Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Inlander launches free video game featuring local characters

Posted By on Wed, May 4, 2016 at 6:52 AM

It’s a historic day in the annals of the Inlander. Today we’ve launched into the world Inlander Dude, a free video game featuring a local character on a quest across the Inland Northwest. Play it on your smartphone, play it on your home computer, play it at work when your boss isn’t looking! Just try to beat my top score of 46,200 — and then share it on Facebook.

We think the game is record-breaking in several ways. It features a real street in a real Spokane neighborhood, with local landmarks, icons, even pesky marmots. The game was produced with local developers Matt Bogue, Quinn Hoener and Josiah Carlson and was ultimately supported by sponsor Greenstone Homes. Right now, the game uses Kendall Yards as the backdrop, but we’re hoping to develop other neighborhoods down the road.

In the end, Inlander Dude isn’t so much about the Inlander itself, but about the Inland Northwest as a region, the place, the pride, the dude.

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Jacob H. Fries

Jacob H. Fries served as editor of the Inlander from 2008-2021. In that position, he oversaw editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributed his own writing. Before joining the paper, he wrote for numerous publications, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He grew...