This weekend Cathy led a workshop on running an indie game studio. The workshop was part of a series called ‘New Game Makers,’ run by Dames Making Games and Bento Miso, and offered workshop participants the opportunity to learn from different speakers about the various aspects of game development. Cathy’s workshop, titled ‘Inside the Studio: Games from Idea to Production,’ focused on what it’s like to make the transition into indie game development.
The event led me to my first experience with both Dames Making Games and Bento Miso. I’d heard of DMG before and I know that Tim works at Bento Miso a few times a week, but I first got to see the space when we went to a DMG social the night before Cathy’s presentation.… More »
Earlier this month, Cathy spoke on a panel at TAAFI called ‘Press A to Jump: Animation, Art and Interactivity.’ Being a new intern at Rocket 5 (and the panelist’s niece), I was really excited to hear what Toronto’s indie game developers had to say about animating. Cathy was representing not only Rocket 5 but women in indie gaming, being the only female panelist, though the event was hosted by animator Sagan Yee. The other panelists were Jay Edry, Matt Hammill, Miguel Sternberg and Ryan Henson Creighton.
As the panelists explained their background and played demo reels to display their previous work, I recognized a few of the games mentioned and found myself making note of a few I’d want to play in the future.… More »
We now have press kits available for all of our games and apps. Each press kit .zip file contains the app’s description, info (app store & video links, price, category, etc), screen shots, icons, and logos.
You can download each press kit from the links below or from the Press page.
Media kit for Alien Booth
Media Kit for Giant Moto
Media Kit for Gaga Eyes
Media Kit for iSpoof Walken
Media Kit for Small Space
Media Kit for Holeshot Drag Racing
If you want to know more about Rocket 5 and our games or if you’d like a promo code for use in your review, please email tim at rocket5project.com.… More »
We have buttons! Lots and lots of buttons! And we’re giving most of them away at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto this weekend!
Becka and Melanie will be handing them out on the floor and Kris Johnson, our Christopher Walken impersonator, will be giving them out at his booth where he’ll be showing off iSpoof Walken and also pimping a 66 page “Spy Guy” Graphic Novel. The booth is located in Artist’s Alley on an end cap right across from the DC Comics and Stylin’ t-shirt booth.
If you stop by the Spy Guy booth, be sure to show Kris your iSpoof Walken app on your iPhone, Touch or iPad and he’ll do a free voicemail impersonation on your phone for you!… More »