While most of the team toiled away on the last details and bugs (and if you want to know how those efforts might be related to the release date process, the answer is in our regularly updated FAQ), the intrepid team of Brant, Gronk, and me went to Boston for PAX East. If you were following us on Twitter or Facebook, or hanging out on the forum analyzing every single blurry cell phone picture, then… thank you! If not, read on.
Headed to PAX this weekend and have the itch to chat with fellow zed heads? We’re not going to have a booth this year, but if you’re interested in meeting the UL team, you’re in luck! We’ll be at the show, wandering the floor and checking out the sights, so if you see someone in one of our brown Undead Labs shirts, stop them and say hey. If you’d like to meet up Friday afternoon to shoot the breeze with members of the dev team, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier on Friday, I will be joining a handful of other female developers to discuss careers in the industry, what it’s like to be a woman that works on games, and more. Look for “The Harridan’s Guide to the Game Industry” at the Serpent Theatre from noon to 1:00 PM.
Hope to see you at the show!
We like to think of Seattle as the zombie capital of the world, and this weekend we proved it to the rest of the world (again) by reclaiming our zombie walk world record from New Jersey. With 4,522 registered zombies, our horde reigned supreme — by more 400 walking dead. Top that, Garden State!
If you couldn’t make it out, no worries! You can check out pics from the walk here in our Flickr gallery, in the official Red, White & Dead photo pool, and in the galleries on ZomBcon’s Facebook page.
Kudos to all of the undead that made it out for the festivities — we had a fantastic time and were proud to help sponsor this awesome event.
If you’re a zombie fan in or near Seattle, you owe it to yourself to free up next Saturday — it’s time for the annual Red, White & Dead Zombie Walk! This massive gathering of the undead is one of my favorite summer events. There’s live music, tasty beer, a costume contest, and oh yeah — thousands of people milling around in awesome zombie makeup!
This year’s event is particularly special. You see, last year’s walk made it into Guinness Book of World Records for the “Largest Gathering of Zombies”. Unfortunately, New Jersey yanked the title with a walk of their own, so the goal for this summer is to bring the zombie glory back to where it belongs — in Seattle.
If you’re thinking about joining our shambling horde, read on to see the full schedule of the day’s festivities.
Bust out your finest nerd shirt and wear it proudly — today is Geek Pride Day! For the Star Wars fans out there, Episode IV was released thirty four years ago today. It’s also Towel Day for you Hitchhiker enthusiasts — a time to wave your favorite dishcloth in the air and remind people not to panic. For the rest of us sci-fi lovers, horror fans, gamers, otakus, action figure collectors, and lovers of things you probably wouldn’t see on the front page of US Weekly, it’s a day to embrace and bask in the awesomeness that is geekdom!
As you can probably guess, we have lots of geeks here at the Lab. After all, it would be pretty hard to devote your career to making games if you didn’t have at least a little geek in you.
Don’t you worry, though. We’ve got that more than covered…