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Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We at Joystiq believe no one deserves to starve, and many indie developers are entitled to a frid...

November 5th 2011 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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It takes a special kind of crazy to open up a new game studio in an uncertain financial climate. Yet already in 2009 we've seen a handful of people do just that, many on the heels of having lost their previous jobs to downsizing or a studio closure. Recently we spoke with three individuals behind a...

March 17th 2009 at 4:10pm 0 Comments
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While most of us were unconscious on Christmas morning, resigned to watch on as sugar plums danced on as only anthropomorphic candy can, newly christened game developer Game Mechanic Studios was busy lifting the curtain on its freshman project, a mysterious shooter codenamed Art of War. According...

December 30th 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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The recently founded Game Mechanic Studios took time away from unwrapping gifts this morning to formally announce its first project, an original IP codenamed Art of War. It turns out that the blurry image the studio had on its website was one of the game's upcoming levels called 'Obsidian Serpent,'...

December 25th 2008 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Acetylene torch in hand, three former EALA and Activision employees have welded together Game Mechanic Studios, a new development studio based in Tarzana, California. The company was founded by Jason Alejandre, Jeff Hua and Henry Ji, who together have had their hands in several projects, including...

December 9th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments