Check it out. This one is great fun. It's $1.99USD as an iPhone application, as a DRM-free MobiPocket eBook (.prc) and as a DRM-free Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) digital download. Steampunk Tales is also available on Amazon Kindle.
From the website:
Emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s and '30s, Steampunk Tales contains first-run, original fiction written by an A+ list of award-winning authors. Issue #4 contains 10 stories, most running between 4,300 to 11,000 words, for an unbelievable price.
My wife, who is taking a class in human anatomy, showed this site to me and I found it both disturbing and fascinating. It's well done, almost too well done.
I picked this one up tonight and it is very well done! The game is something akin to a slow motion Super Monkey Ball or Mercury. It's not bad, but what really shines is that the whole game is packed with Daniel Johnston art.You play the game over Daniel Johnston tunes. It's a riot, and instantly interesting for the die hard fan that I am!
Off in the distance I can hear throngs of non-iPhone-owning fans screaming right now. I know how this goes. When I released the first issue of Steampunk Tales on iPhone only, I was met with a fountain of email from very nice but sad people who sadly couldn't buy the app. "Hi, How are you?" works great on the iPhone and I don't know how you'd do it otherwise. If you're a fan and want to check it out, borrow someone's iPhone or iPod Touch over lunch, spent the $0.99 to get the app and check it out for an hour. I think you'll be glad you did.
The Texas singer and songwriter Daniel Johnston has always poured at least as much of his wild energy into his artwork — brightly colored drawings of a kind of Manichean war in his mind — as he has into his songs. But aside from the stray album cover or concert T-shirt emblazoned with his creations, his art and music rarely come together.
That they have now done so in a video game, released last week for the iPhone, seems somehow fitting in the topsy-turvy career of Mr. Johnston, who has never owned any kind of cellphone, let alone an iPhone, and has no telephone at all in his house in a small town northwest of Houston. (To reach him you have to call his father, next door, who summons Mr. Johnston via intercom.)
Check this out. It's a totally hip, and brand new, steampunk webcomic. Steampunk Tales loves The Continentals. ;)
Crisscrossing the literary genres of murder/mystery, action/adventure, historical drama, horror, science fiction, and steam punk, "The Continentals" by writer/creator Darryl Hughes and artist Monique MacNaughton, creators of the 2007 Glyph Comic Award nominated scifi adventure webcomic "G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures", is a modern re-imagining of the classic 19th century Sherlock Holmesian "who done it" murder mystery created for the 21st century webcomic fan.
Armed with stunning visuals that fully illustrate the despair of the lower class Eastend society, the splendor of high class Westend society, and the darkest hollows and swells that stretch like a gaping abyss from the back alleys to the ballrooms separating the two, The Continentals is a dark twice told tale of murder, intrigue, adventure, and revenge that mines the darkest recesses of the human psyche and turns the light on the core and essence of our psychological being--Identity.