Team “REIGNING CHAMPIONS” (Anette, Mårten, Tindy, Oscar, Linus) took home the highly coveted prize once again, their honor proudly defended in the brutal bloodbath that became of the SkyGoblin office, as the sixth HONOR NIGHT came to a close, last Friday.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, HONOR NIGHT is something we made up many years ago, and has become a bit of a company tradition that we host every time we find a good reason to, such as say, wanting to PARTYYEH (said with growling neanderthal voice). This time around we’re actually celebrating a bunch of stuff (such as the awesome best-music award but also the fact that our company now has existed for 10 years. holy balls!) We also wanted to make sure to use this great office of ours to the max before we are kicked out, which sadly happens next week, when our host Senri moves off to a new location. (Where will we wind up? Not sure. Possibly collaboratory, for a while.)
This sixth HONOR NIGHT may very well have been the biggest one to date, with people showing up from the majority of Gothenburg’s development studios to get in on a slice of the action. Among the contestants were Zoink, Image & Form, Hello There, and lots of other studios, big and small. Some of the games honorably contested in include Elasto Mania (We actually bought the game! I wonder if anyone ever did that before?), Sumotori, Mortal Kombat II, Towerfall, and the awesome, gut wrenching grand finale was held in Mount Your Friends.
There to entertain us with extremely freaky music were the band with no name and their armada of mindbogglingly rad home made instruments.
Big Thanks to all who joined in on the event and also a big hug to Jon who helped organize the actual tournament, something we SkyGoblins were too busy socializing to handle ourselves!
Mathias, Theo, Henrik, posing for the IGN article
In other news, we were recently visited by IGN Sweden, who made a nice (swedish) write-up about the history and current state of Skygoblin, check it out here. Thanks Gustaf for the interview and for the excellent photo shoot, I’ll save the nipple pics for another post!