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I am the CEO of Nickel City Pixels.

Nickel City Pixels produces technocentric entertainment, primarily video games, that can be deployed across a spectrum of media and platforms including PC, console, web, portable, video, and print. Our large and ever expanding catalog of art assets allows us to develop and deploy our products with great speed and efficiency. We are able to fill voids within the video game marketplace by offering products that are innovative and unique; whether that innovation be expressed in terms of gameplay, visuals, narrative, or other strategic elements.

While still in development, Nickel City Pixels's products have amassed a dedicated following, won the praise of critics and crowds, as well as several international awards and prizes.


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Posted by Michael Kelley on Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:54:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Play as explained by behavioral evolution. Also, gamification. A presentation from the 2012 American Play Ethic Symposium.

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You 're boycotting them because ...

You 're boycotting them because of their expectations My what a wonderfully principled person you are

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I like that you advocate ...

I like that you advocate NDAs. Unfortunately the current perception among entrepreneurs is that everything should be open and collaborative and fast-paced and that NDAs are somehow limiting and the product of needless paranoia. The fact is if no one is stealing your ideas, it 's only because your ideas ...

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AFAIK not a lawyer he/she ...

AFAIK not a lawyer he/she would, since they 've a separate contract with the union. That 's my reading anyways.

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Noncompetes can be comprised of ...

Noncompetes can be comprised of many different agreements many of which can/are of course enforced after an employee leaves a company. In fact r n r n ...while you are still working for the employer a non-compete clause likely does not have any impact on your life. Non-compete clauses are ...

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I 've spoken to a ...

I 've spoken to a lot of ppl who, like me, have chosen to boycott MS products because of their collusion w/ the NSA in perpetrating a whole host of illegal activities against the American public. r n r nI 'm sure a lot of ppl will balk at the ...

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The lesson to be learned ...

The lesson to be learned from Road Redemption is that Kickstarter is first and foremost a nostalgia funding platform. If you want to break 100k, your game MUST be able to be summed up as It 's the spiritual successor to , whether that be Mega Man or Wasteland or ...