Deertase 2: Reindeertase Is Here

By Toronto Thumbs Staff - December 21st, 2009

Deertase 2: Reindeertase

The wait is over. Rather than send out cards, or even e-cards this year, our holiday gift to you is a Christmas-themed game. We are proud to present Deertase 2: Reindeertase for your gaming enjoyment. May it bring you much joy this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Go play it now.

Reindeertase is approximately ten times bigger than its predecessor. We’ve added more items, more enemies, more music, some fun game options, in-game accomplishments, a download of the soundtrack (composed by DJ Finish Him), a 14-page instruction manual PDF, and some desktop background downloads as part of the whole package. We also feel that the game itself is a good amount of fun, but being so close to the project makes us a little biased.

We started production on this game for two reasons. The first is that we would have liked to make the original Deertase a more fleshed-out game but couldn’t due to time constraints. The second was that Jim Squires commented, rather offhandedly, that it would be cool to have a follow-up game themed for the holidays called “Reindeertase.” What seemed like a funny idea at the time soon exploded into what we feel was a pretty good one. Hundreds of ideas and two short weeks later, the game was completed. (Reindeertase is the main reason we haven’t been posting as much this month. Now that the game is out, we expect things to get back to normal fairly soon.)

So thank you, Jim. Thank you to everyone who helped track down bugs during beta testing. Thank you to all the wonderful publicists who have answered our questions, invited us to events, and sent us games to play and review.

Last but not least, thank YOU for your participation in Toronto Thumbs, whether you check the blog daily, chat on the forum, subscribe to our infrequent podcasts, or even if you just check in once in a while. You are a big reason why we continue to work on this site and we hope you not only enjoy Reindeertase, but more importantly, enjoy the coming year.

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    14 responses so far:
  2. First!

  3. Hmmm…

    Now that I’ve done that I feel dirty.

    Anyway, this is the Game of the Year. So everyone get playing!

  4. Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    Game of the Year, Jorge? More like, Game of the Decade.

  5. Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    I use the tranquilizer on Comet, then the taser, and it misses?

    Dang. He’s even fast… Asleep.

  6. Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    It’s not so much that he’s fast as it is that you’ve missed.

  7. Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    Cursed logic! Destroys all my cheesy, unfunny jokes.

  8. Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    LOL. Actually I just got your joke. I think I had been awake too long. Fast asleep is quite clever :)

  9. By IcemanFTW
    Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    Tranquilizer + club = ultimate weapon combo!

  10. On a mission to find all special items. Is there singing by Jorge somewhere in the game???

  11. Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    There are many great bosses in the history of gaming. People speak in hushed tones of Ganon(dorf), Sephiroth, Nihilanth, Ghalleon, Zophar, Sarevok and others.

    Now… they shall mention Rudolph and the hidden final boss amongst them. And we shall all fear them.

    GOTY, gentlemen. Well done!

  12. Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    @Chris – yes, as the credits indicate, Jorge did contribute a song to the game. But I’m not telling you where it is. I’m pretty sure you’ll come across it eventually :)

  13. Good luck, Chris!

  14. I’m clueless where to find that song!? Thanks guys, holy schmoly, unlocked 5 Accomplishments so far…

  15. Posted on Dec 21, 2009

    Be sure to use the printable Instruction Manual to keep track of your accomplishments and the dates you got them.

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