January has been an exciting month for Team2Bit. Today IGN and YouTube debuted the .START network, a YouTube channel dedicated to original video game related programs. Team2Bit was lucky enough to be a part of one of those shows, The Next Game Boss (TNGB). TNGB is a reality elimination show where the contestants battle to design and implement an original video game. Operating under the moniker “Team Fist Puncher” (yeah we couldn’t be “Team Team2Bit”), Jake and I went toe-to-toe with other up-and-coming developers. The show was an absolute blast, and the final product is slick. Check it out, and see how we did.
And, of course, in honor of Team Fist Puncher, be sure to check of the trailers for Team2Bit’s soon to be released XBLIG game… drum roll… FIST PUNCHER.
After spending Christmas in Southern California, the new year began with a week in San Francisco taking care of some ultra-secret, ultra-important responsibilities. Last week I had to make an emergency trip to Wisconsin, and this week I’m heading out to D.C. on business (gotta pitch some game ideas to Obama). It’s absurd how quickly a schedule can fill up and how little time there is to allocate to fun, exciting things like making Team2Bit video games. That being said, I’ve already fallen behind on a Dr. Karate Flash game that I intended to release by the end of 2011. It’s been oh-so-close to completion for a month, but life keeps getting in the way. I just need to clean up the difficulty, tweak some sprite animations, and add in an end game sequence. So darn close. In the meantime, here’s a sprite sheet for a hard-working zombie.
January is already half over, and we’ve already had a jam-packed month. Fist Puncher will be released on XBLIG this year, but before then we’ll have some nifty stuff coming down the pipeline (hopefully pretty soon here). We’ll be out in Wisconsin for a few days, but racing to get stuff done once we return. It should be a fun year. Stay tuned.