The final 3 teams take center stage and battle to make it to the finals in episode 5 of THE NEXT GAME BOSS. We certainly had to get over some major hurdles in this episode’s challenge. As usual, there’s only one way to see if TEAM FIST PUNCHER survived to punch another round or went home with fists in pocket – watch the episode. For anyone who is new to the site, check out our FAQ post for more information on Team2Bit (AKA Team Fist Puncher) and THE NEXT GAME BOSS.
It’s a few hours late, but episode 4 of THE NEXT GAME BOSS is live. The tension is high, the barking is loud, and the teams are pressed to the limit. Will the scruffy fellas from TEAM FIST PUNCHER survive to code another day? In honor of the day after President’s Day, stop whatever you’re doing, and tune in to the NEXT GAME BOSS. If you’re new to the site, check out our FAQ post for more information on Team2Bit (AKA Team Fist Puncher) and THE NEXT GAME BOSS.
2 more controllable characters from our upcoming XBLIG game FIST PUNCHER have been immortalized with Team2Bit virtual trading cards. O’Grady is an ex-cop with a reputation for being a sadistic, taser-happy, loose-cannon. Preston Endicott III is a blue-blooded, yacht-loving ladies man with a penchant for street fighting. Be sure to check out all the FIST PUNCHER characters. And if you missed it, check out our FAQ post for a brief overview on Team2Bit (AKA Team Fist Puncher).
It’s Tuesday which means a new episode of THE NEXT GAME BOSS. This week we were handed a pretty serious twist. I’m not sure any of us saw it coming. Who stays? Who gets eliminated? Tears, hugs, emotions, videogames, programming! All this on Valentine’s Day. What more could you ask for? And if you’re still trying to get caught up, check out our FAQ post for more information on Team2Bit (AKA Team Fist Puncher) and THE NEXT GAME BOSS.
Who is Team2Bit?
We’re an indie game studio comprised of 2 brothers located in Santa Cruz, California. We make fun, retro-styled games infused with some modern twists.
Then who’s Team Fist Puncher?
That’s also us. Team Fist Puncher is the name we use on the IGN/YouTube show THE NEXT GAME BOSS. FIST PUNCHER is also the name of our first game release.
What exactly is the NEXT GAME BOSS?
THE NEXT GAME BOSS is a reality TV show where teams of indie developers compete in a series of challenges with the ultimate goal being to make a fully-functional videogame. We were one of the lucky groups chosen to be a part of the show. You can watch THE NEXT GAME BOSS on the IGN/YouTube .START network. In fact, there are a bunch of great shows worth checking out on the .START network. Check out the first episode of THE NEXT GAME BOSS below:
What games do you guys make?
At present we are still working on our first major release, FIST PUNCHER, which will be available later this year on Xbox Live Indie Games. FIST PUNCHER is a 4-player, side-scrolling brawler filled with dozens of levels, unlockable characters, special attacks, and more. Check out the trailer below:
Dr. Karate? Kid Justice? Who are all these characters I keep hearing about?
FIST PUNCHER contains a cast of colorful characters that you can control. The main playable characters are Dr. Karate, Kid Justice, Hella Fistgerald, and Steroid Jackson. Click on the characters page for more info on the FIST PUNCHER cast. You can watch the Dr. Karate and Kid Justice trailers below:
Are you available for interviews for my blog/podcast/website/etc.?
Of course! Just email either of us: jake.lewandowski at team2bit.com or matt.lewandowski at team2bit.com
I saw you guys on THE NEXT GAME BOSS. WASHINGTON’S WIG looks hilarious. Will I ever get to play it?
First, thanks to everyone who has voiced support. We cannot express how much we appreciate it. Second, we’re working on the logistics of releasing WASHINGTON’S WIG. We’ll keep you posted.
I saw you guys on THE NEXT GAME BOSS. WASHINGTON’S WIG looks awful. How come you didn’t make something more artsy and high-brow?
We certainly could have tried to make a more esoteric, fringe game to appeal to a tiny minority of indie college snobs who spend most of their time moaning and groaning on obscure message boards from their dorm rooms and parents’ basements, but instead we tried to make a fun, light-hearted game that would appeal to the judges at IGN (a global leader in entertainment media) in hopes of winning a $10,000 prize package and a spot in IGN’s kick-ass Indie Open House.
Can we hang out?
Sure. We’ll be at GDC – find us there if you want to rap about games, sports, wigs, or whatever. Just look for the 2 grizzled lumberjacks. That’s us.
The Kid could best be described as a vigilante child prodigy. Like many gifted children, he faced endless schoolyard taunting and harassment. For years he ignored the teasing, but one day they pushed him too far. He snapped and threw the class bully out of a moving school bus. Normally it would be against protocol to find a child teamed up with a group of street warriors. But Kid Justice is a beast. He can handle himself in a rough situation.
Episode 2 of The Next Game Boss on the IGN .START network is up! In the latest episode each team had 3 hours to develop a working prototype of their game. It was stressful, to say the least (especially for Unity noobs like TEAM FIST PUNCHER). Do we crack under pressure? Does this turn into another story of sibling conflict a la Cain and Abel? Who gets eliminated?? The answers are waiting for you in the latest episode (complete with angry programmers cursing the heavens). So put on your wig, pull out your giant foam TEAM FIST PUNCHER finger, and cheer on a couple of good ol’ Midwestern boys.
Dr. Karate was a legend in the inner city. Many had forgotten what kind of doctor he actually was… brain surgeon, heart surgeon, trauma surgeon? Some said he was all three. He was known to break bricks with his head and hearts with his chiseled chin. Most importantly, he had a clear sense of right and wrong. And he wasn’t afraid to break the Hippocratic oath to prove it.
Dr. Karate’s widespread appeal and unique unifying tendencies are precisely why we at Team2Bit are proud to unveil DR. KARATE’S ULTIMATE INDIE CROSSOVER. Combining the endless runner genre popularized by indie uber-hit CANABALT with the mainstream appeal of the walking dead, DR. KARATE’S ULTIMATE INDIE CROSSOVER is sure to unite indie gaming hipsters (i.e., people that like games that aren’t fun) and mainstream zombie fans (i.e., every single other person in the world). And, yeah, DR. KARATE’S ULTIMATE INDIE CROSSOVER is flipping tough. So if you can actually beat this thing, send us a screenshot of the ending (or post it on YouTube or Facebook or whatever you kids do), and we’ll blog about you, post a picture of us giving you a big, fat thumbs up, or maybe even add you as a character to our upcoming game, FIST PUNCHER. To play DR. KARATE’S ULTIMATE INDIE CROSSOVER, click on the image or link below: