Also from Andy Deemer…
The AsiaObscura Book
The Stormglass Protocol
"Like a Bond adventure for kids... Undeniably entertaining." - Kirkus
"A brilliant twist on the classic theme... captivating." - ForeWord Clarion
"Action-packed and fast-paced... barrels along with a cheerful intensity and no shortage of middle-grade Bond-style adventure." - Publishers Weekly
Stormglass for the iPad
"Truly immersive. ★★★★½" - 148Apps.com
"Rich graphics, an immersive storyline, and puzzles that will have you turned upside down." - iDownloadBlog.com
"Pulls the genre out of its stationary roots." - JayIsGames.com
"Perfect" - The NY Times
"Terrific" - Entertainment Weekly
- The Quirk of Bangalore Palace
- 21 Amazing Bangalore Breakfast Dishes
- Another Little Bangalore Boat Church
- A Sweet New Batch of Indian Movie Posters
- Why Chinese People Eat Ants
- Why Chinese People Eat Sea Horse
- Why Chinese People Eat Deer Penis
- India's Incredibly Cool Hand-Drawn Movie Posters
- Collapsing Caves, Dead Spelunkers, Corpse Robbery, and Big Mike's Mystery House
- All the Fortunes on Hong Kong's Temple Street
- Amazing Old Bollywood Poster Shops
- The Cockiest Shrine in Bangkok
- Why Chinese People Eat Snake as Medicine
- Beijing's Dongyue Temple and Their 19 Incredible Taoist Gods
- North Korean traffic lights… um… robot ladies.
- This Hindu God has 1,000 Vaginas!
- Classic Chinese Torture Methods (and their cute names)
- The Creepiest Amusement Park of All Time?
- Sifting Through Arthur C. Clarke's DVD Collection in Colombo
- 18 Terrible Moments from a Taoist Hell
- The Poem I Can't Find…
- Beijing's incredible (and completely fake) Disneyland
- Outsider Art Kangaroos at the Beijing Zoo
- Lucky Fruit (and Ain't So Lucky Fish)
- A Lovely Writeup of My Fowl Documentary
- Tongzhou's "Kids with Measles" Ride
- The Cutest Slippers of All Time
- Ready to Rumble
- Prosthetic Noses, Red Wigs, and Whiteface… American Characters in Chinese Films
- The Romance Park of the Heart – an abandoned Beijing theme park
- Nazi Fashion in China
- About Andy Deemer & AsiaObscura
- No Panking!
- Modern Day Cavemen of Shanxi
- Chasing the Shaman in Mongolia
- A Tiny Roadside Village, Made From Quartz
- Castration Classes at the Beijing Eunuch Culture Exhibition Hall
- Awesomely Steampunk Portable Corn Roaster
- Hello Kitty & Cuppuccino!
- A Museum of Nightmares in the Shadow of the Eiffel Tower
Category Archives: Shameless Promotion
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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 like writing reviews for people I like, or admire. Too much pressure. How do I balance being the nice guy and giving them the kudos they deserve and disliking what they made? So be it. Tom Carter's CHINA: Portrait of a People is an awesome behemoth of a brick, measuring in at 2 ...
I haven't been posting much for the last three months. Sorry. Instead, I've been working away on a new iPad game... "The Stormglass Protocol", a room-escape game with all of the dark humor, cult movie references, and snark of AsiaObscura. Elements of 100 Floors, Myst, Lost, and even -- oh, do prepare yourself ...
Sorry that I've been so lousy about updating the blog... work in India has gone from regular to quite mad. However, expect a couple of good updates coming soon! In the meantime, I did have time for my first PechaKucha talk, on a lifetime dream that turned out to be more of a nightmare. ...
Five years later, Japan is finally releasing my film Poultrygeist. Very exciting news... but I'd kill for a copy of the poster! Are you in Japan? Can you help me get it? Will gladly provide excellent Indian posters or art (or just hard cold cash) in return! March 23 at ...
Thanks to Max for calling our attention to this page in Mark Steyn's New York Times bestseller After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, a book we probably wouldn't have read. In it, he manages to link me to America's impending downfall. I won't comment on his incredibly dank assumptions and horrid factual errors, but I ...
Maybe you missed it, but fresh on the heels of their coverage of our taxidermy efforts, the the October issue of CityWeekend was devoted to Bizarre Beijing! Of course their research ended in the pages of AsiaObscura. Heh heh. They recommend - the unmissably gory Daoist statues of Dongyue Temple - the quirk in miniature of ...
Yesterday morning, I exploded with glee when I realized our Pyongyang Too book had been covered in the wonderful Drawn & Quarterly -- a whopping year ago! Now if that wasn't good enough, yesterday was also the release of the new issue of CityWeekend magazine, their back page a very fun article devoted to WooLand, me, ...
When Woo and I handed our tribute, Pyongyang Too, to graphic traveleur & comic master Guy Delisle, he seemed taken aback, confused, perplexed. "Thank you," he muttered, unsure of what he was even looking at. (Barbara Demick--author of the DPRK expose/awesomeromance Nothing to Envy--tried to buy it.) Clearly, he later had a chance to ...
A few months ago, we ran a rather scandalous report on the insane ting mong scarecrows we'd spotted in the jungles of Cambodia. They were terrifying, but we knew almost nothing about them. Our driver was vague, the hotel receptionist insisted she'd never seen them before. So we slapped up the photos, ...
Thanks to the kind folks at City Weekend Beijing, for their lovely interview with TheWooLandHotel about AO! See below for the full interview... Or you can read the interview on City Weekend's website.