Hi everyone! Happy August!
Here in Montreal we’ve been having stellar weather, hot and sunny and wonderful with the exception of a few thunderstorms and 35°C weather with 100% humidity. But despite enjoying the summer sun, we’ve been working our butts off on Ultimate Chicken Horse, as you’ll read below.
Switch & Other Consoles
As usual, we have some Switch updates but we don’t have a ton of solid information for you. We sent the game to Nintendo again for another round of certification at the end of last week, and have received word that there's one issue that needs fixing. Once they finish the round of testing, we'll see what else needs to be fixed and how quickly we can get it back into certification.
We’ve also been testing the new features in the game on PC, PS4 and XboxOne so that we can submit for certification on those platforms as well before the big update comes out. The PlayStation 4 build is currently in the certification process, and XboxOne will go out soon. Regardless of when these pass cert, we're going to launch the update across all platforms at the same time unless something weird or crazy happens.
TwitchCon & Geneviève’s Adventures
We're often asked if we'll be at one event or another, and it seems that Eve has taken it upon herself to get us some news to announce on that front in the month of October.
The first event on the list is actually at the very end of September (29th-30th): it's the Queerness and Games Conference, which will be taking place right here in Montréal. As the name implies, this conference is all about exploring the intersection of LGBTQ issues and video games. You might not know it, but for a few years before she pivoted to the games industry, Eve studied gender and sexual identity at University. She's actually just a thesis short of being a Master of Sexology (yes, that's an actual title!), so attending QGCon really is a no-brainer for her.
Two days later, Eve will be jumping on a plane to Prague to speak at the 4C conference on October 5th-6th! She'll share her experience with balancing her professional and personal life as a Community Manager, i.e. someone who's always looking at social media for a living. It's harder than you'd think!
A few days after landing back on this continent, Eve will then head out to Worcester, MA for the Different Games Conference on October 12th-14th, where she'll give another version of that talk as a panel. Unfortunately, this means that she will not be able to participate in this year's GameLoop Montreal, another fantastic event held by friends of ours on October 13th. Rich and Kyler will be there though!
Last but not least, Eve is thrilled to be attending TwitchCon in San Jose, CA - both the Developer Day on October 25th, and the convention itself on the 26th-28th. TwitchCon is a conference revolving around Twitch, unsurprisingly. It’s a pretty huge thing, and last year it had 50,000 people at the Moscone center in San Francisco. This year’s event will be taking place at the San Jose Convention Center, and should be as big as last year if not even bigger. She has a lot of catching up to do with Twitch friends, streamers and community members alike. If you'll be there and would like to meet up, drop a line in our Twitter DMs or on our Discord server!
Fabio is a citizen!
Our artist Fabio Grisi is now officially a Canadian citizen! His facial expression shows how we all feel about this:
Fabio came to Canada from Brazil in November 2013, and after becoming a permanent resident, he’s now a full-fledged citizen! Time to ride some moose through the snow in the maple tree forest.
Back Boyfriend Dungeon on Kickstarter!
Our good friends over at Kitfox Games have launched their Kickstarter campaign for Boyfriend Dungeon! If you’ve ever seen our Twitter, you’ll know that Kitfox and Clever Endeavour are quite close, and we’re super psyched about this new project.
Romance your swords! Capture the hearts of weapons to level them up in this shack-and-slash dungeon-crawling video game.
As usual, the team has found some interesting stuff we want to share with you! So, here goes:
Voice acting is always more work than it seems, and I'd like to share some behind the scenes voice acting in Batman: Arkham City.
We regularly poke fun at Kyler for making typos, but these stories of typos in game code and software really put things into perspective.
A shallow deep dive into some math/programming concepts. One of my favorite programmers to watch and learn from. "Papers I Have Loved" by Casey Muratori
In somewhat usual Ben fashion, we've got some hype about some sort of mysterious materials that need to be investigated...
In very typical Alex fashion, here's a silly video. Enjoy.