N4G Interview & Child’s Play Auction Names

Cathlin Sentz from the awesome N4G site has interviewed our Fire Chief— you should read it, it’s cool. And by reading it, you will become cool too, or your money back.

Also, this part is particularly interesting:

CS: You recently had players help choose the names for two characters in the game, Zephyr, the angel, and Joule, the masked character. What about the other character names – like the two chosen by the Child’s Play auction winners? EG: Oh man! GOOD MEMORY. We were gonna post them on our website soon, but you know what? If anyone has read this far in the interview they deserve the scoop. So here they are, the naming debut of two more characters: The girl is Pen Yen, and the demon is J.S. Bull. Both names have great stories behind them, we’re really happy with the result.

So, there you have it!  The winning names from our Child’s Play auctions were Pen Yen and J.S. Bull!

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[Video] Slam Bolt Scrappers Walkthru

Sometimes, people look at our game and say:

“My my, good sirs and madam, this game confounds me!  There are so many bright and shiny colors, and moving images!  What am I to do with all of these things?”

Which translates in internet-speak to “omgwtf”.

Well, no need to omgwtf any more.  For your enjoyment and edification, we’ve created a video to explain wtf is going on.

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Petition for Custom Button Remapping

Hey scrappers, allow me to introduce you to Chuck Bittner, a quadriplegic stand-up comedian and the mind behind AskACapper.com.  Chuck has a problem with games that many gamers and developers may have not considered: custom button remapping is critical for handicapped folk to be able to play games, but this “feature” is non-existent in many modern titles.  Different controller presets have become more common, but these can’t meet the unique needs of every avid gamer.

With PAX East right around the corner, Chuck will have an opportunity to present his case to developers from around the globe.  He’s started a petition to show developers just how much support he has (over 35,000 signatures so far!), so sign up and help out a good cause!

In case you don’t know (or if you haven’t read Eitan’s thesis), we’re all strong supporters of accessible gaming.  As such, it seemed like a no brainer …

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