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Now Hiring: 2D Pixel Artist (Contract)

M5 Games

Are you an artist who has the skill and love to make original pixel art? Do you want to get your hands gritty and rusty immersed in StretchBot’s dystopian cyber-steam-punk universe?

Well now is the time. We are are currently looking for a dynamic 2D pixel artist with an active imagination and good team working skills who can get lost and inspired in our game world. The ideal candidate is efficient in working with both large and small format pixel art, can create animation sequences, have some game development experience and is comfortable working with existing palettes and forms. Don’t worry there is no commuting. You can work from wherever it is you do your best work.

If interested, please contact us at info@m5games.com before February 8th 2017. Tell us a bit about your experiences and include your portfolio or some samples of your work. We are looking forward to working with you.

7 NES Games We Would Add To The Nintendo Classic

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If you like games, chances are that you or someone around you picked up a Nintendo Classic this holiday season. It’s a miniature version of the original Nintendo console preloaded with 30 games and no-hassle video hookups. For some its a tough sell because ROMs and emulators have been easily available for two decades. On one hand its low price tag and classic controllers make it a viable sell, but on the other, it’s really just a glorified 30-in-1 cartridge. Don’t get me wrong this would have been the greatest and most sought after multi game cartridge ever made, if it had existed during the consoles long life time, but it’s still just 30 games. Now, yes, these are 30 incredible games and many show up  on “greatest games of all time” lists but is it enough? I think the biggest drawback to the “system” is that it lacks the customization and fluidity we have become accustom to in our consoles. If it could play NES cartridges (therefore forgoing its miniature size) or if other games could be loaded on and added to the already great list then the lifetime of the Nintendo Classic would probably be greatly extended. Instead, unless the hackers find a way,  it seems like this system will probably just become a curiosity and relic of the 2016 holiday season.

Not all is lost though. All this pessimism got me thinking because the Nintendo Classic’s lineup will never change what games would I have bundled with it to keep it company for all eternity? So I took this as an excuse to revel in some of the unsung and loved NES games of my childhood.

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Screenshot Saturday – Dec 24, 2016

M5 Games

It’s saturday and your friends at M5 Games have decided to give you a gift that will keep on giving. We will be posting new screenshots from StretchBot every saturday until its released! Here we go!

StretchBot screenshot

Screenshot Saturday – Dec 17, 2016

M5 Games

We hope that you did not forget about us while we hid ourselves away in our game making cave this fall but we are back and ready to reveal more of our new platformer StretchBot.

Enjoy these two new screenshots taken from the train and mine zones in the game. We are really excited about how this project is coming along and are here to say the radio silence is broken and to expect a lot more activity here in the coming days and weeks.

StretchBot screenshot

Stretchbot screenshot

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