Factsheet

Developer:
Bowlcut Studios
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Founding date:
December 1, 2016

Website:
bowlcutstudios.com

Press / Business contact:
brett@bowlcutstudios.com

Social:
twitter.com/BowlcutStudios
facebook.com/BowlcutStudios

Releases:
MageQuit

Phone:

Description

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bowlcut Studios is a digital entertainment company founded by two brothers — Brett and Chad Pennings — whose love of games stems from the hours they played them together on the couch with their friends. Their mission: to bring back the nostalgia that came from their “brothers with bowl cuts” era of couch co-op multiplayer. Driven by the dedication to this vision, long-time programmer, Bowlcut Studios founder and MageQuit developer, Brett Pennings, refinanced and rented out his condo in order to self-fund full-time development of the title. Although MageQuit is the first game developed by Bowlcut Studios, the brothers plan to make more games that fit the genre they are dedicated to reviving.

History

Early History

Brett has always loved designing games. Growing up, he would make the rules to whatever games he and his brothers played, from nerf wars to lego rpgs. Fast forward; he still love games. Games are nostalgic. They take him back to a time of brothers with bowl cuts.

Today

Bowlcut Studios has launched their first title, MageQuit: a wizard-brawler for up to 10 players on Xbox one and Steam.

Projects


Videos

Xbox One & Steam Launch Trailer YouTube


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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best in Show" - GDEX 2017
  • "Best Party Game" - Indy PopCon 2018
  • "Best in Show Nominee" - GDEX 2018
  • "The MIX Official Selection" - The MIX Seattle 2019
  • "Dreamhack Indie Selection" - Dreamhack Atlanta 2019

Selected Articles

  • "Literally the best game ever created."
    - MrBeast, YouTube
  • "Easily the best multiplayer game at PAX South 2019"
    - Preston Dozsa, CGMagazine
  • "Favorite game of #PAXSouth2018 so far"
    - Joey Noelle, Kinda Funny Games

Original Soundtrack
Composed by Fat Bard http://www.fatbard.com/.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Brett Pennings
Game Designer, Programmer

Chad Pennings
Artist, Animator


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