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Flat design. Pfffft. You know what's really cool? ASCII renditions of Star Wars: A New Hope in what appears to be its entirety. This bonafide internet gem (and who even knows how many others) are hidden in Windows 93, a web app spotted by The Verge that mimics a bygone time of cathode-ray tube mon...

October 27th 2014 at 9:43pm 0 Comments
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Candy Box 2, the ASCII art-based sequel to the click-for-candy RPG is now available to freely play. Set up like other simple all-you-do-is-click games like Cookie Clicker and Clicking Bad, Candy Box 2 has players collecting pieces of candy in their browsers, trading candies in for items and equipme...

October 24th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Nostalgia is a powerful force. It's driven some to search Google through a Bulletin Board System-like interface or, in the case of programmer Peter Nitsch, it's compelled him to graft ASCII art onto the physical world. Simply plug an address into his project's website and you'll be able to pan thr...

August 2nd 2012 at 6:28am 0 Comments
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We admit, this post started out as a "hey, check out this quirky ASCII remake of Valve's transporting masterpiece" kind-of-post. At least, that's how we intended to write it two hours ago, at which point we were ambushed by how incredibly fun and charming the game actually is. Now, with two hours o...

September 23rd 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Sometimes the creativity of the indie game scene can help push forward a development style the mainstream has left behind; in the case of this post we're referring to the wonderful world of ASCII! Indie dev Cymon's Games is hard at work developing ASCIIpOrtal, an ASCII-coded game inspired by the p...

July 16th 2009 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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From this March, DS owners in Japan will be able to navigate the night skies, thanks to astronomy magazine publisher Astroarts. Hoshizora Navi (Starry Sky Navigator) was first revealed in March 2008, but now an official site has opened, rich with details.Apparently, the software comes packed with st...

January 20th 2009 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Some of you might not know who Suda "Suda51" Goichi is, but perhaps you've heard of his game, one of the most talked-about titles on the Wii, No More Heroes. Another American release he was involved in was the PS2 title killer7, which featured a unique twist on the FPS genre. If you are a fan of th...

September 23rd 2008 at 8:35am 0 Comments