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#1 mattkain OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012 8:20 PM

For anyone that's interested, I competed on a reality show called THE NEXT GAME BOSS as part of IGN/YouTube's new START network. The show was an elimination competition where teams of indie developers faced off in a series of challenges with the ultimate goal being to design and implement a game in a short period of time. I competed with my brother as TEAM FIST PUNCHER and we did our best to represent retro gaming (since that's the only kind of games us old timers know). Overall, the show was a complete blast and all the people we worked with and competed against were amazing. Episode 1 debuted on Tuesday. Check it out (and feel free to laugh at me since, come on, I'm on a flipping internet reality show about video games):



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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012 10:06 PM

That's really cool Matt! I hope you guys won. How many episodes are there going to be? Sounds like the next episode will be next Tuesday is that right?

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012 11:06 PM

I watched it as soon as it went live, congrats on being on the show!
Weird (and selfish) question: it seems like Daemon Hatfield does all the talking. Was he stealing the lightspot from Naomi Kyle or was she simply not saying much. I love Naomi but after seeing her fail at playing the Tron cabinet in IGN's cafeteria I learned she is no gamer girl.

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2012 11:59 PM

moycon: I *think" there are going to be 6 episodes, but I'm not exactly sure. Each one is put up Tuesday at noon Pacific time.

ComputerSpaceFan: I think it was just the way they edited it. Both Daemon and Naomi seemed pretty enthusiastic about and involved with the show. We didn't get to talk to them too much (since we were contestants and they were judges... I guess they didn't want us to be tempted to slip a 20 into Daemon's pocket to try to sway his vote), but overall they both seemed like pretty cool down-to-earth people. And there was a Tron machine in the cafeteria?! They only had Tekken and NFL Blitz up and running when I was there. Dang!

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2012 10:00 AM

Wow, I hadn't even heard about this. I'l definitely going to watch this during lunch today. Congrats!

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2012 11:44 AM

Awesome job....but don't loose your temper! :)

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2012 3:14 PM

Awesome job....but don't loose your temper! :)


It's too late! I already lost it! Seriously though, the challenge in the next episode is intense. Stay tuned.

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 11:34 AM

If you can post the next video here as well (when available) that'd be great. Can't get to the IGN START channel from work :(

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Posted Tue Feb 7, 2012 3:50 PM

Episode 2 is up. I haven't watched it yet, but I think I'm going to look kind of silly in this one:


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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 12:57 PM

Hey, congratulations on the kind words from the judges! Nah, you looked focused and motivated, not silly!

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 3:01 PM

Hey, congratulations on the kind words from the judges! Nah, you looked focused and motivated, not silly!


Thanks for watching! That challenge was absurdly intense. I wish the show would have captured more of the stress that each team went through during those nightmarish 3 hours. Going in, only 1 or 2 of the teams had any Unity experience. So for most of us, we were trying to learn Unity on the fly *and* prototype a game. Now add in the fact that we couldn't use the internet, couldn't use cell phones, couldn't use labtops, couldn't use any external content whatsoever, and had cameras and lights in our faces while a big clock counted down, and you have 3 hours of developers pulling out their hair. I have to admit, I was pretty bummed after the challenge that our core mechanic was just barely there and pretty rough around the edges. However, looking back, I'm happy that we were able to stay focused and learn just enough Unity in 3 hours to be able to actually present a working demo. In fact, hats off to all the teams. It's harder than it looks.

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Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:10 AM

Not sure of the show. But there clearly is a perfect gaming console, placed on the middle chair of the jury, comes to my mind.
Able to get programmed by software, the game has already been written, network is open.
I'd bet the console also offers the perfect interface for a joystick.

#13 mattkain OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:55 PM

Episode 3 (with a twist):


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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:11 AM

I liked this episode. They really shook things up for you guys. That would have really sucked, I guess it builds character.

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:58 AM

Nice episode. It was good to see a different 'reality TV' take on the whole double-elimination thing (no spoilers, I think!).

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 10:43 AM

@mattkain....any new episodes? Would love to see one! I'd just run over to YouTube but can't from here.

#17 mattkain OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 10:39 PM

Sorry for the delay, life has me backed into a corner. There are 2 new episodes. Here's episode 4:



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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 10:41 PM

And here's episode 5:


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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 8:40 AM

No worries....I personally appreciate you taking the time to do it....ideally I'd be able to just watch over on You Tube.

Won't have a chance to watch until lunch....but I think I'm liking the intro screen to episode #5!

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 4:48 PM

Next Game Boss finale time. It's my team (Team Fist Puncher) against Team Mechamagizmo. A wig-wearing canine vs. a carrot bouncing stars. Only in the world of videogames.



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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 6:01 PM

I can't believe
Spoiler


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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:30 PM

Spoiler


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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:30 PM

"title belt". LOL

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Posted Sun Jul 1, 2012 9:17 PM

For anyone that enjoyed The Next Game Boss or likes retro-styled games with dogs wearing wigs, we released Washington's Wig on Xbox for 80 MSP ($1).

http://marketplace.x...8550b5d?cid=RSS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itDU38hXiCw&feature=youtu.be

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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012 8:40 AM

I just sent 40 cents your way or whatever part of the $1 MS lets you actually keep.




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