BonusXP News & Updates

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    Sketch Dash! Sketch Dash!

    Sketch Dash!

Sketch Dash!

By Drew Walton   As most in the office know, I love doing Improv comedy. So much so that I participated in Sketch Dash, a weekly improv sketch challenge at Dallas Comedy House. The premise is simple, five teams of two are each given a phrase provided by the audience. Some sketches take months to create. Saturday Night Live writes them in a week. We only have 30 minutes to write, memorize, block, and costume a sketch based off an audience suggestion.
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    Pixelfonso Pixelfonso

    Pixelfonso

Pixelfonso

By Alfonso Callejas   I’ve been doing a lot of pixel art work lately for a “secret project” that I’ve really been enjoying. I’ve been gaming since the early 90s and I remember going over to friends’ and families houses SPECIFICALLY to play the latest Nintendo or Sega games. It’s been a lot of fun going back to my gaming roots – this time as a developer instead of a gamer. For my blog this week I wanted to go old school and make a Gameboy version of yours truly. First I start off by opening Aseprite (a great tool for […]
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    Comic – Bonus Time!!!! Comic – Bonus Time!!!!

    Comic – Bonus Time!!!!

Comic – 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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    William’s Domesticated Duchy William’s Domesticated Duchy

    William’s Domesticated Duchy

William’s Domesticated Duchy

By William Lemons   Not long after starting at BonusXP, I moved out to a rural area where my partner and I could get a bit of land to have gardens, fruit trees, and raise a few animals. This was a pretty drastic change from my previous life – living in a condo in the middle of downtown. It’s taken some adjusting, but the dark, quiet nights and the scenic drive across a lake to get to work every morning have made the transition a lot more agreeable. There’s also the animals – LOTS of animals. Growing up, the biggest pet […]
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    Optimist Prime – August 2017 Optimist Prime – August 2017

    Optimist Prime – August 2017

Optimist Prime – August 2017

Optimist Prime returns with a collection of oddities overheard in the BonusXP office over the course of the last few weeks. Props to BXP Programmer Mike Petersen who keeps Optimist up and running so he can do his job. Surely these all make more sense in context…
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    The Hero Herald Issue #1 The Hero Herald Issue #1

    The Hero Herald Issue #1

The Hero Herald Issue #1

By Austin Chalk   Hey everyone! I wanted to use my blog post this week to start Issue #1 of The Hero Herald! I’ve always loved when games create supplemental content to flesh out characters and lore in a way that you wouldn’t get from gameplay alone. Hopefully I can draw more of these in the future to do the amazing world of Hero Academy some justice! Enjoy! 
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    BonusXP Summer 2017 Event! BonusXP Summer 2017 Event!

    BonusXP Summer 2017 Event!

BonusXP Summer 2017 Event!

By John Evanson   Each summer we have a BonusXP company “picnic”.  While this has never literally been a picnic, it has occasionally been some sort of outdoor activity.  In Texas.  In the summer.  Once outside, it becomes obvious that humans are apt to spontaneously combust in the Texas heat, especially those of us flying in from much further north. Hot on the heels of such an outdoor event in 2016, this year’s “picnic” was thankfully indoors.  We visited Tre Wilcox Cooking Concepts for a cooking competition along the lines of the TV show Chopped.  As people arrived, we grabbed some […]
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    Company Gathering Company Gathering

    Company Gathering

Company Gathering

By Graham Somers   As you know doubt know if you have read a few of our team blog updates, we have a few team members that work remotely. This week though, most of our team is gathered together in our office in Allen, Texas. We’re having our annual summer get together to see each other face to face and have some air conditioned fun at a local venue. As part of the celebration we’ve all been given a new t-shirt, sporting a pixelized BonusXP logo inspired by our top secret project code named Legend.
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    Have a Great Weekend Have a Great Weekend

    Have a Great Weekend

Have a Great Weekend

With July 1 and July 4 being various celebrations of national importance, many of us are preparing to have wonderful long weekends away from the office. With that in mind we’re letting Optimist Prime have that last word in the team blog update for this week. Please have a safe and happy weekend with your friends and family. But most of all make sure you take some time to enjoy a Sploosh!
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    I’m Addicted… I’m Addicted…

    I’m Addicted…

I’m Addicted…

By Mike Petersen   OK, I’m addicted… I’ve been playing a LOT of Heroes Of The Storm since alpha. There is a lot to like about the game, especially if you like any other Blizzard franchise. Since I like/have played most of their games since Warcraft II, Heroes of the Storm (HOTS) is a great way to to get lost in the nostalgia. Not that long ago they released HOTS 2.0 – which is not a new version of the game as much as a rework of the meta game. There are a […]