So yesterday was PIGSquad Day! As of yesterday, it’s been one year since the first Portland Indie Game Squad meeting took place, and it totally shows! There are about 20 of us who are showing up to a vast majority of events/meetings with a huge pool of irregulars who stop by/say hi every once and awhile, we’ve hosted chiptune shows, held OMSI exhibitions, met regularly every month, curated two Game Jams, etc. etc. etc.! So many of us are coming out with our first games (some our second and third) with the support of everyone in our great community, and it’s been a wonderful experience! Makes me want a GROUP PHOTO.
But alas. No group photo
This past week, we helped host Indie Game: The Movie (a very very very very inspiring experience, to say the least), held a discussion about crowd funding and indie game projects at Portland’s Barcamp, and had a general meeting on our normal Sunday day day! After dreading such a busy half week and then thoroughly enjoying the whole thing, I’m super excited. Not only am I crawling with ideas – I’m ready to capitalize on so many projects. Space Eulogy, So There’s This Game (finally), Bullet William, Failsafe stuff, some album art for a friend, new business cards, the arcade cabinet, a music making contest… ETC.
ETC. I SAY. ETC.!
What are you working on!?!?!?!?
So, man. After having that weird pain in my feet and then just generally getting reacclimated to doing things and stuff and the like, I’m feeling kind of normal again!
Despite my previous debilitation, a lot’s happened since my last post – there was a PIGSquad general meeting, a PDX Film Collective meeting, the PIGSquad GGJ Postmortem, a new PIGSquad website set up, etc etc etc. I also picked up the arcade cabinet that we’ll be tearing apart for the purpose of making a PIGSquad arcade cabinet for Ground Kontrol!
Over the past few days, I’ve been making a lot of music with Beep Box! I get super frustrated every time I attempt to learn a new interface for sequencing, so I’m happy that this awesome (-ly simple) music making app’s come out! I made a SoundCloud with what I’ve made so far, so check it out and let me know what you think!
These are some of my favorites so far:
“We Fly While We Sleep”
“Demon Holds a Door”
“Lost in Guarder’s Ghost Town”