Friday, March 28, 2014

Introducing Our Badass Sponsors!

That's right folks, a party can't be complete without shamelessly being sponsored by liquor companies and Nabisco Snacks, so... Wait.. What? They declined to be sponsors? Well, this is embarrassing.

This is an event for indie games anyway, so why not class it up with some true indie sponsors?

I hear they make games for these things called Personal Computers. Also, they make games for your phone that are not only fun, but enhance the fact that you are drunk. When you yell, "Oh my god! I just flew by that building scraping the edge of nothing like a total badass!". You can thank Dejobaan Games for that. Their latest game Drunken Robot Pornography is probably the greatest game for all you martini / bullet hell aficionados out there.

There's something other than humble bundle out there for awesome indie game deals! Every four days their magical machines drop a new deal on your collective faces and 10% of proceeds go to a charity of the developers choosing! It's a win win win situation, especially when you are drunk at 2AM searching for new games to play.

Oh man, this one time I played this game made by them with people dressed as knights till 3am.  Ten hours later, I woke up in a pink knight costume with a giant lollipop and no memory of who I had destroyed. The Behemoth has been perfecting drunken multiplayer games since 2003 and continue to blow peoples' mind nuggets. If you didn't giggle at the pooping deer in Castle Crashers... well then you have no soul.

Again, can't wait to see everyone at Indies Need Booze!

Sincerely, Jacob

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Drunken Indie Showcase Winners!

Oh man... what time is it?! It's less than three weeks until PAX East! Those daily martini parties really put John and I out for awhile! Since we have awoken from our drunken slumber, we somehow managed to play the submissions to our Drunken Indie Showcase. There were plenty of great submissions, but only three made it on to our coveted Drunken Indie Showcase. John still doesn't understand how he was still alive to help pick the winners, but we hope you will enjoy playing these three games at our party!

Formicide is a fast-paced and intense 2D multiplayer platformer featuring bloodthirsty ants. It’s inspired by titles like Quake, Unreal Tournament, Worms, and Liero. Select a custom loadout from dozens of weapons to face off against friends and enemies alike in destructible environments. It also features a powerful editor, allowing for a player-driven modding community.

Jungle Rumble:
In Jungle Rumble you drum to control a tribe of monkeys as a rival tribe invades. You drum on your mobile screen to move and attack with a rhythmic grammar. It could be called a Rhythm-RTS.
The game has a dynamic soundtrack that responds to how you play. As you swing through trees and build your mojo (yeah, baby), new drums and rhythms are mixed in.

Drinking Quest:
The battles are a series of one-on-one fights to the death. You either kill the monster earning coins and XP or your character dies and you must chug your drink! The cards act as the GM (So everyone can drink) and the heroes go through four themed quests in each game - each getting progressively difficult and more likely to drink. However, as this is a light RPG and a light Drinking Game, there is a one chug per quest maximum which prevents Drinking Quest from being a "Pass out in 10 minutes" kind of drinking game. Over the course of 2 or 3 hours, a typical game averages 2 or 3 chugs.

(John suggests that you drink the amount that he feels comfortable with you drinking... and that's a lot.)

This year we are really going to pack the house at The Asgard. We can't wait to see all of you drunk indies there.

Sincerely, John and Jacob