Tuesday, December 27, 2011


The Powerhouse Animation team just finished up a really fun project for mobile game company Playmesh. Powerhouse got the opportunity to create the opening cinematic for their new iPhone/iPad game VALOR!

The piece was a great design challenge for us in a variety of ways. First off, since the game is played on mobile devices, we had to compose eveything to work in a vertical format instead of the traditional horizonal composition. It also gave our motion graphics team an outlet to explore some new puppeting techniques that they had been itching to try out.

Check out the video below, or download the game for free at the Apple App Store!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Powerhouse Holiday Party!

We've really been getting into the holiday spirit over here at Powerhouse Animation...

Last weekend we had our annual office Holiday Party at Cannoli Joe's! Complete with delicious Italian buffet, Secret Santa gift exchange, and the infamous Powerhouse jacket presentation, this party was "off the hook" as the kids are saying.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Powerhouse Animation!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blue Moon Art Contest

Local radio station 101x (101.5FM) is in search of talented Austin artists and Powerhouse Animation's very own Chris Beaver is answering the call!

101x is holding a contest called the Blue Moon Art Project in which folks enter Blue Moon-themed paintings for the opportunity to win $1000! Chris Beaver happened to be in the right place at the right time, and being as brave as he is he decided to throw his hat in the ring. Here is Chris' submission... which came in THIRD at the initial viewing.

Please visit the project site to vote for Chris' piece (it's #9 on the list)!! http://www.101x.com/bluemoon/

Monday, December 12, 2011

Darksiders II

Our good friends and fellow Austinites at Vigil Games just released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Darksiders II and we think it is really excellent! I don't know about you, but the gang here at Powerhouse is really excited to see how this one turns out and we can't wait to get our hands on it in 2012. Check out their trailer and keep up with Vigil for the latest news on Darksiders II!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Powerhouse triples its candy consumption

One of our end-of-the-year acquisitions was a sweet 3-headed gumball/candy machine. Just so we feel a little better about all the extra candy we will be eating, we are donating all the money it makes to Artists Against Cancer. Maybe we should also contribute to the Diabetes Foundation...