Looking for a way to kill seven minutes that’s both silly and informative? Beard of Awesome might just be the answer. About a month ago, five students from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, England documented the life of Nicoll Hunt as he drank tea, boasted an impressive beard, and explained his views about making indie games. Hunt is the developer behind the recently released Fist of Awesome, a “time-travelling-lumberjack’em-up” (read: beat ‘em up) starring lumberjack Tim Burr, who fights many a bear and woodland critter in the hopes of restoring the Earth’s shattered timeline. In addition to offering his insight about what it’s like to be an indie developer, Hunt reveals the events leading up the the inspiration behind creating Fist of Awesome. The short documentary can be viewed in full below:
The production team behind Beard of Awesome consists of Urmas Salu, Ben Murray, Szymon Wyrzykowski, Prescilla Boutros & Nelson Nsarhaza. Fist of Awesome is available now for iOS, Android, Ouya, and Gamestick, currently for the asking price of $3.99. If that doesn’t satisfy the craving for Tim Burr action, the lumberjack is also looking to make a cameo appearance in Super World Karts Grand Prix, which is currently in the final week of its Kickstarter campaign. More information on that story can be found here.