Factsheet

Developer:
Magic Chopstick Games
Based in Frederick, Maryland

Founding date:
2001

Website:
magicchopstick.com

Press / Business contact:
tom@magicchopstick.com

Social:
Twitter: @MagicChopstick

Releases:
Obliteracy

Address:
Frederick, MD, USA

Phone:
(phones are evil)

Description

Magic Chopstick Games is a small, independent video game shop. We've been around since 2001, though our roots go all the way back to hand-copying BASIC games out of computing magazines onto the ol' Apple IIe after school. We've been releasing games on and off ever since, and we continue to work on new, exciting titles to this day. We've also grown accustomed to referring to ourselves in the majestic plural; Magic Chopstick Games is really just Tom Darby in disguise. Other than that, there's not a lot more to say; check out our games to learn more!

History

Early history

Our first game, Jardinains!, came about after we had a bizarre dream. We don't remember a single thing about the dream itself, but we do know that we sat bolt upright in bed at 3 AM, turned to our wife (whom we had awakened in the process of sitting bolt upright,) and said in a loud, clear voice:

"It'll have gnomes in it! And you'll be able to bounce them!"

After that, we had no choice but to make an entire videogame wherein said gnomes would exist, and said gnomes would be gleefully bounced by the player for points and personal amusement. Jardinains! went on to top the charts at Download.com, which was a thing back then. All told, it's enjoyed millions of downloads, several articles in actual physical game magazines (which was also a thing back then,) a sequel, and countless gnome-bouncing fans, all angrily shaking their fists at the little beasties.

More Recent History

Since the release of Jardinains! and Jardinains 2!, Magic Chopstick Games has worked on a number of small, experimental games, including (the now defunct) iAye, (the also now defunct) Skizzazz!, and GROW MAKE SEEK TAKE. Our current major project, Obliteracy, is in public testing and nearly ready to release.

Projects


Videos

Obliteracy Teaser Trailer YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Magic Chopstick Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Download.com Editor's rating" - Jardinains! - 5 out of 5 stars - 2009
  • "Computer Shopper's 50 Top Free Games" - Jardinains! - #6, Arcade Shooters - 2009
  • "Apple.com featured mobile Safari website" - iAye! - Games - 2008

Team & Repeating Collaborator

Tom Darby
Owner and Proprietor

Miranda Darby
Concept Artist & Chief Awesomeness Officer

Robi Mookerjee
Collaborator - Obliteracy


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