The Problem A solid ranking system is required for a healthy, competitive online game. You want same-skill players to be facing each other – you want your newbies playing and your veterans playing veterans. A good skill system will allow high-skilled players to quickly rise in the ranks and only face like-skilled opponents. You want these good […]
Continue.. Multiplayer Ranking Systems vs. Declining Population
“Why did you copy that other game? Don’t you want to make something new and original?” Of course (nearly) all game developers want to make something new and original but there are a great many factors that inform a team’s decision on what game to make. I want to give my perspective on the decisions that may go […]
Continue.. On copying games (re: Battle Party)
I work on quite a few games a year and over time this has added up to hundreds of games. During this time I have seen the same UI mistakes over and over again. I want to share a simple improvement we make to improve game UI. I will be using fake examples as to not call anyone out. Main […]
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When we set out to create Adventure Time Battle Party, we had some specific goals in mind. I can proudly say, we achieved every goal we set out to accomplish. As a team, we all love playing MOBAs, but there are a number of standard systems in MOBAs that don’t align with our sensibilities. We […]
Continue.. Adventure Time Battle Party – design goals
Continue.. Adventure Time Battle Party is out
Oh my Glob, you guys! The Adventure Time Battle Party MOBA is in closed beta. You can get in on that sweet gaming action! Join the party now! http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/games/adventuretime/adventure-time-battle-party/index.html You can play all day Thursdays, or throw down with the devs during our scheduled play tests, Thursday nights from 8-10 EST! Join our discussion on Reddit […]
Continue.. Adventure Time Battle Party beta!
While going through some old files, I found some sketches I did for Marceline in FusionFall Heroes. These were attack animation concepts. Some of them made into the game, some didn’t.
Continue.. FusionFall Heroes – Marceline sketches
I am currently working on an iOS game in my “free time” (haha, I don’t really have any), mostly to learn what it takes to make a mobile game. My day job is making PC games but I feel it’s my duty as a developer to stay informed of the current trends, and mobile games […]
Continue.. First boss last
What is FusionFall Heroes? FusionFall Heroes is online multiplayer 4-player co-op beat ’em up featuring heroes from the Cartoon Network universe. Players can choose their favorite hero, run missions with their friends, beat up baddies and earn coins. Players can use their cash to buy “blind boxes” which will reward them with new heroes or […]
Continue.. FusionFall Heroes – details
Cartoon Network Games Studio’s new game, FusionFall Heroes has been announced! Watch the teaser here: http://blog.cartoonnetwork.com/2013/03/19/coming-soon-fusionfall-heroes/ Stay tuned for loads more info about our new game.
Continue.. New game announced – FusionFall Heroes