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A small introduction to some resources and information concerning our start-up indie games company

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Flying Cow Ink: Podcast 3

Podcast 3 is out!

Check it out at https://soundcloud.com/flyingcowink/episode-3-birds-are-cool

or, watch them through iTunes on our podcast page https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/flying-cow-ink./id587397192?mt=2

Also, don't forget to check out our [color=#000080]Facebook[/color] page http://facebook.com/FlyingCowInk
or [color=#00ffff]Twitter[/color] @FlyingCowInk

~Keep Calm and Game On!~

N Hert
Level Design
Flying Cow Ink

Flying Cow Ink: Podcast 2

https://soundcloud.com/flyingcowink/episode-2-home-for-the -> Our Second podcast of the series

You can follow the podcasts through iTunes here if you prefer-> https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/flying-cow-ink./id587397192?mt=2

Also, don't forget to like us on [color=#000080]Facebook[/color] http://www.facebook.com/FlyingCowInk
or [color=#00ffff]Twitter[/color] [color=#0000ff]@FlyingCowInk[/color]

~Keep calm and Game On!~

N Hert
Level Design
Flying Cow Ink

Welcome !

Hello there,

I would like to introduce you to Flying Cow Ink! A small-scale, Canadian-born indie games studio with focus on our first game to be released on Xbox!


Flying Cow Ink. is doing its very best to get off the ground, but we would be nothing without the support of fellow avid gamers such as yourselves!


Come show us your support by following us on:

twitter - twitter.com/FlyingCowInk (@FlyingCowInk)
facebook - www.facebook.com/FlyingCowInk

and stay tuned for the release of our first game, expected release summer 2013!

~Keep calm and game on~


Any questions? Certain questions, if not concerning unreleased project information, may be asked at:



N Hertzy
Level Design
Flying Cow Ink.
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