Friday, January 27, 2012

We Took Our Talents to South Beach

Powerhouse Animation traveled to Miami Beach this past week to attend our first ever NATPE convention. In case you were wondering, that stands for: National Association of Television Program Executives.

We spent the week talking with important TV execs and making sweet deals (demonstrated here):

The convention was held at Miami's beautiful Fontainebleau Hotel.

Surrounded by beautiful beaches and 80 degree weather in January!

Powerhouse had our very own booth, stocked, as always, with wonderfully yellow swag such as our famous branded notepads and coffee mugs.

We were surrounded by a bunch of interesting fellow exhibitors:

We met some legendary animators and mentors such as the infamous Mark Simon.

And the immortal, err, taxidermied, Trigger and Bullet from The Roy Rogers Show!

Although the convention kept us pretty busy we did get some time to explore some of what South Beach has to offer, including some incredible and authentic restaurants on Espanola Way.

On the last day, Brad and Jason discovered that they are, in fact, Twin of Brothers... (whatever that means)

Before we left, we took to the beach one last time to leave our mark on Miami with a Powerhouse sandcastle!

Thanks to everyone who made this trip a success! We had a blast and met some great people! Viva Miami!

And, last but not least, I leave you with a photo of french fries and beer.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cindy, Our Triumphant Warrior!

Yesterday our lovely coworker, Cindy, successfully came out of surgery! Her operation was in the morning and she was home by 1pm the same day. Yes, she is that badass. We all love her very much, and to show our appreciation we brought her a cake and card, (card art courtesy of Frank Gabriel). We snapped a few pictures of the offerings, and included one extra of the fabulous quilt she also owns.

That's our girl.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Penny Arcade cel!

Powerhouse Animation got some really cool wall art from the fine folks at Penny Arcade last week!!!!

You too can be as happy as our art directors, Sam Deats and Megan Kluck, by getting your own Penny Arcade schwag here:

We encourage you to do so. That is all.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Risk: Factions is LIVE on Facebook!

Powerhouse Animation has been busily working on a facebook version of the popular XBox Live game Risk: Factions for quite some time now and it has finally launched!!

We have been partnering with the good folks at Electronic Arts for several years now, starting with the cinematics we created for the console version which released back in 2010. Since then we have been creating piles of hilariously irreverent assets for the facebook game which includes factions of humans, cats, robots, zombies, and of course, mermaids on segways (what else?)

We have really loved working on this project and can't wait to continue along the Risk: Factions journey with the incredible team at EA!

If you like the game, check out our panel at SXSW Interactive on March 11th-- Taking a RISK: From Board Game to Facebook featuring some familiar Powerhouse faces and EA's own Spencer Brooks!

Check out the brand new trailer Powerhouse created below or on Gametrailers, and hit up the Risk: Factions page on facebook to LIKE the game or play it for yourself...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Powerhouse Animation and Darksiders II!

The crew at Powerhouse Animation is VERY excited to officially announce our involvement with the much anticipated DARKSIDERS II!

Powerhouse has been working with our Austin neighbors over at Vigil Games on some cinematics for the upcoming game, and while we can't say too much about it just yet we are extremely excited and think they won't disappoint.

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Joe Madureira and the gang over at Vigil! They are such an incredibly talented group, and it is a blast to get the opportunity to partner with a truly artist-driven studio. Check out the teaser trailers below and stay tuned for more news about Darksiders II in the coming months!

We hope this is the beginning of a long partnership with the team at Vigil. Congratulations to all of them on some really great work!


The gang here at Powerhouse just finished up another project for one of our favorite long-time clients, the National Fire Protection Association! After several collaborations on flash games and e-cards, this time we got the opportunity to re-design an entire website for them.

The new site allows kids to explore the Firehouse with NFPA's mascot, Sparky the Fire Dog! While you're there you can learn all about firetrucks with our interactive activities and also enjoy the three custom mini games we created: Put Out the Fire, Follow the Sounds, and Color A Truck! Check out some screenshots from the site below and visit the page on to try it for yourself!

Thanks to the team at the NFPA for giving us the chance to work with them again!