Some people ask us what we do when we're not working on Snapshot. I've been meaning to make a couple posts about the fun things we've been doing lately, but instead it's all going into one.
We play ping pong
Dave bought a ping pong table a few months ago. It wasn't too long before we heard that our friends over at Broken Bulb Studios had one as well. As game creators, a competition naturally ensued. Dave and I were pretty confident going into the tournament. Little did we know...we would be annihilated.
We play dodgeball...on trampolines
I was particularly excited about this one. We discovered an indoor trampoline facility nearby. Every Thursday since, we've gone to jump around and hang out with the Flashbang crew. I can safely tell you that a floor covered in trampolines is every single thing you except it to be and then some. Matthew Wegnersnapped some photos of the awesome.
We play StarCraft 2
You should probably send us your SC2 identifier and we'll play some matches!
What a weekend. Over 15 people showed up, made some games, and ate some cake. There were some spectacular results. If you haven't checked out our RAjam Feed, you should probably do it now. There, you can find a great summary of all the different projects. We'll be posting some of the results in the coming weeks but in the meantime, enjoy some of the photos taken during the jam, courtesy of MatthewWegner from Flashbang.
making our final presentations
What game from the jam do you want to play the most?
It's true! We're hosting another game jam. This time in conjunction with Ludum Dare, an online jam. We're expecting a decent sized crowd, and more than a few awesome games. Make sure you check out our RAjam page. There you can watch us work, chat us up, and keep an eye on our project's progression.
All was a little quiet on the blogosphere last week wasn't it? Well the good news is that we've been quite busy with Snapshot, the bad news is...well, I guess the only bad news is that we haven't had a chance to write about it. For now, I wanted to let everyone know that our new post cards have arrived!
We'll get these sent out to our Birthday Contest winners as soon as we can. Did you miss out on our latest super-awesome post card? Fear not, I sense another Snap-a-shot contest in the near future...
One side note: our first Phoenix IGDA meeting last week was a success! We were privileged to meet over 40 of really cool developers from the area. If you're in the valley, make sure to check out www.igdaphx.org for more information about out fledging chapter.
It's time to reveal the new Snapshot postcard! This one goes out to all of our Retro Affect birthday extravaganza winners. This big reveal isn't coming to you in the form of a mere .jpg though, it's a time lapse of the entire process. Beginning to end, all captured on the left monitor of yours truly. Check it out (in HD!)!
The entire thing took about 4 hours from start to finish. I started by drawing a tiny thumbnail of what I wanted to do on an index card, so I didn't go into it completely blind. I also had some failed concepts in the .psd that I didn't go with from the day before. Also, if you watch closely you can see a couple frames where I got distracted by a Starcraft 2 commentary video. (Also I hate you, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, and I hope you get your lunchbox stolen at school tomorrow.)
These postcards will be heading out the door pretty soon, and hopefully there will be more chances in the future for you guys to get a hold of some. If you have any feedback on the card or the video, lemme know in the comments!
We're happy to announce that the Phoenix Chapter of the IGDA is nearly up and running and this Thursday is the first meeting! You might already be a member, curious about the IGDA, or just want an excuse to get out for a couple drinks with some new friends; whatever the reason, we'll see you there.
There's a pool table, foosball table and even a Pacman table, we'll have a computer there too if you want to bring your own games for demo. I'll be speaking for just a little bit about the IGDA and where we plan on taking the chapter. Head on over to igdaphx.org for more information.
The numbers are in. We tallied the tweets, listed the likes and cataloged the comments (I had fun with that). It's unfortunate that we only have 15 cards to hand out...thankfully, it was an April Fools Joke, HAH. Everyone wins! Got you good didn't we?
Seriously, everyone wins. For each one of the three options you entered yesterday, you'll get an Art Card. Our contests are easy aren't they? We just wanted to share as much Snapshot love with our biggest supporters as we could. Your well-wishes help us out daily, and we can't wait to deliver to you the best possible game we can.
So here's to another year with more games, more giveaways and more...gusto? Sure.
Today marks Retro Affect's our year anniversary and to celebrate, we're giving things away!
Anyone who comments on this post, retweets our birthday tweet, or 'likes' our birthday Facebook post is entered to win one of 15 brand new Snapshot Art Cards.That's up to three entries per person! Keep in mind, this never-before-seen Art Card is also a raffle ticket to bigger prizes down the road. So the more you get, the better.
Contest ends at 11:59PM PST tonight.
one year ago! (not the art card)
I can't believe it's been a year. The amount of support we've received from everyone is incredible and we're even more excited to develop Snapshot than ever before. Make sure you check out our new screenshot and come back often for more screenshots and even some videos down the road. Just think of what will happen by our next birthday...