Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New student website seeking writers, designers (web and graphic), sound and video editors, and gamers


First and foremost, I apologize for both the intrusion of your e-mail and inbox.

Video Game-centric club 8-bit foundation is looking to start its first ever Fall 2012 season. Video games, reviews, editorials, comical videos, and more - does this interest you? Webcomics, .gifs, and satirical articles on the latest news - are you intrigued? Writing articles, creating your own videos, pictures, and original content - does this sound appealing? 8-bit foundation is a website about all of these and more - and it needs your help.

Keeping our 8-bit gaming days in mind, 8-bit foundation is all about remembering our roots - but moving forward at the same time. The video game industry is growing each and every year, and with each technological leap, economic expansion, and genre development, there is more and more to talk about. Video games have a huge impact on global culture, breaching geographical boundaries and meshing cultural divides.

So what is 8-bit foundation all about? 8-bit foundation’s angle is to provide alternative entertainment, our take on the latest news, take a stance on video game culture, and maybe bring out some nostalgia along the way. However, making a stance, providing opinions, and generating enough content to keep things fresh is a job for more than just one individual. We need writers, designers (web and graphic), sound and video editors, and gamers who are easy to work with & ready to have a good time.

If you are unsure whether 8-bit foundation is for you or not, you should totally
check out the site - you know, just to make sure. I will be having a call-out meeting on Monday, August 27th, 7 PM, at the Starbucks on Indiana Ave., right outside Sample Gates. It would be awesome if...a) you brought a fully-charged laptop, b) have experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Wordpress, and c) come regardless of whether you have these items/skills - let's learn together.There will not be pizza and punch, but assuming everything goes well, we will definitely be doing something of the sort in the future. I look forward to meeting everyone on Monday, and until then, don't hesitate to e-mail me with questions (or if you cannot make it).

Jack Pochop
Senior Editor, 8-bit fdtn.