This is where we post Spymaster development updates & other random notes that come to mind.
Winterstate is a real-time strategy MMO built from the ground up for touch devices. Players will traverse a frosty, post-apocalyptic USA, encountering bandits and other players, and building a convoy of vehicles to wreak havoc on the East Coast.
The best thing?
Next week you'll be able to play it!
Just head to playraven.com/beta and sign up. If you joined us in the Robocide beta, then you're automatically eligible for this one :)
Welcome to ROBOCIDE!!!
Robocide is a brand new Micro RTS, in which players can control hundreds of robots and wage war with the touch of a finger. We're very close to soft launch and have currently assumed the fetal position, bracing ourselves for impact.
We'd also like to thank everyone who took part in our beta, the feedback was hugely instrumental in getting the game to where it is today. If you didn't get the chance to participate, feel free to head over to playraven.com/beta and sign up - we'll have a new game for you to test very soon ;)
As for Robocide, you can start following us on our social channels now for all the latest news...
We also have another very important announcement -- WAIT!! What's that horrible buzzing sound coming from the server room!?!?!! Better go and check...
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Wanna meet the new guys? From left to right...
Paul joins us as Game Lead. His mission is to recruit a new team of special agents to work on the next Spymaster game. He’s previously worked at famous companies like Crytek and Rockstar, and is also British, which means that tea consumption at PlayRaven (and maybe even in Finland) is now at an all time high.
Vinicius joins us from Rovio as our new Server Programmer. Originally hailing from Brazil, Vinicius kept the (very popular) Angry Birds Toons animations online with nothing but his own brute force and boyish good looks. Well, at least that's what he told us!
The addition of these two fine gentlemen means that we now have a grand total of three Brits and three Brazilians working at PlayRaven. I am still trying to figure out the best way to apply this knowledge, but I think it starts with a game of football...
There’s no better way to spend your Easter weekend than in a conference hall packed with a thousand demoscene dudes.
In our search for the next Spymaster team, we thought it would be a good idea (or excuse!?) to head to Saarbrücken in Germany and sponsor one of the biggest demoscene events in the world. It was awesome. With such a high bar for quality and such great people, the event was a massive success.
It’s also just a great chance to grab a drink and catch up.
Huge thanks to the organisers for doing such an amazing job! Be sure to head over to the After Party section on their site for more details on the event.
Imagine being a REAL spy. Hiding in dustbins, walking around undercover. Wearing a funny hat and a big coat, while talking to strangers in a gruff voice? For many people the life of a spy has been a fantasy that one never grows out of.
Well, not today!
Earlier we mentioned on our blog that we would be recruiting a new team of special agents to work on a brand new Spymaster game, and that time has come...
CALLING ALL SPECIAL AGENTS:
The opportunity to build the future of Spymaster is all yours!
Also we'll be continuing our hunt at Revision 2015 next weekend, April 3 - 6. If you're going then please come say hey!
In Beta: A few weeks back we announced that we would be running our first ever beta program across all of our upcoming titles.
Since then, the beta has been well underway, we’re currently at about 300 sign ups (thanks!) and we’ve been sending out test builds for our next release (which until now has been dubbed “Project Nano”) to everyone on that list.
It’s been going great so far. We’ve been getting all kinds of constructive feedback from friends, friends-of-friends and people we’ve never met before.
One more thing, we can now exclusively reveal that “Project Nano” will be called ROBOCIDE!!
Sign up to the Robocide beta at playraven.com/beta