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This Week in Review – April 15

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2019 | No Comments

There are a lot of exciting tech and entertainment developments in the past week! So let’s dig right in, shall we?

1. New OTON teases

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More OTON teases were revealed on Instagram this week–including a sneak peek of a brand new OTON Infinity case build! We know that OTON is going to disrupt the AI, crypto, and tech markets, and we can’t wait to see what is in store.

Here’s what EnGeniux CEO Derrick Samuels (creator of OTON) had to say:

We’re going to flip the console, PC and Virtual Assistant spaces upside down. Evolve or become Extinct.

2. Get ready for FunnelGeniux!

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Salespeople rejoice! FunnelGeniux is almost here, with 100 earlybird slots available hopefully in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on this page for updates on how to energize your website sales with FunnelGeniux.

3. New single Grades by hillgo is release

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The first single Grades by independent musician hillgo was released this week!

We reached out to the artist to discuss the process and inspiration behind the single

I told my grandma about my single, and she told me to send it to her, but I didn’t want to be sad about it. Also, my breathing is weirdly loud in it. Overall, I like it and think its a pretty good song.

My Creative Process:
First I think about what’s going on in the world and my world. Then I write some lyrics, and usually I make them rhyme. Next I’ll either jam or make a melody. I enjoy my creative process a  lot.

My goal for my next album is to have some cool songs like this one but also ones that are longer than a minute.

The single can be listened to on most music streaming platforms.

Listen to Grades on iTunes

Listen to Grades on Spotify

4. Sylvie releases Kittey Defense and Cactus Flower

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TechGeniux was very surprised to learn that independent game developer sylvie dropped two brand-new games this week!

The first game, Kitty Defense: An exquisite game of strategy and wits in which you must defend yonder castle from a veritable onslaught of kitteys, on the surface appears to be a simple tower-and-defense game. But there is a lot more than meets the eye at play here. I finished with 675 money, can you beat my score?

Play Kitty Defense: An exquisite game of strategy and wits in which you must defend yonder castle from a veritable onslaught of kitteys

The second title, Cactus Flower, is a spiritual successor to Sylvie’s infamous Cactus Block. The premise is simple–you are free to click and place an object on any free tile in the game world, but you cannot choose what it will be! The tile you place can either be a flower (which has positive effects) or a cactus (this will cause you to cease to exist).

Sylvie gave us some insight into the process behind Cactus Flower:

I didn’t feel like working on long term projects so I started a new Game Maker file and drew some [sprites]. I forget why I decided to make it a Cactus Block-like game but I think I decided early on. Since there were flowers instead of blocks I had to figure out how that changes the Cactus Block mechanics …  [the flowers] would be used for some kind of hot skill system but I didn’t know how it would work. [I considered] making the game more explorey (sic) and you have to use specific skills to reach certain areas, but in the end I went with the simple skill system and a linear style.

Play Cactus Flower

5. Easter

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From everyone here at TechGeniux to you and yours, Happy Easter!

Note: This article has been updated to use the correct title for Kitty Defense: An exquisite game of strategy and wits in which you must defend yonder castle from a veritable onslaught of kitteys

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