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Mar 28

We are very happy to welcome next week Pablo Vazquez from Argentina, better known as VenomGFX, the master of insane colors and crazy animals! He will arrive tuesday and work here for at least three months as artist and animator on the Apricot game.

Pablo will replace Qareeb, who – for personal reasons – went back to Canada… we wish him all the best!


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Mar 20
Food !
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It’s half-true about bread and water through a hole in the doors. In fact as you can see in the pictures our main job in the Blender Institute is cooking 🙂 We have 4 meals per day and we enjoying full fridge of beer and watching Peach trailer on couch with pizza or popcorn.


If we are not enough, then we go outside together to cinema to watch Cg movies and after this eat pita with falafels.


Meanwhile when we have some free time (not too much) – we’re developing our game 🙂 Still we are in stage of implementing necessary stuff to get the game working.

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Mar 12

Our colleagues from the Peach project have produced a video tour through the facilities (complete with Apricot team cameo!). Highly recommended.

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Mar 7

pablo giving presentationThursday afternoon (06.03) Pablo gave a presentation on the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, department game design. There was a international workshop and conference on the art of effective communication through games for their students.

The students had to form project teams and would be supervised by game professionals (like Pablo) and visiting lecturers participating on the program and the conference. The games they made are presented at the project fair at the end of this International Week.

Download here the presentation of Pablo.

qareeb and chrisdarek hva

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Mar 4

Blender Institute found a great composer who is going to compose the game music and the sounds for our game, under a CC Attribution license.

Claire FitchHer name is Claire Fitch. She has her own company fitchsounds. Fitchsounds was established (2001) to provide quality interactive audio for a wide range of projects. Claire Fitch has written music for games, film, television, corporate video, animation, elearning projects and provided bespoke cello recordings for many pop tracks, film cues and advertising slots.

Since January 1995 Claire has worked with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and has performed on stage and in the studio with artists such as U2, Kate Bush, The Corrs, Shania Twain, Riverdance, Elmer Bernstein and Michael Crawford. As a recording artist she has also contributed to various film soundtracks, such as The Tailor of Panama, The Tie That Binds, The Boxer, Some Mothers’ Son, War Of The Buttons, Thumbelina and Lassie.

Claire it is great to have you on the team!

For recent work of Claire visit her online portfolio.


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