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Week 3 Anniversary Celebration: "DESIGN AN HSS OUTFIT!"!!

Hey High School Story Fans!

We're on week 3 of the High School Story Anniversary Celebration!! This week, you can design your dream HSS outfit! Our High School Story artists will create an inspired-version of the winning design to be sold in-game!! Let your inner-fashionista out and send us your BEST design !

 

How to Enter:
1. Design an ORIGINAL outfit! You can use whatever you want! Paper, illustrator, sculpture, we don't care! 
2. Submit your entry by posting your design to THIS picture!
3. Enter to win an HSS t-shirt!
4. Contest ends on Aug 22 11:59 pm PST

There will be three winners total, the Grand prize winner will be chosen by our panel of art experts (aka HSS Art Production Team) and two participants will be randomly selected to win! 

Disclaimer: Original designs only, do not include any copyright material. No purchase necessary, purchasing will not increase chances of winning. Grand prize winner must be 18 or older or have written consent from a parent to win. Random winners must be 13 and older to participate. Void where prohibited. Facebook Inc. is not a sponsor of the contest. Facebook Inc. is not involved in the contest in any way. Read official rules here!

Design An HSS Outfit! Official Rules

Design An HSS Outfit !

OFFICIAL RULES

1. Introduction/Eligibility

The Design An HSS Outfit (the "Promotion") is governed by the following Official Rules. By submitting an entry, Participants agree to the terms of these Official Rules.

Participants in this Promotion must be legal residents of the United States, Canada, Australia or United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 18 years or older or have written parental consent, and accessing this site in the United States, Canada, Australia or United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, their territories, possessions, or commonwealths. This Promotion is void where prohibited.

By submitting an entry, Participants further agree that these Official Rules will be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States.

2. Promotion Sponsor

The sponsor of this promotion (the "Sponsor") is:

Pixelberry Studios

201 San Antonio Rd Suite 201

Mountain View, CA 94040 USA

3. Promotion Duration

The Promotion will begin on August 15, at 18:00 and run through 23:59 on August 22, 2014. All times referenced in these Rules are in the Pacific Time Zone (UTC-08:00), and the official time for the purposes of the Promotion will be the time as kept on the servers hosting the Promotion.

4. How to Enter

No purchase necessary.

Participants may enter in any one of the following ways:

i.  Entering and submitting all required information in the Sponsor's Facebook post, https://www.facebook.com/HSSgame/photos/a.519436931444405.1073741829.473227826065316/708728282515268/?type=1

Each Participant must be a natural person, and each Participant is limited to a single email address, Facebook account, and/or other accounts used for entry. Multiple Participants are not permitted to share the same email address, Facebook account, and/or other accounts used for entry. Any incorrect or incomplete entry is void.

Any attempt by any Participant to obtain entries by using multiple/different email addresses, Facebook and other social media accounts, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods will void that Participant's entries and that Participant will be disqualified from the Promotion.

Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including Promotion entry services) will void all entries by that Participant. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Participant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.

If, in the Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Promotion, or to terminate the Promotion and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website. Any attempt by a Participant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

5. The Prize

The Grand prize Winner will receive:

One (1) Grand prize: A High School Story t-shirt and tote. High School Story will create an outfit to be sold in-game inspired by winning outfit design. Limit: One (1) prize per person and household.

The First prize Winner will receive:

Two (2) First prize: A High School Story t-shirt. Limit: One (1) prize per person and household.

The Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the Grand prize is $$35 USD ($$35).

The Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the First prize is $$15 USD ($$15).

Odds of winning will vary depending upon the number of entries submitted.

The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the prizes are solely determined by the Sponsor. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of the prizes not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective Winner. All federal, state and local taxes on prizes are the prize Winners' responsibility.

Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted, or redeemed for cash except at the Sponsor's sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prizes, or portions thereof, with prizes of equal or greater value.

6. Selection and Notification of Winner

The one (1) Grand prize winner will be selected by a vote from a panel of Pixelberry production members. The two (2) first prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Participants conducted on the Sponsor's behalf through the servers at Random.org or through the servers at PromoSimple's random number generator on approximately August 22, 2014. The determination made by the servers at Random.org or the PromoSimple servers will be final.

The prize Winners will be contacted by email thereafter and may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted) and tax documents where necessary, and return the same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification.

If the Sponsor is unable to contact the prospective winner or winners within three (3) days from first notification attempt, if the prospective winner or winners fail to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, or if the prospective winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prospective winner will be selected. By entering into the Promotion, all Participants consent to the use of their name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, worldwide, without limitation, and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

After notification to the prize Winner, the Winner's name may be displayed in place of the Online Entry Form wherever published, and will be available by contacting the Sponsor at help@pixelberrystudios.com.

7. Privacy

When Participants submit their entries, they may be asked to consent to receive promotional emails and reminders from or about the Sponsor. If you do consent to receive those emails, the use of that personal information, and all personal information submitted, will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor, located at: http://www.highschoolstory.com/privacy-policy/. Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes your consent to Sponsor's use of your name, likeness, entry, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

8. Governing Law

This Promotion is governed by United States law, is subject to the laws and regulations of the 50 States, of the District of Columbia, and of the Federal Government, and is void where prohibited. In the event of a dispute arising out of this Promotion, the Participant agrees that the law of California will govern and specifically consents to personal jurisdiction over any such dispute in California.

Any claims, judgments, or awards will be limited to actual costs associated with entering this promotion. The Participant hereby waives any rights or claims to attorney's fees and indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages of the Participant, identifiable persons, or third parties, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise.

9. Severability

The provisions of these Rules are severable, and in the event any provision is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in effect.

10. Liability Waiver

The Sponsor and other participating vendors (collectively with Sponsor, the "Promotion Entities"), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any telephone networks, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to Participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion; inability to access the Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; transactions that are processed late or incorrectly, or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; printing or human or other errors; and any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, or any combination thereof. Online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

  • All materials submitted to Sponsor shall become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.  As consideration for entering and participating in the Contest, Entrant agrees that Entrant shall relinquish any and all rights to the materials that Entrant submits. Submission of an Entry grants the Sponsor and its agents the right to record, copy, publish, use, edit, exhibit, distribute, perform, merchandise, license, sublicense, adapt and/or modify such entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation and without any compensation to the Entrant. Submission of an Entry further constitutes the Entrant’s consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in the entry, including, without limitation, all copyrights.
  • DISQUALIFICATION: Entrant agrees that Entry is the original work by Entrant only. Entrant agrees that Entrant shall not submit an Entry that contains (i) disparaging or obscene language, photographs or film (ii) nudity (iii) trademarks, copyrights and/or logos not belonging to Entrant and/or (iv) language, photos or film that is injurious to a third party and/or may damage a third party’s reputation. Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor expressly conditions its acceptance of Entrant’s submission on Entrant’s agreement of the preceding sentence, and if it is discovered that Entrant has violated such agreement, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entrant’s submission.

By entering, all Participants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages or liability arising in connection with each Participant's participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Promotion or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any promotion-related activity or participation in this Promotion. Any and all warranties and guarantees are subject to the respective manufacturer's terms.

Participants further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California ("Section 1542") and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. Participants acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that:

A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.

 

The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.

 

11. Contact for Questions

In the event any Participant suspects that a technical error has occurred, believes their entry was not properly submitted, or has other questions about this Promotion and its administration, the Sponsor can be contacted at: help@pixelberrystudios.com.

An Intern's Farewell

Today marks the end of my wonderful summer internship at Pixelberry Studios. My tasks included running the Facebook and Twitter pages, answering customer support questions, and working on other various projects. I was constantly entertained by unusual customer support questions, and I was touched by the supportive comments on High School Story social media sites.

My fondest memories of my summer internship however were not in front of the computer screen, but sitting at the lunch table with the rest of the Pixelberry team. On most days, the interns and junior writers adventured to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or the occasional burrito place to pick up lunch. Our discussion topics ranged from movies, to the other intern, Daniel, and his lack of certain abilities, to studio manager/writer, Kara, and her endless list of phobias*. I will never forget the time Daniel asked me how to use Saran wrap, or the time junior writer, Keyan, came up with a solution to put the moldy bread argument to rest, or the hysterical and almost certainly exaggerated stories told by our developer, Andrew. Needless to say, there were many laughs (and a few eye rolls) exchanged.

Though my time at Pixelberry has been short, it has been an invaluable and insightful journey. The Pixelberry team demonstrates a perfect example of what can be achieved when a group of dedicated, talented, and passionate individuals work together towards a single goal. I am so lucky for the opportunity to have been part of such a tight knit and creative community of people, and I know that what I have learned at Pixelberry this summer will stick with me for the rest of my life.

 

-Haley

Pixelberry Intern and level 6 Prep


*including but not limited to: Bed and breakfasts, moldy food, Luke after he travels to foreign countries

Week 2 Anniversary Celebration: "Design The Next HSS Building"!!

Hey High School Story Fans!


Week 2 of the High School Story Anniversary Celebration is ONN!! This week, we're having a fan art contest! The theme is 'DESIGN THE NEXT HSS BUILDING'! Entering is easy!

1. Design a building! You can use whatever you want! Paper, illustrator, sculpture, we don't care!
2. Name and describe your building!
3. Post your design HERE!
4. Enter to win an HSS t-shirt or tote (your choice)!
5. Contest ends exactly on Aug 15 3:00 pm PST

There will be three winners total, the most liked submission and two randomly selected participants. This is a fan art contest, your building will not become a building in game. But you could win a cool t-shirt or tote for your design! Show us your awesome art skills!!

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. MUST BE 13 and older to win, no exceptions. Void where prohibited. Facebook Inc. is not a sponsor of the contest. Facebook Inc. is not involved in the contest in any way.

- High School Story Team

Week 1 Anniversary Celebration: Outfit Scavenger Hunt with The Hunt!!

Hey High School Story Fans!

Today is High School Story's one year anniversary! We're celebrating with a month-long celebration!! This week, we partnered up with The Hunt to give you a super fun outfit scavenger hunt!

Ever wish you could wear a High School Story outfit in real life?! 'THE HUNT' is here to cure your outfit envy! The Hunt is a community of fashionistas ready to help you find the perfect outfit (and where to buy it too)!! 

Payton is a HUGE fan of The Hunt! She just posted some hunts and need your help to find a similar look in real life! Help her with her hunts and one random person from each hunt will win a gift card! Good luck and stay fabulous!

Help Payton on The Hunt HERE
Download The Hunt app on Apple HERE



Your friends,

The High School Story Team

High School Story's Anniversary Celebration!!!

Hey High School Story Fans,

Today is High School Story’s one year anniversary since our global launch!! It's been a whirlwind year and we couldn’t have done it without all of our amazing fans! To celebrate YOU, we are having a month-long celebration full of awesome contests and prizes!! From outfit scavenger hunts to design contests. Check out our calendar of fun!

The Outfit Scavenger Hunt is on right now! Check it out!

  Your friends, The High School Story Team

Your friends,

The High School Story Team

High School Story and Cybersmile Present: The One Direction 'Stop Cyberbullying' Giveaway!

Hey High School Story Fans!

We have exciting news!! The Cybersmile Foundation is expanding their mission to stop cyberbullying to the U.S.! High School Story and Cybersmile are celebrating by having an awesome One Direction giveaway! 

The grand prize winner will get two premium tickets to see One Direction's 'Where We Are' concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA! 

A second winner will receive the complete set of One Direction collector dolls, SIGNED by the whole band! Did we just say SIGNED? YES, WE DID!

To enter, simply fill out this form: http://www.highschoolstory.com/high-school-story-stop-cyberbullying-giveaway/! Don't forget to refer your friends for extra entries!!

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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

 

Your friends,

The High School Story Team

 

Are YOU Quick Enough?

Many of us here at Pixelberry met up while working on a game called Surviving High School. Players of both games will notice that characters in the games (particularly Kimi, Owen, Autumn, and Wes) show up in both Surviving High School and High School Story.

We learned a lot on Surviving High School, and we made a lot of good friends in the process! One of those friends is Phuong Vo, who went on to do his own games--the Are You Quick Enough? Series: Are You Quick Enough? followed by Are You Quick Enough? 2, and now Are You Quick Enough? 3!

Phuong's new game is now free--check it out!

Phuong's new game! @AskPayton is playing... are you?

Phuong's new game! @AskPayton is playing... are you?

We're really excited for Phuong's game--we've been playing it all week--and we wanted to share it with you guys and give him a shout out in High School Story! We hope you like it as much as we do!

--Kara

 

Pixelberry Cookie Competition!

In any group of friends, family, or coworkers, there's always that unspoken question: who here bakes the best cookies? Driven by curiosity and an unrivaled passion for cookies, the Pixelberry team decided to settle the matter once and for all with a cookie competition!

Pixelberry Interns prepare the candidates for "Best Cookie" and try to resist the temptation to eat them.

Pixelberry Interns prepare the candidates for "Best Cookie" and try to resist the temptation to eat them.

The judges load their plates with hopeful cookies.

The judges load their plates with hopeful cookies.

Such beautiful cookies! How could anyone possibly choose just one?

Such beautiful cookies! How could anyone possibly choose just one?

Wow, this plate got wrecked! Who will take home the gold medal?

Wow, this plate got wrecked! Who will take home the gold medal?

Which cookie would you have voted for? Also, feel free to share your best cookie recipes... maybe we'll steal some for the next cookie competition!

Have You Lost Your Progress?

Have you lost your progress since getting the update? Play the game until you can tap the gear icon, then select Settings, and sign into Google+.

If you aren't asked to reload the game, leave the game, tap the Multitask button and swipe the app to close it. Then try starting the app again.

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Meet an Artist: Bob!

We asked our lead artist, Bob, some questions! Check out what he said below!

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1. Hi Bob! So what do you do at Pixelberry?

I get that question a lot, though usually from my boss. I'm one of several artists who create the game art. Art that meets the overall vision of what the game is about. So everything a player sees including buttons, characters, buildings, and clothing was created by an artist.

2. How long have you been making art, and how did you get started?

I've been making art probably since before anyone reading this blog was born. I started in the days before personal computers, but after dinosaurs. My dad was a really good artist but worked all his life in a grocery store to feed our family. I was fortunate to inherit a small percentage of that talent and luckier still to make a living from it.

3. What was your favorite in-game art asset to make?

There are so many. I do like the Level 2 Nerd Hangout for its goofiness and detail. The Level 2 Musician Hangout is a new favorite too.

4. What advice do you have for young artists?
Don't grow old, because you'll find young artists trying to squeeze you out. Seriously, illustrators should be sure to know the basics of their craft; composition; color; lighting; modeling; perspective; the human form. In the long term these will serve you regardless of the media or specialty you are into.

5. What character type do you most identify with in High School Story?

When I was in high school a jock approached me and asked, "How do you read all those books?"  

He thought I was a nerd and therefore read a lot of books. But like him, I didn't read books. So I had the looks of a nerd and the brain of a jock. Which naturally makes me an artist, right?

6. Are there any funny or interesting facts about yourself that you’d like to share?

I was an animator for the flying toaster screensaver. I produced my own trading card set about an invasion from Uranus. I have an unfinished children's book and graphic novel. I like black licorice. That about sums it up.

 

If you have any questions for Bob, please leave a comment below! 

Meet a Writer: Royal

We asked one of our writers, Royal, a few questions! Check out what he said below!

What do you do at Pixelberry?

My official title is Producer/Designer/Writer, and like it probably sounds, my duties are pretty varied from day to day.

Some days, I write quests for HSS. Some days, I design new game content. Some days, I do marketing or outreach or pinch-hit on graphic design... The list really goes on and on.

How did you get started as a writer?

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. There's a shelf at my parents' house that's filled end to end with books I wrote in the 3rd grade. They're bound with cardboard and wallpaper into teensy, little hardcovers.

As far as my professional career... I went to college for film, got an MFA in screenwriting, and I've been writing for a living ever since. I've done comics, film, videogames. If it started with words on a page, I've probably done it professionally at some point.

What character type do you most identify with in High School Story?

As a film student twice over, I think I most identify with the filmmaker type. Writing that quest was a lot of fun. I've always wanted to make a horror movie!

What makes you the most excited for what’s coming to High School Story?

I led the design for partying, so I'm especially excited for all the new characters that are coming... and coming really soon! I think the new unlockable characters will be really popular! Hint: there are new base types on the way.

Are there any funny or interesting facts about yourself that you would like to share?

When I was very little, I was in the R.E.M. video for Shiny Happy People. It's totally goofy to watch it now, but being on that music video set at such a young age probably changed the trajectory of my life.

 

Launch Day!

Pixelberry is excited to announce that High School Story has officially launched globally! After 18 months of hard work and team collaboration, the game is now available for everyone to enjoy. The team celebrated with a toast by the CEO, Oliver. We counted down to the moment, Keith, one of the founders, punched a shiny red button that launched High School Story into every single country across the whole planet! Okay, it was just a regular typewriter button that Keith tapped… but the moment felt really big.
The launch brought the team together as we discussed our own high school stories around the lunch table.  It was surprising how different each one was.  Apparently, they take Health and PE very seriously at some schools... Anyways, thanks for all the support along the way and for helping us get to this point. We hope you enjoy High School Story!

 

-High School Story Team

 

 

Meet a Designer: Andrew

We asked one of our designers, Andrew, some questions! Check out what he said below!

What do you do at Pixelberry? 

I'm one of the primary designers on High School Story, which means I spend most of my time trying to think of ways to take all the cool ideas we have and turn them into fun, practical, simulation gameplay. Basically, when we decided to make High School Story, we came up with a huge list of things we wanted to see in the game (Partying! Dating! Story! Lots of different characters!) and I've worked for the past year on how to turn them into features in the game. I also spend a fair bit of time making mockups for all the user interfaces, helping brainstorm the story, and generally running around like a crazy person trying to make sure everything's working correctly.

Now that the game is out, I'm coming up with all the new features we're going to add in updates. I can't say too much, but we've got some really cool stuff in the pipeline!

How did you get interested in gaming?

I've been a gamer for as long as I can remember. Even as a kid, the best part of my week was when my dad would have to work late, because then I'd get to hang out in his office and play video games on his coworker's computer (which, in retrospect, I'm not sure his coworker knew about). In particular,  I've always been drawn to narrative games, to games that offer a really powerful, immersive experience, that marry a story that grips me emotionally with a world that totally sucks me in. I'm playing through The Last Of Us right now, and it's phenomenal in that regard.

What character type do you most identify with in High School Story?

Gotta be gamer. Gaming's my job, my hobby, and my passion. I honestly can't believe how lucky I am that I get to do something so fun for a living.

What makes you the most excited for what’s coming to High School Story?

Hmmm, gotta be careful here, because I can't give away too much! Right now, I'm working on some fun features that I think will give the player more things to do when they check back on the game regularly. I'm also working on a new feature that many, many people have requested... and I think they will be very excited when it gets in!

Are there any funny or interesting facts about yourself that you would like to share?

I was originally born in Russia, and came to the US when I was 4. I was really sickly as a kid, so I spent a lot of time bed-ridden, which is where I think I developed my love for language and storytelling.

I'm red-green color-blind. As a result, when it comes to working on user interfaces, I always need a normal-eyed spotter to make sure I haven't commissioned something horrifically hideous!

I have been told that I am quite loud when it comes to sharing stories or telling jokes. I think the rest of the world is just too quiet.

Meet a Writer: Jennifer

We asked one of our writers, Jennifer, a few questions! Check out what she said below!

What do you do at Pixelberry?

I'm a writer and designer at Pixelberry. I, along with a couple others, work on the date content for High School Story. It's really important to our team that every date to be unique and special, so we have tons of different kinds of dates--bicycle dates, movie dates, dinner dates, any date you want really! 

In addition to writing, I also work closely with our artists on designing and creating the outfits you see in the game. It's super fun, but sometimes be very challenging. It’s harder than it seems to create outfits that really define the characters by their trait or type. Like the ‘Gamer’ characters for instance were really tough because there are so many different types of gamers. It’s not like you can just put the guys in a nerdy t-shirt and jeans because that doesn’t necessarily translate into a ‘gamer’ when you first see them. 

How did you get started as a writer?

I started writing when I was six years old. I used to write everything in notebooks. My first work was the novel adaptation of Disney's classic movie, Cinderella, which I loved when I was a kid. From there, I moved on to original novels, where my favorite genre to write for was fantasy and scifi. I love to write, and I do it every day, both for my job at Pixelberry and personally! I even wrote a young adult series with a friend of mine! 

Which “clique” do you identify with?

In High School Story, there are a few types I definitely identify as. I'm a little jock-ish; in high school, I played varsity tennis and was on the local golf team for my city. But I’m also a little bit of a gamer because I play a lot of video games. My favorite games are co-ops like L4D2 and Borderlands. 

Mostly, though I’m very nerdy. I studied a lot, and I was the kind of person who always did my homework in school. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I read all the time, and I love young adult fiction. I also really love nerdy things like anime and comic books. So if I had to choose one, ‘nerd’ is the thing I best identify with.

What makes you the most excited for what’s coming to High School Story?

There are a lot of cool new features coming to High School Story, but I’d have to say that the thing I’m most excited to see is the new outfits for students. All of the types are getting three additional outfits that will change as they level up in the game. This adds a lot of variety and life to the schools. 

What an Intern's Day is Like

 Hey everyone! We are Daniel and Haley, the interns at Pixelberry Studios! We'll be the people posting on this blog. We will be providing you with updates on the team, High School Story, and anything else that we think you should know about! But before we do all that, we thought it'd be a good idea to share with you what a normal day is like for an Intern!

The first thing we do every morning is answer everything fans have sent in to Pixelberry. That includes on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HSSgame), Twitter (https://twitter.com/HSSGame), Tumblr (http://hssgame.tumblr.com/), and our Customer Support page on our website. We try to answer everything that is sent to us. Sometimes, we'll post on Instagram (http://instagram.com/hssgame) as well for fun Pixelberry photos! 

The rest of our time is spent doing the various things that need to be done. We'll be working on marketing images, editing marketing videos, testing High School Story, creating music for promotions, and sometimes even washing a wall (don't ask).

So that's what our days are like! We'll be bringing content like this about the rest of our team and more fun updates every other day. Thanks for reading!

Daniel and Haley

Interns at Pixelberry Studios

 

Welcome to Our Blog

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the Pixelberry Studios blog! Check out our blog every other day for some exciting news, stories, and updates about our team, High School Story and everything else Pixelberry related!

-Pixelberry Team