Metal Squeaks

Today I recorded this incredible little contraption for some metal squeaks.

It was given to my wife for Xmas for her to hang jewelry from, who knows where her aunt found it. As soon as I layed my hands on it, I knew we would need to have a session together.

I don't know yet if this could end up being a new SFX library that I would put on sale through JordanFehrFX or not, there is a lot of material to go through.

Here is just a short clip of one take of a slower spin, and then it slowed down to 50% and 25% (recording at 96k originally).

Note, this is an mp3 for ease of upload to soundcloud.

Gamasutra's Top 10 Indie Games of the Year

Jamestown clocks in at # 8 and The Binding of Isaac grabs spot # 2

10. Atom Zombie Smasher (Blendo Games) [Windows/Mac/Linux, paid]

9. Dig-N-Rig (DigiPen) [Windows, freeware]

8. Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony (Final Form Games) [Windows/Mac/Linux, paid]

7. Bastion (Supergiant Games) [Windows/Xbox Live, paid]

6. Dungeons of Dredmor (Gaslamp Games) [Windows/Mac/Linux, paid]

5. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Superbrothers, Capybara Games) [iOS, paid]

4. Frozen Synapse (Mode 7) [Windows/Mac/Linux (iPad soon), paid]

3. Terraria ( Re-Logic) [Windows, paid]

2. The Binding of Isaac
(Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl) [Windows/Mac/Linux, paid]

1. SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries) [Windows/Mac/Linux/iPad, paid]

End of the year lists.

It has begun. I have worked on quite a few games this year, most, if not all of them independent developers, and so in the past you would not expect these lists to have anything to do with me. This is hardly the case anymore. Last year saw a huge number of great indie games make the cut on some mainstream lists, and this year is already proving to be no different, especially for the absolutely wonderful "Bastion". Every person who worked on that game is a fabulous human being, and it was a pleasure to be next to them at PAX '10 with Super Meat Boy.

The Binding of Isaac is up for several awards so far, but this is the first top-whatever list I have spotted it on, taking # 10 in PASTE magazine's top 20 of the year.