TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE VENUSIAN HEART: Come party with VENUS PATROL & Disasterpeace!
As some of you may already know, one of the other hundred hats I wear is co-founder & host of a monthly meetup of our indie-game-collective JUEGOS RANCHEROS, where we highlight the best stuff happening in game culture both here in Austin and around the world.
It's the place where we brought together Team SWORCERY with Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward for an hour-long talk on games & animation & other awesomeness, and it's where we made the local public debut of games like JOHANN SEBASTIAN JOUST, Twisted Pixel's THE GUNSTRINGER, and Tiger Style's upcoming awesome iPad adventure WAKING MARS.
I mention this here because this Saturday, December 10th, from 4-8PM at Austin's The Highball, we'll be hosting the latest meetup of JUEGOS RANCHEROS, this time in celebration of the successful funding & upcoming launch of VENUS PATROL, and we're doing it in style with a 7PM live performance by Disasterpeace, playing selections from his FEZ soundtrack! You can hear what that sounds like live in the video above, or just trust me that what it sounds like is awesome.
In addition to the live show, we'll be giving Austin the chance to try all of the games being made for the Kickstarter (which are very, very nearly due for release, thanks for your patience!), the first listen to SCNTFC's Moon Grotto 7" (still coming together -- Superbrothers recently delivered the latest version of the deluxe package's artwork and it's unspeakably gorgeous), and have the first VENUS PATROL T-shirts hot off the presses from Austin's Bearded Lady.
If you're in the Austin area (or feel like coming from further away!), or if you have friends near here who would be interested in coming out, we'd love to everyone join us for this low-key but high-awesome event, or just simply help us spread the word about it!
PS: If you're curious about JUEGOS RANCHEROS itself, we were just featured in the Austin Chronicle with a super nice interview & writeup about where we're coming from and where we hope to go -- just weeks after the Chronicle named us one of the Best of Austin for 2011!
PPS: The image at top is taken at the Highball, where we hold our events (pictured all dolled up for the yearly Fantastic Arcade), by our friends at Indie Game: The Movie. Did you see they just got that movie selected to debut at Sundance? They totally did. It's been a pretty amazing year for indie game culture and Kickstarter, thanks to all of you!
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Sep 7, 2011 - Oct 7, 2011 (30 days)
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An exclusive Venus Patrol PC/tablet/mobile wallpaper painted by KATAMARI DAMACY & NOBY NOBY BOY creator Keita Takahashi, plus a pack of MINECRAFT character skins created by Pendleton Ward, creator of the Emmy-nominated animated TV series ADVENTURE TIME. Be part of the original Venus Patrol crew and get private updates on all progress leading up to launch.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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All of the above, plus four games available exclusively through this Kickstarter: three new games from Adam Saltsman (creator of CANABALT), Vlambeer (the developers behind SUPER CRATE BOX & RADICAL FISHING) & Superbrothers (creators of iPhone cult hit SWORD & SWORCERY EP), and JOHANN SEBASTIAN JOUST, from Die Gute Fabrik.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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All of the above plus a massive batch of physical goods, including: the Moon Grotto 7", a vinyl EP featuring "hidden" music & remixes from SWORD & SWORCERY EP composed by Scientific American -- exp.-3: a limited edition of Mathew Kumar's videogame culture 'zine -- an exclusive deck of 'Monster Mii' trading cards from comic book artist James Kochalka -- an embroidered Venus Patrol patch featuring a design by Montreal-based artist Devine Lu Linvega -- and many more awesome bonus objects.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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All of the above, plus series one of "Great Showdowns (of the 8-bit era)", five 5"x3" giclee prints created by Scott C, illustrator and artist at Double Fine, the studio behind games like PSYCHONAUTS, BRUTAL LEGEND, COSTUME QUEST, TRENCHED & ONCE UPON A MONSTER. Series one features Scott's take on TETRIS, BURGERTIME, RAMPAGE, GHOSTS 'N GOBLINS and FROGGER.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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All of the above, plus series two of "Great Showdowns (of the 8-bit era)", five 5"x3" giclee prints created by illustrator Scott C. Series two features Scott's take on: DONKEY KONG, PUNCH-OUT!!, DOUBLE DRAGON, DIG DUG, and MOON PATROL.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Absolutely everything on offer through this Kickstarter: both series of "Great Showdowns (of the 8-bit era)" prints, ten total 5"x3" giclee prints featuring artwork by illustrator Scott C, and all of the games, records, zines, wallpapers & all else you see above.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Intended as a 'studio sponsorship' level prize, this level includes all of the above, plus thirty days of placement as the only advertisement on Venus Patrol. We will work directly with you to present an ad integrated directly & prominently into the design of the site. Check the main Kickstarter description to see which months are still available, choose your message, and get in touch with any other questions! As a bonus, you also get a year's subscription to Pixelate's Promoter, the web app custom designed for indie game developers to manage all their press & promotions.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011