Category: Gaming

It is pitch black. You're unlikely to be eaten by a grue. Meet Mayday! Deep Space.

Without getting too philosophical. There are times. (NOTE: This is getting too philosophical, already.) There are times when you’re kind of there in a moment. And you realize that your perception has been nudged. Maybe tweaked. Maybe changed. But definitely nudged. And it’s some crazy work of art that has managed to do it. And I’ll be damned if Mayday! Deep Space hasn’t managed to do that to me. Read More

More than just a game: Oregon Video Game Association begins to form

There are those rare times. You know, the ones. The ones when you know you’ve been lucky enough to be around at the formative stages. Times were you knew that you were witnessing the beginning of something special. You could feel the momentum building. And that’s just what it felt like tonight at OMSI as video game developers from around Oregon gathered. Read More

Are you the mutant savior? The Church of Robotron needs you. Because 2084 will be here before you know it.

Startups tend to revel in a world of procrastination. As if they didn’t have enough stress. So it’s always nice to see someone planning for the future. Even if it’s a distant—and likely apocalyptic—future. And that’s just what the Church of Robotron is doing. Read More

Get ready to get Gone: Gone Home game from Portland's Fullbright Company premieres August 15

We were all pretty excited when we heard that a few folks from the Bioshock crew were forming Fullbright Company, right here in Portland. And we’ve been eagerly awaiting the fruits of that collaboration. Well get ready to be happy. Fullbright’s first major title is available. Introducing Gone Home. Read More

A chunk of the BioShock team regroups in Portland as The Fullbright Company

There’s a small but growing group of game developers here in Portland. Some of them have built awesome stuff. Some are in the midst of creating amazing games. And some have the potential to do something incredible.

So when you encounter a group that has all three of those qualities? You take notice. Meet The Fullbright Company. Read More

Sad news: InstantAction now instantly inactive

Well, crap. I hate reporting this stuff.

Remember exactly one year ago yesterday when the Garage Games spinoff/fork InstantAction moved to town? And how we were all excited to have a gaming company calling Portland home?

Well, unfortunate news today. InstantAction is no more. Read More

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

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.

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. Read More

%d bloggers like this: