January 10, 2011

Ilo, Milo and Me

Filed under: Editorial Rants — Tags: , , , , , , , — Chris O'Neal @ 4:32 pm

I’ll be the first to admit my weakness for cute things.

If someone were to pick up a stuffed animal, have it ‘look’ at me and in a strange yet fitting voice for a small stuffed inanimate object say, “Hello, Chris!” I’d probably take it home then and there. I’m not ashamed, it’s who I am baby, which is why Ilomilo, from Swedish developer Southend Interactive has quickly found a special place in my heart.

Two friends meet daily for tea and maple cookies. Unfortunately, the path they take to each other is never constant, changing with the weather. Manipulating a cube-like world, we can control either Ilo or Milo on their quest to meet, chat and eat cookies and drink tea. It sounds simple, and in many ways is, but it’s also pure and irresistible sugar.


December 17, 2010

Your Holiday Dose of Xbox LIVE Arcade

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Jamie Love @ 11:14 am

Xbox LIVE Arcade Holidays
As if scoring another exclusive chapter to the Dead Rising saga wasn’t enough, Microsoft has three other titles hitting LIVE between December 22 and January 5 at 800 points a piece, complete with some character crossover to loosely tie all three together for the holiday push – not exactly breaking news, but I figure it’s worth a reminder.

Kingdom building returns when A World of Keflings hits on December 22, Half Brick Studio’s Raskulls arrives on December 29, and ilomilo rounds out the list on January 5 – assuming you haven’t already gotten your mitts on that last one via super secret early promotion, which still seems to be generating codes, though they don’t seem to work anymore.

Catch a trailer for all three after the break.


June 7, 2010

Your Monday Dose of Zen – ilomilo

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , — Jamie Love @ 6:47 pm

Hidden behind all the growing noise of news and reveals that promises to crush every last one of us under the weight of the hype falling this week and next, Southend Interactive released a hefty dose of Zen for your Monday with a “summer” trailer for their exclusive XBLA title, ilomilo.

I promise you that watching Ilo and Milo navigate and manipulate the obstacles of their 3D space is the best one minute and thirty-two second gift you can give yourself today – I may even be watching it repeatedly between last minute E3 bookings to take the edge off.

Catch it after the break.


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