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Hey all,

For the past few posts, I’ve been mentioning that my husband Rob and his brother Dave have been making video game apps for the iPhone and iPad. I’m pleased to announce that their first game is finished! It is called The Last Defense of Our Time, a game with a sci-fi feel that is inspired by the popular retro game Missile Command.

Dave is the main brain behind LDoOT. He did the cool graphics and came up with the story, while Rob did the awesome 8-bit music under the name Perspection, wrote some of the clever jokes, and did the copyediting. The two make such a great team! The wives *ahem* were possibly their best inspirations and motivators for this game :) They’ve worked on this for months, staying up late and eating fourth meals at Taco Bell together. It was so much fun seeing the whole process of app making—and especially being a part of it all.

We had so many people download and review LDoOT when it first got featured on the iTunes App Store! It was great. The sad part, though, is that when the first couple of versions of LDOoT were released, the game wasn’t optimized to run on iOS devices with low memory capacity. That is why there were a lot of people on the reviews saying that the game crashed even before they got to play it. Thankfully, the problem has been completely fixed. I hope you’ll give it a try and leave some positive feedback on the app page! If you don’t have an iPhone/iTouch/iPad but know someone who does and is into games, I’d love it if you would let them know about LDooT. If you write for a game review blog, we can send you a coupon code to download the game for free if you’ll review it.

Here is the promo video:


You can get the soundtrack that Rob made via iTunes, Amazon, or eMusic by searching “Perspection – The Last Defense of Our Time.”

Beauty of the Fall is now making it’s next game—a faith-based kids app and another game called Planets. I hope for these next games, the turnout will be astronomical (Hint: I just made a joke…).

I’m just really happy to be in a family with creative craniums.


You can also help support us by liking our company Beauty of the Fall’s Facebook page, Perspection’s Facebook page, tweeting about the game, or simply just spreading the word around.

Links à La Mode

Also, I missed posting my feature on Links à La Mode Tech from May 31st. This was taken from Independent Fashion Bloggers:

Edited by Kristin Swenson of BonBon Rose Girls

I think we can all agree that technology has become vital to the daily existence of bloggers. Who among us goes a week without playing around with coding, tinkering with our blog design, tweeting, downloading the newest photo apps etc.? Many of us who started out somewhat technology illiterate are now wearing our chic geek badges proudly. Thankfully, forums like IFB exist to nurture and encourage our self education when it comes to tech issues!

So, I hope you’ll take a moment to enjoy these featured posts. I daresay you’ll walk away with a valuable new nugget of tech related knowledge. Today’s link roundup really has a little something for everyone, no matter where your inner geek’s interests may lie!


Scarf Ace

June 22nd, 2011

My husband Rob and I owned this book called The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana that was recently purchased by The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. So I took a couple of pictures with it before bidding it farewell. If you ever visit the museum’s library, you can look for it and let me know that you did!

In these shots, I had my hair in a bun wrapped in the Luxe Silk Voile Scarf, made from Prada cotton silk voile, courtesy of The Style Underground. If you haven’t entered the giveaway for a scarf or hat of your own, it is ending at the end of the next week, so do so soon!

I guess this is the first time you’ve probably seen me wear a scarf this way. I don’t really wear scarves covering the majority of my head all too often, because I have super thick hair, so having a scarf on during the summer is suicide. I hadn’t had a scarf this light until this one came along, so I am definitely reconsidering my initial thought about scarves for the warmer days. I am a huge fan of scarves in general, though, because they are so versatile. I like to wear them around my neck or as bows, as you probably know by now. What are some of the ways you wear scarves—any favorites?

I’ll need to catch up on a lot of things online. I’ve been MIA around here for some time now! Rob and I have been working on a lot fun projects these past few months, doing what we love to do and being productive at the same time. One of the things we have worked on and completed is the video game The Last Defense of Our Time for the iPhone/iPad. Rob made the music for it, 8-bit style (like original Nintendo music), and it sounds great! The game has had its ups and downs, because it used to crash all the time before even loading in some of the older iDevices. A new update has been made to fix the error, and it should be-a-runnin’ smooth now. I’ll have to write an official post introducing it very soon. In the meantime, check it out, please! Also, check out Rob’s soundtrack for the game.

So you think you need to ditch the head gear for summer? No need to sacrifice comfort for style with these light-weight wonder scarves! The lovely owner of The Style Underground contacted me to give away three scarves or hats to readers of à la Modest. I will be randomly picking three winners per item, so there are more chances to win! I was also requested to style one item of my choice that I will be putting up in a separate post. I picked the Luxe Silk Voile Scarf made from a silky and breathable fabric by Prada (materials are designer made). I usually avoid wearing hats, scarves, or anything in my head because I have hair as thick as my little brother’s skull, but this scarf actually made me feel a bit cooler… in both senses.

Video of one of The Style Underground’s tutorials for a turban:

Alright, shall we move on to the rules?

Mandatory Entry:

You must “like” The Style Underground on Facebook. Pick an item from their store that you would like to win and leave a comment on this post telling me what item that is.

Bonus Entries:

  1. Subscribe to The Style Underground on Youtube, and leave a comment telling me that you did. By the way, their channel has very helpful styling tips and tutorials!
  2. “Like”à la Modest on Facebook, and leave a comment telling me that you did (3 entries).
  3. Subscribe to à la Modest via Google Friend Connect, and leave a comment telling me that you did. If the link doesn’t work, use the “Join this site” button on the side bar (2 entries).
  4. Follow me on Twitter (@alaModest), and leave a comment telling me that you did. Include your user name (2 entries).
  5. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment telling me that you did. Include your user name and/or a link to the tweet. Copy & paste this to tweet: “Win a hat or scarf of your choice from The Style Underground via @alaModest ! http://bit.ly/jpd8Ds #giveaway”
  6. Subscribe to this blog through BlogLovin’, and leave a comment telling me that you did.
  7. Post this giveaway as your status on Facebook, and leave a comment telling me that you did. Include your Facebook’s e-mail address. Copy & paste this: “Win a hat or scarf of your choice from The Style Underground via alamodest.com! http://alamodest.com/?p=6604”
  8. Suggest that your friends “like” à la Modest on Facebook, and leave a comment telling me that you did and/or how many friends you invited (2 entries).
  9. Blog about this giveaway in a new post, and leave a comment  with the link.
  10. Buy something from RGB Records until the end of the giveaway, and leave a comment telling me your full name. (5 entries)

For the bonus entries, I will check to verify if you have done these. If you are already subscribers/followers, indicate that you are in separate entries. Do not forget to leave me your real e-mail address!

This giveaway is based on random drawing. Remember, the more entries you have, the more chances of winning. Good luck! The giveaway will end on June 30th.

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