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Alpha demo for our next game

Unfortunately we cannot really show too much from our future game, but we can say that its development is going fine. It still waits for an approved name, which it might look weird from outside. Naming is always an issue in this industry, mostly a marketing issue :). But, we have proudly achieved and alpha stage, and we are moving now towards beta.

To celebrate the alpha, we have released an internal demo for other people in he company to be able to play (Android only). This not only that will show our progress but it will also help us understand what can we do to make the product better, by watching other people playing.

As a result, we have combined what in Sweden is called “Fika” with a demo presentation for those people who are on site. Giving the reactions and the conclusions, we deem it as a complete success. That was followed by the weekly sprint review when we usually discuss what went good, what went wrong and how do we feel about the last week of development.

To go even further, we also pitched a bit of our planned… third future project, which will be much more different that this too. But about that one… Later!

Manchester City FC Powershot Challenge – Released today

Today is the official release of Manchester City FC Powershot Challenge. We were thinking about publishing here the press release, but that can be read in other places so why not have a more friendly approach to the whole shebang, right?

We don’t want to create any envy, but working with Manchester City FC was the best experience we had between all clubs. They had a very clear list of demands, they had clear opinions on brand value and they have been extremely fast and communicative. I must say that their digital media and marketing department must be very well organized.
Of course, there have been some bumps, but they were insignificant pimples in the great scheme of things.

Anyway, the game is out now after around 6 weeks of development and we are waiting for the marketing campaign to kick in. It is our 7th release, which pretty much says it all. And we will have more soon.

Yeah, and don’t forget to compete for those 2 tickets for the last match of the league ;).

Week 15 Updates (2014)

We are going through a very busy period right now and that is really good for us. We like busy periods, they make this job feel alive and productive. And no, I am not just saying this… When it gets busy here, it also gets fun. That is because the whole team loves to be kept busy. Which, yeah, for some who think about a job to be just a job, may sound strange.  But not in games industry where people join to actually have fun working.

In any case, we have some serious accomplishments like:

  • Manchester City Powershot Challenge went through the approval process with no issues. It is now ready for release. It is going to start with some really awesome prizes, btw.
  • Chelsea FC Powershot Challenge is on the way. We have already finished a lot of the graphical work and the portraits have been sent of approval.
  • Our second project is also on the way which also triggered the obviously needed integration with Applifier (a mutually beneficial advertising platform)
  • We have managed to eat more chocolate than expected. We are running a A/B test here to see if productivity is increased by chocolate. We will communicate the results, although we think they are obvious

Really now, we are doing great. Things roooolll….:).

Manchester City FC Powershot Challenge approved

After a bit of a back and forth with Manchester City FC, we are now ready with Manchester City FC PSC game. We had some difficulties in catching the right expressions of some of the players. It seems that Nasri is really hard to draw which came as a surprize for us. We noticed that some other people tried some caricaturisation of him and they also had troubles making him recognizable. We thought it is strange, since he seems so particular as appearance, easy to remember.

Anyway, our artist did an awesome job in the end and now we are very proud about Nasri’s in-game look. God job Stefan!

We are not ready to release though, but ready from a production perspective. All the rest is marketing, and other stuff. There is no official release date yet but it will happen very soon. Until then, we have a website and a Facebook page for it so yeah… Cool Manchester City prizes are about to flow onto those who are ready for a challenge.

The Next Game and a Visit

We don’t have a name for it yet, so we will just refer to it as the The Next Game. I think these are the first images for now. We will come with some updates in the future.

In other words, our CEO paid us a visit today and it was really satisfying for us to see him playing The Next Game we are working on.  We all had fun. And that is the most important aspect of game. Because if it is not fun, then it is not a game. It is a code shrubbery.

And we are creating games, not coding shrubberies.

Upcoming changes in Powershot

The next update for Powershot Challenge will come with several changes that hopefully will improve the experience of all the gamers and clubs fans:

  • New support button! Yes, now it will be much more obvious how to contact our customer support service
  • New icon for the Tokens and Buy Tokens which will be the same across all the teams. We have changed that because many people found it confusing.  Now it is easier to see it as a virtual currency, what in fact it is. We’ve never tried to hide the fact that you can use Tokens to help you get new players and achieve better scores easier Continue reading Upcoming changes in Powershot

Powershot Challenge – Beginners’ Tips

In order to get the best scores, here are some simple tips:

  1. Timing, meaning the moment when the arrow is in the square, it is very, very important in score calculation. Always try to catch the arrow in the best position possible
  2. Swipe as straight as possible in the direction the arrow is pointing. Try to use a straight surface to avoid hand shakes
  3. If you get swipes better than just Good in a row, you will get a lot of hearts, or Supporter Points, as we call them. You can gather those to unlock new players
  4. Boosts will not help you win, but they will help you do less mistakes in critical moments by making your player more precise. That will usually come with more combos and better scores if you practice.
  5. Better players always means more goals. Just like in real life :)

If you have any questions you can always contact our support service and we will provide you with adequate answers.