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Save the Planet Game for ‘Independence Day’ Release

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In the office, our team just completed designing and building a throw-back, arcade-style video game for the release of Independence Day: Resurgence in June!

The game is a simplistic jet versus alien ships flying through the desert, city, and finally entering the mothership to drop the missile to save the whole planet — the retro 8-bit design and up/down/shoot functionality will bring you back to the good ol’ days of a pocket full of coins at the arcade (well, most likely if you’re 30 or older…)

We found a little write-up about our game on Mashable, announcing the new movie and game. (See the whole article here)

Try it for yourself– shoot up some aliens and destroy the mothership to save the planet here. :)

BLIZZCON 2015

Cheer up, citizen!

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The 9th edition of the annual video game convention held by Blizzard is coming up on November 6th and 7th.

As usual, the convention will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

This event is the opportunity for Blizzard Entertainment to promote their major franchises such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo and the new Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone.

Every year, the convention allows the company to present the upcoming content for its current games and discuss the future of those games. Blizzard also set up some Q&A sessions and panels during the event, and grants the attendees  the possibility to play and test some games of the company.

Attendees at the event are also presented a swag bag which is a bag containing a various Blizzard games-related items, such as collectible figurines or Blizzard in-game content.

If you are not able to come to the event but want to get informed about what’s going on during the event you can still purchase a Virtual Ticket of the event and watch it from anywhere (if you have an Internet connection obviously :D).

If you do so, you will also receive all the digital content of the swag bag.

Take a look at what’s inside the Digital Ticket’s swag bag for the BlizzCon 2015 !

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The Intel Extreme Masters Comes to California


The Intel Extreme Masters, one of the premier events in esports, is coming to California December 6th through 7th, featuring competition in StarCraft II and League of Legends. For the uninitiated, the Intel Extreme Masters is a high-level video game competition featuring people furiously smashing their keyboards in an attempt to crush other people furiously smashing their keyboards. Competitive gaming has been growing in popularity for quite some time, with flavors for every type of gaming aficianado. For those who prefer two player brawlers, EVO fills the gap. For those who prefer making unsubstantiated claims about 360 no scopes, there are several FPS events held under the MLG banner.
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Beyond Trailers: Memorable Video Game Advertising


The video game hype machine generally sticks to a pretty standard formula. Lots of gameplay footage spliced with CGI trailers seems to be standard operating procedure for getting the word out about new games. However, sometimes gaming companies go beyond the simple footage trailer, creating commercials that promote their games in more creative ways than recording their own finished product. Below is a list of some famous and successful video game commercials (there’s even one console in there) that we think are stellar.
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Learn Some Programming


Programming is a huge part of advertising – it’s how we turn great creative concepts into digital reality. I was inspired by this post from Jon Evans of TrackMaven to create a list of resources for people who might want to learn a little bit of programming. Check out Jon’s blog to see a few reasons why it might be helpful – I imagine you’ll find them as convincing as I did.
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Advertising in GTA5

Advertising in Grand Theft Auto 5
“Let’s listen to some important messages about products I don’t want,” says the radio host on GTA V’s imitation hipster station Radio Mirror Park. While you might not want any of the outrageous products featured in GTA V’s satirical recreation of Los Angeles, you might be interested by the way they’re advertised – I certainly was. After picking up the game, I did what any normal person would do and took pictures of every billboard I could find. Time permitting, I’ll post more of the faux advertising in the game, as well as discuss what it says about advertising. For now though, enjoy some of these funny in-game ads.
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[REVIEW] Layton Brothers: Mystery Room

Layton Brothers: Mystery Room
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably pretty excited that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies is coming to the U.S. this fall. So, how to pass the time until you can get back into the court room? The other night, I discovered Layton Brothers: Mystery Room on the iOS app store, an extenssion of the Professor Layton franchise. I downloaded it on a whim and played through the first couple chapters, and I have to say I was impressed.
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E3 – A Few of My Favorite Things

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E3 is going on right down the street. I stopped in yesterday to poke around and see what was going on in the world of video gaming. Instead of the outrage and frothing-at-the-mouth fanboy arguments, I thought I’d share what things I’m looking forward to because part of me was blown away.
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Zombie Outbreak at E3


Dead Rising 3 Zombies invading E3. I escaped unharmed.

Hone Your Brain-Jutsu With Memory Dojo

Memory Dojo
Our friend and former coworker Alice just published her first iOS game Memory Dojo as part of Chin and Cheeks. The game has you guiding “Ninja” through memory lessons with his Sensei. The rounds start innocuously enough but increase in difficulty as you play, adding to the challenge and fun.

The game is available through the iTunes App Store for free. If you’re the first person to beat the game, the fine folks at Chin and Cheeks will send you a secret mystery gift. So get playing!

Check out gameplay screenshots below.
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Wreck-It Ralph’s Early Digital Release

Wreck-It Ralph
Last week, Disney put out Wreck-It Ralph in an unprecedented early digital release. You can enjoy the film on most platforms, so get wrecking.

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