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The colorful Danxia mountains of China

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 18, 2012

Danxia refers to a “type of petrographic geomorphology” found in China. What that means is you get these mountains that look as though they were decorated with crayons by a five-year-old channelling Dalí.

Danxia Mountains

That shot was taken by Melinda ^..^ on Flickr…you can find dozens of her Danxia photos here. A kottke.org reader suggests that Tiny Wings creator Andreas Illiger was influenced by the Danxia landforms in developing the iconic scenery for the game.

Tiny Wings Danxia

Not a bad theory. (thx, christopher)

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Tiny Wings is the new Angry Birds

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 07, 2011

Tiny Wings is a nifty one-tap game featuring a flying bird…the graphics are really lovely and feel almost handmade.

Available on the App Store for $0.99.