Factsheet

Developer:
Foxtail Games
Based in Atlanta, Georgia

Founding date:
September 17, 2016

Website:
foxtailgames.io

Press / Business Contact:
contact@foxtailgames.io

Social:
instagram.com/foxtailgames
twitter.com/Foxtail_Games
facebook.com/foxtailgamesofficial

Releases:
Brave Explorers

Phone:
+1 (678)-447-4380

Description

Foxtail Games is an indie gaming studio based out of Atlanta, Georgia. We’re developing the first mixed reality mobile game – Brave Explorers. Brave Explorers allows players to build video game levels with real-world toys.

History

Early history

The idea for Brave Explorers came about two years ago at HackFSU, a hackathon hosted at Florida State University. Over the course of 72 hours Justin created the earliest prototype of what we now know as Brave Explorers. It was a very basic app that used images printed on hastily cut out pieces of paper to display Augmented Reality video game levels. Despite its shortcomings, the app was a smashing success. Students flocked to the Brave Explorers table to play the ‘cool AR paper game’ they had heard about from others all day.

After that

Justin went on to develop several mobile applications that reached the Top Charts on Google Play and the App Store, as well as land a software engineering internship at Apple. However, he couldn’t help but remember the excitement his hackathon creation had caused. In 2016, after making a few tweaks, he realized that his ‘cool AR paper game’ was not limited to paper, but could instead be applied to nearly any physical medium. He teamed up with Tyler Puszewski and founded Foxtail Games. Since then, Foxtail has filed a patent for its technology and has gone on to win multiple technology and gaming pitch competitions (see Awards section below). The game is currently undergoing alpha testing, and the beta will launch in early August. In September, Foxtail will launch Brave Explorers via Kickstarter, selling custom-designed physical game pieces that will pair with the free Brave Explorers mobile application.

Projects


Videos

Brave Explorers Early Stage Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (21MB)
NatureBlocks.png
NaturePhoneScreenshot.png
Cofounders.png
KitchenPhoneScreenshot.png
Blocks.png
BraveExplorersTitle.png

There are far more images available for Foxtail Games, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (160KB)
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "SXSW Gaming Pitch Competition Finalist" - South by Southwest, 18 March, 2017
  • "Top 40 - Most Innovative Companies of Georgia" - Technology Association of Georgia, 24 March 2017
  • "Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands Finalist" - Collegiate Next Great Consumer Brands, 5 April, 2017
  • "Next Top Entrepreneur Pitch Competition Top 3" - Next Top Entrepreneurs UGA, 19 April, 2017
  • "TiE Young Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition 2nd Place" - TYE University, 8 May, 2017

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Team & Repeating Collaborators

Justin Lennox
Co-Founder, Lead Developer

Tyler Puszewski
Co-Founder, Operations Lead

Contact

Justin Lennox
justin@foxtailgames.io


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