‘Noct’, A Top-Down Survival Horror Video Game Viewed Through the Lens of a Thermal Imaging Satellite

Noct is a top-down survival horror video game by indie developer Chris Eskins that is viewed through the lens of a thermal imaging satellite — lending a creepy, black and white monochrome style to the game. The premise of the game, which includes multiplayer, places the protagonist in a world firmly entrenched in “the aftermath of an apocalypse” that has brought about horrifying creatures that now inhabit the devastated landscape. Eskins is currently raising funds for the video game via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.


“Unfortunate” by Wordclock

Noct Video Game

Noct Video Game

Noct Video Game

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Dreamlike Self-Portrait Photography by Kylli Sparre

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

Estonian photographer Kylli Sparre creates self-portraits that have a distinctly surreal, dreamlike quality. Her images are a combination of elaborately staged photo shoots and digital manipulation. Her graceful poses are informed by the years she spent training to be a professional ballet dancer (a career she ultimately did not pursue). Her work is on display at Qlick Editions in Amsterdam until October 1, 2014.

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

Dreamlike Self-Portraits by Kylli Sparre

photos by Kylli Sparre

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Beautifully Detailed Photographic Portraits of Birds

Beautifully Detailed Photographic Portraits of Birds by Leila Jeffreys
Southern Boobook Owl

Sydney-based photographer Leila Jeffreys takes wonderfully detailed studio portraits of birds. Her series of wild cockatoos is particularly amusing. Her photos of birds of prey, on the other hand, have an almost regal air. Jeffreys’ photos are on display at Olsen Irwin gallery in Sydney, Australia through September 28th, 2014. She also posts her work on Instagram.

Beautifully Detailed Photographic Portraits of Birds by Leila Jeffreys
Palm Cockatoo

Beautifully Detailed Photographic Portraits of Birds by Leila Jeffreys
Brown Goshawk

Beautifully Detailed Photographic Portraits of Birds by Leila Jeffreys
Barking Owl

Beautifully Detailed Photographic Portraits of Birds by Leila Jeffreys
Penguin the Magpie, a rescued magpie that likes to lay on her back and has her own Instagram account.

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Slacktory Demonstrates What It Would Be Like If Characters From the Video Game ‘The Sims 4′ Were Self-Aware

Slacktory demonstrates what it would be like if characters from the video game The Sims 4 were self-aware in a recent video.

To celebrate the release of The Sims 4, we feature two Sims who have been there since the beginning: Bob Newbie and Mortimer Goth. You’ve built them palaces, you’ve trapped them in swimming pools, you’ve seen them pee their pants. Now watch them come to life.

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Cthulhu, Krampus, and Bigfoot Sweaters and Rugs by Middle of Beyond

MOB Cthulhu Sweater

Online clothing company Middle of Beyond offers an interesting line of pullover sweaters and cardigans with patterns featuring CthulhuBigfootKrampus, and more. Middle of Beyond also recently launched a home goods line with the introduction of a line of rugs featuring 20-sided die, The Devil tarot card, a spirit board, and more. They have also partnered with Mondo 237 to offer rugs with the iconic pattern featured in the Stanley Kubrick film The Shining.

MOB Bigfoot Sweater

MOB Bigfoot Pullover

MOB Krampus Sweater

MOB The Shining Rug

images via Middle of Beyond

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