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AUSTIN, TX – AUGUST 23rd, 2012 – Fantastic Arcade, the independent video game showcase hosted by Fantastic Fest, has announced its first Gamemaking Frenzy game creation event. Starting the night of Friday, September the 14th, and continuing for 48 hours, Fantastic Arcade will be inviting local and guest developers to meet at Gamemaking Frenzy Headquarters to test their game creation skills, working within the world of Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time. Confirmed developers in attendance include renowned game jammers Terry Cavanagh, Vlambeer, and Rob Lach.
Developers from around the world are invited to take part as well, via the Beautiful Mess Organizer (B.M.O. for short), a new game-jam management platform being custom created by developer Brett Chalupa for this Gamemaking Frenzy. Located at adventuretimegamejam.com, B.M.O. will feature up to the moment news and updates about the event from organizers and Frenzy participants, and allow games to be directly uploaded and presented for the public to play. To make certain that work on all the games begins at the start of the competition, additional instructions will be announced on the B.M.O. site once the event begins.
The best games made during the Gamemaking Frenzy will be featured for free play in a custom Adventure Time themed arcade cabinet during Fantastic Arcade, located at The Highball lounge, September 20th through the 23rd.
From the mind of creator Pendleton Ward, the Adventure Time television series is an original animated comedy from Cartoon Network that follows the everyday adventures of unlikely heroes Finn the Human and his best friend, shape-shifting dog Jake, as they travel across the Land of Ooo and encounter its unique inhabitants. Whether it's saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the "oxy-moronic" Ice King, or rocking out with undead music wiz Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn & Jake it's always Adventure Time.
For further information on Adventure Time go to http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/adventuretime/index.html
Returning Sponsors for Fantastic Arcade include Sony PlayStation and Austin based Devolver Digital.
And we welcome two new sponsors, Adobe, which will bring on-site mentoring supporting to Gamemaking Frenzy, and Gambitious.
About Alamo Drafthouse Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand comprised of an acclaimed cinema-eatery chain, the largest genre film festival in the United States and a collectible art store. Named “the best theater ever” by Time Magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website www.drafthouse.com.