Some of our Moonlighters team are part of the gang at Glitch City, a swell community of indie digital artists & game makers in LA. Join us for an evening of spectacular gamery to support an ailing indie artist in time of dire need!!!
Funds raised will go 100% to the What’s Ailing Alex GoFundme Campaign on your behalf. Come show your support, while strutting your stuff across a playful spectrum of digital and analog games.
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For non-Angelinos, we’ll be streaming on Twitch.tv!
The Dragon Room 4: Studio in the Ether
Mike and Teddy, in a special meatspace Dragon Room! We talk about the techniques we use to make game development from different cities feel like game development in a traditional company office space.
Sidney Thomas was famous for being the only guy who could make fun of Julian Bell and not get thrown out of the building. More than just Bell’s closest confidant, Sid was a entertainment dynamo in his own right, packing theaters around the country for over a decade and starring in a series of hit comedy films.
After several successful but ultimately doomed comedy partnerships, Sid was discovered by Bell and quickly became his go-to guy to lighten the mood or break up any fisticuffs.
- Laugh Along With Sid! (Album, 1952)
- Smile with Me (Film, 1955)
- Goons on the Run (Film, 1954)
- Sundown Bonanza (Film, 1959)
Will Conrad lit up Hollywood with his unique blend of dance talent and on-camera presence. With a boyish face and debonair charm, he starred in nearly every movie musical produced during his debut year of 1956.
Privately, Will was known for holding himself to unrealistically high standards, but being a joy to work with. He was often called the next big thing in entertainment, but after its promising start, his career faltered as America turned away from classic musical entertainment.
- The Baseball Kid (Film, 1956)
- Somebody Like That Girl (Film, 1956)
- The Singsong Coal Mine (Film, 1957)
- Julian Bell Presents: Will Conrad’s Christmas Spectacular (TV, 1957)
The Hollywood Prodigy
Jean May made her Hollywood debut with a gripping performance in Night Train to Shanghai, a role that earned an Academy Award nomination as a teenager. After growing up in the industry as its prodigy sweetheart, she made an equally impressive directorial debut in 1955, directing Julian Bell in a role that won him equal acclaim.
On top of her talent, Jean was famous for her determination and commitment to her art, traits that inspired Julian Bell to take her under his wing and bolster her booming career.
- Night Train to Shanghai (Film, 1947)
- Summer Fair (Film, 1950)
- Head in the Clouds (Film, 1954)
- Silverwood Pond (Film [dir], 1960)
The Dragon Room 3: Cooking with Bullets
This week Mike and Teddy talk about organizing the wide variety of game mechanics that heists require in The Moonlighters, and combining them into different heist roles.
EDGAR “THE UNCANNY”
Edgar enjoyed fame both in Hollywood and internationally, widely known as the world’s greatest magician. A devoted student of both dazzling stage magic and the mysteries of the occult, Edgar was committed to elevating the art of illusion in the entertainment industry. In the 1950s he poured his passion into the acting craft, studying method technique to achieve performances he called “illusions of persona.”
With a cool temperament and carefully chosen words, Edgar became a steady advisor to Julian Bell after they met on-set. Daring onstage and mysterious offstage, he was a constant intrigue to the press.
- Puzzles of the Universe (TV, 1949)
- Prince of the Sands (Film, 1951)
- The Serpent’s Lair (Film, 1954)
- Smoke & Mirrors (Film, 1957)