Want to come chill with Lantana Games? We have a couple upcoming events later this month and in early March! Come play games, buy merch, and meet the team.
February 24 & 25, Microsoft New England Research & Development, Cambridge, MA
We’ll be returning to the Game Challenge for our third year in a row, and we’ll be bringing Mondrian with us! The MassDiGI Game Challenge is a one-of-a-kind pitch competition and event that helps aspiring game developers launch new games. Come play the latest updates to Mondrian while you’re there and learn more about Lantana’s endeavors to help students jumpstart their careers in game development.
March 10, 2017, District Hall, Boston, MA
MassDiGI would like to welcome all to the annual Made In MA at PAX East Party! Lantana Games is headlining the Indie Showcase again, and we’re going to be bringing everything we got. Compete in a high stakes Mondrian Arcade Mode challenge to win awesome prizes! Early bird tickets are just $10 (ends 2/13), $15 after, and $20 at the door.
Hope to see you there!
Well LantanaFam, Version 6.0 of our website has officially arrived! As we jump into our eighth year, we wanted to deliver a cleaner, faster-loading, and more on-brand homepage for everyone. In terms of actual content, what you will find here is identical to what we had before, but with several major improvements:
- Lighter Branding: We have updated our branding to be more colorful and modern, and matched the site to our new color scheme. Readability and simplicity were key in designing the new site.
- Mobile Friendliness: The whole site has been pre-cached in an effort to greatly improve load times on both desktop and mobile. Certain elements of the site are also controlled differently or turned off on the mobile page to make it as mobile-friendly as possible.
- Game Pages: Game pages are now laid out in a clean manner, with small galleries, clear info, and easy-to-find links. Scrolling credits are still included!
- Openings: Team Openings are now listed in a convenient Toggle Box.
- Content Creators: The “Press and Streamer Keys” page has been renamed to “Content Creators” and moved from the footer to under Community. Key access has also been placed into a convenient Toggle Box.
This new layout is also going to make things a lot easier to add new content, blog posts, and pages, so keep an eye out for more goodies coming soon!
2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Lantana Games and this new site is just the start. Stay tuned, we promise there’s a lot in store.
Have we got a treat for you today! Lantana Games is proud to announce that the soundtrack to our latest game, Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty, is now available for streaming on Youtube and Bandcamp! The music was written by our composers Davidjohn Blodgett & Hannah Hoyt, and features nearly an hour of jazz, trip hop, j-pop, piano, and ambient tracks. You can also buy tracks on Bandcamp for $1 each, or $8.99 for the whole soundtrack which includes an exclusive bonus track, Tonalism!
We hope you enjoy the music!
Ahoy Patriots! Who’s going to PAX East this weekend? If you’ll be there on Saturday, make sure to come to the panel “No Indie is an Island” at noon in the Cuttlefish Theater!
“Being an Indie developer doesn’t mean being alone. Learn from indie developers how finding the right team, engaging in the development community, and creating events can help you become a better developer and become a champion of friendships. Join the developers of Closure, Children of Liberty, Go Home Dinosaurs, Jungle Rumble, Elegy for a Dead World, and the event organizer from Indies Need Booze on how you can get involved in the community at large.”
The panel features myself (Dan), Jacob Clark (Indies Need Booze), Trevor Stricker (Disco Pixel), Ichiro Lambe (Dejobaan Games), Eitan Glinert (Fire Hose Games), Tyler Glaiel (mega indie, check out his upcoming game Bombernauts), and a surprise special guest:
TOM FULP OF THE BEHEMOTH!
You can learn more about the panel and other great talks in the PAX East schedule here: http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/no-indie-is-an-island
If you have any questions about Children of Liberty or Lantana Games’ “teaching studio” efforts, Dan will be hanging around after the panel until The Enforcers tell him to clear out.
And yes, we’ll have EX12 news VERY SOON! This is a big one. Stay tuned, Patriots, and see you at PAX!
Via:: Children of Liberty News
This week’s Winter Colonial Recipe is a hearty bowl of Tidewater Chili! The Tidewater region is the easternmost portion of Virginia in what is known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. The term tidewater can be given to any area where the water level is significantly affected by the tides, and will vary based on the maximum tide height when the water comes in. Settlers of early America would plant fields of tobacco around this area to reap their crops using the excellent drainage system that came with the land. This recipe comes from the book Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg.
Ingredients (18-20 servings)
4 large onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup peanut oil
3 cans (28 ounces each) Italian plum tomatoes
2 cans (29 ounces each) tomato puree
2 teaspoons oregano
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons basil
1/3 cup chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
2 pounds Surry County, Virginia, smoked sausage or Italian smoked sausage
5 pounds lean chuck
4 cans (15 ounces each) red kidney beans, drained
It’s unclear to say if the region was known the chili bowl, or if the meal is representative of the watery characteristic that tidewater regions are known for, but one thing’s for sure: it is definitely delicious. This bowl of onions, red pepper flakes, smoked sausage and kidney beans are sure to warm the many stomachs of freezing Patriots all throughout the New England region. Begin by sauteing the chopped onions with some garlic in peanut oil. After a little bit stir in tomatoes, herbs, and spices and simmer this with the inclusion of lean chuck (ground meat). Drain the sausages and add this to the mixture, then simmer the whole thing for one hour. Finally, add the beans to the pot and you’ve got yourself a great colonial meal for the cold nights! The full recipe, with additional ingredients and instructions, can be found here (hyperlink: http://www.history.org/almanack/recipes/tidewaterchili.cfm?showSite=mobile-regular).
Greetings, Patriots! Today, we’d like to introduce you to the newest addition to the team from the MassDigi program, Max Meisel!
Hi, I am Max Meisel. I am an amateur Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Sound Engineer, and Musician. I primarily like to make Music and Sounds for games but i do other things too! LIke music and sound for animations! And mixing and mastering for trailers!
I am currently a student at Becker college, as well I am doing Sound work for a game called Children of Liberty that is currently in Steam Early Access, go check it out!! www.childrenofliberty.us/
Max is helping out with sound and music, and has already done some great work for the game and our latest two trailers. He will be specifically contributing to in-game level music and sound effects. Everybody say HI MAX!
Make sure to swing by Max’s SoundCloud page in order to check out some his previous work: https://soundcloud.com/max_meisel
We’re super excited to have Max on board and can’t wait to share more of his great work with you!
Via:: Children of Liberty News