Shahid and Byron will be talking at GDC about Beyond the Final Boss. If you’re going to GDC, it’d be great to see you there. We’re scheduled for Thursday afternoon. More details can be found on the GDC schedule planner.
A new profile will be going up today!
A few people have asked if there are any selection criteria to getting featured, so here are some answers
Do you have to be an indie?
Do you have to be famous or well known?
If you experienced bullying and you didn’t think life could get better, but are now in games in some way and find that life is better, than we want to feature you. Contact us, we’ll send you a questionnaire and barring anything hugely offensive or illegal, you’ll get featured at some point. The premise of Beyond the Final Boss is simple: We want to show young people that because we in the games industry won, they can win too.
Welcome to Beyond the Final Boss!
For the post that describes how we started this initiative, please read my original post on Beyond the Final Boss on my personal blog.
We also have a Facebook page, which we (Mike, Byron and I) urge you to “like” and “share” to increase awareness of our mission.
What is our mission? Simply this:
We want to show youngsters who are being bullied, or are still suffering from the effects of bullying, that because we won, they can win too.
Later on Sunday, we will have our first profile page on this site. We hope you will share it widely, you never know who it might help. The first profile to be featured will be from none other than Rami Ismail, one of the giants of the indie development scene.