Nerdcore, KnifeTank, Beefy, and me

One thousand folks have asked me “Who’s that rapping on your Kickstarter video?“. I produced the beat and hired a death-metal singer to scream on the hooks, but the real star of the song is Beefy, a legendary nerdcore rapper from Kennewick, WA.

Beefy is one of my oldest buddies in the nerdcore rap scene. We’ve made dozens of songs over the years including “Ball Pit”, “Tub of Tobasco“, “Tilt“, and “The Sound“, but our KnifeTank collabs are some of my favorite projects.

Ten years ago, when we were working on a point and stab adventure game called KnifeTank: The Hauntening, I reached out to Beefy to add hist talents to that soundtrack. His verses for the “Crimson Dreams” perfectly captured the silly/scary/metal vibe of the KnifeTank universe. You can check out the full album, which was co-produced by Crashfaster, here or check out the 8bit Betty remix of “Crimson Dreams” here:

Beefy and I still collaborate occasionally. In fact I recently appeared on Beefy’s new song “Tag Team” along with MC Frontalot, ytCracker, Glenn Case, Mikal Khill, and Lil Jordo. That song just went live this morning as part of the Nerdcore VPC 6 challenge coming later today.

KnifeTank: The Shüffling is live now on Kickstarter

I’m so proud to say that my first tabletop game, KnifeTank: The Shüffling, is now live on Kickstarter. The game has already reached its $8,000 goal, but now I have my eyes set on reaching 1,000 backers. I’m at nearly 400 now, so I have quite a ways to go, but I think I can do it.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/docpop/knifetank-the-shuffling

If you can help support the project at any level or spread the word, I’d really appreciate it!

If you need more convincing, check out this fantastic review on BoingBoing.net

What I wasn’t expecting was a game I instantly wanted to play over and over again and invite my friends to come and play (which I did). KnifeTank can hold its own against anything coming out of a large commercial game company and I look forward to it enjoying a long and happy life, with many expansions and a worldwide, enthusiastic player community.

Gareth Branwyn for boingboing.net

A Wallpaper Made From An LCD Screen That Was Damaged By A Yo-Yo

Min Park decided to try learning how to fingerspin with his yo-yo, unfortunately he was surrounded by LCD TVs and this happened:

I thought this would make a great addition to my cracked screen wallpapers for mobile phones, so I’m adding it here:

Here is how it looks on the phone:

Waiting For An Earthquake (demo track)

I’ve finished recording my next album and we’ll begin mixing and mastering it in February. I can’t wait to share the whole thing with you, but for now I thought I’d share a demo version of the album’s title track: