November 10th, 2009

Instant Action open house at Ground Kontrol tomorrow or Dude. My quarter was up there. I’m next.


Instant Action open house at Ground Kontrol tomorrow or Dude. My quarter was up there. I’m next.
Yes, yes. I realize some of you never had to go through the pain and heartache of putting your quarter up to reserve a video game. Only to have some pushy guy cut in front of you. You've been spoiled by having video games at your disposal ever since you could remember. I mean, you've even got them on the Web with companies like Instant Action. Well, the good news is that Instant Action has moved to Portland. The better news? They're hosting an open house at Ground Kontrol on Wednesday night. Even better? The games are free. And the best news? They're hiring. Who is Instant Action, you ask? Well remember Garage Games from Eugene? They became Torque. And Instant Action is the arm of Torque that publishes Web games.
Originally under the name of GarageGames, Torque was founded by 4 industry veterans in 2001 with the goal of disrupting the games industry with quality development tools and upsetting the dominant retail/publisher distribution model. One of the first companies to make primary use of digital distribution for our games and those we publish, our latest effort in publishing is InstantAction.com.
Now that you've met them, they'd like to meet you.
To help celebrate its move to Portland, InstantAction is also inviting local web and game development university programs, companies and other organizations to join an Open House on Wednesday, November 11th at 6pm at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade. Those who attend can meet InstantAction team members, check out products and job openings, learn more about the company, and most importantly, have fun. Those interested in attending can RSVP by sending an email to rsvp@instantaction.com.
What's that? The fact that they're hiring and letting you play games for free isn't enough to get you down to Ground Kontrol? I have two words for you then: open bar. That's what I thought. See you Wednesday night at 6. For more on the company, visit Instant Action or follow InstantAction on Twitter. For more on the hires, see the press release. (Hat tips to Marshall Kirkpatrick and Carri Bugbee) [HTML1]

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