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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2017 ARTIST RESIDENCIES!


1.11.2017

Brandon Boyer

Want to come to Austin and create something amazing? JUEGOS RANCHEROS has just opened applications for its artist residency program, the arcade of anything! We’ve currently got two open resident slots for 2017, either of which could be yours!

To begin the application process, visit our residencies section and complete the application form you can find there, or click here to apply directly!

Run in partnership with Austin’s arts & events space The Museum of Human Achievement & Unlisted Projects, the residency program centers around our independent arcade space, the MUSEUM OF HUMAN AMUSEMENT. In 2016, we debuted new work from Austin artists Charli Elwonger & Jocelyn Reyes, and NYC-based software developer & origami master Robby Kraft.

The aim of the arcade of anything artist residency is to provide artists with a month-long opportunity to push into experimental and unexplored territory within digital games, art, and other interactive works. The arcade of anything de-emphasizes commercially-viable products or finished works in favor of strange and wonderful projects that facilitate creative growth, unexpected collaborations, and community engagement.

Visit our residencies section for more information on the program and to apply — we look forward to hearing what you’d like to make soon!


END 2016 WITH A DONATION TO JUEGOS RANCHEROS!


12.16.2016

Brandon Boyer

Looking to finish your year with a tax-deductible charitable donation? As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we can accept cash donations to help us continue to foster Austin’s independent and artful games culture.

We’ve got big plans for 2017, and your support is crucial to meeting those goals!

You can click here to make a tax-deductible donation, or use the button on our website’s sidebar. If you have any questions about supporting JUEGOS RANCHEROS, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Looking forward to seeing you all throughout the coming year!


FANTASTIC VIDEO, DAY FOUR: A BRIEF HISTORY OF FMV GAMES, NEW GAMES FROM PROTEUS CREATORS & MORE!


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10.6.2016

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, day two here, and day three here), today with last Thursday’s talks. Below the fold you’ll find full video covering DIARIES OF A SPACEPORT JANITOR, THE NORWOOD SUITE, and LITTLE BUG.

You’ll also find the creators of PROTEUS showing off their new games: THE FOREST OF SLEEP, and an absolutely unmissable presentation of OIK OS BOOK I, destined to go down in legend as one of the top Fantastic Arcade talks.

You’ll also find a brief history of FMV games, culminating in the creation of a brand new FMV game filmed right here at Fantastic Fest! And finally, our head-to-head MULTIBOWL championship showdown & our post-Arcade awards ceremony!

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 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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