Create together, Play together
GAME-O-GAMI is a development studio that makes games with character. We are dedicated to creating fun and original games you can play on your mobile devices, and on your dining room table. Games are social, and so is our studio. We want to build a community where our supporters have as much fun interacting with us and each other, as they do playing our games. That's where you come in. Through your interaction, feedback, and contributions, our creative community will grow, improve, and flourish. And in return, we will be empowered to bring you the best games and most beautiful artwork that you deserve. Follow us to learn more about the games we are making, and to have the opportunity to influence the decisions in design and production that go into making them great. Welcome to our team!
GAME-O-GAMI’s first game is officially announced! Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! is a card game of rhyme and reason for kids of all ages. The game is for 2-4 players, has special solitaire rules for a single player, and takes about 15 minutes to setup and play. GDFR! is designed by David Luis Sanhueza, with illustrations by the supremely talented Mike Maihack.
Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule! is set for release in 2012, and will be available at toy and hobby stores. More about the game will be gradually revealed, including rules and images. Much of the fun of this game is found in the clever rhymes and cute characters, which Mike has been illustrating beautifully. This is a great game for parents to play with their children, and promotes language skills, problem solving, and strategy. I will be very happy when this game is released into the hands of the public, making families think and laugh together. 🙂
Can you think of a game that made you laugh when you were a kid? A game that you loved to play with your family and friends over and over again? We’d love to hear about it, so comment away!
I will be attending the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), held in San Francisco, next week from March 7th to March 9th. I have been in the game industry for over thirteen years, but this will be my first time at GDC. So needless to say (but I’m going to say it anyway… wait for it…) I am really excited about it!!! This will also be my first time in San Francisco, so double whammy.
I think this trip is going to be really important for the future of GAME-O-GAMI. The Game Developer’s Conference is the ultimate gathering of game industry professionals, who meet each year to talk shop, show off their upcoming games and technology, and network, network, network. I will be doing all of the above in San Francisco next week. There are round table discussions, seminars, floor shows, award shows, after parties, and secret backroom meetings. All of which are focused on making us leaner, meaner game developers.
Specifically, I will be looking for developers who are interested in partnering to create mobile app versions of GAME-O-GAMI’s upcoming card and board games. Also on the menu, is talking with potential investors and publishers who would like to see this startup succeed and grow. If you will be attending GDC 2012, and would like to talk before, during, or after the conference, here is my contact info:
David Luis Sanhueza
Founder and Creative Director at GAME-O-GAMI
On a personal note, this trip will also bring me closer to family and allow us to spend some quality time that is much overdue. My two sisters live in the San Francisco area, so I am really psyched that I will be seeing them again and exploring their town together! We will only have a few days, but we will make it worth it. I will be taking lots of photos of the GDC and of San Fran, and will post them for your enjoyment when I get back. Peace,
Today is February 29th, a rare day… and for me, a special one. GAME-O-GAMI.com has been born on the leap day of a leap year. A post like this only comes around once every four years, so savor it!
So what is this website? It’s the home of GAME-O-GAMI, a new startup focused on developing games with the help of our community. We are working to bring you entertainment that will deliver hours upon hours of fun gameplay, wrapped up in original artwork that will make you do a double-take. This website is where you will be able to follow the progression and evolution of these game projects from concept to polish. Eventually, it’ll be one of the places where you will be able to buy them – for yourself, or for someone you know who needs a good time!
We would also like to see this website become a hub for creative people who like what we are doing and want to get involved. Over time, more social features will be added to encourage creative collaboration among our friends and fans. Personally, I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing and working with some truly gifted people throughout my life. Creators of all sorts, from artists and musicians, to actresses and directors, to game designers and computer programmers. These people have made a difference in my life because of their driven personalities, because of their compassion and loyalty, and because their talents have motivated me to never give up on being better at what I do.
You probably know a few people like that yourself, if not more than a few. Please tell them about GAME-O-GAMI and what we are trying to do. And if you don’t get it yet, please ask us. 🙂 We want to get to know you, so that we can make the games YOU want to play. And when you spread the word about us, that helps our community, and our games, get bigger and better. Welcome, thank you, and enjoy,