Saturday, April 30, 2011

This video of the Thinkgeek website shows a rendition of Teenage Wasteland by the Who using all the electronic musical gadgets they have for sell. It sounds kinda neat in spite of some audio problems throughout the video. I specially crave the Drumkit T-Shirt.


According to the video the 'instruments' they used were "the Bliptronic 5000, Guitar Shirt, Drumkit Shirt, Stylophone, and Otamatone Electronic Instrument." The links to the products are in the description section of the video. Enjoy!

Your world of text.

I found a website that is basically a huge canvas where anyone that enters the site can write whatever they want. I think it's a really neat idea even though it's full of spam and questionable language. See if you can find the net critter link there!


Redder  is a flash game that is all about world exploration. You're a little astronaut stranded in an alien world. The game presents little puzzles that are based on switching green and red blocks that make up the platforms in the world and your main objective is to gather the gems that are scattered around.


The controls are simple, you move with the arrow keys and jump with either 'z' 'shift' 'spacebar' or the 'up' key. You enter the map with 'M'.

The game world is huge, but don't worry, the game keeps track of the last checkpoint you passed through even if you close your browser or turn off your computer. Play it here!

Super Mario Trippy Levels

I found this weird video of a lost level in Super Mario Bros. The game is supposed to end on world 8, but according to the comments in the video and google translate, you can access world 9 with some arcane methods like turning of your NES quickly, re-inserting the cartridge, resetting and some variations of that. It's also very likely that someone just made this levels up in an editor. Whether it's true or not I like the colors and design of the levels. Here's the video:


According to the comments in the video (translated from japanese) you can access the levels like this way:

Indeed, I think it was like this.
1) Mario startup screen, and run out of power, a cassette of a suddenPull
2) Put a tray of tennis, a positive screen by pressing the reset button a few times I will always play tennis
3) turning off the power supply, replace the cassette Mario
4) to start the game properly reset button on the screen, and seen They come out at random surface

 If you finish the game without warping in Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (Super Mario Bros 2 in Japan) you get to a similar set of aquatic levels after world 8, but they seem to be different to the levels found in this video.

Peacock Spider Dance

This is my first nature-oriented post but I think you'll like it. The peacock spider is a cute little bug just 4 mm long, the male of the species sports an interesting adaptation that it's used to attract females along with a freaky and sexy (at least for spiders) mating dance.

If you want to see the mating dance click on the minute 3 of the video:



Thursday, April 28, 2011

Soul Brother

I just played this flash platformer called Soul Brother by Jasper Byrne and it's one of the most imaginative and colorful games I've played. The music and gameplay are simply fabulous and it sports an 8-bit aesthetic that delights me. Be sure to play it!

Completely awesome game.

Minecraft in space

Do you like Minecraft? If you haven't heard about this game yet Minecraft is an indie game focused in surviving and building stuff out of blocks, it's as fun as playing with legos but in a PC and online. Recently it has inspired new games based on the block-building mechanic. One of those games is Blockade Runner which innovates by bringing the game to space:

Now, what about minecraft in 2D, just check this out, this game is called Terraria and Minecraft developer Notch posted about it in his twitter account bringing it to further fame:

I really like the kind of games that let you interact with the world and build stuff. These two games are still in development but the teams behind them are advancing really fast, I'll be posting more about these games in the future, stay tuned!

Sphero Toy

Do you have an Iphone or an Android phone? A company named Orbotix will soon launch a Sphere shaped toy named Sphero which you'll be able to control via bluetooth through your phone. The API is already out there so developers can design apps and games that use the Sphero in games like 'Sphero Bowling' or 'Sphero Sumo'.


They're supposedly going to be cheap, around 10 bucks each. I definitely want one!

Pouring Paint

Ever wanted to have tons of paint cans and mix them to produce awesome patterns? Well Holton Rower makes paints like this all the time. Check out this video directed by Dave Kauffman that shows how they're made:


Beautiful isn't it?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tenori-on and Music generator

The tenori-on is an innovative instrument by Yamaha, that soon spawned flash-based copies and apps for all the smartphones out there. Here's a video of it in action:

Tenori On "FIREFLIES" from Gianni Proietti on Vimeo.

If you want to try something similar (in this case a flash-based version) try this link.

Have fun!

Welcome To Net Critter

Net critter is a blog that'll try to bring the randomness from the internet to one place, gathering the best stuff from all around the net. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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