Jenna Brown Interview: A Hat in Time, Illustration and Zines

This interviewย is a feature fromย our second printed zine,ย Issue #2: Breath.

Following its release last year,ย A Hat in Timeย has been embraced by players and critics alike. Lauded as a love letter to the fading genre of 3D platformers, it’s a welcome slice of nostalgia. While that would be enough to ensure the game success, its developersย have filled every corner with their own innovations. Because of this,ย A Hat in Timeย was among the most memorable titles of 2017.

Thanks to strong visual design, characters like Hat Kid and her adversaries are already a part of popular culture.…   [continue reading]

The Great Developmental Professor Elemental

This article ties in to a podcast I recorded with Paul Alborough (Professor Elemental), available here.

In our last podcast, we spoke to David Liebe Hart. In that particular case, we had a personality on our hands who’s very difficult to detach from his character. The flip-side of that is a creative whose use of a character is acutely deliberate. That’s precisely the bill that Paul Alborough, best known for his popular Professor Elemental alter-ego, fits in spades. However, Alborough is a vast talent regardless of such construction. He calls to mind an important truth; something we’re all guilty of in an age of information.…   [continue reading]