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4:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Ska Studios puts out free game to protest Candy jerks

After Candy Crush Saga developer King filed a trademark for the word "candy" as it pertains to videogames, indie developers struck back the only way they knew how -- by making indie games. Appropriately and reb...

Brett Makedonski


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2:30 PM on 01.02.2014

Ska Studios snuck one last game into 2013

Ska Studios came into the gaming consciousness with one of the most successful Xbox Live Indie Games, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1N IT!!!1. Now they have returned to that platform one more time to put the final nai...

Conrad Zimmerman



Contest: Win a four-day pass to PAX Prime! photo
Contest: Win a four-day pass to PAX Prime!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Rackdar, ooktar, and Albatross!]

To help celebrate the impending launch of their badass brawler Charlie Murder, our friends at Ska Studios have given us three four-day passes to PAX Prime to hand out to the Destructoid community!

For a chance at one of these highly sought after badges, you need to create your own fictional band for the Charlie Murder-verse. Think up a cool name for the band, pick a style, tell us the band members' names and instruments, and give us the title of their first hit single. Here's an example:

  • Band name: Randy and the Banana Hammocks
  • Genre: Southern Gospel
  • Members:
    • Lead vocals - Randy Manload
    • Lead guitar - Joe "Posh Spice" Nastybottom
    • Rhythm guitar - Slug
    • Bass, backing vocals - Dick Cheney
    • Drums - Occams Electric Toothbrush
  • Hit single: "Please Get Your Dog Out Of My Mailbox (I Love You, Jesus)"

You get the idea. You have until next Friday, August 2 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to anyone who can make the trek to Seattle this Labor Day weekend. (Contest does not cover travel expenses.) Limit one entry per person.

Good luck, and have fun!

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2:45 PM on 06.08.2013

Sup Holmes murders Charlie with Ska Studios' James Silva

ALERT! Sup Holmes will be on a Saturday this week. Same time though! 1pm PST/4pm EST.  This week we'll be talking to James Silva, creator of The Dishwasher series, I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MBIES 1NIT!!!1, the upcoming (and ...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 PM on 06.05.2013

Charlie Murder launch trailer is heavy on mayhem

If you're looking for the perfect videogame to complement your decidedly punk rock lifestyle, Charlie Murder seems like it's shaping up to be a damn fine candidate. That is, if you care enough to really care (which is totall...

Brett Makedonski

10:00 PM on 06.05.2013

Ska Studios is working with MS to bring its games to PC

Ska Studios has found its game, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, to be the recipient of an enthusiastic, albeit very illegal, port to PC. A Russian hacker by the name of "Barabus" released a free, unauthorized PC version of Vam...

Brett Makedonski

8:00 AM on 06.05.2013

The Dishwasher: VS finally ported to PC, just not legally

Ska Studios has a pretty well-documented allegiance to publishing its games through the Xbox Live Arcade platform. The company's 2011 hit The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile has been an exclusive to the Microsoft service until...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 03.24.2013

PAX: James Silva talks fast about Charlie Murder

In another rapid-fire interview from PAX East, Jonathan Holmes talks with James Silva of Ska Studios about their upcoming brawler, Charlie Murder. Check out more of Holmes' Talk Fast interview series!

Conrad Zimmerman