JUEGOS RANCHEROS PRESENTS: SUPER RUSSIAN ROULETTE


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2.26.2016

Wiley Wiggins

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Dust off your spurs and your Zapper, kids–we’re going back to the future with an all-new game for the NES! This Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 PM, mosey on over to the North Door to settle the score with an 8-bit trash-talkin’ cowboy as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents SUPER RUSSIAN ROULETTE.

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Andrew Reitano (NYC) is a hardware hacker, programmer, and game designer who blew us all away last year with his in-progress NES game, Super Russian Roulette. In it, up to three players play Russian Roulette against an on-screen cowboy using the NES Zapper light gun. (Remember Duck Hunt?) Thanks to backers of his ongoing Kickstarter campaign for the project, Super Russian Roulette is now being produced in a limited run of real NES cartridges!

To round out the evening with more retro goodness, JUEGOS RANCHEROS’s resident 8-bit gamemaker Rachel Weil will be showing off her most recent NES game: Electronic Sweet-N-Fun Fortune Teller. What’s your BFF really thinking? Who has a crush on you? Let this cute NES game take a shot at the answers!

And finally, JUEGOS RANCHEROS is pleased to announce the official launch party of its experimental arcade on Friday, March 4, in collaboration with the Museum of Human Acheivement. Reitano will join us with Super Russian Roulette and some of his original Sega Genesis projection art! RSVP for the party here!

Super Russian Roulette and Electronic Sweet-N-Fun Fortune Teller will be playable Thursday, March 3, 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 PRESENTS: THEWAVE


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1.28.2016

Wiley Wiggins

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Still high from the excitement of last month’s JUEGOS RANCHEROS virtual-reality puzzler SUPERHYPERCUBE? Ready for virtual reality to be your real reality? Join JUEGOS RANCHEROS this Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 PM at the North Door as we present a magical, musical, and wildly immersive VR experience being developed right here in Austin: TheWave by Aaron Lemke and Finn Staber!

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TheWave is a room-scale VR environment that allows the player to create music and accompanying visualizations. Beat a virtual steel drum, stroll into a fully-functional, three-dimensional audio sequencer, or just chill out and watch the dazzling lights. Leek (Unello Design) and Staber (Portalarium) will be on hand at the North Door to tell us a bit about the development of TheWave and usher you into their 3D audiovisual landscape.

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TheWave will be playable Thursday, February 4th, 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 PRESENTS: SUPERHYPERCUBE


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1.4.2016

Brandon Boyer

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Ready to kick off 2016 with a night of firsts? Our first JUEGOS RANCHEROS meetup of the new year is also our first very special virtual reality presentation: join us this Thursday, January 7th, at 7:00PM at Austin’s North Door, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents KOKOROMI’s first-person puzzler, SUPERHYPERCUBE.

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Making its debut on Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation VR platform, KOKOROMI describes SUPERHYPERCUBE as a retro-future game in which you float through virtual world, rotating a cluster of cubes to narrowly fit through an endless stream of form-fitting walls.

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Inspired by the user interfaces and analog special effects of classic films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner & Xanadu, SUPERHYPERCUBE is one of our first favorite VR games, which has us as excited for the upcoming wave of new & more immersive games as anything else we’ve seen.

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Members of KOKOROMI — the videogames/art collective originally formed in Montreal in 2006 — will be on hand for a short presentation, and to gently guide you through your first dip into the game’s warm and analog world, previously only seen at special events like XOXO and the PlayStation Experience.

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SUPERHYPERCUBE will be playable Thursday, January 7th, 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!


FANTASTIC ARCADE AT HOME: OUR 2015 VIDEOS ARE NOW AVAILABLE


12.22.2015

Brandon Boyer

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Better late than never, we’ve just released video of nearly every session that took place at this year’s Fantastic Arcade for your at-home perusal. Included in the full playlist above are nearly 30 sessions by developers including Double Fine and Arcane Kids, and our usual selection of amazing tournaments like ROCKET LEAGUE and VIDEOBALL.

[NOTE: a few of our live-streamed videos — including our N++ tournament and Wheels of Aurelia developer commentary — have been automatically muted & otherwise blocked by both Twitch & YouTube Content ID systems. We’re working to restore as much of these sessions as we’re able to & host them where we can, as we have with Sam Barlow’s Her Story session below!]

You can find a direct link to the entire playlist here, which will also be mirrored at Fantastic Arcade’s official YouTube account, where you can also find more videos from Fantastic Arcades past.

Once you’ve made your way through them all, you can also find an extensive archive of Fantastic Arcade 2014 videos here, including official Nidhogg, Gang Beasts, Towerfall & Nuclear Throne tournaments, as well as sessions on Grim Fandango, Donut County & more!


JUEGOS RANCHEROS PRESENTS: PICO-8


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11.30.2015

Brandon Boyer

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Wonder what your favorite indie developers might make with an imaginary 8-bit console that never existed until now? Join us this Thursday, December 3rd, at 7:00PM at Austin’s North Door, as JUEGOS RANCHEROS presents a variety of amazing games for PICO-8, a new way to make, share & play tiny games.

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What exactly is the PICO-8? Created by Joseph ‘Lexaloffle‘ White (also known for the Voxatron), it’s a “fantasy console” that doesn’t just play games, but contains all budding designers need to create new works of their own, and share those games on the web or via downloadable “carts” — which are actually just PNG image files containing all the code to run the game!

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For our JUEGOS RANCHEROS presentation, we’ll be bringing a selection of games made for the world’s first PICO-8 game jam, which just drew to a close and has voting for best game underway.

Included in the jam — and from the months leading up to it — are games by some of the developers behind JUEGOS favorites like TowerFall, Fjords, Pugs Luv Beats & more!

All the games will be playable Thursday, December 3rd, 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!


THE MUSEUM OF HUMAN AMUSEMENT: WE BUILT AN ARCADE


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11.12.2015

Brandon Boyer

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Austin indie & experimental game lovers rejoice: JUEGOS RANCHEROS is proud to present the opening of The Museum of Human Amusement, an arcade space we’ve built from scratch, debuting Saturday, November 14th at 11am at 3600 Lyons Rd, as part of the East Austin Studio Tours!

The Museum of Human Amusement is was created in partnership with Austin’s esteemed art & event space The Museum of Human Achievement, and spearheaded by our own Rachel ‘Party Time! Hexcellent!‘ Weil.

For its EAST debut, the space will be in operation November 14th & 15th from 11am-6pm, and again November 21st & 22nd at the same time.

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The extended JUEGOS family has spent nights & weekends over the past few weeks finishing out the space from inauspicious warehouse beginnings into something pretty special, so we hope you’ll all join us there throughout November!

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What will you be able to find there? For starters, the arcade will be home to all of the mini arcade cabinets we debuted at Fantastic Arcade, which you can see more details of here.

The space will also include its own concession stand, selling T-shirts, buttons, stickers & more from both JUEGOS RANCHEROS and a number of associated developers & artists from around Austin.

Below you can find a few more progress shots as we built the arcade. There’s still a ton to do before Saturday, but come celebrate the opening Saturday, November 14th from 11am to 6pm at 3600 Lyons Rd, Austin TX — just steps away from Blue Genie Art Industries & Sa-Ten Coffee.

After EAST has drawn to a close, we’ll still have the space available for future events — keep checking back here to see what we’re doing with the space next!

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