Retrospective #3: Something old, something new
Something very cool arrived in the mail a few days ago.
Thanks to Michael’s wife (she discovered it), our office has been privy to perhaps the coolest gadget on this side of Water St.
Introducing, the POP Phone!
Designed by David Turpin for Native Union, this awesome handset makes the contemporary retro. You can plug the POP handset into any mobile phone or device, and while it saves you from radiation, it also makes VOIP calls really fun – and not to mention, nostalgic (at least for some of us).
(And don’t worry: It’s available in a bunch of different colours so it’ll match your couch.)
Now why does this belong in our #GMretrospective?
Well, because it really made me think about how we’re living in a paradoxical time:
Technology is racing forward – changing communication, media, and entertainment, while it’s also increasingly bringing back elements of the past.
This all got me thinking about our latest project: Sir Bit – an ASCII-style strategy game that is bringing back some old-school gaming fun to modern iOS devices.
Sir Bit’s been in development since last year and we’re finally putting the final touches on the full version, which will be available on both iPad and iPhone. You can also download the iPhone lite version now – though, I highly recommend you stay tuned for the full version as it’s packed (literally packed!) with new levels, features, monsters, and surprises…
Read my interview with Cliff, the developer, to find out more about what inspired the aesthetic and idea for Sir Bit.