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Redneck Rising

One stormy day, a tornado ripped through Chet Mockingbird's trailer court and pulled his buried mason jars of gold coins up into the sky. Being adventurous, and a little drunk, Chet tied party balloons to the back of his lawn chair and took off to retrieve his retirement fund. 

This is an iPhone game a team of creatives, including myself, began building. as a proof of concept. The idea was to create a game where you controlled a character, flying through a storm, collecting gold and power-ups while dodging debris and cows. None of us had ever built a game like this before and we tried to infuse it with as much of our creativity and humor as possible.

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These are some early concepts of the main character. "Redneck," it turns out, is a pretty general term, so there was a lot of experimenting before we landed on a final design. The key was finding a balance between humorous, sleazy, and just a little bit cute. The finalized version of Chet was designed by James Dean Haskins. 

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