Runestorm!

 

 Today we speak to a family run games company, RuneStorm. Would you mind introducing yourself to the readers of 925|Rebellion? AR: Hail! I’m Arn Richert, one of the three brothers that comprise RuneStorm. I mostly handle content, such as animation, audio, texturing, music, environment art and level design. NR: And I’m Nolan. I mainly deal with programming, 3D models, game design and gluing things together. Why did you decide to enter the world of gaming? AR: Naivety, and it seemed fun. Doom, Quake and Warcraft 2 were the things that really made me want to actually create things like that. NR: Yes, naivety, but there was also the fact that games were something that could combine art and fantasy worlds […]

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Red Dot Lab.

 

 Today we interview one of South Africa’s many indie games developers: Duncan Bell. Now Duncan has been in the gaming and modding scene for a number of years and has developed some top quality mods and experiences. Though today we focus on his first self made indie title, Blazin’ Aces.   Would you mind introducing yourself to the readers of 925|Rebellion? My name is Duncan Bell and I am a graphic designer working in advertising. I spend my moonlighting hours designing and developing my own video games. And why did you decide to enter the world of gaming? I grew up in the fantastic age of our Golden China consoles, so much of my childhood was spent glued to the […]

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QCF Design.

 

 Today we speak to the local talent behind Desktop Dungeons, QCF Design.   Would you mind introducing yourself to the readers of 925|Rebellion? I’m Danny Day, aka “Dislekcia”. I run an independent games studio in Cape Town, called QCF Design. We just released a game called Desktop Dungeons, it’s pretty good, you can get it on Steam for PC and Mac. I’m also part of the committee over at MakeGamesSA.com, which is a non-profit organisation tasked with growing the South African games industry. And why did you decide to enter the world of gaming? Games are fascinating. What else could the intersection of learning and responsive systems design be other than utterly engrossing? (My point exactly. -Ed.) How long have […]

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LEVEL 2.0

 

 WHITE LIES! Trolling the internet for music, as I normally do, I stumbled across Level 2.0 an American Future Pop/EBM outfit, with very catchy and familiar Synth lines that make you want to raise your hands in the air, base lines that demand you stomp your feet too in other words, party music. ANGELFIRE! Right I’ll fire away. Level 2.0 tell us a little about the project and its name? Level 2.0 (pronounced level two-point-zero) was created in 2005 between myself (Mike Hoffman) and Matt Clennan. We both had the same exact taste in electronic bands and both wanted to just create one song to listen to in the car that was “ours” when we drove around. And we wanted it to […]

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Zombie Film S.A.

 

 Today we meet a local chap -Jarrod Saunders- who is producing short South African zombie films. Why a zombie movie? There are many answers to that question. One: because Zombies are relevant and trending. Two: because I wanted to do something a bit more fun with zombies and a Christian film (yes, this short film was funded by CVC Media, a Christian media company). Three: because it gave me a platform to experiment and do some of the weirdest things I’ve done in film so far. I mean there is so much stuff hidden in the short film that people haven’t seen or heard. For example, not many people notice the classic Frito’s jingle playing in the background of one […]

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SHADOW SYSTEM!

 

 Twisted Sex Malfunction.  Today we interview the Irish based band, Shadow System. Now Shadow System is a relatively new face in the underground electronic scene, though they have the style and the skill to become a major player. Cold And Double Bladed. What’s the origin of your name? The name took some time to get right. I wanted something with shadow in it but a lot of bands and DJ’s use Shadow. (As does do I. -Ed.)When I was listening to a band called Krystal System and that’s when it click into my head, Ah, System. What’s your history? Adam Gamble had a idea for a band project since 2004 but never got things up and running until 2010/2011 era, […]

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LARVA!

 

   BURIED ALIVE! Today we speak to a well known Spanish, Dark-Electro band, LARVA. Now LARVA is planning/hoping to come and perform in South Africa, so spread the word to all those in the music scene. Lets see if we can get them here! Look at the FACEBOOK PAGE for details. YOU ARE ALONE. What’s the name of your band? What’s the origin of that name? It has many nuances. The name became for what we feel sometimes: sometimes we feel like a worm, insignificant life form, underground, crawling. Nobody can’t feel us, nobody can’t see us. All the life is on the surface, and we are underground. The feeling of not belonging to a group. It also has to […]

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GIRL MEETS BUG!

 

  Silkworm Pancakes. Today we have a bit of a multi-legged treat for you. For today we speak to Daniella Martin, or as she is more widely known, Girl Meets Bug. Now for those of you who are not familiar with her, Daniella is an Insectivore or lover of Entomophagy. (That’s eating invertebrates. Bugs for the layman.) Bugs! Yes, you read that correctly. She is a lover of eating all things bug. Deep-fried crickets. Why invertebrates? They are abundant, sustainable to farm, and nutritious. Your favourite buggy meal? Waxworm tacos. What’s your message to the world? Mostly that not eating insects is an irrational choice we can no longer afford to make. Have you ever been to Africa? No, sadly. (You’d […]

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VAC! (Velvet Acid Christ!)

 

 CHURCH OF ACID. (1997) Today we interview one of my favourite American bands. VAC -Velvet Acid Christ. For over two decades VAC has been making waves and spreading weirdness throughout the underground music scene; with his unique lyrics, master sound sampling, and esoteric equipment tastes, VAC is set to continue reigning in the underground music scene for years to come. FUN WITH KNIVES. (1999) What’s origin of your name? My brain created it on drugs. LOL. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Many fused together. Bits of Industrial, bits of Techno, bits of Trip-Hop, bits of EBM, bits of Goth, bits of Darkwave. Bits of weird. What’s the history of VAC? Started in 1990 in […]

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QUINTEN NUTT!

 

 “Bisolar: Acrylic on Canvas.” (Titles of his artwork.) Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. Today we speak to an up and coming local artist who is pushing boundaries and stirring the pot of cultural enlightenment. Today we speak to Quinten Nutt. Now some of you may be familiar with his work: his abstract style, surreal aesthetic, free-form brush strokes, innovative cultural exploration… all of which is coated in a sense of openness and true accessibility… making Quinten a unique and thought provoking individual. I consider him the vanguard of the new Avant-Garde. So come with us, as we wade into the depths of his mind. “Esoteric painting: Individual’s life tree with planetary symbols, life and karmic numbers and […]

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