Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

CategoryGame Hacking

Solar Eclipse webgbcam Stream (with the Solar Media Collective)

On April 8, as part of a larger event with the Solar Media Collective, Alex Custodio and I put together a Twitch stream of the solar eclipse using webgbcam. The video turned out pixelated, black and white, not zoomed in enough… yet still somehow totally awesome! You can view a highlight of the eclipse totality below, filmed in Montreal. The Solar Media Collective is a research-creation...

Mod Guide: New-Style SNES RGB Bypass Amplifier

This summer, as part of our activities with the Residual Media Depot, Alex Custodio and I are modding several videogame consoles while closely documenting our work. The goal of this project is to create a series of succinct, approachable modding guides that detail the tools and techniques needed for hardware modding. New-Style SNES RGB Bypass Amplifier A common way to send video from a Super...

Mod Guide: Woozle Game Boy Advance Consolizer

This summer, as part of our activities with the Residual Media Depot, Alex Custodio and I are modding several videogame consoles while closely documenting our work. The goal of this project is to create a series of succinct, approachable modding guides that detail the tools and techniques needed for hardware modding. Woozle Game Boy Advance Consolizer The Game Boy Advance Consolizer...

Mod Guide: Solar-Powered Game Boy Pocket

This summer, as part of our activities with the Residual Media Depot, Alex Custodio and I are modding several videogame consoles while closely documenting our work. The goal of this project is to create a series of succinct, approachable modding guides that detail the tools and techniques needed for hardware modding. Solar-Powered Game Boy Pocket This modding project is an adaptation of the solar...

Mod Guide: Game Boy Pocket FunnyPlaying IPS LCD

This summer, as part of our activities with the Residual Media Depot, Alex Custodio and I are modding several videogame consoles while closely documenting our work. The goal of this project is to create a series of succinct, approachable modding guides that detail the tools and techniques needed for hardware modding. Game Boy Pocket FunnyPlaying IPS LCD Installation This week, we returned to the...

Mod Guide: Game Boy Pocket Backlit LCD

This summer, as part of our activities with the Residual Media Depot, Alex Custodio and I are modding several videogame consoles while closely documenting our work. The goal of this project is to create a series of succinct, approachable modding guides that detail the tools and techniques needed for hardware modding. Game Boy Pocket Backlit LCD Installation Our first modding project involved...

Mammoth Island Adventure Club Released

Today, Mammoth Island Games debuts its Adventure Club! Each season of the Club offers a bevy of postcard-sized, system neutral, TTRPG adventures. The current season theme is Islands and features five entries. After Hearth & Blade and The Elephant in the Room, my brother and I shifted our focus toward smaller TTRPG projects. This is for three reasons. First, scoped-down TTRPGs allow us to...

A Trio of Game Boy Workshops

This past summer, I had the privilege of working with Alex Custodio and lee wilkins on a trio of Game Boy workshops, leading up to our Solar Game (Boy) Jam on August 26th.  The work was completed as part of the Milieux Solar Media Project, which explores the affordances of solar energy for digital communication systems. The three workshops invited guests to tinker with different aspects of the...

Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer