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Of Blood and Death: Vampires in Movies, Games, and Fiction

March 21, 2020 — Contrary to popular belief, vampires and bats in popular culture didn’t start with Irish author Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. Pre-historical Chinese cultures viewed bats as good luck signs, while the old Europeans feared it as evil. To some South American civilizations, Camazotz was a vampire bat god. In the Quiché Maya language which is still spoken in Guatemala, Camazotz means “death bat.” Read More →

The Vertical Slice: How Developers Can Secure Funds and Publishing

February 22, 2020 — Before any business angel, soft-money bureaucrat, or publishing executive is going to sign off on any funding for a game project, they’ll more often than not expect to see the development team’s creative vision realized in the form of a short and polished playable demo, which in many investor and game publishing circles is referred to as the “vertical slice.” Read More →

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Why Turn-Based Strategy Gameplay is the Heart of Interactive Entertainment

January 20, 2020 — Turn-based combat and strategic games are, arguably, at the core of gaming. From tabletop board games to JRPGs, turn-based gameplay has always been a defining aspect of video games. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying the impact this type of gameplay has had — and will continue to have — on video games. Read More →

Polar Bears, Yuletide, and Berserkers

December 22, 2019 — Bears were deeply respected animals in the Viking Age, a tradition that likely hailed from pre-historic animism and warrior initiation rituals of ancient Scandinavia and Finland. Historical sources point to a thriving bear cult attested by the many berserker (berserkr in Old Norse) poems in the sagas, as well as several occurrences of dueling champions (hólmgǫngr.) Read More →

The Legend of the Horsehead Violin

November 21, 2019 — The “morin khuur,” or the horsehead violin, is an ancient musical instrument said to emit the cry of a dying horse. It’s widespread across Mongolia, where it has remained popular to this day.
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Draugablíkk’s new EP “ÞRÍR: Serpents in the Mist” rolls out on all major music services worldwide

Sweden, November 15, 2019 ⁠— Legendo Music, Swedish cross-media entertainment company Legendo Entertainment’s recently launched music division, today announced Draugablíkk’s three-track EP release “ÞRÍR: Serpents in the Mist” is rolling out this weekend on all major music streaming services and YouTube, beginning today. All the links you need: https://smarturl.it/thrir
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Games That Redefine Games

October 24, 2019 — Video games are set to follow music, film, and TV into the world of subscriptions and streaming, ushering in a new era of rivalries that hinge on content libraries and not technical specs. And this time, two giant corporations that are newcomers to the console party are looking for a slice of the traditional games business. Read More →

Does E3 Have A Future?

June 18, 2019 — The image shows E3 2015 in full swing where a Street Fighter photo event allowed fans to participate. E3 is short for the Electronic Entertainment Expo and has revealed some of the most exciting and memorable gaming announcements EVER since the show first opened its doors in 1995. That said, it’s become blindingly obvious that its relevance is quickly fading away. Read More →

Nintendo Switch goes Viking

April 5, 2019 — Legendo Games’ upcoming Viking TBS Serpents in the Mist will challenge players to explore, raid, and trade across a dark and deadly world. Read More →

Apple TV and the Steam Link debacle

May 29, 2018 — The Apple TV Gaming Blog reached out to discuss the turmoil caused by Apple pulling Valve’s recently approved Steam Link app from the Apple TV App Store, and we happily weighed in on the conversation.
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