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Fire Hose Games, the Slam Bolt Scrappers and Go Home Dinosaurs developer from Cambridge, MA, is offering free desk space to developers looking to make the indie transition. The hospitality was spurred by recent layoffs in the Boston area, most notably the Irrational Games shutdown yesterday. So he...

February 19th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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President of Boston's Fire Hose Games, Eitan Glinert, breaks down four types of indie developers he sees in the wild: The developer starving, eating ramen, with no support system because she's nobody The developer begging publishers to give him money, but it turns out the publishers drive him n...

November 14th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Indie studio Fire Hose Games' BBQ defense simulator Go Home Dinosaurs and formerly PSN-exclusive puzzle-fighter Slam Bolt Scrappers are stomping to Steam on March 14. The games will be $9.99 apiece ($8.99 if pre-ordered) or available as part of a Fire Hose Games Bundle for $14.99.Go Home Dinosaurs...

February 14th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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A new show centered around the indie scene is set to kick off in Boston on September 22. The Boston Festival of Indie Games is taking submissions right now, gathering aspiring developers looking to show off their wares on the MIT campus this fall.Organized by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies at the MI...

July 16th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Go Home Dinosaurs entered open beta this week for Google Chrome users. The BBQ tower defense game has players fending off hungry dinos with their gopher troops, all within the comfort of their browser.Better yet, developer Fire Hose Games launched the beta for free. After all, free BBQ is the best...

June 23rd 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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At PAX East this weekend, 16 popular indie developers (plus one "bonus" developer) will congregate into a super-giant indie creature in the first-ever Indie Megabooth. Developers include Ska Studios, Strange Loop Games, Retro Affect, Dejobaan Games, Fire Hose Games, DrinkBox Studios, Pocketwatch...

April 3rd 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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I learn something new every day. While playing the Go Home Dinosaurs PAX demo, I learned that even the most herbivorous of dinosaurs can't resist a nice, juicy steak. Also, little prehistorical mole creatures are the controllers and distributors of said steak, and they don't take too kindly to di...

August 31st 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Fire Hose Games, developers of PSN's Slam Bolt Scrappers, are back with Go Home Dinosaurs!, debuting at PAX this weekend. The studio describes the game as part of the tower defense genre, but players fit together puzzle piece-shaped weapons powered by adorable, fuzzy creatures who are defending a...

August 22nd 2011 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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The Fire Hose Games-developed PSN title Slam Bolt Scrappers combines the tower defense of Rampart with the puzzle mechanics of Tetris and adds a fist-throwing, jetpack-wearing scrapper on top of it all for good measure. The scrapper's meant to not just pulverize the enemy scrapper, but also group...

April 4th 2011 at 7:10pm 0 Comments
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Like so many PAX shows before it, this year's PAX East showcased a ton of indie games -- the gaming equivalent of a Williamsburg dubstep show, if you will. In our experience at this year's event, larger industry players like EA and Bethesda showed off their titles with hired hands and private the...

March 22nd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Developer Fire Hose Games followed a fairly bizarre trajectory with the development of its debut project, Slam Bolt Scrappers. Check out the dev diary to see how the game was laboriously brought to life -- sadly, the video doesn't reveal the machine they used to squeeze about eight games into one...

March 20th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments