We are taking some additional steps to ensure the Juegos Rancheros community continues to thrive. We are revising our existing Safe Spaces Policy to provide more specific guidance on appropriate conduct and conflict resolution. We are also working to improve avenues for collecting anonymous feedback about community concerns and leading the formation of a response team to ensure that our policies are enforced promptly, safely, and fairly. Finally, we are taking this opportunity to grow and diversify the membership of our Board of Directors to ensure that our leadership accurately represents the diverse perspectives of our community.
The Juegos Rancheros Board of Directors deeply regrets that these additional provisions were not in place before we began to receive reports, and we sincerely apologize for the confusion, hurt, or distrust this caused for anyone in our community. We are committed to fostering a welcoming and safe environment, and the remedies outlined above are our next steps toward achieving this goal.
We will continue to provide updates regarding our code of conduct and conflict resolution. However, we also want to hear from you. Please let us know if you are interested in providing peer review of our Safe Spaces Policy, participating in our response team, or joining the Juegos Rancheros Board of Directors. Thank you for your understanding in this time of difficult but necessary transition. We care deeply for our community and look forward to seeing you at the next Juegos Rancheros event.
The Juegos Rancheros Board of Directors
It’s one of 2018’s most anticipated indie games, but did you know its roots lead straight back here to Austin? Come find out what we mean Thursday, April 5th, at 7:00PM at Austin’s North Door, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents a brief history of MINIT, the 60-second adventure game.
Created by Kitty Calis, JW Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann — a supergroup collectively known for their work on games like Nuclear Throne, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Luftrausers, and Dr. Langeskov — Minit sees players trying to lift a mysterious curse which ends each day after just one minute.
Due for PC, PS4 and Xbox One release on April 3rd, from Austin’s own Devolver Digital, we’ll be giving Austinites the opportunity to experience those minute-long loops themselves, alongside a short introduction about the making of the game, as well as a selection of other games from its creators.
Just how exactly does Adventure Time fit in to the game’s past? Be sure to join us Thursday, April 5th, at 7:00PM at North Door, 501 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702 to find out!
A short introduction begins at 8:00PM. 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!
Our celebration of multiplayer keeps rolling, and all are welcome! Come join us Thursday, March 1st, at 7:00PM at Austin’s North Door, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents a fresh selection of upcoming and underground local multiplayer games, including Luckshot’s SAUSAGE SPORTS CLUB & more!
From Luckshot Games, Sausage Sports Club is a “physics-sports game about adorable, floppy animals competing on a reality TV show” for up to 8 players. We’ll be giving Austin an early look at the game, due out very soon for Windows, Mac and Nintendo Switch from this now-Austin-based indie studio!
In addition to Sausage we’ll be bringing you more amazing single- and multiplayer games, both newly released or due soon and worth looking forward to! We’ll also have our usual ‘indie alley’, featuring a fantastically diverse lineup of in-progress games brought in by Austin’s local videogame community!
We’ll be showcasing all these games and more Thursday, March 1st, at 7:00PM at North Door, 501 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702, with a short introduction at 8:00PM. 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!
Our celebration of multiplayer continues, and all are welcome! Come join us Thursday, February 1st, at 7:00PM at Austin’s North Door, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents a fresh selection of upcoming and underground local multiplayer games, including Space Mace’s Joggernauts & more!
From Minneapolis indie team Space Mace, and designed by Zachary Johnson — who you’ll recognize as the co-creator of Fantastic Arcade favorite haunted retro console NESpectre — Joggernauts is a co-op party game where players overcome fast-paced obstacles by switching on the fly who is currently taking the lead. Due out for PC and consoles in the coming year, we’re giving JUEGOS RANCHEROS goers an early look at this festival favorite.
We’ll also be showing a number of other multiplayer favorites, including Tuned Out — a “punk TV broadcast of noisy arcade games”, where every game is a TV channel, and players can switch channels as they choose — created by a team of recent graduates from NYU Game Center.
We’ll be showcasing these games and more — on top of the usual ‘indie alley’ games brought in by Austin’s local game community! — Thursday, February 1st, at 7:00PM at North Door, 501 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702, with a short introduction at 8:00PM. 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!
You’re invited to join us Friday, January 19th at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Human Achievement for the opening exhibition of Ontology of PIMG, created by our Winter 2017/2018 resident artists, Stephanie Mendoza & Matt Henderson.
Henderson and Mendoza are multimedia artists from Portland, specializing in 3D/VR toolsets & creative workflows. The pair are essential members of Portland Immersive Media Group (PIMG) — a group of tech-savvy artists exploring the creative potentials of 3D/VR/AR while also engaging in critical dialogue around the implications of the increasing abundance of tech in our lives.
Together, the pair will exhibit the work created by PIMG, which arose through informal collaborative processes and evolved into interlinking worlds threaded together by spacialized interface that is part memory temple, part goodwill.
The arcade of anything event will kick off at 7:00 PM at the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, TX. Also opening that evening will be a number of other MOHA exhibits, including Browser History, Homepage IRL presents Sean Morgan & Hiba Ali, xoxo by Material Girls, and more.
It’s the first JUEGOS RANCHEROS meetup of 2018, and we’re back with more multiplayer madness! Come join us Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00PM at Austin’s North Door, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents Zodiac Mall Ball, a brand new local multiplayer game from a superstar team of developers behind games like Hyper Light Drifter, Beglitched & more!
Created for a 48-hour livestreamed game jam (you can find all five of the games created here), Zodiac Mall Ball is a rollerblading brawler where 2-4 players fight to gather coins and collectible pins to feed to each mall’s god, hoping to appease and curry favor with them.
The team behind the game includes Teddy Dief and Akash Thakkar, known best for their design and sound work on Hyper Light Drifter, respectively; Ethan Redd, currently working on his upcoming first-person bullet-hell mech game Blazing Legion: Ignition; and Jenny Jiao Hsia, the artist behind games like Beglitched and our Fantastic Arcade original, Pipsqueak.
In addition to Zodiac, we’ll also be showcasing more multi- and single-player games by the game’s developers, on top of the usual ‘indie alley’ games brought in by Austin’s local game community!
You can play Zodiac Mall Ball and more Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00PM at North Door, 501 Brushy Street, Austin, TX 78702, with a short introduction at 8:00PM. 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!