This Day in GameCola History: August 11th

No matter what timeline we're in, August 11th will always be there for us.

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We generally think of time as a straight line, but it’s a little more complex than that. We’ve always celebrated the confounding structure of time on August 11th—even future, alternate, and now-nonexistent August 11ths. Today, we bring you a choice selection of GameCola’s August 11th time perplexity celebrations, all the way back to the universe’s inception in late 2008.

August 11th, 2015—Coming 2015: A Kickstarter Story

Since August 11th didn’t exist last year, we start with August 11th of 2015 and an article about Kickstarter projects that had been funded in previous years and were anticipating completion within the following year. Fast-forward a bit and Hyper Light Drifter and River City Ransom: Underground have both been released!

…what’s that? There was another project expecting to be released in the future-turned-past? It would seem that the aptly-named Temporus has become lost in time…although the developers haven’t given up yet—and neither has this backer.

August 11th, 2014—Every Videogame YouTube Video…

Man. Remember dubstep? 2014 was a wild time. Mark Freedman introduces a YouTube video about other YouTube videos of this bygone era. You can still find these types of videos in their natural habitat, but luckily for us, they’re no longer the dominant species.

August 11th, 2011—Another Look: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

We start off 2011—that’s right, “start off”; we’ve got three posts from 2011—with a bang. We’re looking back at a post that’s following up on a previous review of a game that’s based on a movie that’s based on a book. Need to go deeper? Be sure to read the comments!

August 11th, 2011—Minecraft Rip-Off Makes Over $1 Million on XBLIG

XBLIG no longer exists in this timeline, but back in 2011, it was still going strong existing. While no evidence remains of the existence of this “Fortresscraft“, we imagine that it featured Xbox avatars, mining, and (if the only remaining evidence of XBLIG, Silver Dollar Games, is any indication) probably farting.

August 11th, 2011—Big Fish Games for the iPhone

Now here’s a timeless entity! Michael Gray! In our final August 11th celebration in 2011, Michael tells us about longstanding casual game developer Big Fish Games’ offerings for mobile devices.

August 11th, 2010—Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

In 2010, we featured this review of Persona 4—the original, not Golden—by Justin Luschinski (as opposed to the earlier review by Matt Gardner). It seems like he had a good time playing the game, so maybe now’s the time to give it a read! Get it?!

August 11th, 2009—Treasure MathStorm!: Fake Movie Trailer

Michael Gray is back to the past with this upcoming (at the time) movie of this classic (at the time) children’s educational game, Treasure MathStorm!. Surprisingly, the original video has survived the sands of time and still exists on YouTube.

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Since 2007

Alex "Jeddy" Jedraszczak is presiding Editor-in-Chief at GameCola, not only editing content but often writing it as well. On top of all this GameCola work, he also develops indie games.

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