Time to share some more of the WASD custom keyboard love! You can click on the pictures for a larger view.
Oh no there’s a … GAME OVER.
What follows is the scribbling from a tattered notebook found in a cave, surrounded by giant spiders and angry shopkeepers.
Alas my dearest Margarette, I fear that I will never see you again for this spike sticking through my chest seems to be lodging ever deeper as I write these words. Do please excuse the drops of blood on these pages, my torch dwindles and I must lean close to see. Wait, I think perhaps I am not mortally wounded, if I can just lever myself off this spike I can… wait, what’s that moaning?
Ah, dying alone in the dark with just a flickering torch, a worn journal, an ink pen, some ink, and a giant gold head to keep you company. What more could an adventurer want from life?
That’s right, Spelunky is on the brain. The XBox Live Arcade (XBLA) version specifically.
If you haven’t played the PC version, go get it right now, it’s free!
If you haven’t played the XBLA version, maybe hold off for now. While there’s some great things that are new in the XBLA version, there’s also enough annoyances that $15 might be a bit more than is warranted. Like dancing around a car that’s moving without anyone at the controls, it’s just not quite a sane experience.
Reasons after the jump.
Well, hurray for submerging and staying submerged anyway.
I recently competed in the 2012 RoboSub Competition held in the temperate Sand Diego, California as the lead programmer for the MSU team. You can read an excellent summary of the team experience from the MSU News Service. We were able to overcome some rather severe difficulties to make it into semi-finals this year. What follows is an overview of some of the issues the competition foists upon the participants.
Here’s some of my favorite WASD Keyboards! Click on the image for a larger view.
The space bar says “I love you more than words can express. Happy Anniversary Andrew. -Caitlin”. If giving a custom mechanical switch keyboard to the one you love isn’t a sure sign of a healthy lasting and loving relationship, then I’ll just have to give up my fake relationship counseling degree!
Are you a serious mech pilot? Yes? Are you sure? Do you have a keyboard like this one? No? Then you’re not nearly as serious as you thought you were. This lovely keyboard combines several nice techniques into a stunning keyboard. It has multiple key images, multiple images per key, a strong sense of color style, and a very consistent design. Except for the oddly unchanged “~” and “\” keys, this is one to be proud of!
Mostly black, a bit of rainbow. Boring? No! Click on the thumbnail to get the full image and you’ll revel in the amazing number of ways in which cute little ponies can prance about on a keyboard! This is a very consistently themed keyboard, with a lot of love put into its creation. It’s a shame that it’s on a black background though, since I know from my own experience the images will wear off rather quickly.