Midnight Status, L.L.C.
Based in Norfolk, Virginia
March 6, 2006
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Studio that aims to deliver games that attain ‘midnight status’ - when a game is so great that people wait up all night to get it.
Over the years Midnight Status has developed software such as mobile games, developer tools, traffic apps, serious games and websites. More recently, however, the team has begun work on their first console title, Swap Fire, and even gaming events including the hugely popular PixelFest.After that
Swap Fire was originally created for the first 7 Day FPS Challenge during June 2012. The swapping mechanic came to Jeremy Alessi as soon as he heard about a game jam dedicated to innovation in the FPS space. Within 7 days Jeremy had created an online networked game with all the trappings including the originally conceived mechanic and better still, it worked! One aspect of the game jam prototype still bothered Jeremy though. It had taken a rather dark turn with the assets used for the jam game containing lots of spikes and some medieval gore. Jeremy ceased to move forward on the game until 3 years later when he met Henry Meredith.
Both Jeremy and Henry are huge Nintendo fans and for the past year Jeremy has been a Nintendo approved indie developer. He just didn’t know what to make. As they went through several of the prototypes Jeremy had created it was obvious that Swap Fire was the most interesting and fun. Now, Midnight Status is officially on the road to deliver Swap Fire for the Nintendo Wii U during by the end of 2016. The game will feature the same great mechanics from the original 7DFPS jam game but with an all new narrative and aesthetic.
Shoot to Swap YouTube
PixelFest fan video YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "Swap Fire is a Wii U shooter that wants to redefine the genre"
- Matt Kamen, Wired UK
- "Game on: Norfolk developer launches PixelFest to bring together the coding community"
- Pete Humes, Inside Business
- "Interview: Midnight Status talks Wii U First-Person Shooter Swap Fire"
- Justin Tomann, 8-Worlds News
- "Norfolk man creates app to help tunnel traffic woes"
- Bill Tiernan, The Virginian Pilot
We are also the proud creators of Norfolk’s first dedicated video game festival. “Growing artists and programmers through love of games.” http://pixelfest.org/.
Team & Repeating Collaborator
Direction / Founder
Production / Design
2D Art, Freelance
2D Art, Freelance
3D Art, Freelance