See Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon at PAX East!

If you’re in the Boston area this April 11-13, come check out the PAX East Indie MEGABOOTH where Tiger Style will be showing off a super secret early version of Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon!

Press folks, we’d love to talk to you.  Get in touch at pr@tigerstylegames.com. 

The Mysteries & Magic of Spider

In February we debuted Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon at Austin’s local Juegos Rancheros meet up!  Included was a presentation that analyzes the story of Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor and how that, plus some additional research, will inform the more elaborate and carefully planned story of Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon.

This is where Tiger Style’s Randy Smith first revealed that the Rite of the Shrouded Moon is based on a lesser-known secret society, and that the only way you’ll be able to unlock the deepest secrets of the game is by conducting your own research into this real life group.  To hear that secret revealed, skip to 14:00 in the video above.

Unfortunately, Tiger Style won’t reveal any identifying information about this real life secret society until the game is released, so that no one can get too far ahead in solving Spider’s secrets.  But, as promised, the slides from this presentation have been uploaded here, so you can scrutinize them for useful clues.

Check out the full report, including our debut of Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon’s gameplay, on the esteemed Venus Patrol!

Minecraft the movie: Elevator Pitches

Edge, the UK’s finest games publication, collects a handful of games’ best writers (including Tiger Style’s own Randy Smith) to submit elevator pitches for the upcoming Minecraft movie.

Read the whole article at Edge online!

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Waking Mars, an exploration-focused platformer for Windows and Mac OS X in which you discover and tend to a robust ecosystem in Martian underground caves, celebrates its second anniversary. It’s creators, a small indie team working under the label Tiger Style, were kind enough to answer a few questions coming from GOG.com’s Tumblr blogger-in-chief, GDoc. Let’s join Randy Smith (story/design guy for Waking Mars and Tiger Style’s creative director) and David Kalina (the game’s lead developer) and talk about inspirations, game design, and the transition from AAA development into core indie scene.
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gogcom:

Waking Mars, an exploration-focused platformer for Windows and Mac OS X in which you discover and tend to a robust ecosystem in Martian underground caves, celebrates its second anniversary. It’s creators, a small indie team working under the label Tiger Style, were kind enough to answer a few questions coming from GOG.com’s Tumblr blogger-in-chief, GDoc. Let’s join Randy Smith (story/design guy for Waking Mars and Tiger Style’s creative director) and David Kalina (the game’s lead developer) and talk about inspirations, game design, and the transition from AAA development into core indie scene.

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Meet Tiger Style

Tiger Style is a distributed collective, which means we live in different places, collaborate over the internet, and we all share in project revenue on equal terms!  The line-up changes from year to year.  Give or take this is the 2014 team making Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon! 

Proceeding horizontally from top-left: Adrian Lopez-Mobilia (programmer), Scott Barber (musician), Bobby Arlauskas (audio), Jef Drawbaugh (musician), Randy Smith (creative director), Terri Brosius (writer), Jason Rosenstock (artist), David Kalina (tech lead / designer), Nathan Black (evil wizard / stuntman), Damien Di Fede (musician / programmer), Amanda Williams (artist), Randall O’Connor (artist / designer), Rick Tossavainen (programmer), Brennan Hornburg (artist), Ethan Greene (musician).

"Waking Mars" Concept Art

One of Bungie’s fabulous concept artists titled this piece “Waking Mars.”  We appreciate the homage!  See more work here.

Announcing Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon!!!!

It’s official!  Tiger Style is working on the follow-up to 2009’s Mobile Game of the Year, Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor!  The new game is called…

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…and we hereby promise it is going to fulfill your every fantasy about what a Spider game possibly could be!  It’s bigger, better, deeper, richer, and ready for more platforms!  We’ve got tons of exciting feature announcements, development updates, glimpses into the story, and so forth coming in the future weeks, so stay tuned here to our blog and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What are you waiting for?  Go check out the new website for Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon!  Coming to you in Spring, 2014!

Hidden Messages Are Everywhere

A few weeks ago when we launched the teaser at BlackbirdEstate.com, we also issued a press release that straight up revealed crucial secrets about our in-development new game.

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Fortunately everyone was trustworthy enough to keep it secret, keep it safe.  If after you scrutinize these documents, you feel a burning desire to share what you’ve learned, don’t worry.  You only have to sit on it a few more days.  We honor your trustworthiness!

Full size scan of the press release.

Map of Blackbird Estate, first draft

Forgive the sketchy look; this is what we affectionately refer to as “designer art” in the industry.  Beautifully animated and illustrated versions are in development!

But here’s the first draft of the world map for our new game (website here!), which is set in Blackbird Estate.  This is essentially a design document which helps us analyze how the player might explore the game and discover the story.

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Audio Scheming For The New Game

Tiger Style’s crack audio department coming up with big plans to make our soundtrack and sound fx break more ground than ever before.

Have you seen the website for the new game yet?

www.BlackbirdEstate.com