We’re giving free desk space to recently laid off developers who are going indie!

There have been a lot of layoffs in the Boston area gaming industry lately, culminating most recently with Irrational announcing that it’s effectively shutting down the studio as we know it.

Most of the developers laid off are probably wondering “What am I going to do next?”, and some are considering going indie and releasing their own games. Meanwhile we’re in the process of setting up an indie game seed fund designed to support Boston area indie teams, though we’re not quite ready to start taking on applications for that yet as we’re still getting our ducks in a row.

However sometimes you need to strike while the iron is hot and we can’t sit by and watch all this potential development talent evaporate, especially considering our mission to help other indie devs. So we’re going to do what we can to help!

We’re offering free desk space to recently laid off devs who are planning on going full time indie. It’s a simple deal, and we’re hoping that it’ll help make the independent transition easier for those …

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Reinventing Fire Hose

It’s time to talk about some changes that are going on at Fire Hose. These are big changes, we’re totally flipping our studio model to a new format that is better equipped to thrive in a turbulent games industry and also does a better job of helping the indie community. HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS, LET’S DO THIS.

I read some articles. An incubator? What the what? Yes, we’re transitioning to become an¬†incubator, one that is specifically geared to help indies release successful games and avoid development hurdles.

How does it work? We’ll be accepting applications at some point in 2014 for talented indie developers that want to focus on game development and could use some extra help. We’ll take the most incredible developers from our applicant pool and bring them in house at Fire Hose. Then we give those devs a stipend, mentorship, feedback, help promoting their games, and assistance getting their games on the right channels and in front of the right people. Basically we’ll do everything we can to help the …

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BBQ Party to celebrate beta launch!

Go Home Dinosaurs Beta is live, go play it now!

Let’s just skip straight to the punchline - the Go Home Dinosaurs Beta is live now, and you can play it here! Did we mention it’s free too? FREE. You will need Chrome in order to play (Chrome download here).

We’ve been working really hard on this for a long time so we’re really proud of the beta. We hope you like it! If you do, be sure to tell a friend, give us a 5 star rating in the Chrome web store, or you can even donate to us in-game to support ongoing development and receive AMAZING PRIZES. Prizes like dinosaur plushies, t-shirts, and even free Fire Hose games for life!

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Fire Hose is Hiring!!

Fire Hose is now hiring!

There’s been a lot of news lately about 38 Studios, and sadly it has been announced today that they’re shuttering the studio. We’re very sorry to hear this, and we hope that all the developers who were at the studio bounce back quickly.

Along those lines, we’re hiring! If you are looking for a game development gig in Boston now is a great time to apply. In general we’re happy to look at all candidates. Here are some specific roles we’re interested in: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit

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