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The 900lbs QuaranTEAM: The Squad Who Games Together…

If you’ve ever had a conversation with us, or visited us at our North Dallas studio, you know that we’re a bunch of gamers. From PS4 to Nintendo Switch to traditional board games, our gaming game is pretty strong, and we bring that gaming knowledge and passion into our work in a big way. Many of our team members studied video game development in college, and we use a video game platform – Unity – to create compelling customer experiences and practical applications for our clients, meeting their objectives in unique ways.

So, we don’t just play video games – we draw inspiration from these games and study the visuals, storytelling and mechanics of our favorite games, helping us form our unique storytelling solutions. 

Here are the games we’ve been playing recently, and a few notes on how they inspire us:

Streets of Rage 4

Played By: Steven Billingslea

Why We’re Playing This:

“For me, this game represents taking something old and making it feel new again. Streets of Rage is an older, 2D beat-em-up based series that had its last release in 1993. This sequel utilizes a lot of those classic mechanics, but builds upon them to make a more engaging experience with a unique, hand-animated style. The online coop makes it feel like I’m sitting in my childhood bedroom gaming with my best friends.”

Persona 5 Royal

Played By: Josh Morrison

Why We’re Playing This:

“I’m playing Persona 5 Royal – The game is stunning from the music, gameplay, and story. The art style flows smoothly together from the animations, the character designs, UI elements and transitions. It’s inspiring for 900lbs as it shows what can be accomplished with a strong unified vision and theme with a passionate team.”

Children Of Morta

Played By: Lauren Howell

Why We’re Playing This:

“A cool one I’ve been playing is Children of Morta. It’s a beautiful pixel art dungeon crawler where you get to master several fighting styles and save the population against evil forces. The art style is what draws me to this game. The game is animated with painstaking detail, often using frame by frame techniques, and as someone who appreciates art, I loved the journey of progressing through the game and appreciating the animation that a drop of water makes in a pond, or how a hero’s special effect lights up the entire room. I also enjoy the story behind this game. The game was initially developed by a young team at Dead Mage studios, meant to be a filler while most of the company worked on finishing another title. However that team’s work stood out so much that the company then devoted all it’s developers to Children of Morta to make it a major title. It’s inspiring to imagine that background as you play through the game as the tiny hero up against an enormous challenge and then come out strong and victorious.”

OTHER GAMES WE’RE PLAYING:

Wizards Unite (Mobile)
Archero (Mobile)
Monopoly (Mobile – Multiplayer)
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (PS4)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4)
Rocket League (PS4)
Scythe (PC)
Stardew Valley (PC)
Jackbox.​tv (PC – Web)
Dominion (Board Game)
Star Wars Rebellion (Board Game)
Magic: The Gathering (Trading Card Game)
Charterstone (Board Game)
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Nintendo Switch)
Red Dead Redemption 2
Friday the 13th
World of Warships
Risk
World of Warcraft
Risk of Rain 2
Borderlands 3
Diablo 3
The Gears of War series
Minecraft
The Division 2
Rainbow 6 siege
Monster hunter world
Truberbrook
Witcher
Beat Saber
Ultimate Spider-Man on PS2
Call Of Duty: Warzone
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Final Fantasy 14
F1 2019
King’s Cup (through Zoom)
Conan Exiles
Elder Scrolls Online
The Forest
Dead by Daylight
Original Doom

What have you been playing?

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