Factsheet

Developer:
Exquisite Trash Club
Based in Toronto, ON

Founding date:
August 2020

Website:
https://exquisitetrash.club

Press / Business contact:
angel@exquisitetrash.club

Social:
twitter.com/xtrashclub
instagram.com/exquisitetrashclub

Releases:
Hot Dog Reporter
Great

Phone:
Contact via email only please!

Description

Exquisite Trash Club is an independent studio of one, making games with handcrafted pixel art, charmingly weird characters, and obsessively tuned movement mechanics.

History

Beginnings

Angel was a graphic designer with a brand new job designing for film and TV. And then a global pandemic happened. Out of work, he began to pursue a lifelong dream of making games. After watching countless YouTube videos and stumbling through Unity, he made his first game over the course of a month and a half. It was Great. But that was just the name. Then he started making another game that was better and shaped more like a hot dog.

Middles

Hot Dog Reporter is a labor of love inspired by some of the greatest platformers and metroidvanias on the planet. After working on the follow-up to Great. bit by bit over the course of three years, the project went into overdrive following the film industry grinding to a halt again, thanks to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers being utterly unreasonable about meeting the demands of their writers and actors. A direction for the narrative and art style solidified, and Unity was dropped in favor of Godot (oh boy did that end up being a fortunate choice!). Starting development over from scratch, Hot Dog Reporter's core movement and play style came together very quickly. After a month of staying up embarrassingly late working on, a very early build with a handful of levels was released for free on Itch.io, mostly for friends and family to try it out. Seeing players not only genuinely enjoy it, but compete for top speedrunning times, became an incredible motivator to create the best game about a fast-moving hot dog possible.

Ends?

Hot Dog Reporter is still in development, but Angel has big plans for it. With any luck, he'll find a way to work on it full time, and then do it again with another game. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And another. All his life, he's just wanted to make cool stuff, and video games seem to be how he knows to do it best.

Projects


Videos

Hot Dog Reporter: Early Access Teaser YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Exquisite Trash Club, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


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Team & Repeating Collaborator

Angel Rivera
Design, Art, Programming, SFX


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks