FANTASTIC VIDEO, DAY THREE: MEET MOPPIN, A HAUNTED NES, HEAD-TO-HEAD DOWNWELL & MORE!


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10.5.2016

Brandon Boyer

We survived another Fantastic Arcade! And after a long weekend recovering, we’re here with archived video of nearly all the talks, tournaments, and other presentations given throughout the week of our seventh-annual festival.

All week long we’ll be presenting a day-by-day breakdown of all of the videos (find day one here and day two here), today with last Wednesday’s talks. Below the fold you’ll find full video covering the creation of games on “weird hardware”, an amazing exhibition of the “haunted” Nintendo Entertainment System, and sci-fi drone sim DUSKERS.

You’ll also see Nathalie Lawhead create an entire new game — live! — and go in-depth with DOWNWELL creator Moppin, before the world’s first (?) head-to-head DOWNWELL tournament, capped off with our second-annual ARENA GODS tournament!

Like our videos and want to support Fantastic Arcade & JUEGOS RANCHEROS? Buy our bundle of new games from the creators of DOWNWELL & KATAMARI DAMACY! All proceeds go toward our efforts to commission new amazing games & bring what we do to you!

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FANTASTIC VIDEO, DAY TWO: RICK & MORTY SIMULATOR, DAILY MOTIONS, LOOT RASCALS & MORE!


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10.4.2016

Brandon Boyer

We survived another Fantastic Arcade! And after a long weekend recovering, we’re here with more archived video of nearly all the talks, tournaments, and other presentations given throughout the week of our seventh-annual festival.

All week long we’ll be presenting a day-by-day breakdown of all of the videos (find day one here), today with last Tuesday’s talks. Below the fold you’ll find full video covering YANKAI’S TRIANGLE, DAILY MOTIONS, INTO, THOTH, TUMBLESEED & LOOT RASCALS.

You’ll also meet Austin’s own Owlchemy Labs, creators of slapstick VR hit JOB SIMULATOR & the upcoming RICK & MORTY SIMULATOR!

Like our videos and want to support Fantastic Arcade & JUEGOS RANCHEROS? Buy our bundle of new games from the creators of DOWNWELL & KATAMARI DAMACY! All proceeds go toward our efforts to commission new amazing games & bring what we do to you!

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FANTASTIC VIDEO, DAY ONE: SOKPOP, BURRITO GALAXY, MULTIBOWL & MORE!


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10.3.2016

Brandon Boyer

We survived another Fantastic Arcade! And after a long weekend recovering, we’re here with archived video of nearly all the talks, tournaments, and other presentations given throughout the week of our seventh-annual festival.

All week long we’ll be presenting a day-by-day breakdown of all of the videos, starting today with last Monday’s talks. Below the fold you’ll find full video covering HIDDEN FOLKS, Dutch indie collective Sokpop, BURRITO GALAXY 65 and WEST OF LOATHING.

You’ll also find our preliminary tournament of MULTIBOWL, the rapid-fire head-to-head trip back through arcade and console history!

Like our videos and want to support Fantastic Arcade & JUEGOS RANCHEROS? Buy our bundle of new games from the creators of DOWNWELL & KATAMARI DAMACY! All proceeds go toward our efforts to commission new amazing games & bring what we do to you!

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JUEGOS RANCHEROS ANNOUNCES FULL FANTASTIC ARCADE 2016 LINEUP, TOURNAMENTS


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8.30.2016

Brandon Boyer

Following our announcement of brand new games from the studios behind Downwell, Tetrageddon Games, Bernband and Orchids to Dusk making their debut at Fantastic Arcade, we have just announced 20 more games rounding out this year’s festival lineup.

The games join the 10 previously-announced Spotlight games coming to Austin, TX’s South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse this September 22nd-29th, and were chosen by JUEGOS RANCHEROS from the nearly 250 games submitted from developers around the world.

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Below the fold are details of the 20 Showcase games coming to this year’s festival, followed by the official Fantastic Arcade press release announcing our featured speakers & tournaments (Multibowl! Downwell with creator Moppin in attendance! & more!), as well as details on our opening night party at Empire Control Room, and our VR Lounge coming on the final day of the festival.

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JUEGOS RANCHEROS PRESENTS: MULTIBOWL


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8.25.2016

Brandon Boyer

Want to get a rapid-fire, head-to-head, competitive trip back through all of videogame history? Then be sure to join us Thursday, September 1st, at 7:00PM at Austin’s North Door, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents a sneak-peek at Multibowl, a brand new multiplayer mashup of hundreds of vintage games.

[ RSVP FOR THIS EVENT AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK BY CLICKING HERE! ]

Co-created by Bennett Foddy (creator of QWOP, GIRP & one of the leads behind Sportsfriends) and Alec Thomson (himself co-creator of last year’s Fantastic Arcade favorite, Beglitched), Multibowl gives two players a fast-paced series of tiny fragments of emulated games collected from the past 30+ years, and keeps a running meta-tally of each player’s success.

The Multibowl winner is the one who can adapt to each fragment as it’s tossed their way, be it a classic fighting game, a cult-classic arcade puzzler, or straight up just 15 seconds of the actual Super Nintendo version of Mario Kart.

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Ahead of Multibowl‘s official festival debut at Portland’s XOXO Festival, and its subsequent official tournament appearance at this year’s Fantastic Arcade, JUEGOS RANCHEROS will be presenting the game as a special sneak-peek warm-up for tournament hopefuls, alongside a few other Fantastic Arcade preview selections.

Multibowl and more will be playable September 1st, at 7:00PM at North Door, 501 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702. The show is free, all ages, and open to all the public, so come join us as we drink, play and meet the people changing the way we think about games!


JUEGOS RANCHEROS DEBUTING NEW GAMES BY DOWNWELL DEVS AND MORE AT FANTASTIC ARCADE


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8.10.2016

Brandon Boyer

As you may have seen by now, we have just announced our plans for this year’s Fantastic Arcade — the yearly games festival we curate and organize at the Alamo Drafthouse alongside the theater’s renowned genre film fest, Fantastic Fest.

Most excitingly, as we did last year, JUEGOS RANCHEROS has commissioned brand new games which will premiere at the festival, from some of our favorite devs, many of whom will be familiar to attendees of our recent meetups (this was our secret orientation plan!).

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This year’s cabinets will include new games from: Ojiro ‘Moppin‘ Fumoto, creator of Downwell (above left), together with his frequent collaborator Momo ‘nemk‘ Murakami (who created the Downwell illustration at top), as well as Nathalie Lawhead, a new festival mainstay behind the Tetrageddon Games series (above right), which took home the Nuovo Award at the 2015 Independent Games Festival.

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We’ll also have a new game from Netherlands collective Sokpop, made up of the devs behind games like the incredible low-fi sci-fi exploration game Bernband (above left), as well as Klondike, the French indie supergroup whose members include the devs of games like Mu Cartographer and the KO_OP-published Orchids to Dusk (above right).

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In addition to that, we’ll also be constructing a brand new cabinet for ALPHABET (above), the game co-created by Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy designer Keita Takahashi and JUEGOS RANCHEROS co-founder Adam Saltsman. The game was previously only available to Kickstarter backers, and is now being given a wider exhibition for all Fantastic Fest and Fantastic Arcade attendees.

Below the fold is the first press release for the upcoming 2016 Arcade with more information on our arcade cabinets and the first ten games we’ve chosen as our Spotlight selections.

I’ve taken the liberty of adding a number of links, images and videos to all the games detailed below for better context — scroll to the bottom to take a longer look! All of us here are looking forward to seeing you all at this year’s Arcade!

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