Factsheet

Developer:
2Blocks
Based in Montreal, Canada

Founding date:
July 7, 2017

Website:
2blocksgames.com

Press / Business contact:
press@2blocksgames.com

Social:
Twitter
Facebook
Skype

Releases:
Data Defense

Address:
185 rue Jules-Verne,
H3R 1M6, Montreal,
Qc, Canada

Phone:
+(514) 717-8293

Description

2Blocks is an independent game studio based in Montreal, Canada. It was founded in 2017 by Colin, a seasoned game programmer who has worked in both AAA and indie games such as WATCH_DOGS for Ubisoft and Darkest Dungeon for RedHook. Data Defense is the company's first title - a minimalist tower defense game set in cyberspace.

History

Early history

Prior to the studio's founding, Colin worked on Data Defense intermittently since 2011. After an initial release of the game on flash portals, its engine was reworked from flash into Unity for an eventual Desktop and Mobile release of the game. With a new release came a fresh coat of paint, a new soundtrack, and an overhaul of the game's design. Jeremy Dumouchel, artist and musician as well as long time friend of Colin's, would help with the update.

The Fires

During the development of the game, Colin and Jeremy (roommates at the time) were victims of 2 house fires, not 6 months apart. They lost everything in the first fire, though online back-ups of the game files survived. Relocated and thinking themselves safe, they began to rebuild their lives. But during the 6 months between the fires, they had to contend with what one exterminator claimed as "the largest bedbug infestation he'd ever seen in his career." Then, the second fire eruped. And though it would force them to leave their infested home, the infestation had ruined much of their repurchased belongings.

The Aftermath

After landing on their feet, and taking some time off to recouperate, development resumed. Steam has since greenlit Data Defense's release on its platform. 2Blocks looks forward to launching the project on other Desktop platforms as well as moving on to new projects.

Projects


Videos

Release Trailer  YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for 2Blocks, 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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Colin Towle on Twitter
Personal twitter for Colin Towle (@ColinTowle) available at twitter.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Colin Towle
Code + Design + Art

Jeremy Dumouchel
Art + Music

John Axon
Sound Fx


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks