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    Friends and Family Friends and Family

    Friends and Family

Friends and Family

By Graham Somers  

Ahh yes, your friends and family. Those people that you share special holiday memories with from years gone by. Turkey, mistletoe, and presents under the tree. Oh yes, and coercing them to play the game that you’re working on and then grilling them for feedback so you can make it better.

Remember to treat your friends and family playtesters with respect. “How can you not make it through the tutorial! Are you blind? Can’t you read?” Take it easy! Your poor Aunty Jill doesn’t play too many games, relax. For us, […]

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    Hand Painted Character Workflow Hand Painted Character Workflow

    Hand Painted Character Workflow

Hand Painted Character Workflow

By Nick Resa  

Lately I have been doing a ton of stylized hand painted characters so I figured I’d share some bits about my workflow.

My current process:
1. Reference
2. Zbrush
3. Retopo
4. Uv’s
5. Bakes
6. Painting
7. Xform
8. Checking final look In-game
9. Prep for hand off to animation.

1. Reference – Really helps to have a finalized concept. Usually there are areas in the concept you’ll need to make up, like the back of a character or what the neck line behind that shoulder pad looks like. Sometimes you need to simplify the concept to make the detail readable at in-game view and […]

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    Cavemania Update 1.6 Released Cavemania Update 1.6 Released

    Cavemania Update 1.6 Released

Cavemania Update 1.6 Released

Ready your Tribe for a new adventure in Cavemania with 15 all new levels available in the new 1.6 update released today! Toots the baby Mammoth has turned up again and the Tribe is going to have to keep him out of trouble until his Mom turns up.

The update is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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    Throwback Thursday: Creating Toots Throwback Thursday: Creating Toots

    Throwback Thursday: Creating Toots

Throwback Thursday: Creating Toots

With a new Cavemania update in the works that features the lovable baby Mammoth Toots as part of the story, this Throwback Thursday, we take a look back at how the art team came up with his look…

Originally posted September 3rd, 2014

 

Or how we ended up with a farting elephant in Cavemania

By Shell Meggersee-Briggs

Ah, loveable Toots, the baby Mammoth! So cute, so cuddly. So smelly. But, he wasn’t always that way… (more…)

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    Castle Level 8! New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.3 Castle Level 8! New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.3

    Castle Level 8! New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.3

Castle Level 8! New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.3

Castle Level 8 is here! Update 1.1.3 for The Incorruptibles is now available for both iOS and Android devices. Upgrade your Castle, unlock a new region, and free it from The Corrupted and upgrade your heroes to the new maximum of level 40!

  • Castle Level 8 is here! Unlock a new region and more building upgrades!
  • 2 New towns to free from the Corrupted!
  • Maximum Hero Levels increased to 40!

 

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    Cavemania Update Coming Soon Cavemania Update Coming Soon

    Cavemania Update Coming Soon

Cavemania Update Coming Soon

006 The Chieftain SMELLS something off in the distance…pfffew! Toots the baby Mammoth has turned up again, and there’s no sign of his Mom. The Tribe is going to have to keep him out of trouble until she turns up. The new Cavemania episode with all new levels is coming soon!

 

 

 

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    New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.2 New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.2

    New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.2

New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.2

Update 1.1.2 for The Incorruptibles is now available for both iOS and Android devices. The update contains new Heroic Equipment and a new hero! The old king Roderick has emerged to help reclaim his kingdom from the Corrupted. Collect Roderick’s Greatbow to recruit him.

  • Heroic Equipment! – Each Hero now has a unique piece of equipment. Collect each Heroes’ equipment to recruit them to your side.
  • New Archer Hero! – The old king Roderick has emerged to help reclaim his kingdom from the Corrupted. Collect Roderick’s Greatbow to recruit him!

 

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    New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.1 New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.1

    New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.1

New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.1

Update 1.1.1 for The Incorruptibles is now available for both iOS and Android devices. The update contains a new Quest system with daily rewards. Completing quests can earn you things like resources, Gems, and even Item Chests! Here are some further details on what else is in the new update:

  • New Quests! – Earn rewards daily with the new quest system! Complete quests to earn resources, Gems and even Item Chests!
  • More Hero Levels – Heroes can now be promoted and upgraded to level 35.
  • New Challenge Missions – More Challenge Missions are […]
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    New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.0 New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.0

    New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.0

New Incorruptibles Update 1.1.0

Update 1.1.0 for The Incorruptibles is now available for both iOS and Android devices. This large update contains a new Hero upgrade system, a new mission replay system so that players can play old missions for materials, changes to production buildings, and more!

  • New Hero Upgrade System! – Use Materials from buildings and missions to level up your Heroes directly.
  • Mission Replays – Replay old missions you’ve beaten before to earn extra Materials and Equipment!
  • Crafting Building Changes – The Blacksmith, Carpenter and Tailor now produce Equipment automatically.”

 

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    Working Remotely Working Remotely

    Working Remotely

Working Remotely

By John Evanson  

BonusXP is headquartered just outside Dallas in Allen, TX, but there’s a few of us who work remotely. I work from our house in the sleepy college town of Plymouth, New Hampshire.  If “New Hampshire” sounds vaguely familiar, that’s probably because it’s an election year.  And if “Plymouth” does, you’re probably thinking of the one in Massachusetts.

Plymouth is in pretty much the geographic center of New Hampshire, […]