fully absorb each of them, while still seeing significant improvements each month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits.
The Steampunk Workshop | Technology & Romance - Fashion, Style, & Science Steampunk and The New Victorians Steampunk aka The New Victorians is a wonderful new trend. Some say this vintage industrial steam era inspired interior and fashion trend was solidified with the amazing interiors of Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams hit the scene. Their design of hospitality spaces across the board is amazing! Have you see the trend popping up? images via roman and williams, cote maison, mikkel vang, house beautiful, my sparrow and glamour
SteamPunk Magazine The Clockwork Cabaret™ template Finishing Your Novel “A writer is someone who finishes.” -- Thomas Farber This section is for you if: You’ve started a novel but are having trouble finishing it, or You want to start a novel but aren’t sure you’ll be able to finish it. I’ve been writing novels (and teaching about writing novels) for twenty years, and one thing I’ve learned is how to finish. This section is about how to handle those things. Finishing a novel (or any kind of writing project) is a transformational experience. A long time ago, something funny happened to me. I thought I was a writer. And then my house burned down. So I made some notes on the book I remembered best, flew to Thailand, and wrote the whole thing in seven weeks. This area of the site is based on what I've learned since then.
Brass Goggles:The lighter side of Steampunk Posted by proteus on December 23rd,2013 Two things I love in one photo: [via Brian Kesinger’s Tea Girls] Posted by proteus on October 17th,2013 A Steampunk Badminton tournament sounds like a fantastic idea. Posted by proteus on October 11th,2013 Our Forum User “Bolt Face” brings this lovely coverage of a Steampunk Coffee House from The Chive: Image from The Chive Many more images in the original article, and a discussion here on our forums. This clock may not be exactly “steampunk”, but it certainly tickles the dials-and-knobs delight! [Via Boing Boing] Posted by proteus on October 8th,2013 Described as inspired by Steampunk and Warhammer-like games, Diesel Tactics looks like an interesting project that’s still in development. Posted by proteus on February 28th,2013 Hand made from savaged Arbutus, Western Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, these articulated Steamy Icarus wings are a beautiful handmade addition to any dirigible captain’s safety gear: And they’re not just static decoration, either: (more…)
Ten Incredible Steampunk Guitars Image: Molly FriedrichAll images courtesy of the artists/photographers and used with permission. There’s nothing wrong with a regular guitar — and electric guitars are of course arguably the coolest of modern instruments — but after seeing the creations we've collected here, you might look at the old six-stringer you have lying around and suddenly think it's a bit boring. Customizing — or in this case, steampunking — your guitar will add so much to its esthetic potential. 10. Image: Emil One thing immediately evident about Steve Brooks’ steampunk guitar, dubbed “The Grand Experiment,” is its intricate brasswork. This beauty was snapped by Flickr photographer Emil, aka Egkg1, at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, MA, where it was on display in December 2010. 9. Image: Rob Lee Creator Jeff Ritzmann of Thunder Eagle Guitars built this V-shaped monster a few years ago. 8. Image: Allyson Cikor 7. Image: Celentano Woodworks 6. Image: Chris 5. Image: Scott MacDonald 4.