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    100 Years Ago 100 Years Ago

    100 Years Ago

100 Years Ago

By Graham Somers  

I’ve worked with many closet history geeks over the years in the games industry, and at least one bonafide historian, Joe Balkoski, who has written a number of books on World War II. This is mostly likely because of the historical nature of many of the games I’ve worked on, but you never know who is secretly hiding an untold wealth of super nerdy history knowledge.

While working for Big Huge Games years ago in Baltimore, that’s where I met Joe, a new artist started with us. He was from the west coast and […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Team Blog|0 Comments
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    Luck Based Games Luck Based Games

    Luck Based Games

Luck Based Games

(or when 83% feels like 17%)

By Marc Porto  

I’ve been playing a lot of Blood Bowl lately. It’s the wargamers version of fantasy football, which seems appropriate, since it’s football season and everyone else is playing fantasy football. In Blood Bowl, Humans, Elves, Orks, Dwarves, and more battle it out on the football field for blood and glory. The game very frequently turns lethal, and you can lose players for good from an unlucky block, or a lucky one depending on which side of the ‘table’ you’re on. (more…)

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    Another Kind of Artist Another Kind of Artist

    Another Kind of Artist

Another Kind of Artist

By Alfonso Callejas  

At BonusXP I work as a 3D artist, and I occasionally work on 2D assets as well. But I am also ANOTHER kind of artist.

What kind you ask?

A music kind! While drawing was my first impulse as an artist, by the time I reached high-school I loved playing music with friends and composing.

I have been a musician since I was 15-years old. Not long after I learned how to play guitar, I soon realized that I was much more interested in improvising music (jamming) than learning songs. Not long after that, I began to record (as […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Company, Team Blog|0 Comments
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    Bonus Time! Bonus Time!

    Bonus Time!

Bonus Time!

This week’s team blog post is a comic by BonusXP Artist Thonny Namuonglo. No animals were harmed in its creation.

 

By Thonny “Nemo” Namuonglo  

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By |September 15th, 2016|Company, Team Blog|0 Comments
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    Conventions! Conventions!

    Conventions!

Conventions!

By Andrea Werntz  

Art conventions take place all year round, some are better more popular than others, some are out of state and some are just small local gatherings of people and this year I am getting ready to participate on my second convention in Burbank, California called CTNx. YAY!

It is pretty exciting to be able to participate in such a big art convention surrounded by artists and industry professionals. Every year thousands of people fly from everywhere to go to CTNx, animators, concept artists, modelers, storyboard artists, directors, producers, big movie companies and small independent […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Team Blog|0 Comments
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    The Board Game That Made me a Gamer The Board Game That Made me a Gamer

    The Board Game That Made me a Gamer

The Board Game That Made me a Gamer

By Drew Walton  

allthegamesI recently moved down to Texas from North Carolina. It was a big move in my life and career, leaving friends and communities to move down to the Lone Star state to take on animating at BonusXP. As you can see from my living room photo, board games take up a lot of packing space as it is a big passion of mine.

As I unpacked my board games one game in my collection stood out as a classic. One I associate with lots […]

By |September 1st, 2016|Company, Games, Team Blog|0 Comments
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    Homebrewing Homebrewing

    Homebrewing

Homebrewing

By John Evanson  

Even when your job is something as fun as making games, you still need some other hobbies to round things out a bit! One of mine is homebrewing beer. I’ve been brewing for over fifteen years, although there have a few stretches where I haven’t brewed much. I started with a Mr. Beer kit that my partner, Elisabeth, bought me as a gift. We quickly graduated to a fancier setup, and of course like with most hobbies, continue to find new things to add or upgrade. And there are so many great craft beers these days that […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Company, Team Blog|0 Comments
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    Incorruptible Guilds Incorruptible Guilds

    Incorruptible Guilds

Incorruptible Guilds

By Graham Somers  

If you’re a newer player of The Incorruptibles, or if you’ve been focused on your own journey in the game playing the single player content, you may not be familiar with all of the benefits of joining a Guild.

Rewards!

When you join a Guild, the medals that you earn from PVP matches don’t just count towards your total, they are pooled together with the medals earned by your Guild mates. This total for your Guild gives […]

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    Optimist Prime – August 2016 Optimist Prime – August 2016

    Optimist Prime – August 2016

Optimist Prime – August 2016

Optimist Prime returns with a few recent oddities overheard in the BonusXP office over the course of the last few weeks. Props to Mike Petersen who keeps Optimist up and running so he can do his job.

Surely these all make more sense in context… (more…)

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    This Hobby Condenses Nicely Into Binders This Hobby Condenses Nicely Into Binders

    This Hobby Condenses Nicely Into Binders

This Hobby Condenses Nicely Into Binders

By William Lemons  

I moved into a new home recently, and as I finally got around to unpacking my home office I finally started putting away all of my old Magic: The Gathering cards. I got started playing this game in high school, so I have been collecting cards on and off for nearly twenty years now. (wow, really? It’s been twenty years?) (more…)