“Dream Daddy” Comics

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday, everyone!

On a fairly recent post, I mentioned how a comic app was coming to the Nintendo Switch. Then I heard about a mini comic series based on a game that we played and enjoyed almost a year ago…

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Way back in November 2017 Rachel and I did a review for a visual novel/dating simulation game produced by the Game Grumps, a popular YouTube channel, called Dream Daddy. It was a fun game, one with fantastic characters, writing, and graphics, as well as celebrating gender and sexuality diversity.

Recently I heard that the Dream Daddy game is going to have comics based off of them. There will be five issues, with one available now and the rest being released within the next couple of months. Each issue will feature one to two of the dads that your character can romance in the game, and they’ll be available on quite a few digital platforms — Steam, Google Play, iTunes, Comixology — as well as a print version through Oni Press online shop, the folks who are publishing the series.

Considering Rachel and I enjoyed the game, I figured if we have a little extra money on our Steam account we’ll get an issue or two. Depending on the writing and the artwork, maybe we’ll splurge on all of the issues to see how the comics expand on the game lore.

Did you play Dream Daddy? What kind of comics based off of video games, or vice versa, have you read?

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Nintendo Switch Apps and InkyPen

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday, everyone!

Something that we’ve been hearing about for the Nintendo Switch is when apps are coming to the console. We’ve heard some recent news about an app that may be paving the way for just that…

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While we mainly play console games on our Nintendo Switch, we definitely still have our Wii U set up by the television so we can easily switch to that if we want. I firmly believe that the Nintendo Switch is everything that Nintendo had hoped that the Wii U would have been, with the portable screen and all the Wii U ports for the Switch, but I digress.

We don’t use the Wii U to play games, really, mostly due to the fact that the gamepad battery only lasts about 20 minutes before completely dying, but we do use the apps when we’re chilling. Netflix is the most used app, but we also watched YouTube from the Wii U until we started using the Xbox more. With that said, we always wondered what kind of apps, if any, would be coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Recently I heard of InkyPen coming to the Switch, where for a monthly subscription, you get access to over 10,000 comic, graphic novel, and manga titles. The app is slated for November 2018 release. I’ll admit, a comic book app was not something I expected for the Nintendo Switch, but I’m actually considering the subscription.

Growing up, comic books were a love of mine that grew right alongside video games. It was mainly the Archie comics (and I have yet to watch the drama Riverdale because it is so far from the original innocence of the comic source that I’m nervous to see what they did to the characters), but Batman, Sonic the Hedgehog, and other superheroes wormed their way in as well. If you’re the type to read comics and take the Switch on the go, InkyPen may be a good investment.

What do you think of comics being on the Nintendo Switch? What other apps are you interested in seeing on the console?

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Of Video Games and Comics

Double Jump Kris MiiIt’s always amazing to me how much reach a video game franchise has in other mediums, such as movies, music, and visual art. This post is dedicated to some new buys that celebrate some of our favorite franchises in the art form of comics!

Rachel and I tend to go to Barnes and Noble on Saturdays to supposedly work on our writing, but the past few times we went there, we’d get our Frappuccinos from the cafe and then wander around, inevitably finding a book or two or dozen to buy.

Last time we went with the explicit plan to buy comics.

Growing up, I’ve always loved comics, and one franchise that my uncle had gotten me into was the Archie Comics. They’ve been rebooted a couple of times and I’ve gotten the first couple of volumes of the newest reboot to enjoy. Rachel wanted to try them and quickly finished the two volumes as well, so we figured we’d pick up the third volume and whatever other comics that happened to catch our eye. We found ourselves in the graphic novel and manga section, suddenly remembering that many of our favorite video game franchises had manga adaptations as well.

So, I grabbed a basket, and we went to town:

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a couple of the Pokemon Adventure manga, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and the Four Swords volume of The Legend of Zelda — I’d say Rachel and I made out pretty well.

What do you think of our new buys? Have you read any of them?

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