Factsheet

Developer:
OnOff Gaming, LLC
Based in Dallas, Texas

Founding date:
November 1, 2011

Website:
onoffgaming.com

Press / Business contact:
sheila@onoffgaming.com

Social:
twitter.com/OnOffGaming
facebook.com/OnOffGaming

Releases:
Battle For Candora

Description

Founded in Plano, Texas in 2011, OnOff Gaming is a family business that creates indie games for mobile devices. The studio's goal is to make great games -- while also moving the traditional 'brick-and-mortar' family business to the Internet age. Game development is used as a way to teach our children about entrepreneurship and provide them with the skills necessary for success. Team members include parents Barry Bloom (game design and programming) and Sheila Bloom (game design and business) -- along with Connor Bloom (game design and animation), Charles Bloom (art and music), and Chandler Bloom (game design and testing).

History

Early history

OnOff Gaming was founded in 2011 after Barry quit his corporate job. During the first two years of the company we learned how to use tools like Adobe Illustrator, Spine, Texture Packer, and Cocos2D. There are five versions of Battle for Candora that led to what the game is today.

Recent

Two years ago we scrapped everything we had done for Battle for Candora and started fresh. The universe of Candora stemmed from Barry’s father telling fun bedtime stories about Ralph the Elf, Blueberry Muffin Man, and famous figures of history. As this carried through to Barry's children, we wanted to capture the essence of this adventure and make a great game out of it. We learned how to game design combining story, art, battles, and rewards.

Now

We have started a soft launch of Battle for Candora in various markets on the Apple App Store. We are learning new things about marketing, advertising, and data analysis. Our hope is for Battle for Candora to be available on the US App Store soon! We gain more insight into what works and what is fun as we polish Battle for Candora.

Projects


Videos

Introduction YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition


    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Barry Bloom
    Game Designer & Programming, OnOff Gaming

    Sheila Bloom
    Game Designer & Business, OnOff Gaming

    Connor Bloom
    Animation & Game Designer, OnOff Gaming

    Charles Bloom
    Artist & Music, OnOff Gaming

    Chandler Bloom
    Game Designer & Tester, OnOff Gaming

    Gina Zdanowicz
    Sound Design, Serial Labs Studios


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