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Posted on March 2, 2017

Hob Papercraft

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Are you ready for PAX East? Because we are! Pay us a visit at booth 18120 to see some really fantastic stuff. Like what? Like this:

New Demo!

That's right, a brand new demo of Hob. We have so much to show you–and so much more that we can't show you yet–but our booth will be the only way to get a peek at new content. We are debuting our World Machine Dungeon. In this cavern of dormant technology, you'll find perilous heights, surprising traversal options, and the abandoned underpinnings of a lost civilization, ready for rediscovery. It's a moody space where the light rarely touches the grass, though some curious flora still blooms. But be careful! Their beauty hides some deadly surprises. There's just one problem: how do you get in? You'll have to be clever, quick and courageous to make your way.

Swag for Days

Come for the puzzles and platforming, stay for the swag! Are you still trying to complete your Pinny Arcade set for Hob? Here's your chance! We have limited, while-they-last Hero (PAX-East 2016) and Sprite pins (PAX Prime 2015). Looking for something new? How about hats, embroidered patches, coloring books, sprite papercraft or limited edition posters? (Check back next week for a preview of our three gorgeous posters by three different artists.)


Not only that, but this year we will have our first ever official cosplayer, Tavinnea, around the booth as our Hero character. (Watch her work on her costume here.) Come by and take a photo with her next to our awesome sprite statue! If you're feeling inspired, we have a guide to make your own costume.

The Runic Crew

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From the top left we've got Kristina, Ben and Brian, and the bottom row is Allen, Sierra and Wonder. We're so excited to bring you the latest with Hob. See you in Boston!

Posted on March 1, 2017

Sprite smIf you've seen anything about Hob in the last couple years, you've seen the Sprites. And if you haven't seen them, just look at that adorable little thing! Don't you just want to take it home and put it on your desk or a shelf or something? Well, now you can! We are thrilled to announce we will be bringing Sprite Papercraft kits to PAX-East. Gabe Jackson, one of the character artists here at Runic, describes how his papercraft obsession led to the most charming swag ever.

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Meet the Artist: Gabe Jackson

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Hi I’m Gabe Jackson. I’m a Seattle based artist working in the game industry as a character artist. I’ve been in the field for around 12 years now. I enjoy a large variety of mediums but focus a lot on photography. I love to shoot architecture and portraiture. Lately I am stepping outside of the digital realm and into the antiquated world of analog photography. It’s a blast!

I’m the type of person who is always looking for something new to learn or experience when it comes to art. I think it keeps my imagination fresh and my sense of humor ripe! I never get bored because I’ve always got some new idea for a project to pick up.

Aside from photography I have invested a lot of my spare time into my hobby of papercraft. I have casually done papercraft since 2009, but in the last few years I have been taking it much more seriously and researching ways to introduce it to the public. I first learned of papercraft from a colleague I immediately became obsessed with it. It meshed so well with what I was into as an artist and was, to me, the next level of achievement. I had spent my college years developing a unified style between my 2D and 3D work only to discover a new medium which could make my work tangible and real, something someone could hold and see with their own eyes and not just through a computer screen. I still believe I am riding that initial wave of inspiration.

I spent the next few years teaching myself the process, from learning the software ( to finding the best production methods, and honing the skill. I’d love to show you what else I’ve been up to but it’s absolutely %100 top secret, so you’ll just have to stay tuned! In the meantime you can enjoy the fan art that I made for Runic!

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Thank you Gabe for burning the midnight oil on this project! We absolutely love these papercraft, and we hope everyone else will too. Play Hob at Booth 18120 and pick one up next weekend! Can't make it to PAX-E? Download the kit here. Share your creations with us on Twitter and Instagram (@RunicGames). Don't forget to give them a name!

Posted on February 22, 2017

Who knew the skills we learned in our childhood would serve us so well as adults? Congrats to our #ColorToWinners from Reddit, we loved your entries! We appreciated the moody skies, ombre trees, and Hob pop art (Hop art?).

Winners receive a set of PAX-E passes for all three days, and are being contacted now. Thank you again for your talent and enthusiasm! We loved every entry and many were passed around the office on Slack to admire. We can't wait to see you at the show!

Take a look at these fine works of art…


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Come see us at PAX East Booth 18120 to get your very own copy of the coloring book!