Thirty Flights of Loving is a first-person adventure video game
developed by Brendon Chung's video game studio, Blendo Games. It was
released in August 2012 for Microsoft Windows and in November 2012 for
OS X. The game employs a modified version of id Software's id Tech 2
engine—originally used for Quake II—and incorporates music composed
by Idle Thumbs member Chris Remo. An indirect sequel to Gravity Bone
(2008), it features the same main character, an unnamed spy controlled
by the player. The game follows the spy and two other people as they
prepare for an alcohol heist and then deal with the aftermath of the
failed operation. Unlike Gravity Bone, Thirty Flights of Loving employs
non-linear storytelling, forcing the player to piece together the
narrative. Thirty Flights of Loving was developed as part of the
Kickstarter campaign for the revival of the Idle Thumbs podcast and
includes a free copy of Gravity Bone. Thirty Flights of Loving received
generally favorable reviews from video game journalists, scoring 88 out
of 100 on the review aggregator Metacritic. A follow-up, Quadrilateral
Cowboy, is scheduled for release in 2014.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Flights_of_Loving>
Today's selected anniversaries:
War of the Spanish Succession: The Spanish-Bourbon army
commanded by the Marquis de Bay was soundly defeated by a multinational
army led by the Austrian commander Guido Starhemberg.
The 1812 Overture (audio featured) by Russian composer Pyotr
Ilyich Tchaikovsky was first performed at the Cathedral of Christ the
Saviour in Moscow.
World War II: The Gestapo transported 168 Allied airmen, who
had been classified as spies and criminals so as not to warrant prisoner
of war treatment, to Buchenwald concentration camp.
NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered cargo-passenger ship,
underwent her maiden voyage.
After a collision with a dredger on the River Thames in London,
the pleasure boat Marchioness sank in just thirty seconds, killing 51
Wiktionary's word of the day:
The moving of cattle or other grazing animals to new pastures, often
quite distant, according to the change in season.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
￼ Isn't life the strangest thing you've ever seen?