DeadCoats raising Hell at GDC
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DeadCoats raising Hell at GDC

Thousands of connoisseurs will get to experience our personal brand of undead tom-foolery while howling the unmistakable one-liners of a Founding Father/Action Hero.

The GDC is the world’s largest and longest running annual event for professional gamers.  This year the event is scheduled from March 5 – 9 at the Moscone Convention Center in sunny San Francisco, California.  The GDC attracts over 19,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.  Gamefly, with DeadCoats, will be a contributor to this compendium of playful hobnobbery.

If you haven’t spent the past two decades molding your couch cushions with a controller in your hands, then maybe you haven’t heard of Gamefly.  They are an online video game rental service…kind of like the Netflix of video games.  Serendipitously, Gamefly has recently launched digital game downloads as part of their service offerings and in the future this may include downloads for Stage 3D games. That’s where we come in!  Since DeadCoats is the premier Stage 3D first-person-shooter it stood out as the perfect game for them to showcase at the GDC. If you are attending the conference, Gamefly will have DeadCoats on exhibition at their booth (739).  Or, you may even be able to sneak a peek at it in the Adobe booth (2328).

This is a major coup for us.  The exposure that DeadCoats received by being featured on industry websites can't compare to getting it in front of the thousands of gamers and industry insiders that will be mingling at the GDC.

At the very least we hope a bunch of folks have fun learning what a "thunderbus" is.

The Game:  DeadCoats is a free first person shooter where you command founding father, Benjamin Franklin - a Patriot with nerves of steel and a penchant for electricity, as he defends the new world from an army of undead British soldiers.

Created in under three weeks, the game is a testament to the flexibility of Flash 11 and Stage 3D and an exciting teaser of what's in store for in-browser gaming.