Welcome to the Galactic Bash

Hey party people (and aliens), thanks for all the support for Day 1 of our campaign!   We’ve updated the Print and Play with better-formatted cards, and some new art. Download it below, for free! Let us know in the comments what you think, and any feedback you have. Remember that the Print and Play […]

History of Whispering Willows

By Kyle Holmquist   Whispering Willows is very much a historical fiction, considering the story of Wortham Willows (the game’s antagonist) is actually set in the mid-late 1800s. We took a huge amount of inspiration from the story of John Bidwell, an affluent pioneer from that same era who was known for leading one of […]

Exploring Elena Elkhorn

By Kyle Holmquist   Elena Elkhorn, the young protagonist of Whispering Willows, is 13 years old and is one of the last remaining members of the Kwantako tribe, a fictitious Native American tribe we created for the game. She’s smart, playful, angsty, stubborn, and free-spirited. Elena’s a lot like other girls her age, but the […]

Why a Female Protagonist in Whispering Willows?

By Kyle Holmquist   For Whispering Willows, we decided to go with a female protagonist for a few different reasons. During the time we were conceptualizing the game, there was a lot of unrest in the games industry for more diverse character portrayals beyond the relatively standard white male protagonists, and that played largely into […]

Publishing 101 – Should You Partner with a Game Publisher?

Hi! David Logan here, CEO of Akupara Games! We get a lot of questions about the game publishing process and I decided I wanted to write a series of articles to help guide developers throughout decisions surrounding the release of their game. Before we get too nitty gritty, let’s start with the biggest decision every […]

Behind the Scenes of the Chicken Assassin: Reloaded Trailer – Part 2

We reached out to vocalist, David Benites, who is the amazing voice you hear in the Chicken Assassin: Reloaded trailer! We don’t know about you, but David helped create one of our favorite trailers to date.     Q: Did you bring a twist to any ideas presented by the composers, that made it into […]

Behind the Scenes of the Chicken Assassin: Reloaded Trailer

  That’s right. We did a chicken screamo spin on Old MacDonald for the Chicken Assassin: Reloaded trailer. You may have a lot of questions about our reasoning and how things came together, so we did a little Q and A with our team and the composers, Steve and Trisha from Initiative Audio, to try […]