Apr 19

Shootmania’s Skill Pyramid

ShootmaniaIf you headshot in the middle of a forest and there’s no one around, does it make a noise? Despite the decent European uptake of promising FPS eSport Shootmania, the game has failed to gain traction here among us antipodes. Though usually it’s the big titles and big communities that attract the best players, there’s something about Shootmania that brings them in anyway. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 09

The MOBA Gold Rush

DOTA 2Game makers the world over are grinning as they simplify their pathfinding code, wiping mock sweat from their brow as they put together the details of a singular, familiar map, and flexing their medieval vocabularies as they rename an arsenal of gear. If you hadn’t received the memo, the MOBA genre is in, and RTS is out. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Freemium’s False Treadmill

PrestigeHere’s an interesting question: Who’s more addicted to persistent rewards? Us, or the developers? Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

I Am Onebro

Our quest to become a Onebro was completed a few nights ago. We only had the idea to make our first episode back about the journey late on, so we’ll have to re-record the first section of the game for storytelling purposes. But the last few bosses have been recorded, as well as this video “proof”. Going through the entire run will certainly be a different type of Floppy, and I’m keen to see what people think of the experiment.

Feb 19

Back In Business

Open signThe blog is alive again! The silly interweb people tried to take money out of an account that had none, resulting in our little hiatus. But we’re back from break and going into a brief pre-production period before we start the weekly routine for the rest of the year. Here’s what we got up to, and what we’ve got planned.

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