Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

Thursday Appdate: Planet Plop

My first round of Planet Plop from PiVi lasted all of three seconds. Appearances, I quickly learned, can be deceiving: despite the lighthearted and cartoonish visuals, the upbeat music, and a potentially juvenile name like Planet Plop, I ...

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Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Wednesdroid: 9 Lives: Casey and Sphynx

Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? You know, where you're plagued by angry cats, you accidentally destroy a priceless artifact at your job, and then a bunch of mummies ...

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Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Wednesdroid: Battle Bears Gold

Industry critics and analysts love to throw around the phrase "console quality" when they describe high-end mobile titles, and it's not difficult to see why. Mobile titles, particularly on tablets, have easily gotten up to ...

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Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Wednesdroid: Monster Blade

Imagine for a moment that Infinity Blade and Monster Hunter had a child. For starters, it would naturally be named Monster Blade, but ideally, it would also inherit the best traits of its parents, it would ...

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Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Thursday Appdate: Candymeleon

Recently on Gamasutra, BitMonster's Lee Perry wrote a very insightful blog on an often intangible facet of game design: player feedback, that bit of game "feel" that makes a game not just fun, but injects ...

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Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

Waiting for Superman: The Beauty of Virality

One day in October 2012, I happened across this YouTube video with a top-down view of PSY’s concert in Seoul. Over 80,000 people were in attendance, with the crowd spanning entire city blocks. Every member ...

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I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

I Play SimCity Social for the Writing

“SimCity Social?” they ask me. “Sure, it’s got the SimCity branding and all, but isn’t it just another click-and-wait Facebook game?” Though I know the look of skepticism it will produce, my reply is, “Oh, I ...

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User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

User-Generated Content and Generating Contented Users

We at Frisky Mongoose like to play a lot of location-based games; it’s kind of our thing. There have been a lot of them over the years, as designers and developers have tried to gamify ...

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Put Your Head in the Clouds: Vendetta Online + Oculus Rift

24. July 2013

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Put Your Head in the Clouds: Vendetta Online + Oculus Rift

Tweet Spacefaring MMORPG Vendetta Online is notable, among other reasons, for being playable on multiple platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, and now, your face. As of today, Guild Software (a TriplePoint client) is adding Oculus Rift support to Vendetta, meaning you can plug the virtual reality device into your PC and strap the game directly to your eyeballs [...]

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Dragons Are in Season; Titans Are Also in Season

18. July 2013

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Dragons Are in Season; Titans Are Also in Season

Tweet Being around Dragons and Titans is fairly dangerous; that much should be a no-brainer. Over 600,000 users of the game have figured that out so far. What happens, though, when those Dragons and Titans go into season? Well, they get much more aggressive, putting on epic battles for dominance and generally slaughtering everyone and everything [...]

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Arena of Heroes is a Mobile Cross-Platform Turn-based Asynchronous Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

17. July 2013

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Arena of Heroes is a Mobile Cross-Platform Turn-based Asynchronous Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Tweet So, is that enough genres and buzzwords in one description for you? Stay with me on this one, because it’s worth the explanation: start off with your standard MOBA setup, including most of the features of a League of Legends or Defense of the Ancients. You’ve got a symmetrical map with three lanes, a series of [...]

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Tynon Gets its Shine On

27. June 2013

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Tynon Gets its Shine On

Tweet It’s been a while since we heard from the Tynon team (a TriplePoint client) about their story-driven social RPG. It’s been through a lot since then — and now it’s debuting an all-new Tynon experience, with “a rich, epic story and vivid, high-quality art.” You can get to know Tynon all over again, right here. From the [...]

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Here is How it Looks When You Punch People in Chronoblade

27. June 2013

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Here is How it Looks When You Punch People in Chronoblade

Tweet Earlier this week, we learned about Chronoblade, a “free-to-play, side-scrolling action RPG featuring visceral combo-filled gameplay” from nWay (a TriplePoint client). It’s all well and good to share these things with you by telling you about them — it’s what we’re here for, after all — but the TriplePoint team was able to actually sit [...]

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iPatch: Puzzle Pirates is on iPad

21. June 2013

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iPatch: Puzzle Pirates is on iPad

Tweet I’ll keep this brief: Puzzle Pirates from Three Rings and SEGA may well be my favorite MMO of all time. I know I am prone to hyperbole in my writing; this is not one of those moments. I’ve had a membership for ten years. Puzzle Pirates is the brilliantly perfect blend of arcade-puzzle gameplay, co-op MMO [...]

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Thursday Appdate: Solstice Arena

20. June 2013

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Thursday Appdate: Solstice Arena

Tweet MOBA is an extremely popular genre right now, both as a cerebral, team-based eSport and as a major driver of hits within the games industry. Zynga is perhaps one of the best-known names in game development and publishing in the world. So, when Zynga releases a mobile MOBA, it’s the kind of thing you [...]

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SmashMuck Champions Smashes Ideas into Game and Players into Beta

22. May 2013

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SmashMuck Champions Smashes Ideas into Game and Players into Beta

Tweet SmashMuck Champions! The game that let players come up with the idea of a “transforming robot shark with lasers” and “Platimus, the half-unicorn, half-platypus, completely awesome Champion.” To say they’re open to suggestion over at TriplePoint client Kiz Studios is to master the concept of understatement. So, we should perhaps not be surprised that [...]

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Dragons and Titans Let Wyrms Bite Your Facebook Off

1. May 2013

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Tweet I hope you enjoyed your last few weeks of not being on fire! As we warned you a while ago, TriplePoint client Wyrmbyte is bringing some high-quality dragons to your Facebook page in a Unity-powered MOBA title called Dragons and Titans. Today, that game is in open beta, meaning any of your friends can climb [...]

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Vendetta Online is Online, Holding Vendettas

17. April 2013

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Vendetta Online is Online, Holding Vendettas

Tweet It is now officially later in the month than when we told you Vendetta Online was coming to the iPad later this month. Vendetta Online is, therefore, on the iPad! Today’s turning into a good day for cross-platform gaming. TriplePoint client Guild Software — the folks who organized an entire professional society around holding grudges against [...]

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Vendetta Online Holds Grudges on New Platform

4. April 2013

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Vendetta Online Holds Grudges on New Platform

Tweet The thing about holding a vendetta is that it consumes your life. When your hostility is that deep-seated, it’s never far from your thoughts, and you do everything in your power to pursue the target of your hatred, relentlessly. So, when you publish an MMO called Vendetta Online, it’s only natural that you’d want your [...]

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Wyrmbyte and Zynga Have Dragons and Titans

2. April 2013

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Wyrmbyte and Zynga Have Dragons and Titans

Tweet Facebook games have grown and evolved a long way beyond adding social features to match-three titles — in the last couple of years alone, we’ve seen fully 3D games like Robot Rising and Buddy Rush come to the platform thanks to tools like Unity. Of course, this has resulted in horrible things like robots that rise [...]

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