Denki Games tell us all about Autonauts, an adorable survival sim with programmable robots. We catch up with composer Jesper Kyd to discuss his soaring career in soundtracks – he talks Assassin’s Creed, Hitman, Borderlands 3, and lots more. Then we pause for a refreshing look at drinks machines in video games: just why do they pop up so often?
The obscure Namco coin-op that helped inspire Astral Chain
The life and times of Divinity developer Larian Studios
Game audio: using sound to enthral your players
Rebellion on their “bigger, better” horde-’em-up, Zombie Army 4
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.