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"A truly immersive experience, The Stormglass Protocol is a room escape puzzle game like no other. ★★★★½" - 148Apps.com
"Rich graphics, an immersive storyline, and puzzles that will have you turned upside down." - iDownloadBlog.com
"The Stormglass Protocol... pulls the genre out of its stationary roots." - JayIsGames.com
"Perfect" - The NY Times
"Terrific" - Entertainment Weekly
- Sifting Through Arthur C. Clarke's DVD Collection in Colombo
- Another Little Bangalore Boat Church
- The Quirk of Bangalore Palace
- Collapsing Caves, Dead Spelunkers, Corpse Robbery, and Big Mike's Mystery House
- A Sweet New Batch of Indian Movie Posters
- Why Chinese People Eat Ants
- Why Chinese People Eat Deer Penis
- The Poem I Can't Find…
- 21 Amazing Bangalore Breakfast Dishes
- Why Chinese People Eat Sea Horse
- This Hindu God has 1,000 Vaginas!
- A Lovely Writeup of My Fowl Documentary
- Beijing's incredible (and completely fake) Disneyland
- The Creepiest Amusement Park of All Time?
- Beijing's Dongyue Temple and Their 19 Incredible Taoist Gods
- A Tiny Roadside Village, Made From Quartz
- Ready to Rumble
- 18 Terrible Moments from a Taoist Hell
- India's Incredibly Cool Hand-Drawn Movie Posters
- Classic Chinese Torture Methods (and their cute names)
- Amazing Old Bollywood Poster Shops
- The Cockiest Shrine in Bangkok
- Prosthetic Noses, Red Wigs, and Whiteface… American Characters in Chinese Films
- Why Chinese People Eat Snake as Medicine
- All the Fortunes on Hong Kong's Temple Street
- A Noble Slave and an Imperial Cannibal
- About Andy Deemer & AsiaObscura
- Beijing's Single Most Horrific Meal
- Nazi Fashion in China
- The Sick Collector and His 1000 Pairs of Shoes
- Goodbye Telegram / Hello Telegram
- Rediscovering Beijing: The Ancient Observatory
- A Museum of Nightmares in the Shadow of the Eiffel Tower
- China's all-time favorite (and all-time darkest?) comic book: Sanmao
- The 38th Reich: Korean Nazi Cosplay
- A Huge New Horde of Hand-drawn Indian Movie Posters
- Great Art Tributes from The Stormglass Protocol
- Possibly the Best Menu of All Time
- Castration Classes at the Beijing Eunuch Culture Exhibition Hall
- American Imperialist Bastards in a North Korean Comic Book
Author Archives: Andy Deemer
Yes, when this story gets to where it's going, I end up in Arthur C. Clarke's armchair. I promise. I started this morning with a strong cup of coffee, an egg hopper doused in fish curry, and the sci-fi classic Childhood's End. And then a thought occurred to me: Didn't Arthur C. Clarke live here ...
The countdown to the full game's release has begun -- only a few more days! (This is the iPad puzzle game I've written and directed, The Stormglass Protocol.) But right now there's still a 75%-off sale on the beta. Get it for $0.99 while you can! (You'll still get a free ...
19 years later, and no changes at all to this toe-level shot of the 57-foot tall statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali, carved from a single rock. Not too surprising, really, given that he was here 1,000 years before my first visit. See more "Than And Now" India pix
As I stepped over the leg bone, I laughed. I'm no bone doctor, but it looked human to me. Orthopaedist, is that what it's called? I'm no orthopaedist. Must be from a cow, or maybe a dog. Do dogs get that big? Not a human. Definitely not a human. ...
Okay, they're not really potato chips. They're about as far from that as you get -- offerings like papad chivda, soya chips, sev puri, and mari banana wafers. They're tasty. And the bags are all stamped with Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp. I loved them so much I bought every kind the supermarket sold. I think this ...
Michelle picked this wonderful cookbook up off a shelf at Siam Paragon's Kinokuniya. I'm sure Poo is just her nickname. But what a great nickname it is. Oooh, it's on Amazon...
I know this is mildly goofy, but many of Beijing's photo labs will still produce classic Marriage License photos. And they're just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. The Polaroid framing, the flowery carved edges, it's all too cool. And the pose was rigorously enforced -- we were molded into those positions over ...
I'm happy to announce my first novel (co-written with Hugo Award-Winning Tim Pratt) has finally been released. It's tied into the game's universe, and features teen spies, fiendish corporations, and plenty of Vindiqoqo goodness. Pick up a copy at Amazon today!
In 1959, Mao was one hell of a proud man. As the new Emperor of China, he'd led an unbelievable boom in food production, completely eliminated the need for medicine and science, and "enticed the snakes out of their caves" with a hundred flowers -- all in just ten years! So he decided ...
Finally, we've got a new release of the iPad game, with two new rooms: The Edison Museum, tributing the terrible great thief inventor Thomas Edison. For the game, Ebey re-shot the famous "two men dancing while a violinist plays on" short film -- wasn't that the first film Edison ever made? Watching our Bangalore version ...
In London, I found the old box of slides. It was hidden in the back of my parents' closet. I had to move fifteen other boxes to get to it. It hadn't been touched in decades. I bought a slide scanner immediately, and went to work. Going through the treasures ...
I've been scanning our forgotten pictures from our 1980s holidays, and found this incredible picture from our visit to Jaipur in 1986: a girl on a unicycle on a tightrope. So does this still happen here in India?
Nathan Rabin, of Pitchfork and The AV Club, just published a scathing The Dissolve article about my old boss/hero/legend Lloyd Kaufman, half-based on my documentary Poultry in Motion. "Poultry In Motion consequently doubles as a fascinating, darkly funny glimpse into the underbelly of genre filmmaking and a convincing argument that Kaufman should spend the ...
One of my favorite things about making Stormglass is getting to pay tribute to my favorite things. For the newest release, the design team forged some amazing works for Vindiqo's MoVA gallery, all of which tribute the evil corporation's global success. These are pieces by artists unlike Magritte... Gilbert & George... Cy Twombly... Yayoi Kusama... and Damien Hirst ...
I don't think about hair. I mean, sure I'm losing mine. And sure, the musical is one of the greatest things of all time. But really... is hirsituity that big a deal? Big enough for the Musée de Quai Branly to brazenly devote an entire exhibit to it? Lord no! ...
This was like the trip to Disneyworld I've never taken. My golden ticket to Willy Wonka's factory. Our trip to North Korea. I know you've already been. Many times. But walking these two kilometers, I realized why this was one of my mom's favorite places in Paris. Two kilometers of stacked-up ...
At 200 euros for a simple mounted mouse, Paris' 1831 taxidermy haven is overpriced. It's also bloated with "no photos allowed" signs, and entirely short of anthropomorphic artistry, But it was also glorious. Oh yes, it was in fact Michelle's dream to go... Now if only I could have showed you a photo ...