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Sup, Holmes? - March 14th, 2013

Jonathan Holmes of the eponymous “Sup Holmes” webshow was kind enough to have me on as a guest this week! You can listen to/watch the whole thing here:

Or check out the post on Destructoid right thurr

Huge thanks to Jonathan for the opportunity to speak to such a huge audience about my work. I started out making obscure-ass adventure games and now it’s showing up as news on one of the major gaming websites. That is bananas. It’s more than bananas. It’s papayas.

Easter Egg Hunt - July 23rd, 2008

I’m not sure how many of these count as “Easter Eggs,” but here are some fun things to try in Nanobots.

PhotobucketPick up or push the other bots

PhotobucketAnalyze the necklace, balloon, computer monitor, gumball machine, etc.

PhotobucketPut all the bots onto one tile and then have Strongbot push something at them

PhotobucketLook at the books 2x

PhotobucketZoom in near the vanishing point of the final image, northeast of the island

PhotobucketDial 911 on the cell phone

PhotobucketHit F8…whoops, sorry, that’s the Easter Egg in Spooks.

Perfect way to waste some time if it’s as rainy where you are as it is here.

Fan Art! - November 12th, 2007

Hooray! This makes me so happy. BioJ a.k.a. Mutajon has made me some Spooks fan art out of Fimo clay:

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Mortia & Spooks

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Bug’s eye view.

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Mortia’s new haircut (she only had four curls in the game, but this is probably how she looked in the 80s). Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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Too artsy for this blog!

This makes me want to do more creative things. I really should’ve majored in arts and crafts.

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Life Goal #26 - November 7th, 2007

Well, I did it. I finally managed to use the word “douchebag” four times in a 4-panel comic. Time to retire.

Speaking of life goals, this review of Spooks made me seriously rethink the crossover appeal of adventure games: The Unscathed Corpse (possibly NSFW). Vince pointed it out to me. I thought it was a regular game blog until I noticed the other links/blog posts. How is it that my game got reviewed on a site that is primarily devoted to fetish porn? My life keeps getting weirder.

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Introductions - March 26th, 2007

Let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves. I’ll start.

My name is Erin Robinson, a.k.a. The Ivy. I’m a 20-year-old cartoonist and adventure game developer. This website is a cross between a museum and a design course, except that you can take things from the museum and you’re not getting graded on the course. So it’s pretty much freeloader’s paradise in website form. Welcome!

Right now “Spooks” is the only game available on the games page, but hopefully we’ll have a new addition in a few weeks and I can finally get around to working on Skyward. So many secrets! There’s a tiny clue as to what my next game will be somewhere on this site…but that’s all I’ll say for now.

You may have noticed the “tutorials” page up there next to games and comics. I don’t pretend to be an expert, but I’ve learned a few things about game design in my work on Spooks, Skyward (in progress), and that other oh-so-secret project. I’ve also been doing weekly comics for a comedy paper for three years.

That’s about everything for now. Stay tuned, updates will be happening at least once a week. Mad props to Tim the Web Guy for setting the whole thing up for me.


~The Ivy~
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