Last night I went to OMSI After Dark. The After Dark events up the age restriction to 21 and serve some local beer and wine as well as some local delicatessen selections. They also have an area dedicated to local the local Portland gaming scene.

Last nights event featured a wall of retro games sponsored by Ground Kontrol and the upcoming Portland Retro Gaming Expo. Also showing was Guardian Games as well as the Portland Indie Game Squad. I was able to play a few awesome Indie Games from local PDX'ers such as Clobbr, Major Magnet and PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew.

Clobbr

The video featured above are peoples reactions to playing Clobbr. TOTAL SELF PROMOTION WARNING I am the guy featured in the video from 0:20 - 0:21 playing on the tablet with the zelda shirt and messenger bag. So if you ever wanted to see me in 2 seconds of video, your time has come.

Clobbr is a very cute mobile game where your monster is attempting to solve a puzzle such that you can knock out the evil Cats. I laud Clobbr for taking Cats, one of the most beloved of Internet memes and making them the villans. Clobbr was quite fun and I was able to figure out some of the more complex puzzles in a few "ah-ha" moments that harkend back to moments I had with Portal 2. When Clobbr launches, expect to hear about it as it is on my radar as a really cool upcoming mobile puzzler.

http://clobbr.com/

PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew

PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew is a really unique XBox game where you must use two rock band microphones to control the game. Using your voice and the recommended "pew" one microphone controls the players direction and the other microphone shoots the gun. What ensues is hilarious to watch. I took a turn controlling the gun and found that making more of a breathy noise fired the gun in a much more even way than my attempt at a "pew" approximation. If you have a few Rockband microphones and an XBox you should try PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew!

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258550818
http://www.indiegames.com/2011/02/trailer_pewpewpewpewpewpewpewp.html

Major Magnet

Major Magnet is a fun new iPhone game by PagodaWest Games. Needless to say the game is very awesome and well worth the 99 cent price of admission. I plan on doing a more formal review of this game in the upcoming days so stay tuned! Until then, if you own an iPhone and have a dollar, you need to checkout Major Magnet!

http://www.majormagnetgame.com/

I want to thank OMSI for letting me hang out with them and recommend it if you are looking for a fun way to experience OMSI. Ill admit, I spent most of my time in the Video Game area but the rest of the Museum is open and I had an organic peanut butter cookie that was extremely noteworthy!

http://www.omsi.edu/afterdark
http://pigsquad.com/

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/26/2013 at 04:42pm

Frame at :13 is one of the guys I go to PAX with! I miss Portland...

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 04/26/2013 at 04:44pm

Hey thats really awesome. Portland misses you scrypt. <3

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 04/26/2013 at 04:52pm

This looks like a lot of fun. I think I only went to OMSI once while I lived in Vancouver, and remember it being pretty sweet. Nice to see you in live motion, jdodson!

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