If you’re living in the New York City area and you enjoy 8-bit music (or our interview with Jeremy Kolosine from a few months back), you should do yourself a favor and head to The Bell House for the 2009 Blip Festival. For fans of the genre or classic game tunes, this is one of the biggest events of the year. The festival opened last night, but you can still purchase tickets for tonight and tomorrow here.
If you do attend, keep an eye out for the Gaijin GamesÂ team, the guys behind the Bit.trip WiiWare series. While I didn’t see them yesterday, supposedly they were working on anÂ game inspired by the show that they’ll be releasing to the public. No clue if it will be in playable shape, but I admire the effort.
Though I wasn’t able to stay the entire evening -Â the last musicianÂ was supposed to go on around 1Â a.m. -Â I was there long enough for “minusbaby” to blow away the audience with a 3D extravaganza. He literally passed out the old-school red/blue glasses before he performed. These guys are the best at what they do, and the audience was truly loving it. ThisÂ awesome celebrationÂ gets the full Rumble endorsement, so take the train into Brooklyn and let us know about the experience on our message board later on.