It was frosty last night, but the sun is shining while I type this. Spring is really trying to get a foot between winters’ door and the garden is slowly coming to life. On a side note, every time I buy pots of daffodils or other bulbs to put on my kitchen table, I plant them in the garden after the flowers are gone. So slowly but surely, I get more and more nice Spring surprises every year, the first heralds for me that better weather is on the way. It’s nice here behind the window, so come on in and sit down! Coffee or tea this week?
Is your weather slowly improving too? I spoke to a friend in Virginia yesterday, and was surprised that she could already sit out in the garden! Before I give you the gaming news that stood out to me this week I wanted to share something out of real life. When I arrived at the railway station last Monday I was surprised to see a very colourful and welcome sight. Two trees on the square had been transformed into balloon trees, lighting up the otherwise dreary Monday morning. I couldn’t resist sharing it with you, this girl has some creative dreams, trying to brighten everyones day! This is what she wrote on her website Magical Daydream
This might easily be one of my craziest blog-projects so far. With the help of 25 amazing volunteers, an aerial platform and more than 6000 balloons I created two balloon trees at the central train station of Eindhoven last Sunday.
My balloon tree project is a reminder for anyone with big, colourful, crazy dreams. I want to show that the only thing standing between you and your dreams is action. It’s one thing to imagine a balloon tree, a very different thing to actually create one. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. I don’t have any special means or super powers. I’m just a girl with a colourful vision and enough dedication and passion to fill up two bodies. So if I can make this weird, happy, colourful dream come true, so can you make yours happen.
Alright, on to this weeks gaming news that stood out to me.
- This month should see the release of MiiTomo on mobile, and today we got word that Japan will get it on March 17. Close huh? Now we wait for a western release date.
- There is another game release that I’m looking forward too, not for 3DS or Vita either: Disney Magic Kingdom will be released on Android and iOS. A builder in which you can construct your own Disney Park. As a fan of Disney World this is a no-brainer for me, and at the same time, I’m amazed they haven’t thought of making this before! Gameloft is releasing this in coöperation of course with Disney, leading up to the release you can earn exclusive awards by registering on Facebook for the upcoming mobile game. Check out the trailer below, visit the homepage to register and I’ll keep you updated on the release-date.
- Another game that was brought to my attention this week was Stardew Valley, a game that’s available on Steam since February 26 for EUR 13,99. Sadly not on any of the handheld of mobile devices, and as far as I’ve found, it can’t be played on a Mac either. So, you can only use a PC, which is the reason I can’t give you any first hand experience. That having been said, the way the game came to be is pretty amazing: a single guy’s vision of a farming simulation inspired by Harvest Moon. Now I know there have been more attempts to make a HM-like game, but what’s surprising is the reception of this game. It’s THE hot topic in the online gaming community. I’ve even read that a group on Reddit is helping people out who can’t afford the game! So if you are wanting to pick up this game, I think you can expect a warm group of friends to help you along. Here’s the trailer for the game.
- A new Yokai Watch spin off is coming west this month. In Japan it’ s called Puni Puni, over here it will be named Yokai Watch Wibble Wobble. Apparently it’s a puzzler on iOS and Android where you battle Yo-kai using your blob Yo-kai (now called Wib Wob), connecting them together to go to the next level. For the fans of the series, this might be a nice way to pass time!
Enough for this week, right? I guess we had better get going with our daily chores. Thanks for reading, and will I be seeing you again next week?