Gauntlet 2 Try-outs at RTX!That's right, the Gauntlet is back! Season 2 is going to be even bigger and better, starting with try-outs at RTX!!!
We'll be holding high score competitions in 4 games at the Gauntlet booth: - Game 1: Trials Evolution - Friday 7/5, noon to 2:30pm - Game 2: Geometry Wars 2 - Friday 7/5, 3:30pm to 6pm - Game 3: BattleBlock Theater - Saturday 7/6, 9:30am to 1pm - Game 4: 'Splosion Man - Saturday 7/6, 2pm to 6pm
From the winners of those contests we will choose 16 semi-finalists that will compete on the Center Stage on Sunday 7/7, 10:30am to 11:30am. It's going to be a a lot of fun!
Now the rules: - Contestants must be at least 18 years old as of July 5, 2013 - the first day of RTX. If you were born after July 5, 1995 you will not be able to participate. No exceptions. - You must be available at any point during the entirety of RTX. If you are planning to leave early Sunday or have some other obligations during the show you should not try out. - You must be available to be in Austin for our main shoot from Sept. 22 - 28, 2013. Those dates are very important. If you can't be in Austin that week, do not try out. - You can compete in more than one game and get back in line to try again as many times as you want. However, you cannot be a semi-finalist in more than one game. - You must be willing to appear on camera. - You must have fun and not be a grumpus.
This year on the show we are going to be joined by some special guests and the prize money will be going to charity. We'll have a lot more details on the show later this summer, so be on the lookout. We can't wait to meet our new Gauntlet contestants at RTX!
Rooster Teeth shoot on Sunday morning!So... we're shooting something on Sunday morning during RTX. Can't say what exactly, but if you want to be in a Rooster Teeth production, and don't mind getting a little wet, then we can use you. Here are the details:
Location: 4th St. and Trinity (southwest corner by convention center) Time / Date: 7am - 9am, Sunday 7/7 Dress: Your choice, but we suggest not wearing white. It might get wet and become see-through. We aren't making RTX Gone Wild.
If we have too many people we might have to turn a few of you away (apologies in advance), so please be on time at 7am, and please be well behaved. There will be RTX Guardians on hand to tell people what to do. Please listen to them. We're going to try to do this quickly so we can be done by the time RTX opens at 9am. Everyone who came out to the shoot last year was totally awesome and we're looking forward to doing it again!
By the way, in case we forgot to mention it, YOU MIGHT GET WET.
I won't lie, that short was brutally exhausting to film. We did it over 4 loooong, action-packed days, running all over Austin like crazy from downtown to an amusement park to the cliffs on the greenbelt. Joel got so tired that he had to take naps on my giant stuffed banana between shooting. That sounds like it's code for something but it isn't. Giant stuffed bananas are surprisingly comfy.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped and made that insane adventure possible, including Dr. Pepper, iFly Austin, and Austin's Park and Pizza. And an especially big gracias to all of our fans, friends, RTX Guardians and more who came out to be extras. You were awesome and I apologize for spitting so much fake blood on you. And Joel says "my bad" for spitting his own real blood on you. He's a method actor, couldn't be helped.
2 Billion Views on YouTube!Whoa... that was fast. Less than a year ago we were celebrating reaching 1 billion views on YouTube, and now we've done it again. Today we crossed the 2 billion views mark on our main channel, youtube.com/RoosterTeeth . Simply unbelievable! Thanks to everyone who watches our videos and subscribes. And if you haven't yet heard, we're branching out. Those wily Achievement Hunter chaps have started a spiffy new YouTube channel that will be home to all our of Let's Plays. It's conveniently located at youtube.com/LetsPlay - so go subscribe to it right now!