Looking for a tax-deductible way to get your name out to Austin’s community of independent games makers and fans? Opportunities are now available!
Following JUEGOS RANCHEROS’ transition into a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we have just made sponsorship packages available for both our regular monthly events, as well as our yearly flagship festival, Fantastic Arcade.
Just want to make a tax-deductible donation at a lower level? We can now easily accommodate that as well: click here to donate directly to JUEGOS RANCHEROS via PayPal, or use the new donate button on the sidebar!
Your donations help JUEGOS RANCHEROS grow our events and our audience in Austin, help us construct our line of arcade cabinets with brand new games, and bring amazing artists and developers from around the world right here to Austin.
If you have any questions about any of our opportunities, don’t hesitate to get in touch by email at email@example.com and we’ll be in touch to talk more!
JUEGOS RANCHEROS is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a new grant from the Austin chapter of the Awesome Foundation, for our newly-established artist residency program, the arcade of anything.
Operating through local chapters across the globe, The Awesome Foundation “advances the interest of awesome in the universe” with $1000 micro-grants, given monthly on a no-strings-attached basis to “people and groups working on awesome projects.”
Arcade of anything residencies provide artists a month-long opportunity to develop experimental digital games, art, and other interactive works. The program places a stronger emphasis on strange and wonderful projects which facilitate creative growth, unexpected collaborations, and community engagement, rather than commercially-viable products or finished works.
The arcade of anything program most recently debuted The Association of Electron Dreamers (above), an interactive installation created by local Austin artists Charlie Elwonger and Jocelyn Reyes.
JUEGOS RANCHEROS is currently coordinating with our next arcade of anything resident artist, whose work will be shown at an opening night exhibition on September 30th, 2016, immediately following this year’s Fantastic Arcade.
Our next exhibit at the Museum of Human Amusement — the independent arcade space which houses new videogame works, including our arcade of anything artists — will take place on July 22nd, 2016.
Visit our events page for more information on upcoming exhibits at the Museum of Human Amusement, as well as our regularly monthly shows and festival appearances.
The 2016 edition of Fantastic Arcade will once again be taking place at Austin’s South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse & Highball lounge, from September 26th through the 29th, during the second week of the Fantastic Fest film festival.
Shortly after the July 13th deadline, the JUEGOS RANCHEROS board will begin the selection process to determine which games from among your submissions will be showcased during Fantastic Arcade. All of the games selected will be accessible to both festival attendees and the general public, for free, in a casual atmosphere of camaraderie and love for games.
If you’d like to submit a game, you can do so now by accessing this form before July 13th. We look forward to playing all of your submissions, and especially to seeing you all in September for this year’s Arcade!
The sixth annual Fantastic Arcade has officially begun! JUEGOS RANCHEROS was responsible for curating all of the games and guests appearing at this year’s Arcade, and so below we’re presenting an exhaustive guide to all of the events happening this year.
As you likely have heard, JUEGOS RANCHEROS has curated six brand new games making their exclusive premiere at Fantastic Arcade. These original games — from the creators of beloved favorites like Desert Golfing, Nuclear Throne and more — each will be presented in their own custom arcade cabinets, playable for free throughout the festival.
Thanks to Humble Bundle, the games are also now available in a new pay-what-you-want bundle alongside Fantastic Arcade all-stars like Fez, Luftrausers, and Hotline Miami! You’ve got until October 1st to visit Humble Bundle and pick up all the games for as much as you’re able to give, with additional proceeds going to support the Able Gamers & Worldreader charities.
But Fantastic Arcade isn’t just about the games. We’ll also be presenting a stellar lineup of panels, tournaments and special events from Monday, September 28th through Thursday, October 1st. Each of these events are ALL-AGES AND FREE TO ATTEND, EVEN IF YOU AREN’T A FANTASTIC FEST BADGEHOLDER! Read on for the full daily guide to all of the panels, tournaments & other special events happening during Fantastic Arcade!
Not able to make it out to our sixth annual Fantastic Arcade, or so in love with the games you saw there that you want to host your own at home? Now you can! Presenting: the Fantastic Arcade Humble Weekly Bundle, a pay-what-you-want bundle of twelve games available for one week only until the end of Fantastic Arcade 2015.
In addition to former Fantastic Arcade favorites Fez, Hotline Miami, Luftrausers, No Brakes Valet, Mirrormoon EP & FRACT OSC, you can also get copies of the six games premiering exclusively at Fantastic Arcade 2015, from the creators of games like Desert Golfing, Nuclear Throne and many more!
JUEGOS RANCHEROS brought together this collection of amazing developers to create these original games for you, and thanks to the folks at Humble Bundle, we’re able to make them available to you at home, in addition to their custom-created cabinets at the Festival!
Below we’ve laid out information on all the exclusive games you can pick up in the bundle, in addition to the all-star games listed above.
We hope you’ll help support all of the devs that took part in this unique bundle — as well as the Able Gamers and Worldreader charities — and help us create more new games & bundles like these in the near future!
What better way to spend a Thursday night than playing three new & super amazing Austin-developed & -published videogames? Join us this Thursday, August 6th, at 7:00PM at Austin’s North Door, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents Tiger Style‘s Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon and two games published by Finji: Feist & Panoramical.
While all three games showcased on Thursday have been featured at JUEGOS RANCHEROS meetups and/or prior Fantastic Arcade lineups, all three are returning in actual, final, awesome form.
Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon — developed here in Austin by Tiger Style and being released for iOS & Steam on the same night as our meetup — is a game in which you play as a clever arachnid explorer, mastering your web crafting skills with a combination of action and planning as you solve each of Spider’s seven enigmatic puzzles.
Just released by Austin publisher Finji & developed by Switzerland’s Bits & Beasts, Feist is a lush and visually striking action-packed game in which you outwit a sprawling forest full of secret danger and fierce creatures.
And finally, first featured as a surprise addition to Fantastic Arcade 2012, Fernando Ramallo & David Kanaga’s Panoramical is just on the cusp of its final release, co-presented by Finji & Polytron. We’ll be debuting this latest version of the interactive musical landscape anthology, in which you immerse yourself in a series of synaesthetic alien vistas, like an ambient disco-god controlling your own tiny universe.
All of the games will be playable Thursday, August 6th, at 7:00PM at North Door, 501 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702. The show is free 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!