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Extra IRL Shirts

shirt preview

I ordered extras t-shirts for a trade show late last year and didn't end up needing them.  They've been hanging out in my file cabinet ever since.

I have a Large and an Extra Large available for the next couple days if anyone wants them.

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Japan/TGS Pictures & Videos

Here are the pics & video from my trip to Japan last month. I had such an amazing time, I'd probably move there for a while if I spoke Japanese and had a visa 😛


Best Technological Game Award

We just won Best Technological Game at Tokyo Game Show's Sense of Wonder Night 2014!


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GDC Pics

Here's a couple pics of me at GDC last week:


View from rooftop of our AirBnb place


One of my gamedev heroes, Ragnar Tørnquist, played the game at the Humble party. His work inspired me to get into the industry many years ago, so it was really cool to get to watch him play.

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Unity party


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If you're in Seattle and going to the World of Warcraft rave on Friday, say hi if you spot me! Sounds like a few of us will be there 😉

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The 8BitMMO Headquarters / Supply Closet

We've snuck into REACTOR's supply closet and set up shop there.  I'm pretty psyched about our new digs:

View from the outside

View from the outside



My desk

My desk - the displays on either side are monitoring real-time server status.  The blue monitor turns red if a server is down.  Also: ramen.

We've also got a white board, but it is full of secrets. 😉


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Ordering more (IRL) Shirts

I need to do a reorder of shirts so I'm opening it up to everyone to order if you're interested.

They'll be somewhere between $13-$20 each + shipping depending on how many folks buy-in.  I don't think Google Wallet allows IRL product purchases like Google Checkout used to, so we'll experiment with PayPal for this (or you can send Check, Money Order, Bitcoin, etc).

If you want to buy one, please open a support ticket with the subject 'shirt'.  :)

shirt preview

  • Gildan 5000 Heavy Cotton Tee
  • 5.3-ounce, 100% preshrunk, open-ended carded cotton
  • Classic loose fit for all-day comfort
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder tape and seamless collar
  • Double-needle neck sleeve and bottom hem

shirt details - basic

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Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be at iFEST in Seattle demoing the game.  If you're nearby, swing on over and say hello!

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2014 SIGC

If you're a Seattle indie game developer, you should enter the 2014 Seattle Independent Game Competition.  8BitMMO won last year!  Competition entry is free, so what are you waiting for?

2014 SIGC Promo Front

2014 SIGC Promo Back

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Back from PAX!

I had a great last few days at PAX, where I got to show 8BitMMO to the attendees.  I had a kiosk in the REACTOR booth, and many folks stopped by to learn about the game.  I handed out my entire supply of 1,000 postcards and demoed the game a few hundred times.


Many people had already heard of the game, or even played it previously.  A few fans stopped by too, and it was an awesome experience to meet them IRL.

It was also a great opportunity on the business side - I got to meet media outlets that had previously covered us online and ones who are interested in doing so in the future.  Additionally, a number of industry folks stopped by, and we discussed some very exciting plans for the future. 😉

On Sunday I got to DJ for about twenty minutes for an impromptu dance party (DJ RobbyZ!)


It. Was. Awesome. 😀

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