Monday, November 28

Tag: literature

Gaming

This Killer Narrative Game From Obsidian Is A Must-Play

Welcome to 16th-century Europe. You are Andreas Maler, an artist living among the people of the fictional town of Tassing, where things are about to change in the wake of a murder. How will they change? That’s what you’ll decide in Pentiment, a narrative adventure game that brings together evocative art, roleplaying elements, and a low barrier to entry thanks to its point-and-clicky gameplay. The individual elements that makeup Pentiment all tie together so seamlessly and effortlessly that it offers a rich tapestry of game design and storytelling. To be sure, there’s more story and reading here than there is anything else, but it’s hard to put this story and these characters down. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Pentiment (available on Windows and Xbox, standalone or via GamePass) is ...
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The Concept Art Behind The Lord Of The Rings: Rings Of Power

Image: AmazonWhile Amazon’s big Lord of the Rings show probably wasn’t the success anyone involved in bankrolling or promoting it might have been hoping for, there was still some good stuff there, and one of the big things that I wanted to focus on for this post was the work that went into designing its world.While we’ve seen Middle Earth a bunch of times on the screen, from 70s cartoons to Peter Jackson’s six films, there were a bunch of places in this prequel series that we’d only ever heard of. From the island kingdom of Numenor to the Southlands to the Harfoot’s travelling village, the team of artists—headed by Rick Heinrichs and Ramsey Avery—working on Rings of Power were tasked with taking a world we thought we knew and showing us, well, you haven’t seen all of it, or at least not wh...
State College Sock & Buskin Theatre Company debuts ‘contemporary’ entertainment through local talent | Penn State, State College News
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State College Sock & Buskin Theatre Company debuts ‘contemporary’ entertainment through local talent | Penn State, State College News

A sock is a shoe, and a buskin is a boot. But together, the two have cemented their names in the arts and now in a new theatre company based around Centre County.Gregg Baptista, the treasurer for the new group called Sock & Buskin Theatre Company said the new community company is taking a “collaborative approach” to the arts.Sock & Buskin Theatre Company is “a 100% volunteer organization” that ‘’builds a community for people that love theatre,” Baptista said.For company president Stefanie Austin, “theatre is like a family to people” that creates an environment in which community members can collaborate and share the same passions that were important to...
The power of charisma | Entertainment
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The power of charisma | Entertainment

Two highly entertaining regional productions opened last week, both featuring a charismatic and unusual central character who bends nearly everyone to their will. At Auburn’s The Rev, it’s Frank Abagnale, the legendary con man, narrating his own fantastical story in “Catch Me If You Can.” The 2009 musical (libretto by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, score by Shaiman and Scott Wittman) is based on the 2002 film (directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Leonardo DiCaprio), which was itself based on Abagnale’s co-written and highly exaggerated 1980 autobiography, which was in turn based on…lots of posturing, fabrications and magical thinking.Frank presents...