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'Sup, fools.

You know that interview that Andi Hamilton wanted to do that I talked about in the Trip to EGX article? Well, it's finally in print!

Andi's article, The Cult of Doom, can be found in the June 2015 UK or July 2015 US issue of PC Gamer magazine. It's the one with Star Wars: Battlefront on the cover. Three screenshots of The Adventures of Square got in, as well as a whole bunch of words about Doom from me, Jimmy, and even newbie-mapper/oldie creator Cyriak, maker of megawad Going Down.

Get a copy and read it! You can probably find it in major bookstores and magazine outlets.

Howdy, y'all!

I'm gonna be in Berlin, Germany for A MAZE. Berlin 2015 showing off The Adventures of Square! Will it be just Episode 1? Will we have an Episode 2 preview? Who knows! It'll still be great, either way.

It's going to be a fun evening of crazy game-creating types and artists and whatever at Urban Spree, so get your tickets and come on down!

BE THERE AND BE SQUARE! (has that overstayed its welcome, yet?)

UPDATE 4/23: So Square wasn't one of the finalists, so it wasn't shown in the showcase. Oh, well. I'm still there, though! Come hang out and talk about stuff!

March 17, 2015 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Square, Personal

Well, I'm back from my trip to London for EGX, where The Adventures of Square was showcased in the Leftfield Collection from March 12-14. I had an amazing time while I was there, and met a lot of people who were passionate about their games.

I also got to meet up with Jerry Mickle who was basically my guide for the entire day, as well as Jimmy Paddock, his brother Ben Paddock, and BigBrik Games roadie Altazimuth, who were all really helpful in my adventure to England-land.

February 20, 2015 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Personal

Not sure if you guys noticed, but I'm busy converting bits and pieces of this site to a Bootstrap 3 layout, for ease of use regarding other viewports and stuff. Almost as fun as a hot sauce enema.

There will probably be bugs here and there, so I'm gonna be cleaning them up when I can. Stay tuned!

February 13, 2015 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Square, Doom, Personal

Good news, everyone!

The Adventures of Square is gonna be at EGX Rezzed 2015 at London, UK as part of the Leftfield Collection! And I'm gonna be there (and be square)!

I'm both excited and nervous, as this is probably going to be a lot of firsts for me:

  • First time leaving the country.
  • First time going to a gaming convention.
  • First time going to a gaming convention with a game at a showcase.
  • First time meeting up with other people in the Doom Community in-person (always scary).
  • First time needing to convert everything in my head to USD.

All in all, it should be an amazing time. See you there!

December 21, 2014 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Christmas, Drinking

Merry Christmas, everybody. Square won a Cacoward, and Doom turned 21!

And you know what that means - Doom is old enough to drink in the United States! And it's good timing too, because when I think Christmas, I think drinkin'.

So this year, I'm gonna share my Tropiano Family Egg Nog Recipe with y'all.

November 8, 2014 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Square, Level Design, Doom

Now I'm playin' it real straight, and yes, I cut my hair.

It's been a long, long time. But during my absence, I was working on a game with a bunch of friends across the globe called The Adventures of Square! It's a standalone game for the ZDoom Engine. We're going to be making a full 3-episode game, but we decided to release the first episode to create some buzz out on the indie scene.

You should really be playing it. Why aren't you? GET IT! PLAY IT! LOVE IT! Be there and be Square!