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Emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology.

226 pages of conversation, research, opinion, analysis. Step into artists' studios and workshops to discover the faces, personalities, and processes behind important work. Learn more!

HOLO is brought to you by the people behind CreativeApplications.Net

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    ming_mecca_01

03/05/2013 / Games, Objects

Ming Mecca combines the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console. Created with love for all things retrofuture, an ontological toy and a videogame easel, Ming Mecca brings to you fingertips a comprehensive set of classic videogame design parameters, from ...
    Empty_Black_04 copy

18/09/2012 / Games, Javascript

We don't often come across games created in HTML5, especially those that leave a strong impression, but Empty Black by Mary Rose Cook is one special exception. In this minimal but rich platformer you play a square, throw crates to solve puzzles, use ...
    sensible_software_06 copy

12/09/2012 / Games

The definitive biography of Sensible Software, one of the world's most pioneering and best-loved games companies, and the flagship title for Read-Only Memory, a new publishing company specialising in high-quality video game products needs your support to bring this wonderful ...
    BlissBomb_Stimulant_Sifteo_04 copy

31/08/2012 / Objects, Other

When Sifteo Cubes launched back in 2011, Stimulant created an application LoopLoop for which they shared two 2012 Interaction Design Awards with Sifteo. When asked if they would like to play with some next-generation hardware, they couldn't resist. The result is BlissBomb, an ...
    FOTONICA_03x

21/07/2011 / Games

Created by Santa Ragione, a micro game-studio based in Milan, Fotonica is a "Pay What You Want" first person game about jumping, sense of speed and discovery. The key is timing, the goal is exploring and traveling flawlessly through the environment. The setting ...
    excitebike3x

16/05/2011 / Games, openFrameworks

Created by Matt Ruby, ALT CTRL is a series of works that examine the way we interact with digital systems through the use of experimental interfaces. The three major works in this series are Excitebike, Sympathy for Pacman, and Swap Meet. ...
    gamemuseum00

11/03/2011 / Games, openFrameworks

The interactive installation „Game Milestones“ is located in the new permanent exhibition of the Computer Game Museum Berlin. Created by The Product a berlin-based spatial and media-related design practice, the installation includes a wall of cubes (refereed to as 'pixels') displaying the most ...
    hwd-corp-000x

01/03/2011 / Games, Objects

Created by Roger Ibars (2002–2011), Hard-wired devices combines game controllers and alarm clocks. Daniel puts it beautifully "frees the controller from it’s console and lets the beauty of it’s interface to sing". Each item includes manufacturer, designer, serial number, newly mapped control ...
    Space Physics 1/2

28/01/2011 / Android, Games

Released in 2009 and developed by Camel Games, Space Physics is ... (ok, you guessed), a physics game for Android with something like, let's say, a "neo-retro-gaming-tron-like" design. Your goal is to help a little green ball reach a shiny star ...
    hazard_development_00

21/12/2010 / Games

Nominated as the finalist for IGF 2011, Hazard: The Journey Of Life, created by Alexander Bruce aka Demruth is a philosophical first person single player environmental puzzle game. Built using Unreal Engine 3, Hazard is a response to the monotony of popular ...
    sampleton00

01/12/2010 / iPhone, Sound

Artist Paul Slocum, inspired by keyboards of the 80's like Casio SK-1 and Yamaha, created Sampleton, an iPhone application that allows you to sample sounds and play them on the keyboard. In addition, a number of tempos are available to work ...
    horrorvacui200

29/11/2010 / Games, iPad, iPhone

Latest game from Shaun Inman, Horror Vacui 2 is a two-player abstract strategy board game based on the antiquated notion that nature abhors a vacuum. The game involved two players (cpu or 2 humans), Water and Earth, who take turns ...
    edge00

11/11/2010 / Games, iPad, iPhone

It's been a long wait but we all knew it was coming. Edge from Mobigame is now available for the iPad. It is one of those games that should probably ship installed on iPhone and iPads and personally one of ...
    invader_poster00

24/10/2010 / Processing

The theme of the pixel invaders has accompanied Christian Gross for several years now. The first projects was the blinkdrawer, an arduino based installation that draws random generated invaders with light. Latest in the series was the creation of  32767 invaders ...
    theincident00

10/08/2010 / Games, iPad, iPhone

We wrote about it back in April, Neven Mrgan’s + Matt Comi's Curious Incident is now available in the AppStore! A fast-paced, retro-style action game with run, dodge and jump your way to safety as an angry rain of just ...
    osmosphoto

11/07/2010 / Games, iPad, iPhone

Osmos for the iPad has been getting quite a lot of coverage since the release and considering CAN is still without an iPad (yes!!, we should probably open donations..), we thought we'd mention it and point you to some of ...
    IMG_1296

09/07/2010 / Games, iPhone

One of our favorite iPhone games ever has just got a version 3.0 update and with this downloadable content that includes both new ships and levels. If you have missed our previous post on Infinity Gene you can read it ...
    calcopac04

08/07/2010 / iPhone

Created by Büro Destruct, Calcopac is a tribute to the legendary 8-Bit Videopac Game Computers released between 1978 and 1983. A «BEEP» more than a simple calculator for your iPhone & iPod Touch, Calcopac provides a stylish retro calculator with 2 skins ...
    hookchamp04

06/07/2010 / Games, iPhone

When the Hook Champ was first released back October last year I was instantly impressed but refrained from posting much about the game until I actually completed it. Now that the new version, Super QuickHook, is out I thought I'd ...
    RetroScreen in the AppStore

21/06/2010 / CANApps, iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks

Created by Mike Tucker and published by CreativeApplications.Net, RetroScreen is an interactive incarnation of the older generation screensavers now designed for the iPad / iPhone and iPod Touch. If you can recall the days of endlessly starring at your PC/Mac screen watching the ...
    fubuddy00

01/05/2010 / Events, openFrameworks

Created by recoil performance group from Denmark, F**k You, Buddy is a physical performance in combination of interactive video scenography. We wrote about the project back in January and now the video with behinds the scenes (embeded below) + ...
    castlebash02

26/04/2010 / Games, iPad

Castle Bash is a remake of Atari's 1980 arcade release Warlords, which is probably best known for its release on the Atari 2600 console in 1981. Rated the 25th greatest video game of all time by Game Informer, Warlords allows up to four ...
    theincident00

18/04/2010 / Featured, Games, iPad, iPhone

I had a chance to talk with Neven Mrgan about his upcoming game, The Incident. What's the basic premise of The Incident? The Incident is a fast-paced, retro-style game. Its hero is one Frank Solway, an ordinary guy whose life becomes a ...
    pew00

17/04/2010 / Games, iPhone

Pew! is a retro arcade shoot'em up inspired by the good old classics and developed by Cyrille Dessigny. Caught between mario bros and space invaders, your task is both to take out the enemies and collect gold coins giving you ...
    ascilife00

27/03/2010 / iPhone

AsciiLife allows you to use your iPhone camera to see what is around you in Ascii Art, in real time. Created by Neomobili, you can now pan across your environment seeing live AsciiLife in 4 different modes; Black and white ...
    digital03

19/03/2010 / Games, Linux, Mac, Windows

Digital: A Love Story is set 'five minutes into the future of 1988' and created by Christine Love. The game is set entirely within an Amiga Workbench desktop where you are a BBS user meeting someone via a message sent ...
    ijumpman00

18/03/2010 / Games, iPhone

iJumpman is a retro-futuristic platformer by Andrew McClure. What begins as an imitation of 8bit retro platformer with game mechanics reminiscent of Joust quickly turns in one of the most engaging retro inspired games on the iPhone. Use tilt or ...
    bitpilot00

02/03/2010 / iPhone

Bit Pilot is the latest game by Zach Gage with music by Sabrepulse. What began as a 1hr prototype for a control scheme turned out "to be so much fun that i built the whole game around it" (Zach). We ...
    iconclock00

10/02/2010 / iPhone

Something very simple but fun for the fans. Created by Tokyo based forYou,inc ran by Shinya Kaneda, Iconclock is a clock app for your iPhone that takes the old skool Apple OS6/7 spinning clock to show time/date/set alarms + 'remember ...
    videogames00

02/02/2010 / Flash

Game history timeline designed, programmed and compiled for your viewing pleasure. An ongoing project using references from GameSpy, WIRED Magazine, Gamasutra, Mobygames, Old-Computers.com, Haroldito @ Flickr, Board game geek, Consollection, Wikipedia and others. Try it here (beta) Some background on the project Created ...
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