Idle Action Studios is a small game development group based in North Cambridge / Arlington MA.

Our current project is Candlelight.


New Website! Soonventually!

Hey all,

Our new website is currently getting made! Please pardon any inconsistencies you may notice in your website-viewing experience over the next couple of days. Eventually this site will point to the new one, but if you'd like to check things out just head over to www.idleactionstudios.com. Sign up for our demo while you're there!

Solomon at 07 Mar 2014 13:14 EST

Press Post!

"Wow!" I hear you say. "You've put pictures up of Candlelight, and said things about it! But what things have other people said about it?"

I'm glad you asked. 

BostonFIG was excellent. The people were excellent, the games was excellent, the BLT I ate in a super-rushed five minutes between showing off Candlelight were excellent, the volunteers were double-excellent. In general, I was astonished by what a wonderful independent game community exists in and around Boston - in terms of both gamers and game makers - and was proud to get to be a part of that space. I'm also incredibly proud of and beholden to the team, without whom we wouldn't have gone at all.

Now, that said, I want to give a super-huge thank you to members of the press, many of whom took a lot of time out of their day to sit down with Candlelight, or to talk with me and Andrew, and then took even MORE time to say incredibly flattering things about us. I submit those incredibly flattering things now, for your consideration:

oh and we got complimented by a lady dressed as Ness which is excellent!

Missing things is a hobby of mine, so if you know of other pieces, or wrote one, or want to write one, let me know! I'd love to add your link to the ones above. 

In addition, I wanted to extend a personal appreciative fist bump to all the excellent people who gave us great compliments and feedback. We went to BostonFIG last year to see if you existed; we came back this year because you do, and when we finish this game it'll be because of your support.


edit here is a video in which elizabeth of bioshock infinite also sounds off on Candlelight! THIS IS WHY WE DO THIS JOB

Solomon at 02 Oct 2013 12:42 EDT

Post-BostonFIG Post

Hi all!

We just wanted to take a moment to thank you all so much for coming out to the Boston Festival of Indie Games last weekend! To those who didn't attend, you missed a good time but we understand. Sometimes these things happen! We love you for your support, wherever you happen to be.

We'll have more details - press, announcements, photos, etc. - coming down the pipe in the next week. For now, I wanted to just say thanks and let you know that if you signed up for our email list at BFIG, you haven't missed an email yet! We're still in the process of putting all the emails into a computing machine, and there were a lot of them, so this is taking some time. We'll get that demo to all of you, we promise. If you absolutely can't wait, though, drop us an email and we'll send you the credentials now.

Again, thank you all for your support! If not for the love we got last year we probably wouldn't have had all the success we have had with Candlelight. So, in a way, by attending this year, you're all directly responsible for any subsequent success we experience. Our appreciation is boundless.

Solomon at 19 Sep 2013 07:42 EDT