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Dev-Blog 237: Back from the PAX! Lets do this!

09/07/2016

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

We are back from our show at PAX West!  It was an absolute blast! 3 stations, 4 days, and a pile of great people! With the help of all the great people at Indie MEGABOOTH and the Enforcers it was an absolutely awesome show! Big Shout outs to Kay!

We were beside the great folks at Funomena with their game “Luna“, Our Ontario pals of Vagabond Dog with “Sometimes Always Monsters”,  great guys from the Netherlands from Two Tribes with “Rive”, and Phillip, Matt and the rest of his cool team at Midboss with “Read Only Memories”. Great to meet new folks and reconnect with all the other awesome devs!

We were equipped with a very awesome corner booth and had a very awesome support group in the form of our  pals over at Power Up Audio that were helping to represent 12 other games at PAX!

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pictured above are the “Marines” Nedivar and JP they are the West Coast versions of our Scouts, fans that took a shine to the Squad and helped us out at the booth 2 years in a row! You can’t imagine how helpful it is when fans happily grab the controllers and help new players through  your PAX demo. It lets us talk to even more people about the project, or sometimes just lets us take a quick breather.

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We are just recovering from an amazing show and getting our game certified. It’s super close to being done guys and we are getting super excited! So thank you everybody that came by the booth and made our PAX absolutely out of control and super rewarding!


And be sure to hop into our Dev-Stream today where my voice will be absolutely shot and I try to find out if I can still draw! it’ll be at 4pm-6pm PST so we’ll be seeing you there!

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So that’s it for this week! Sorry it’s such a quick one but after a huge show like PAX West we are a little frazzled and zonked out but really close to shipping! After we collect our thoughts we will be mentioning a few specifics of the show but until them, thanks for stopping by!

So until next time, keep those PAX days full of fun and energy!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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Dev-Blog 236: Gone Paxin’ and some Artwork!

08/31/2016


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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

This week we have a quick dev-Blog with some of the artwork we’ve been working on for marketing images. I always make the joke that “By the time this game is out I’ll finally be good at drawing all the guys!” and It’s pretty much there! I got to have a lot of fun drawing our characters in super cool poses and embellishing details while we get the game ready to ship!

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We can also use these images in a multitude of other things like posters, banners, and anything really as long as we keep them all separate and can align them in a pleasing image! We are also pretty lucky that we draw all our images so large so we can shrink them down to fit pretty much any format without too much quality loss.


 

Also, this week we are hitting PAX West! We’ll be at the very awesome Indie MEGABOOTH! We always have an awesome time showing off the game and meeting new faces! We got our build ready to rock so if you are down in the Seattle area and are hitting up the Penny Arcade Expo be sure to drop by and hang out with the whole crew!

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So that does mean that we won’t be able to do up our Viking Vednesday dev-stream but be sure to come by next week when we’ll have news and fun things to share about PAX!

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And that’s it for this week! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out our stuff! Online is feeling super tight and the game keeps getting more and more close to those docks! Until next time, keep on going to PAX and play great games by great Devs!

 

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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Dev-Blog 234: Indie MEGABOOTH at Pax West!

08/17/2016

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

This week we gotta let you guys know that we’ll be attending Pax West at the super awesome Indie MEGABOOTH! We’ve been with the crew of the IMB before and they are a really great resource for independent developers. They handle pretty much all the logistics of showing your game at a convention with the added bonus of being among a pile of other awesome indie games! PAX is also a really great convention. Traditionally the biggest area is given to the Indie MEGABOOTH so that the smaller guys get a chance to take up the floor along side the big guns like Sony and Nintendo!

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Conventions are always a really fun experience for us. It’s so great to see players engaging with your game and getting smashed by our bosses, or getting in that clutch save when their friends are knocked out. This will also be a great show because the very awesome Power Up Audio will be there representing the many, many games that they are working on.

So if you are attending Pax West be sure to drop by and bash some baddies with your buddies! The whole team will be there happy to answer questions and say hey! Hope to see you guys at PAX!

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And don’t forget that we’ll be doing our Dev-Stream today at 4pm-6pm PST! Be sure to drop in because we’ll be doing some very cool giveaways today that we are sure you’ll be interested in!

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And that’s it for this week! Closer and closer the Viking Squad ship sails to completion. Thanks for stopping by and checking out our dev-blog! And come see us at PAX  West and play some Squad!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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Dev-Blog 188: More from Pax Prime!

09/09/2015

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

So much happened at Pax Prime and we are still decompressing here at Slick so we wanted to cover another very cool event that we were lucky enough to be a part of. The Gamespot and Giant Bomb party! This was an awesome event that took place in a lounge super close to the convention center and we were invited with the help of those super cool folks over at  the Indie Mega Booth, who always hook developers up with a great time.

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Aside from being a really neat venue, this was the perfect place to see players interact with Viking Squad in a totally different environment. It was away from the giant whirlwind/meat-grinder of Pax prime and close to food, chairs and super friendly staff.

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It was a great place to alternate our show team when someone needed a recharge and it worked out super well even with the craziness of Pax constantly going on  only a couple blocks away.

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Another thing that this venue gave us was the chance to talk to fellow developers in a setting that was much more casual. Insights for each other’s games were shared and everyone’s experience benefited greatly from  it. Pictured above is Harry Hsiao (Left) and Dale Kim (Middle) discussing our lane mechanics while their own game Brigador from Stellar Jockeys is being played right behind them!

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So even more cool Pax stuff was already piled on us while we were there. We couldn’t of ran such an amazing booth without the incredible help of everyone here at Slick and our amazing audio masters over at Power Up Audio. It was a crazy trip, well worth taking.

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And just in case you weren’t aware, we’ll be dev-streaming today! come on over at 4pm-6pm PST and check out some of the very cool stuff we are building for Viking Squad! The whole team is tehr ready to answer questions and say hello! Be sure to bring your pals while we create our super fun brawler right before your very eyes!

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So that’s it for this week! Hope you enjoyed another look at our awesome Pax Prime 2015 experience and until next time, remember to keep those spirits high and those axes sharp!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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Dev-Blog 186: Gearing up and heading out!

08/26/2015

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

This week we are getting ready to hit up PAX Prime 2015. We’ve been preparing the build and getting a few goodies to give away at the show. It should be a fun weekend for sure! Be sure to stop by if you are in the Seattle area. There are plenty of things to see even if you don’t have a badge to the main exhibit. I hear Giant Bomb is throwing their own shin dig across the street.

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If you drop by the booth you will get a chance to try the first area of the game, which gives you a taste of the exploration, character customization and combat. Maybe you can even beat one of our bosses!

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And we’ll be doing a Dev-Stream today as always! Stop by at 4pm PST to hang out with the team as we get ready to hit up Seattle and work on Viking Squad! We’ve been having a great time meeting new people and connecting with regulars so get your pals and come hang out!

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And another week brawls on by here at Slick! Thanks for stopping by t ocheck out our progress and until next time. Keep those convention trips organized!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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