Glitch sort-of-lives because Tiny Speck are so freaking generous and awesome and and and and...

Glitch lives on, as MMO's assets enter the public domain

Tiny Speck, studio behind the closed MMO Glitch, has announced that it will be releasing the entirety of the game's art and animation assets for public use.

"This is probably the biggest release of art of this type into the public domain and we hope it will be a valuable resource for indie developers, students, artists and even commercial projects," the company said in a statement.

Released under a Creative Commons 0 "No Rights Reserved" license, the assets are freely available for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. The CC0 license, in effect, waives any and all of Tiny Speck's copyright claim over the assets, rendering them as public domain as most creative works before the 20th century now are.

"The team at Tiny Speck put years of work into the art for Glitch," studio president Stewart Butterfield stated. "The game didn't make it, but [we] couldn't stand the thought of all that creative work shuttered away forever. Making it freely available to all as a public good is a worthy legacy for the project."

The assets are available for download from the game's old website. Additional documentation and lore from Glitch is available in the game's official encyclopedia.

- Gamasutra

OMG. Thank you. T_T

If you like pixel art and typography, BitFontMaker is full of awesome! Useful for pixel-based iconsets too. And free!

Dump this in BitFontMaker's 'Import' function (little document with left and right arrow) in the top right bit of the artboard to import the font data. Which is just one face as of now, but hey...


tressiemc - Just go read her stuff! It's all sorts of amazing!

What has been known to actually happen, however, is that power makes allowances for power and the powerless continue to not be beneficiaries. It is not that I do not trust power. I trust power to be what it is. What I do not trust is that power will be what it has never been.

The Atlantic Article, Trickle Down Feminism, and my Twitter Mentions. God Help Us All

Habibi, by Craig Thompson, is like the lovechild of a Coleman Barks' Rumi translation and an older, wiser, kinder Neil Gaiman.

It's also the best comic I've ever read (yes, better than Sandman), and is up there with one of the best books I've ever read.

See more of it here, and if you like Gaiman, and you like Sufi poetry, just get the darn thing already. XD 

There's a bit of an interview here, with the author. I'm not sure where all this 'White Man's Burden' stuff that the interviewer talks about is coming from. I don't remember any white folk in the book at all. But then, since I'm not any of the ethnic groups in that thaar book, maybe that's why I missed it.

Awesome no-fail blondies from Inspired Taste!

Get da no fail blondies recipe by Joanne from Inspired Taste!

They taste awesome, and have a really nice crispy-top texture and moist dense insides that somehow manage to be fluffy at the same time. Very 'more-ish', which isn't usually how I feel about sweet baked stuff. Nugget is all about the meat... the MEAT! But these are so more-ish that I had 2.5 pieces, which is 1.5 more than usual for any sweet stuff I make.

Mine looks a little different because I added pecans and blueberries. I put the blueberries on a light layer of panko breadcrumbs to stop them falling to the bottom of the blondies. People usually use flour for that, but I was lazy, and I had panko I wanted to finish up. The idea is that the flour (or panko) absorbs the blooberreh juices as they scream and essplode and die, thereby stopping them from falling to the bottom.