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.
So, as many of you know Fenix Fire is made up of a husband and wife team – Brian and Anna. But, have you ever thought about what that means? Have you ever had to work with your significant other? At home? With a newborn? It makes for some interesting and juicy conflicts. Most couples go to work, have some time apart from each other, then come home and talk about their individual days to one another. They tend to cherish the time they spend together since they might now see each other that much. Well, at the Fenix Fire household it’s more of a constant saga of two highly talented artists making incredible video games while taking care of the house, the cats, the business and don’t forget the baby. We would like to share these awkward moments of the marriage and work dynamic with a new mini series we’re going to call The Fenix Fire Saga. Every week we’ll publish a new episode on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter so keep an eye out and get ready to laugh!
Finally, Brian has been inspired by the recent hit game Flappy Bird to start a Weekend Developer Challenge. He’s going to give himself one weekend to create a game, complete it and launch it and see how many downloads he gets. It’s his way of illustrating what the gaming industry has come to and how much things have changed. No more does the public want high quality. thought provoking, original video games. They are more interested in a simple, repetitive free game that involves little effort on the developers behalf. So why not make a fun challenge out of it? Through Game Design Dojo Podcast, Twitter, Facebook and maybe some live streaming of this genius challenge taking place it will be fun to follow and see what happens. I know I’m looking forward to it.
That’s all I have for now, I think it’s quite a bit of good news, but I will be sure to keep you informed on all these upcoming events and video game developments. I already knew it was going to be an incredible year, it’s just such a phenomenal feeling seeing it all come to fruition. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, on Facebook, on YouTube, on Instagram, on Pinterest and on Vine @ FenixFireGames. Goodbye for now and have a great day