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Steve Broome
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Stranger Things is excellent so far. The little kid arguments feel authentic.
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Excited to announce the Hero Machine Studios team is one of the recipients in the latest round of Unreal Engine dev grants! Huge help to the continued development of KINETIK as we keep moving through pre-Alpha.

Check out the announcement and look over some great indie projects being supported by Unreal:

https://www.unrealengine.com/news/epic-games-awards-80k-in-unreal-dev-grants
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great !! looking forward on playing KINETIK..
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If there are any streamers who like tactical games please get in touch. We have an indie tactical RPG shooter we'd like to send out as we go forward in development, our pre-alpha gameplay demo is below. Looking for gamers who are good at giving constructive feedback:
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There's a new indie outfit in San Diego: Hero Machine Studios, cofounded by former Square Enix America chief Mike Fischer alongside former Sony Online Entertainment devs Mat Broome and Kevin McPherson.
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Excited to announce that along with our Kickstarter launch, Polygon has done a feature on how Hero Machine Studios is trying to change game development by making indies that compete with AAA titles.


http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/8/11879780/kinetik-kickstarter-hero-machine-studios
How much has the landscape changed for indie developers?
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Thanks Juergen, it's an aesthetic that people either love or hate, but that's how all this kind of stuff is.

Very true about competing with AAAs, we think it's a good time to do it though especially with what we're learning as we get deeper into Unreal.
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Thrice is bueno
 
The new Thrice album is perfection and has left David Dring speechless! 5 out of 5!

http://beardedgentlemenmusic.com/2016/05/31/thrice-to-be-everywhere-is-to-be-nowhere-review/
Has an album ever left you speechless? Thrice's new LP To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere is so good, it just about left B.G.M.'s David Dring speechless.
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To celebrate our Unreal Dev Grant we're making our exploding mesh blueprint available for free download as the first in a series of shared assets. Can be combined with propagated damage systems:

http://www.kinetikthegame.com/#!KINETIK-Receives-Prestigious-Unreal-Dev-Grant/iab04/5786ddb70cf25aa82d569d21
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Big thanks for the great interview to Jeremy at ACG! Goes into the core of our game's development with Mat(art) and Kevin(code) with this kickstarter feature. Lots of talk about the excitement we have with programs like Unreal Engine making it possible to make great games with tiny studios.

Live on Ks here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/heromachinestudios/kinetik-a-tactical-rpg-shooter/

#indiedev   #steam
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Our indie shooter KINETIK is live on kickstarter with 60 FPS gameplay footage. We're making this game in the same way as other recent indies where we take constant feedback, use a lot of early testing from gamers, and keep our small studio's development process as transparent as possible.

Check it out below game starts at just $20.

#e32016   #indiedev  
Tactical RPG shooter combines near-future technologies with airtight mechanics. Challenging gameplay. Amazing rewards.
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First kickstarter trailer is up, showing turns of a couple of the game models that we're pulling into UE4 for KINETIK.

Look forward to the gameplay release next week, the dev team (Mat and Kevin) has been very impressed with all of the Unreal improvements with each new version. Great engine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrJfz-wPWT4&feature=youtu.be
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Leading up to the Kickstarter for KINETIK we're finally able to do reveals for the playable/main characters you do battle with. This is one of the Special Forces characters you select (near-future), then customize/level it as you see fit based on rewards from your match performances.

Excited to show gameplay footage soon. If anyone is interested in testing let us know we're building a list of potential folks to reach out to. Tactical shooter players have a leg up since that's the nature of this game.

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Design. Analytics. Copy writing.
Introduction
Comics - artist (illustration and digital painting), writer, I do two webcomics currently and am working on a print one.

I'm mainly a web designer, living in San Diego. Originally from the Bay Area - it's way more boring down here but I can't leave because the weather is amazing. 

Spend most days listening to music compulsively while building websites.  I work on my webcomics, 'Future Kings' and 'The Call' in my free time.   Love drawing and writing comic books, and  I also read them whenever possible. Favorite comic artists right now include Goran Parlov, John Romita Jr., Mignola, Rafael Grampa, and Paul Pope. Really too many greats to mention though. 

Got rid of cable 7 years ago when I realized there were TV shows about things like housewives arguing, but I do love Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad (which I really think is one of the best-made shows ever).

In the pursuit of improved art I don't play video games too much anymore, but Metal Gear Solid is my favorite franchise, followed by Uncharted.
Bragging rights
I have successfully avoided both political correctness and Jersey Shore. Write, paint and letter my own webcomic on a pretty regular schedule. 40+ pages in so far.
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Oakland - Vallejo - San Diego - Pleasanton
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App design, Web design, digital comic book illustration.
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MC3PO, SBDANUTT, Young Chauncey, The Boot-Knockin' Mudokkon
Terrible customer service (terrible!), including them being unable to pull up 16 years of purchase history for me going all the way back to my living in the bay area. Employees always make you come up to them with questions and they rarely know the answer unless it's aisle location. There is nothing good about this store other than the inventory, with it being the only place you can get a lot of these computer parts in the real world now. Fry's needs competition desperately.
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