Global Game Jam ’12

February 3rd, 2012 by

So, it’s been a week since we participated in the Global Game Jam, The Netherlands. We love making games, so why not give up our weekend working  doing what we love. We had found ourselves a willing fifth Beatle: Heinze Havinga, although we just called him our Tim Schafer, an endless pit of weird (and sometimes also very fine) ideas. Perfect addition for our team!

Friday: Off we go!
When we installed our workstations Friday afternoon it became clear to us that we, apparently, are old fashioned. Everybody had a laptop! We took our precious monster machines, some cases being  held together with duct tape. We had everything up and running before the introduction ceremony started.

The theme for this years Global Game Jam was an image of…

Ouboros:
The Ouroboros (or Uroborus) is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The name originates from within Greek language; οuρά (oura) meaning “tail” and βόρος (boros) meaning “eating”, thus “he who eats the tail”.

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Happy Holidays!

December 21st, 2011 by

Seeing how the Steam Christmas Sale has started, its function as herald of the holidays once again proves itself as Firedroid remembers they probably need to make one of them crazy holiday cards as well, what with the well-wishing and everything.

So! Then we did.

All of us at Firedroid wish you happy upcoming holidays and a new year filled with games and sweet abandon. We’ll keep drawing/writing/coding/designing throughout the cold days, stocking up on ugly sweaters and mugs of hot chocolate to prepare for the onslaught of presents from our adoring fans on Christmas eve. Yes?

 

Happy Holidays!

Barrr featured in the Android Market!

December 15th, 2011 by

Yarrrrr! Since last Saturday Barrr is featured in the games section of the Android Market and also in the ‘Choice of the staff’ section ! We’re really happy that this little pearl finally gets some attention in the spotlights.

Now more people get to serve cute little pirates some beer at the bar, make sure they don’t pee their pants whenever they get enthusiastic and give ‘ em that tattoo that makes them real pirates.

What are we up to?

December 2nd, 2011 by

Lately we’ve been planning the development of our newest game called ‘Secret Project’ (at least, that’s our very secret name on this website ;-)). We’ve done a lot of brainstorming for different gameplay elements of the game. During the brainstorming we love to think big and work big and use a lot of paper. We thank our Swedish friend Ikea for providing us with cheap paper scrolls with a length of 30m. That’s about enough space to put on weird ideas on. Like space cows!

We discovered that brainstorming with cats isn’t the best idea. They tend to sit exactly on the spot on which you want to write something and if they don’t get the attention they think they deserve… they just rip the paper out of frustration. Alas for us, we are only weak humans and we cannot resist their fluffiness.

So we’ve picked up the actual game development again, which feels great – we were getting kind of bored with setting up our own company. But no more! We’re back where we are at our best: writing complicated code, making pretty art and build stuff in 3D.

Interviewed by PlayAndroid.com

November 16th, 2011 by

The interview we had with PlayAndroid.com a few weeks ago has been published! We are quite flattered by the kind introduction words. We are not too sure about ‘The Firedroids’ soap. Although, we might actually consider it if our careers as game-developers end badly, it does have a ring to it.

There are at least three reasons why I love Firedroid, the aspiring Android and iOS developing team from The Netherlands. The first reason is Barrr, a gorgeous managing game, that received great 23 points in our Android Game Review. The second reason is the awesome pirate setting of Barrr, that allows me to speak like a real scurvy pirate whenever I be needin’ ‘n. I lust that! :D

The third reason is that the Firedroids (Rachel, Willem, Mariecke, Roy) are so extremely nice guys and – please look at the picture – they look like a happy family.

I bet there will be a daily soap called “The Firedroids” on TV, where we can see the harmonious live together of these four friends. However, for now we content ourselves with this interview.
– Frederik Schrader, PlayAndroid.com 

You can read the interview here: Click Me!

Barrr included in top 15 of Androidworld’s “App of the Year 2011″

November 16th, 2011 by

We are proud to announce that Barrr ended up in the top 15 of the best Dutch Android apps of 2011 according to Androidworld.nl!

This means that Barrr will be judged by a jury composed of a selection of people from Androidworld itself and the organisation of Droidcon during the Droidcon NL event this coming 22/23 November.
We’ll keep you posted!

Hello world!

November 15th, 2011 by

Hello world! – With that being said… this is the kick-off of our brand new little space on the internet!

On this blog we will share things concerning Firedroid and things we would like to share with people. Things concerning games, us becoming famous in the mobile gaming industry and of course pie… and pictures of cats. ‘Cause everybody likes pie and cats, right? Maybe we should just combine the two of them…

Anyway, check out our about page to find out more about our team and check out this blog regularly for updates.

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