Today, for Silent Cinema, we feature an 1896 short film by Georges Méliès featuring a new score by Kai Engel. The Devil’s Castle (also called The Haunted Castle) is, in one stroke, the first Vampire film, the first Horror film, a comedy, and one of the longest films produced up to this point. It clocks in just over 3 minutes, and it’s exactly what you want to watch.
This 1913 Silent, Feature Length, Science Fiction Film is the first science fiction movie to be made in the UK. Long considered a lost film, it was meticulously restored by the British Film Institute in 2014, and it looks fantastic. I haven’t watched it yet, but I’m looking forward to spending some time with it today.
I keep a weekly newsletter, in which I share things I’ve written, video games, music, books, and movies from all over. Sometimes I use it as the basis for experiments, as well.
As I discussed yesterday, I’ve started writing computer games. Of course, it’s important to me that people are able to play the game on whatever platform they have access to. As such, I’ve spent a fair amount of time planning to optimize my game UI for mobile devices, and researching the best methods for repackaging webapps as native apps.
I’ve played a lot of computer games over the last few weeks, I’ve already written about some of them, and I’ll be writing about many of the others soon. In writing about and playing these computer games, I have found myself working out plots for games in a similar format. After a lot of back and forth, I overcame my own objections and started building.