Road trip to Fantastic Arcade

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We’re on our way to Austin, TX to Fantastic Arcade! This is our first time and we’re looking forward to it. It’s a long drive from Iowa, so we’re camping along the way. We can’t wait to try out the games we haven’t played yet, and the TowerFall tournament :) Say hi if you’re gonna be there.

20130918-130102.jpgA game that Ted is doing the pixel art and animation for, called Crypt of the NecroDancer, is in the festival. He’ll be talking about it, the NecroDancer team, and his art process on Saturday the 20th.

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Grapple Truck – our 7DFPS jam game we made with Justin Chan

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Play Grapple Truck

We took a break from Hexels last week and joined in on the 7DFPS Game Jam (7 Day First Person Shooter). We teamed up with or talented friend Justin Chan and made a low-poly game where you drive and grapple your way around a desert (click the link above to play it). The jam was a ton of fun! We were all learning new things or getting more familiar with tools like Unity and Blender. We all happen to have the same t-shirt that was made with Hexels so we made it our team shirt ;)

Also, Justin drew these awesome portraits of all of us and a sketch of us and Ken’s dog, Emmy, off-roading :)

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Game ideas we had that didn’t quite make it in
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Big scorpions with enemy AI
Land Mines that blow you up or toss you high into the air
Cacti that explode into chunks when you drive into them

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