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It’s hard to believe that Exit Wounds is a work of fiction. Set in the city of Tel Aviv in 2002, the book revolves around an unidentified victim of a terrorist bombing. The story begins when Koby, the main character, …

Between 2001 and 2010, Brian Clevinger went from an amateur webcomic author to a professional comic book writer, sought after by  Marvel and DC. This nine year span also marks the life of 8-bit Theatre, a free, online serial …

The lines blur whether the Legend of Sword and Fairy (仙劍奇俠傳) is more a Chinese soap opera or a roleplaying game. The Legend of Sword and Fairy (LOSF) exists in both forms, as a PC roleplaying …

Don’t let its primitive graphics fool you; Minecraft may just be the next big thing in gaming. With its chunky pixel-art aesthetic and loosely bound gameplay, Minecraft is already a poster child for the indie game development movement. Its founding …

SHIFT, a Japan-based international online magazine that features creative culture, has announced the continuation of their short films and calendar competition for 2011-2012. (Last year’s results were quite impressive.) The details for submission have been included below.

DOTMOV Festival

The story goes that Wang Momo (王卯卯), an undergraduate at the Communication University of China, was doodling on her blog one day and came up with a peculiar yet distinct rabbit-like creature. Built with Snoopy proportions, it also had no …

The Postgal Workshop (猫室) has become the champion of homegrown animation in Hong Kong. Its recent comic book and animated shorts series, Din Dong (癲噹), went from being a local indie favorite to being aired on Japanese TV. Din

Almost twenty years after its publication, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (1992) is still the best reference point for a “serious” comic book or graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Art Spiegelman, Maus tells the story of Spiegelman’s father’s Holocaust experience …

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (2011) is a fantastic game and social media experiment that is, for better or worse, wrapped up in its own hype. Its makers have described their work as “a brave experiment in Input Output Cinema,” …

Mass Effect 2 is a hybrid action and roleplaying game (RPG) set in a sci-fi world. It was first released by Canadian game studio Bioware in 2010 and is the second game in a trilogy.

The first thing I noticed …

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