- Some post-weekend GameSetLinks, then, and there's some interesting stuff hanging out there - not least a brief teaser of a documentary that I'm very much looking forward to:

- Getting Lamp!: Jason Scott has been working on his multi-part text adventure documentary Get Lamp for some time now, and he's just posted a teaser trailer for the doc on his ASCII blog. The full HD version, which also "...shows a number of interviewees (Steve Meretzky, Austin Seraphin, Nick Montfort, Brendan Desilets)", is available on the official site. This is vital recorded history - very much looking forward to the final doc.

- Ellis Winds Up Castlevania Fanboys: The ever-bombastic Warren Ellis has posted an excerpt from his Castlevania animated movie draft on its official blog - and, well, Ellis' ridiculous new book, Crooked Little Vein, has a dustjacket blurb by cyberpunk don William Gibson which simply says: "Stop it, you're scaring me". Similar for this extract, which is a) probably not a wind-up b) bodes well for stupid fun.

- Dare To Be... Digital!: Nokia Design's Matt 'Blackbelt' Jones has posted discussing last week's Edinburgh Festival and games, and particularly commenting: "Just before I had to go to the airport I skipped out of the last session and kidnapped a couple of colleagues to visit the Dare Protoplay event, where young teams of games creators were showing playable demos of their efforts - I guess a bit like the indie games jam." Jones suggested that the winning games from Dare To Be Digital, a UK-organized student game competition, might actually be more exciting than EIF itself - so it's worth some poking.

- Grand Text Auto - The Exhibit: Those art-university-game reprobates at Grand Text Auto have announced that they have an exhibition all of their own at the Beall Center for Art + Technology at the University of California, Irvine, starting in October. The full exhibit includes some fun art-game craziness, in particular: "Michael and Andrew will not only be showing their Fa├žade - they will be providing us with an AR (augmented reality) version of this interactive drama."

- Tougeki 2D Fighting Insanity: Over at Subatomic Brainfreeze, they've handily posted annotated YouTube links to the recent Tougeki 2D fighting game championship in Japan - which is popular enough that it's streamed by top Japanese game magazine Famitsu! It's got sentences in it like: "Instead of killing ST, Hyper SF2 has only made it stronger. This match is Super Turbo (X) version Chun-Li vs. Champion Edition (Dash) Bison." If you understand this, you may like it!

- When Edge Ran Out Of Room?: The UK's latest game magazine ABC subscription numbers came out last week, and there was one particularly eye-opening stat in there: "Multi-format magazine Edge, which recently has shown trend-defying increases, this time fell from 35,145 to 30,021 copies sold per month." This somewhat blows the concept that quality, in-depth game magazine reporting can buck the circulation-dive trend, doesn't it? For those interested, here's the full ABC chart - with 6,329 copies of each mag distributed outside the UK, and 1,606 non-UK subscriptions, for those wondering how the international breakdown runs nowadays.