Posted by Greg Kasavin on April 12, 2012
Hey, here’s a quick rundown of the latest happenings at Supergiant HQ:
Return from PAX East: We just got back from PAX East in Boston, where we had an excellent time meeting with hundreds of fans and letting them get their hands on the old, old first playable prototype of Bastion. We’ve got dozens of photos up on Facebook if you want to take a look. Included are several folks who showed up in amazing Bastion-themed costumes — we were blown away!
We decided to bring our first prototype along since we figured folks would get a kick out of seeing (if not playing) such a crude and early version side-by-side with the finished game. This playable build was made just four weeks after Amir and Gavin founded the studio. In spite of its simplicity and placeholder art, the prototype does showcase some of the ideas and mechanics we ended up refining and using in the final game. We also like showing just how rough these things look when they start off. Take a peek, see if your eyes bleed:
Many thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by our booth at the show! It was great, and we look forward to many more PAXes in our future.
Welcome Chris! We’re also very pleased to welcome the ninth member of our team, Mr. Chris Jurney (@jurney on Twitter), a veteran engineer who’s worked on a variety of outstanding games, from Company of Heroes to Iron Brigade. His most recent work, however, is a game in which a bear struggles to avoid accidentally crushing people to death in its quest for love, acceptance, and oxygen. He made it in a couple of days with the help of a few friends. With Chris on board, our engineering team swells to a whopping size of three, so we’re very much looking forward to seeing what we can do with all this newfound power. You can learn more about Chris on our Team Page.
That’s the latest from us for now! At PAX East we got tons of questions about what we’re up to these days and whether we’ve got a new game in the works. It’s still too early to say what we’re going to do next, though we’re by all means sticking together and are going to keep pushing forward. Stay tuned!