Time to bust out your skills in the arena with a new playlist made by community user super tim2605! Go to the Featured Arena via Community Theater or Furbottom’s Features in BattleBlock Theater.
Also out today, we have an encore by special prisoner: Duckshark! This re-release was chosen because of our current trip to Japan for BitSummit. The origin of Duckshark is actually from an earlier trip to Japan for another event. Dan, our fearless leader and art director, took a look at the kanji 両替 and thought that the second Chinese character looked like a duck! Thus the Duckshark was born.
Don’t miss your second chance to get this Duckshark so you can do this:
The opening ceremony of BitSummit 2014.
We got up early this morning to finish our set up before doors opened at 10AM for the media. The main items to work on were the game demos and organizing our merchandise. Luckily, we had some help from our super helpers: Hiroko, Deven, Atsushi and Yuko!
Hiroko and Yuko putting together knights for display.
Around 11:30AM our producer, John Baez, took the stage to speak about our attitude and approach towards working in the game industry. It was streamed live, but we have a recording of it as well. But you’ll have to wait until the show ends for our recap video to see it!
The slide in Japanese is welcoming us to BitSummit.
In the afternoon, we started selling our Castle Crashers knights, Castle Crashers mobile straps and Behemoth keychains (including the Knight design from Castle Crashers, Hatty from BattleBlock Theater, and Alien Hominid). We will be selling tomorrow and Sunday as well–while supplies last!
BitSummit organizers ended the day with a cocktail party to allow developers to mix and mingle with their peers. Yes, there was lots of Japanese food and cocktails to go along with the music and partying!
Check out all our photos from Day 1 of BitSummit 2014 HERE.
Our BitSummit team ready to work!
Everything starts tomorrow! Our booth is going to be fully powered up with free demos of Alien Hominid HD XBLA, Castle Crashers PSN, and BattleBlock Theater XBLA. We’ll also have a backdrop for fan photos and we will be selling limited merch from our games.
A preview of our booth for BitSummit 2014. (Note: puppet shows not included)