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Holiday Splat Cards!

While we were cleaning up the office recently we found a cache of splattery holiday cards we made last Winter.

One of the challenges of being a tiny developer is finding cool ways to get our game out there. Especially when we don’t have a game we can talk much about yet. The holidays seemed like a good time to remind people that we were still alive and working and we also wanted to create a cool memento for our game.

We painted the cards in batches, which was messy and ruined quite a few cards in each batch. Then we all sat around for a few hours cutting out swans with Xacto knives. Which means each card is a little shoddy, but in their own special way. It took a few attempts to get them right and we wound up with some mutant swan cards, but we did get into the swing of it pretty quickly.

We probably spent too much time making these but any time we’re throwing paint around counts as good research. A few late evenings and repeated visits to local craft stores (which are their own special circle of hell during the holidays) seems like a small price to pay for the army of paper swans now decorating our cubicles.

Having found these extras nearly mid-way through 2010, it seems kind of silly to keep them around. The holiday season 2009-2010 isn’t getting any closer. But they are well made (if we say so ourselves) and we’d like to share them with you.

If you want one of these cards just be the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th, or 11th person to e-mail us with a valid postal address contests@giantsparrow.com and we’ll send you one.

Update:

The contest is now closed, thanks for mailing in everybody– you’ll get your cards just as soon as the postman drags them off.

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13 Responses to “Holiday Splat Cards!”

  1. Iain Says:

    you mathematicians…
    oh come on…hope you progress smoothly.

  2. bob Says:

    Cool Cards

  3. KoRnemuse Says:

    Keep it right dudes!!!!
    We keep following you!!! πŸ˜‰

  4. Michael Says:

    I have been following The Unfinished Swan for so long, that I feel like I am part of the team now πŸ™‚

    I really hope to see this game on my PC, Xbox Live Arcade, and PS Network.

    Is there anything I can do to help? I am not a programmer or an investor, but maybe I can spread the news about The Unfinished Swan to my friends.

    God bless the entire team and best of luck on The Unfinished Swan.

  5. Hendrik F. Says:

    I’m waiting for the release so long πŸ™‚ Good work guys!
    I found a 2D-Game of your idea:
    http://armorgames.com/play/6377/darkness-2

    Greetz Hendrik

  6. Mere Says:

    I was totally stoked to be able to play this game. I found it by accident on youtube. Looking forward to it!

  7. Dinnye Says:

    I’m still really excited about this game. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to play πŸ™‚
    Come on, guys, update the blog with something… Please, just to know you’re still alive!

    I wish you the best!! πŸ™‚

  8. Rich S Says:

    Really looking forward to this game when it comes out! How is it progressing?

  9. PTTG Says:

    Hey, are you guys alive or what?

  10. Max Says:

    Very much alive, very much progressing. πŸ˜‰

  11. Plauppyargura Says:

    “Embora nos viajamos o mundo todo para encontrar o belo, devemos carrega-la conosco ou nos nao encontramos isso.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. Reanna Says:

    Wow, suprisingly I never knew this. Keep up with good posts.

  13. Pozycjonowanie regionalne Says:

    I hardly leave comments, but I looked at some of the comments on Giant Sparrow » Blog Archive » Holiday Splat Cards!. I actually do have 2 questions for you if you do not mind. Is it only me or does it look like some of the comments come across like they are left by brain dead people? πŸ˜› And, if you are writing at additional online social sites, I would like to keep up with anything new you have to post. Would you post a list of the complete urls of all your public sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?