Rebirth gets Flashy!


ill start this post by mentioning again that Rebirth is up for preorder on steam! (game comes out on nov.4th)image

Those of you who preorder and own the original on steam will get 33% off the price! 

our 1st 3 days of preorder sales have been mind blowing.. i cant talk numbers but i can say that we sold more than triple what Dead Rising 3 sold on their launch day.. and that is astounding. so extra thanks go out to all the fans that have supported Rebirth! we are pushing a few extras in just for you guys!

and now on to what you came here for, Monday’s dev blog post, its time to talk Flash!

as many of you know, i personally think the original games art looks terrible. now im not talking about the character design, but the art itself. the walls look like mud, isaac looks deformed and my lines are very inconsistent. all of the art in isaac was done in less than 2 months, part time, i rushed every aspect of it and it was the 1st thing i wanted to change when we started rebirth.

i think the new look is a huge improvement over the original, but you can see for yourself.


you can see tons more side by side pics - here - 

now even with these obvious improvements graphically, i still hear the echoing grumble “butttt i haaaaaate pixels!!!”… well butthole, this post is for you! because guess what, the team added a flash filter just for you! 

(view them full size for better effect)



look ma, no pixels! 


we actually added this filter as a joke, and decided it would be funny to put it in options as a serious feature.. just in case the mobs start grabbing torches and pitchforks.

the flash filter is just one of a few filters that were added to the game. here is another.


these other filters are accessed by using “secret seed codes”, rebirth will feature 50+ secret codes that can be found within the game. these codes will change how the game plays/looks/sounds/etc. mostly for fun but a few of the codes we especially added as little challenges and/or to be played in speed runs or the like. 

this is the code for the arcade filter.image

and that’s about all for today, next week maybe we will talk more about the soundtrack? or maybe officially reveal a few things we teased in the trailer? what do you want next weeks post to be out?

Song: Winterwandering
Artist: The Bear That Wasn't
Plays: 9
Song: Eyes Closed
Artist: The Narrative
Album: Just say yes
Plays: 1841
Song: Featherstone
Artist: The Paper Kites
Album: Woodland
Plays: 4715
9 lives?


in 2002 i was an animal control officer for the SC county, i had worked the job for about a year and usually worked by myself.
On aug. 19th we got a call for 6 kittens left abandoned in a planter box by a local theater, the maintenance man heard them crying when he watered the flowers and called it in.
I took the call and when i found the kittens i counted 7, they were all newly born mostly calico or black cats covered in fleas, the mother was no where to be found, i loaded them up in a carrier and left.
i knew we had no mother cats at the SPCA and that all of the kittens would need to be put down without a mother at this age… i also knew it was recently Danielle’s birthday and the call was for 6 kittens not 7.
i stopped by my house on the way back, and told Danielle to take the kitten she thought looked the most healthy, and she picked a chubby little tuxedo boy. as i went back to work Danielle rode her bike to PetsMart where she got some stuff for a flea bath, bottle and formula, gently bathed him and started to bottle feed him.
This was Guppy.
Guppy was our only cat for 7 years, he was a very odd lil boy. he hated people, he was scared of the outdoors and had a habit of making direct eye contact and never looking away. he was extremely loving to us, a great majority of my games were made with him laying his head on my right arm while i drew with my left. 
Guppy was Danielle and my mascot, we included him in almost everything we did and every video we made.

last week on the anniversary of the day we got him, guppy passed away. its hard to avoid the fact that such a significant part of our lives who was never intended to exists was with us for 12 years and left on the anniversary of the day we first saw him. 
it’s impossible to put into words how significant Guppy was to both of us, he was our 1st baby and we both loved him greatly.. 12 years feels like a short amount of time but im so grateful for the time i got to spend with him, our little ghost kitty.
in his honor this week i’ll be showing a Guppy Item, Guppy’s collar. 


wearing his collar grants the user a 50% chance of coming back to life at half a heart in the previous room. 

I leave all that i own to you my little Gup.

It’s been one year since this handsome little man came to stay with us. Each day has been a blessing~

It’s been one year since this handsome little man came to stay with us. Each day has been a blessing~

Re:Hamatora isn’t really making me long for the next episode in the same way Hamatora did. This last episode a lot of shit happened and there was even a cliffhanger in it similar to the first series but for whatever reason I’m just not really feeling it this time and I can’t figure out why.

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