8bit 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. We called them dizzy bar patrons.

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

See them in action

About Us

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

10 years ago we set out to stay small and take on the most challenging projects. We offer advanced strategy, user-centered design and code dev, all with Midwestern work pride.

Our team builds systems that perform. We're design-focused but our core virtues are cross-industry adaptability and project agility. 

A lean, experienced shop producing results others can't - no gaps, no politicking, no junior people, no waste. All energy directed at a superior work product, in speedy fashion. Digital work can be fleeting - no time to waste!

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