On September 30, Iron Galaxy character artist Steven Kosanovich gave a speech called “Creativity and Capitalizing on Your Talent” at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy in Orlando, Florida. In the talk, Steven spoke about how he got into art as a kid, his college experiences, and what it is like to work at Iron Galaxy Studios. If you missed the live stream, you can check out the talk here.
Hey everyone! Iron Galaxy is having a bunch of sales on games this week and next week, so I wanted to round them all up for you to save you some time hunting for links.
VIDEOBALL is on sale this week over on the PlayStation Store for $6.99. That’s 30% off! And if you’re a PS+ member, the game is only $5.99. What a time to be alive! After you’ve had your fill of VIDEOBALL (is that even possible?) head on over to the Divekick sale and pick up the game for PS3, PS4 or PS Vita and pay a mere $3.49. What’s that, you say? Three different platforms for only $3.49 each? That’s right. Skip McDonald’s today and pick up some great PlayStation games instead.
But what about all of us PC gamers, you might be wondering. Fear not! We teamed up with Humble to put VIDEOBALL on sale for only $5.99! Grab it for this reduced price while you still can.
And finally, yes. Divekick on PC is also on sale. I know, I know. Too many deals. You can’t take it. You’re tired of all the deals. Sorry! You can grab Divekick right this second for only $2.99. Don’t sleep!
Hey everyone! Are you a KI fan eager to try out the new Shadow Lords mode? Microsoft & IG have opened up the possibility for fans to try out the mode early by signing up here.
Follow that link, provide some details and you might be one of the lucky fans selected to get early access to Shadow Lords! The mode is only available on Xbox for early access, and it is subject to change before the full release on September 20.
If you stream or make videos, feel free to feature Shadow Lords content on your page. Have fun, and fight on!
Hey everyone! Hopefully by now you are aware that we started a new Twitch stream earlier this summer, The Weekly Galaxy. If not, now you know! The Weekly Galaxy is made up of developers (and the community manager) from Iron Galaxy, and we occasionally have guests from the studio on as well. So far we’ve played games such as our very own Killer Instinct and VIDEOBALL, but we’ve also been playing other games, such as Gang Beasts and Shiren The Wanderer. We want to play a wide variety of games, and that’s where you come in!
What games would you like to see played on The Weekly Galaxy? Multiplayer games work best for the stream, but we’ll consider any suggestions you send our way. Please fill out this form and let us know what it is you’re looking to watch!
Iron Galaxy’s new CEO Adam Boyes officially started at the company on Monday, August 8th. Welcome Adam! Adam, Dave Lang and Chelsea Blasko took a little trip out to California this week for a press tour where they talked about the company’s new leadership, current games that the studio is working on and plans for the future.
To kick off the week, the IG crew joined Greg Miller on his show “PS I Love You XOXO.” Dave talks a little bit about the history of the company and joins Chelsea and Adam with discussions about the future of IG. IG’s new community manager, the author of this post, gets a little shoutout in the interview as well, so be sure to check it out.
After leaving Greg, the IG crew continued their press tour and stopped by the Giant Bomb offices to talk with their podcast squad live on video for their weekly podcast. We talked about Killer Instinct, No Man’s Sky and life. All 2 1/2 hours of this episode are worth listening to.
If you pay attention to Iron Galaxy on Twitter — I don’t even know why I’m raising this hypothetical, of course you all do — you might have noticed that we started a Snapchat account this week. While the main goal of starting a Snapchat account is to share videos and photos from behind the scenes here at our Chicago studio, I have it set up to where anybody can send me a photo or video directly. I’ve seen some pretty great stuff so far, including this Killer Instinct tattoo sent to me by a fan in Albuquerque. If you have anything that you want me to see, feel free to Snapchat it on over to “iron.galaxy.” Who knows — maybe I’ll feature you on the blog. I also want to hold Snapchat giveaway contests, so get on there and give us a follow if that’s something that interests you.
In other news, we streamed our second episode of Weekly Galaxy this week over on our Twitch. Be sure to check out the archive here if you didn’t get to catch it live. On episode two, we streamed Gang Beasts for about two hours. It’s an incredible game and worth checking out. Early Access is available now. What games do you think we should stream? Party games/indie games/lesser-known games are all great!
We had some big news at Iron Galaxy come out this week. As you may have heard, Adam Boyes, former VP of Third Party Relations at PlayStation, was hired to be the new CEO of Iron Galaxy. Longtime IG employee Chelsea Blasko was named Chief Product Officer. Dave Lang’s new title is Founder & C3PO. Congrats to Adam, Chelsea and Dave!
Have you heard the good news? VIDEOBALL is out right now on Steam, PS4 and Xbox One for only $9.99. VIDEOBALL is a sport everyone can play. VIDEOBALL is the best sport. VIDEOBALL is the only real sport left.
VIDEOBALL does have an arcade mode for solo play, but the game is best played with multiple people, either online or locally. A modest-but-active community has formed around VIDEOBALL, with people from around the world gathering each night in Discord to find matches and chat about techniques. Player @meauxdal even created this handy Storify of VIDEOBALL tips and tricks.
Speaking of @meauxdal, she was involved in one of the greatest VIDEOBALL matches to date last week against the undefeated xabiersquiroz, who had an astonishing record of 105-0 at the time of their match. After losing the first match 10-1 in under a minute, @meauxdal came back to defeat the then-undefeated champ. Luckily for all of us, the match was recorded and uploaded to YouTube.
@Meauxdal is just one of the several regular VIDEOBALL players that have been logging game time since launch day. Spend a couple of nights playing VIDEOBALL and you’re sure to encounter people like @WickedCestus, @esdin and rin laying beat downs on unsuspecting newcomers. Luckily, the game is easy to get better at, and the community is very supportive of newcomers and players of various skill levels.
In addition to regular matches between VIDEOBALL fans, developer Tim Rogers (@108) has been jumping in and having friendly matches with the community. Oftentimes, Tim is streaming over at twitch.tv/ActionButton, and he is always willing to listen to players’ suggestions and questions in the Discord chat.