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The Waffle Game That Changed Their Lives

A group of artists and game designers, plus a teenage apprentice, built a one-of-a-kind video game for a restaurant in Eugene, Oregon called Off The Waffle. The tale of how it was born all hinged on the sign at the Orian brothers' restaurant that says, "We Barter."
Richard Hofmeier saw the sign a little over a year ago when he first visited the restaurant, then located in the Orian brothers' home in Eugene's funky Whiteaker neighborhood. Hofmeier wondered if the Orians would be interested in anything he had or could make.

Hofmeier, 28, was constantly bringing projects back to his Eugene gallery, Ink Thirsty, and the cast of characters who worked or hung out there. They'd done video games before - if there's a hulking lump under a drop cloth at Hofmeier's place, that's probably an arcade cabinet. This time he had a wild idea for the guys.

'Let's make a video game and see if we can get free waffles for life.'

Did they succeed? Find out at Kotaku. Link -via Metafilter

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