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About duckofindeed

I like to work on art and writing and was inspired by video games and movies and other such things. I love when I find creative stories and characters, and I try to make my own. So far, I've been unsuccessful, but I'm trying.

New Super Lucky’s Tale: A Charming Platformer with an Old-School Feel

I’m always on the lookout for some quality platformers that remind me of the good, old days.  Whether you’d prefer side-scrollers or something of the more open variety, you’re in luck either way with New Super Lucky’s Tale.  This adorable platformer stars a young fox named Lucky who must collect pages for the Book of Ages and defeat the sorcerer cat Jinx and his villainous children, the Kitty Litter.

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Ranking Snacks and Treats from the United Kingdom

Recently, Mother Duck and I got a small box of treats and snacks from the United Kingdom.  And rather than just casually enjoy them like a normal person, I had to rank them!  These assorted goodies come from England, Ireland, and Scotland and can be found ranked below in order from least yummy to the very best!

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DRTC: Four Jerks Mode Returns on Virtual Bastion

Like a zombie rising from its grave, Death Road to Canada has returned once more!  Although we were unable to finish Four Jerks Mode back in October, I’ve got a whole new group of characters to add to our growing roster.  Will we finally reach Canada or will we die trying?  (We’ll probably die, as Four Jerks Mode has 30% more zombies!)

The United States has been infested with zombies, and our only hope for survival is to reach Canada!  Join the Duck and various custom characters as we fight zombies, gather supplies, and encounter no shortage of bad luck in this challenging roguelike game.  We WILL die, but fortunately, every randomly-generated playthrough will be different!

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion
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Death Road to Canada Highlights

Lately, I’ve been playing a lot of Death Road to Canada, with the main purpose being to earn Zombo Points so that I can unlock various upgrades, including new traits and perks.  In the process, I managed to reach Canada in Familiar Characters Mode two more times (for a total of three successful runs), along with many failed attempts.  While I didn’t record these particular playthroughs, I did take notes so that I could share some of the highlights from my adventures:

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Cogen: Sword of Rewind: Demo Review

Cogen: Sword of Rewind is a 2D action game where you have the ability to rewind time by up to 3 seconds using the Ouroboros System, a feature of Kohaku’s talking sword, ExeBreaker.  In a way, the game gave me some old-school Mega Man vibes, with the high difficulty, side-scrolling gameplay, and the buttload of robots you need to defeat along the way.  The difference is the fact that you have a gun rather than a sword and that you have no health, meaning a single hit is enough to kill you, which is where that 3-second rewind comes in handy.

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Nostalgic Notions Returns with Capcom Arcade Stadium

Nostalgic Notions is a series where we play 15-20 minutes of a retro game and give our thoughts on it.  It’s a great way to check out a wide variety of classic games in a compact period of time!  This time, Cary’s retro collection of choice is Capcom Arcade Stadium, starting with 1943: The Battle of Midway from 1987!

Video from YouTube User: Virtual Bastion

Animal Crossing Monopoly: Cute, But Complicated

A few months ago, Mother Duck and I accumulated a small collection of classic board games, along with one variation on a classic, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition of Monopoly.  (They aren’t exactly a proper replacement for games of the electronic variety, but we imagine they’ll come in quite handy during power outages, at least!)  Rather than buying property and financially annihilating friends and family unlucky enough to land on one of your exorbitantly priced hotels, the Animal Crossing variation has each player gathering and selling resources in the hopes of buying the best items.  It may seem like a simple enough concept, but as for how the game plays out, that’s another story entirely.

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The Duck Makes a Christmas Smorgastarta

For Christmas this year, we decided to throw out all notions of a traditional meal and cut straight to the good part.  The cake.  Yes, because we decided to try a smorgastarta, a Swedish recipe that we had never attempted before that’s basically the equivalent of a sandwich cake!  (Silly readers, did you really think we ate a chocolate cake for our Christmas dinner?)  What we made was basically a double-decker sandwich with three different fillings, frosted with chive and onion cream cheese and garnished with red onions and celery leaves.  After all, the true meaning of Christmas is to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, and every self-respecting birthday party needs a delicious cake!

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2022 Art Summary

Yet another year has passed, and yet another art summary has formed.  This year was a weird one for art for two reasons.  For one thing, I’ve had this unusually long obsession with Psychonauts ever since I first played the original game around the end of 2021, which would explain the copious amounts of fan art for it (mainly for my two favorites, Crispin and Dr. Loboto, with a few others thrown in because of reasons soon to be explained).  The other reason is that this year has felt inexplicably busy, and I’ve had very little time or energy to work on anything outside of Youtube.  Hence why the second half of the year devolves into traditional sketches that may or may not be colored using my new markers that tend to bleed if I don’t practice utmost care.

2022 was a Crispin and Loboto invasion!
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Ranking All Demos I Played in 2022 Part 2

My 2022 demo ranking continues, and today, I shall be presenting you all with my very favorite demos from this past year!  These are the ones that stand the greatest chance of being added to my gaming collection, along with a few that I’ve already played in their entirety.  But in case you missed the first half, you can revisit it with ease right here.

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