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Thursday, April 26th, 2007

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a mostly indian weekend & ...

Haiku Reviews

Hot Fuzz :)

A cop spoof/tribute
that's better than most of its
intended targets.

The Wilhelm Scream

Tirade's Choice

Cruel 2 B Kind

"man I love fluxx you are so cool i just watched your tree house game and I wanna play it now it looks great!! just wanna encourage you to keep making great games that I can play my friends with!! literally me and my friends play fluxx everyday.. its amazing!! seeya around!!" -- thegreatace, commenting on the Intro to Andrew Looney video

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Official Announcement: Zombie Fluxx!!!

As I mentioned two weeks ago, when I first described it, my new game Zombie Fluxx is so cool and promising that we're fast-tracking it into production. With that in mind, we have this week officially announced it to the game industry, which Kristin did in person at the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas (which just ended).

Here's the 100 word advertising blurb we're starting to use (along with this preliminary logo image):

Yes, it's Fluxx... with Zombies! The newest Fluxx features a new type of card: The Creeper. It's like a Keeper you don't want but must play anyway, and it usually stops you from winning. The good news is, Zombie Fluxx also includes a bunch of Keepers you can use as weapons against the Zombie-Creepers, including the Shotgun, the Chainsaw, and the Can of Gasoline. Plus you've got Sandwiches and Coffee and a couple of Friends to help you win. The bad news is, if your Friends become Zombies, you'll have to destroy them. Welcome to the dark side of Fluxx! Packaging: 84 cards + instructions, in tuck box - six decks packaged in display box.

That said, I've prepared an even more exciting glimpse inside the new game, in the form of this week's Ask Andy video, which is a Preview of Zombie Fluxx.

In other news, I'm continuing to refine the design for the other new game I'm currently finishing up the design for, which I described last week as Secret Project 3H-1. I'm glad I haven't announced the name yet, since I've already decided to change it once so far. But it's shaping up very nicely and I'm really excited about it, too!

AndyThanks for reading, and have a great week!

Thought Residue
Treehouse has been nominated for an Origins Award!

My zombie research continued this week with my third zombie movie viewing: 28 Days Later. A friend of mine who really digs that film was inspired by the "Zombie-Challenge" I described 2 weeks ago, of editing out the really nasty gory parts of a zombie movie so that a weak-stomached guy like me could see it. He did a great job, too, replacing the realistic gore with a flashcard, providing the viewer with a quick text summary of the gruesome action being skipped (such as "Zombies 'Mailer' & 'Hat Head' tear 'No Bullets' limb from limb"). Anyway, I also really enjoyed the film, which is an intense and fascinating tale, but the best part was getting to see it on my terms. (Thanks again, dude!)
"While smoking marijuana is never good for the lungs, the active ingredient in pot may help fight lung cancer, new research shows. Harvard University researchers have found that, in both laboratory and mouse studies, delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cuts tumor growth in half in common lung cancer while impeding the cancer's ability to spread. The compound 'seems to have a suppressive effect on certain lines of cancer cells,' explained Dr. Len Horovitz, a pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. According to the researchers, THC fights lung cancer by curbing epidermal growth factor (EGF), a molecule that promotes the growth and spread of particularly aggressive non-small cell lung cancers." -- Forbes article, "Marijuana Compound May Fight Lung Cancer"

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