Here’s the first article in our brand new featured series here on FYIG called, Introducing. Today, we’re going to look at an upstart apparel company with a very unique and very distinct style and a huge emphasis on gaming. With some great retro gaming inspired packaging and a a different rarity for every type of shirt, this is certainly one company that all gamers can get behind.
The Beginning of Godmode
Godmode was created by Christopher Miller and Yousef Debs, with the support of their family and friends who love graphic tees almost as much as they love video games.
Once upon a time in early 2012, Chris lost his job. It seems like a bummer, but in actuality it allowed him to really think about what he wanted out of life.
Knowing that most of the time people spend almost all of their lives working, he knew he wanted to do something on his own terms. He wanted to wake up in the morning absolutely thrilled that he was about to start working.
Chris had a lot of experience in the graphic tee industry, photography, Information Technology, and… playing video games. Though that left him quite a few options, the obvious choice was video games. He loves them, owns probably way too many of them, and has logged far too many hours on them.
With all of all of that experience, he figured he just might be able to pull off his own brand, but first he needed help from his friends.
Many get togethers turned into ways this unnamed t-shirt company could be transformed from concept into a legitimate business. It was all he could talk about, and ideas started flying around like crazy.
Enter Yousef, Chris’ long time buddy and video game extraordinaire. With his mathematical mind, financial acumen, and love for video game tees, he made a perfect compliment to the budding company.
Disappointed with the state of most graphic tee companies, they decided that their brand should be defined by a few different factors:
-Un-wavering attention to detail.
-Limited edition, high quality American-made goods.
After much debate the name Godmode was chosen. It is derived from the classic invulnerability cheat code, but to them, Godmode is a mentality; a point were you get so good at something it seems like you’re cheating. The state in which you are the best of the best.
Godmode is when you make people rage-quit from an online match. Its when you go on your longest streak, when you come out on top against overwhelming odds, or when people accuse you of being a cheater for just being that good.
Every once in a while people have some real Godmode moments, where they just pull off the most improbable move in real life or in their own virtual world.
To them, that’s what Godmode is.
Each step in the packaging holds it own unique surprises, from the plastic sleeve that mimics the texture and finish of the original NES cartridges, to the stickers and buttons included with the shirt underneath the black polybag, to the feel of the high quality, american made materials. Last but not least, there’s also a rarity tag sewn into the hemline of the shirt!
60% of each design is adorned with a green Uncommon tag, that proclaims to all that this shirt something very few people have. To take it further, the remaining shirts are tagged with even harder to get tags. 30% of each design are tagged Rare, 9% Epic, and less than 1%, the most coveted Unique.
A Unique may have alternate art, different colors, glow in the dark or metallic ink… the possibilities are endless. If you find an orange tag, you will never find another shirt like it. It’s completely one of a kind.
The shirts are packaged up by hand, randomized, and sent out without knowing what color tag is being sent out.
Godmode is a great upstart company and one that everyone can truly appreciate for the quality and thought process put in to the innovative and stylish ways that this company makes apparel.