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PAX East 2014

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The IndieMEGABOOTH Experience

After an intense couple of months, we pulled it off and PAX was a success! Well, every success story has it’s fair amount of drama and bumps in the road. It wouldn’t be much of a story if everything went smoothly and the way it was planned, right?

Let’s back up a little to first considering going to PAX. My brother, Brian forwarded me an email about information from PAX accepting applications for their IndieMEGABOOTH and asked what I thought about it. So, I responded with why not? Let’s do it! I helped him write and send out the application with a write up about the game and Fenix Fire. Along with screenshots and a video of Source. Then we waited.

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Tuscany World Demo - Fenix Fire

Working With A Small Startup Called OculusVR

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I met Brendan Iribe in January 2013, shortly after Oculus won their Kickstarter campaign, to discuss building a special environment for Oculus. They had a good sized office, filled with boxes and parts everywhere. It looked like they just moved in but were too busy working to make it any tidier.  There was a station where a couple of guys were fabricating new prototype sets to test, which were largely taped together with black tape.  Even though these prototypes were make-shifted together, the headsets still looked really well made, although with a homebrew feel.  There was also a table that had a graveyard of old VR headsets and helmets, which was really nostalgic and cool.

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Announcing Gates Of Osiris

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So a long time ago, after we finished and launched Roboto, Anna and I were thinking about what to do next. Our game was in the top of the App Store charts and we were on cloud nine, loving every minute of how mobile was drastically changing the game industry. During that month we went off and developed a handful of prototypes of possible follow-up games to our debut hit. One of these prototypes went on to become Gates Of Osiris.

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GDC 2014

Fenix Fire To Present At GDC 2014

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Hi everybody! I wanted to give an update on what’s happening at Fenix Fire and some sneak peaks of what’s to come.

Some super exciting news is Brian was asked by Qualcomm and Unity to make a 30 min speech about the game Gates of Osiris that will be shown as a significant demo within the Unity booth at GDC (Game Developers Conference) March 20th at 2:45pm. How Awesome is that! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Qualcomm, they are an American global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services according to Wikipedia. The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is in such devices as the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 and the Amazon Kindle HDX 7 and many more. So what this means is, Fenix Fire has a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a game to be played on these great tablets as well as other devices AND to be a featured game. WOW! Amazing! We’ll be putting up highlights for the GDC speeches with an update on how the conference went.

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2014

Happy New Year from Fenix Fire

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I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends. I know it’s hard getting back into the swing of things after having so much free time and fun, but what can you do? And here in Chicago this polar vortex is not helping. With the high being -8 degrees, a wind chill of -45 degrees and schools getting canceled allowed us an extended two day vacation…yay. Ok, enough about that. It’s going to be an awesome year…I can FEEL it! Just a friendly reminder, if haven’t already, like us on Facebook :) Fenix Fire Facebook Page

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We’re Growing! Introducing Our New Marketing Director

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Hello. My name is Deanna and I like long walks on the beach…oops wrong blog, sorry! Just kidding. Hi. I’m the new marketing/social media/PR/support for Fenix Fire. I love people and being creative so I am really excited about my new job! I’m going to do my best to get out the latest and most interesting news for the Fenix Fire fans. And hopefully gather up some more fans along the way!

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Ready, Fire, Aim – A Fenix Fire Update

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It’s been a crazy year for us so far, and I can’t believe it’s already half over!  We started out this year with this new website as a way to better connect with our fans, and it has actually been doing a pretty good job of that.  You have been commenting in the forums and on our blog posts, which is really cool for us to see. Thanks for reaching out.  Anyway, I want to give you a run down of what we’ve been up to and where we’re going. Read More

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Operation Giant Coming To Ouya

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Fenix Fire is proud to announce a new type of brawler for the Ouya game console titled Operation Giant.  We’ve only been working on the project for just a few days, and generally don’t announce something so soon, but Operation Giant is different.  This game is our official contest submission to the CREATE Game Jam for the Ouya Game Console.  If we Read More