8-bit Gaming

San Jamar makes industrial and janitorial equipment. 

They had a big trade show coming up in 40 days and needed to attract visitors. 

Based on their products, we created three 8-bit games fondly recalling '80s arcades (some of us are old).

Knife protective gloves became Five Finger Fillet. Soap dispensers killed germ aliens. Their ice cart had to dodge drunks. 

Simple games on big touchscreens, so fun we were sad when they left our studio.

See them in action


Northern Ground is a digital studio with a dissatisfaction for the status quo.

Our team builds custom platforms that perform.

We're design-focused but our virtue is in cross-industry adaptability and agility.

We offer advanced strategy, UX design and code dev.

In 2012 we set out to stay small while taking on the most challenging projects.

A lean, experienced shop produces speed and results others can't - no gaps, no politicking, no 20-person meetings.

Digital work can be fleeting so we use speed and hypotheses to hit timelines, align with users and innovate.  

We stay close to the work, and you'll get everything we've got.

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