After several months of long nights and no social life, our little indie studio, CROWQUETICA GAMES is so proud to present our Kickstarter for “Sol Bound” - a pixelly, Latin-inspired action-adventure game about teamwork, tech and the will to survive!
Please check out our Kickstarter for more information on the game! It only costs $10 for a copy of the game, or you can donate any amount if you just feel like supporting our studio. Being that we are a bootstrap studio, we don’t have a lot of resources available to us. To make our dreams come true, we need to reach our goal, so please SHARE with your friends, family and followers!
About our Studio: We are female owned, half of our team are women, and 5 out 6 of us are LatinX! If successful with our first game, we hope to start a mentorship program for many hopeful developers in NYC who find it hard to compete professionally because they could not afford to go to private schools with game dev programs (NYU, SVA, etc) or have the resources, connections, etc available to them. We’re currently working with a gaming initiative group which helps disenfranchised college students of color from Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx learn how to make games. Hopefully we can help them mold some future devs - and maybe add some future recruits to our team!
If you like you our game, or if you want to support women and minorities in creative and STEM positions, please consider backing us! Thank you so much for your support!!
Hi! We have already posted photos of our Oxenfree cosplay on twitter but now it’s time for something more!
We’ve wanted to gather the whole gang for more than a year and we finally did it, I’m so happy right now! The thing is, we have only one cosplay convention in our region and we really wanted to present Oxenfree here since the game is not very popular in Russia
(partly because there is no official localization yet). We were so happy to hear from people who saw our show that they “didn’t understand a thing, but it looked so creepy and cool that now we want to play it” :D We have a lot of plans for this cosplay ‘cause Oxenfree needs more love and appretiation! Yeah, I’ll never get tired of saying this. Many thanks to everyone in @nightschoolstudio for their hard work on one of the best games we played <3
I like how some people are bitching about the price of the Friday the 13th game. (it’s $40)
The guys who made the game are an indi studio… Do you know how much it probably cost to get the Friday the 13th licence? Let alone an killer icon of Jason Voorhees? Not only that but they got the original composer of the films to do the music, got the guy who played Jason to do the motion capture and even got the actor of Tommy Jarvis to do the mocap and voice.
Like holy fuck what do you expect? They wanted to get as close to the movies as possible and they did.
Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? We are probably going to sort some MTG cards and play more Zelda Breath of the Wild (yes that gif sums up how Lou plays)!
We’ve been thinking about opening up this blog for submissions. As game developers we know how hard it is to break into the industry, so if there is any way we can highlight amazing talent, we want to do it. Is that something you guys would be interested in seeing here, or would you prefer to only see our own studio’s content?
Authoritarian Studios is, despite the name, actually a rather disorganized, small group of people working to bring our games to the public. Our team is composed of artists, authors, editors, and concept designers. As of right now we’re working to produce an ambitious visual novel called Love Me to Death, a game of choices both murderous and romantic. We welcome any questions about us or our upcoming visual novel. Follow this blog for updates on the game.
The indie label and the rap icon won a heated bidding war for the rights to two books — “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” The 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old Martin sparked a national debate about racial profiling and inequities of the criminal justice system that brought about the Black Lives Matter movement. The African-American high school student was killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed race Hispanic man, who was a member of the neighborhood watch in his Florida community. He claimed he shot Martin, who was unarmed, in self defense after the two became involved in a physical altercation. Zimmerman’s acquittal on a second-degree murder charge inspired protests around the country.
“Suspicion Nation” is by Lisa Bloom and recounts her experience covering the trial for NBC. She looks at the mistakes made by prosecutors that caused them to lose what she describes as a “winnable case.” “Rest in Power” is by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. It tells a more personal story, looking at Martin’s childhood and the aftermath of his death.
The plan is to make a six-part docu-series with Jay Z producing as part of a first-look deal he signed with the studio last September. The indie studio will also develop a narrative feature film. The Weinstein Company earned critical raves for “Fruitvale Station,” another true story, about the death of Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man who was killed in 2009 by a BART police officer.
The Weinstein Company confirmed the deal, but declined to offer comment.
There were several other studios interested in the project, including Fox Searchlight, Universal on behalf of Will Packer, and Ted Field. The Weinstein Company closed the deal last week. TWC honchos Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser had a marathon meeting on Oscar weekend in their Los Angeles office with Jay Z and Martin’s parents. They made it clear that they were most concerned with seeing their son’s life and legacy honored.
The authors were represented by Jan Miller and Lacy Lynch of Dupree Miller & Associates. Glasser, Weinstein, and Jay Z brokered the deal for the company.