From Jay is Games
by Lori.h on March 28, 2015 02:00 PM
by Lori.h on March 28, 2015 02:00 PM
by Johnny123 on March 28, 2015 11:00 AM
by Aaron on March 27, 2015 11:06 PM
Once again we had a blast hanging out in San Francisco with a lot of really great people. It was awesome to meet new faces while reconnecting with old, both at GDC and the various after parties.
We hope everyone had a chance to stop by our booth to learn more about our exciting new product and we look forward to working with all of you to better monetize your products as the gaming marketplaces continue to grow and evolve.
Please let us know if there’s anything we can help with and be sure to check out next month’s newsletter for more information about Enhance, the last SDK you will ever need.
Until next year!
by Ferret on March 27, 2015 10:04 PM
AFG+ Members can now play the beta for Sentry Knight: Conquest, the next game in the Sentry Knight series. Take control of The Marksman and blast through hordes of enemies with your trusty gun in this new adventure set in the Sentry Knight universe. Upgrade your character, unlock both familiar and new spells, tame new pets, and journey through 3 unique areas packed with enemies, bosses, quests and more.
by Aaron on March 27, 2015 06:02 PM
“the staff and residents of the shelter were thrilled with the results and were impressed with the amount of work the team accomplished.”
We try to improve this event every year, so your feedback is greatly appreciated!
If you have pictures from the event, please send them our way. We’ll be putting many of them up on the Indie Giving website.
by LDora on March 27, 2015 05:00 PM
by LDora on March 27, 2015 03:00 PM
by LDora on March 27, 2015 12:00 PM
by LDora on March 26, 2015 01:00 PM
by Jeff on March 26, 2015 09:30 AM
by freezairmsilvereye on March 25, 2015 12:00 PM
by elle on March 25, 2015 04:00 AM
by Ferret on March 24, 2015 09:21 PM
Greetings kings, royal subjects and fighters of the realm! Today we’re going to try something a bit different, and highlight some news of the week. Generally such things are done by carrier pigeon or semaphore line, but since you were all kind enough to gather in the tavern, we’ll just read what we have on this fancy gold scroll.
Winner of Give Up 2 Contest:
Congratulations to awein999 who won our Give Up 2 Contest for the fastest game completion. Not only did he crush all 40 levels in under nine minutes, but he did it without a single death. I know, we didn’t believe it either so here is video proof….
Profile Editing Update:
Our team has been working hard on an updated profile editing page, and released the masterwork version last week. This includes updated locations flags, polished Armatar selection, easier tools to customize your profile and much more.
Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.
The Knight’s Blessing is a Quest that Knights are able to give to any player that rewards/recognizes an exceptional contribution or effort on Armor Games. It could celebrate skill inside a game, writing an outstanding game guide, kindness to another player or a well-written forum post.
Are you wondering “How do I become a Knight?” Find out in this forum thread.
Other Rumors around the Tavern:
by LDora on March 24, 2015 08:00 PM
by LDora on March 24, 2015 06:00 PM
by Chris on March 24, 2015 03:10 PM
Last year FGL made a huge push for HTML5 and HTML5 game development. We partnered with companies like Amazon, Samsung, and Big Rebel. We helped push HTML5 games to large audiences through kik, iWin, PlayPhone, multiple mobile-web portals, and more. We helped push the first ever HTML5 game to Yahoo games. We had over 100 HTML5 games featured by Amazon in their app store. We paid out over $800,000 to HTML5 developers.
To accomplish this, we built many new systems. We now have a very cool HTML5 game shop, where publishers can upload their branding, buy games, and download the games with their branding within minutes… without even having to contact a developer. We have a distribution system that not only pushes games to our current distribution channels, but is built to automatically support future channels without a developer having to update the game in any way. We have a QA system and team that ensures games work on dozens of the most popular devices. We built a “Portal in a Box” framework to allow anyone to easily host HTML5 games on the mobile-web.
In all, we had over 2,000 HTML5 games go through our system.
We are proud of what we’ve accomplished. And we’re even prouder of what the developers we’ve worked with have accomplished. We were very fortunate to work with so many amazing developers and their games.
However, as we mentioned in our Q4 Developer Earnings Update, after a couple of boosts, revenue from HTML5 games dropped, then stagnated near the end of 2014. This trend has now continued through the beginning of 2015. We have tried several things to bump HTML5 revenue back up, but to no avail.
Due to this, we have decided to stop onboarding HTML5 games into our distribution system or HTML5 Game Shop. This does not mean we will stop support of these services, but we will no longer accept submissions to them.
Also, we will continue to support HTML5 game uploads to our traditional Marketplace and Game Shop. In fact, this is the one area where we’ve seen some minor growth for HTML5 games as there are still many companies licensing content for the mobile-web.
To reiterate, in order to be clear: FGL will continue to support all of our systems, and will continue to push the games we’ve previously onboarded (in fact, we still have a couple of big deals in the works). Nothing will be “shut down,” but we will not be building any of the systems out or focusing on growing any of them in the near future. FGL still believes the mobile web is a great platform to build for. We see all the benefits of a market that is open, without a company who can control both what gets in and what is featured. We also think the concept of a game working on both mobile and desktop devices with one code base is a great one. But, for us at least, HTML5 and the mobile web’s time hasn’t yet come. When there is a market for an abundance of great games on the mobile-web, we’ll be ready. And we’ll do everything we can to help developers take advantage of the new market.
by Ekann on March 24, 2015 01:46 PM
by LDora on March 24, 2015 01:00 PM
by Lori.h on March 23, 2015 04:00 PM
by Johnny123 on March 23, 2015 01:00 PM
by Johnny123 on March 21, 2015 08:00 PM
by LDora on March 21, 2015 05:00 PM
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by LDora on March 20, 2015 06:00 PM
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by LDora on March 20, 2015 03:00 PM
by LDora on March 20, 2015 12:00 PM
by Lori.h on March 19, 2015 10:00 PM
by kimberlyfelix on March 19, 2015 08:00 PM
by LDora on March 19, 2015 01:00 PM
by Ferret on March 18, 2015 08:02 PM
On Saint Patrick’s Day we were left questioning what would we do if we followed a rainbow and found a leprechaun’s pot of gold? We decided on an epic castle with a building-sized Sushi Cat statue would be a good start. We’d even throw a party. You’d be invited. We like you. We also like treasure, so today we’re going to open a Scrooge McDuck vault worth of games where you collect gold coins.
5. Coinbox Hero
It’s a little known fact that 4 out of 5 coinbox plumbers get seriously injured on the job. Please think of the plumbers. Help rid the world of vicious coinboxes by using various weapons and workers. Did we mention polka? Maybe we shouldn’t.
Slay waves of goodie-goodie heroes and collect their gold coins to build a city of destructive towers in Cursed Treasure 2. Gather evil forces, build towers, upgrade, drink soda, cast mighty spells and don’t let them touch your gems!
All wealthy people must own a tower. Sir Reginald MoneySeize II, Esq. is no different, and me must search the world for gold coins to fund his real estate plans. Bob your head to the addicting soundtrack and see if you can get all 1010 coins.
Battle mythical creatures, dig up legendary treasures, play bar games against drunk vikings, fight alongside little critter friends that you discover along your quest. Most importantly, grow your wealth by greedily gathering as much gold as you can find!
Did you expect anything less? No other game will have you collect such a massive amount of gold coin as Clicker Heroes. Slay monsters, upgrade heroes and gather a pile of golden treasure that would make any dragon go green with envy.
Did we miss a game? Let us know below.
by LDora on March 18, 2015 06:00 PM
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by LDora on March 17, 2015 10:00 PM
by Lori.h on March 17, 2015 08:00 PM
by kimberlyfelix on March 17, 2015 06:00 PM
by LDora on March 17, 2015 12:13 PM
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by Johnny123 on March 15, 2015 12:00 PM
by LDora on March 13, 2015 06:00 PM
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by Rich on March 13, 2015 12:35 PM
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by kimberlyfelix on March 13, 2015 12:00 AM
by LDora on March 12, 2015 10:00 PM
by LDora on March 12, 2015 03:00 PM
by LDora on March 12, 2015 01:00 PM
by LDora on March 11, 2015 02:00 PM
by elle on March 11, 2015 04:00 AM
by kimberlyfelix on March 11, 2015 12:00 AM
by Ferret on March 10, 2015 06:04 PM
**THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, NICE WORK NOT GIVING UP**
Never give up, never surrender! Do you have the skill to beat Give Up 2 faster than a rhinoceros with super powers? It’s time to show off your skill by joining our little contest to see who can beat the game the fastest. First, let’s talk prizes.
Ready? The rules are simple…
Bonus $100 – Fastest Time with 0 Deaths.
Give Up 2 T-Shirt Prototype:
Remember, submit your attempt before 3/20/2015 by 9:00 AM PST.
by LDora on March 10, 2015 05:00 PM
by LDora on March 10, 2015 02:00 PM
by Ferret on March 09, 2015 10:08 PM
All players can now test Sacred Treasure, a fantasy RPG from the creators of Cursed Treasure. The evil is spreading, towns and villages fall one by one. You’ve come to Dorgoil to test your strength while finding some loot of course. Join a guild of adventurers and travel through lands full of orcs, undead and trolls.
Loot monsters, improve skills, upgrade gear. play today!
by LDora on March 09, 2015 05:00 PM
by LDora on March 09, 2015 01:00 PM
by LDora on March 08, 2015 04:00 PM
by LDora on March 08, 2015 01:00 PM