Andy and Chris are going to Seattle this weekend. They are going to the Penny Arcade Expo where they will share a booth and let the public, for the first time, try their games. Things are looking good.. for Andy.
Andy and Chris are Andy Schatz and Chris Hecker, veterans of big video game companies like EA and now indie developers. They have spent the last year or so toiling on games they are making almost by themselves. Schatz is making Monaco, a multiplayer class-based, top-down heist game that took the top award at the Independent Games Festival last spring. Hecker is making Spy Party, a game that we ran a popular preview of on Kotaku but maybe is summed up best by Hecker: "People will come up to it and say, 'Is that like the Sims?' Well, sort of, with a sniper rifle."