Design Notes

August 25, 2016

Dungeon Punks

BREAKING NEWS! Artix publishes a new video game :D

Hiya guys, Artix here. My long time friends at Hyper Awesome Entertainment created a tag team brawler video game called Dungeon Punks. Maybe you saw us streaming last week while we were all sitting on the couch trying out the game. We instantly fell in love with its old-school arcade gameplay -- which reminded us of our favorite games, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dungeons & Dragons, and my personal mega-favorite, Golden Axe. It is fun… and when I saw the laser shooting unicorn mounts I LOL’d. Check out the game for yourself.

Throne of Darkness Trailer

AdventureQuest Worlds BONUS! “Were-Warlock”

Starting right now, when you buy Dungeon Punks on our page using Humble Bundle, you also get the exclusive Were-Warlock armor in AdventureQuest Worlds. This armor was inspired by the Were-Witch, one of the playable heroes in Dungeon Punks.

Throne of Darkness Trailer

What does it mean to “Publish a game?”

Good question! You know when you load a console game and it has a few different game company logos on the front? They represent all of the people/studios who do different parts for the game. As long as you have known us, we have always done both the developing and publishing of our games. But we did not make this one. I know, at first glance from the art it looks like we did. Which is exactly why we were their first pick to be the publisher… which really means promoter when you get right down to it. Hyper Awesome Entertainment is made up of the guys who worked on Shadowtale back in the day. We have actually done a lot of things together and built up a lot of trust over the past 10+ years. Which is why I am proud to help spread word about their game and find it happy players.

Also, if this game does well there is a chance we could work together with Hyper Awesome on a game project in the AQWorlds or Dragon Fable universe. O_O Check out Dungeon Punks and see its game trailer at . The game is normally $15, but we are running a 10% launch discount until the end of the month.

Tags: Alina,

August 20, 2016

August 2016 Limited Quantity Sets

Limited Quantity Packages: Get'em While They're Here!

Starting this Friday, August 26th, at 11:00 AM [Eastern U.S. Time Zone] (server time), head to our Limited Quantity Package page we are giving everyone ONE LAST CHANCE to get your gauntlets on some of our coolest, deadlinest limited quantity sets EVER!

This weekend, all of the limited quantity sets that did not sell out the first time 'round will become available again! Once their quantity reaches 0, they will never become available again... which means, they become instant status symbols for you rare hunters. Each package also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore! 

Unlock the CryptKeeper Vault and get ALL 25 items!

Price: 4000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1002
Restock quantity: 110

  • Ancient CryptKeeper Armor
  • Arcane CryptKeeper Armor
  • Abyssal CryptKeeper Armor
  • 13 helms
  • 4 capes
  • 5 weapons
  • and unique Book of Lore AND character page badges

Ancient CryptKeeper

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 504
Restock quantity: 48

  • Ancient CryptKeeper Armor
  • CryptKeeper Plague Doctor Helm 
  • CryptKeeper Cowl Locks Helm
  • CryptKeeper Skull Helm
  • CryptKeeper Braids and Collar Helm
  • CryptKeeper Cowl Helm
  • CryptKeeper Cowl Hawk Helm
  • Plasmatic Dagger and Tome Daggers
  • Ecto Dragon Cape
  • Ecto Minions Cape
  • Reversed Plasmatic Daggerand unique Book of Lore AND character page badges

Nulgath’s Void Rider Armor 

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 838
Restock quantity: 75

Includes motorcycle mount armor. gives 15% more Class Points when equipped.

Dage's Glacial Commander Armor Set (AdventureCoin gear)

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 526
Restock quantity: 35

  • Armor 
  • 6 helms
  • 1 cape 
  • 1 weapon.

Ice Realm Portal House 

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1039
Restock quantity: 130

Package includes in-game house.

Shatterglass Weapon Pack (For all players)

Price: 25,000 gold
Initial stock: 5080
Restock quantity: 490

Package includes 3 weapons and a 0 AC pet

Bright Fortress House 

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1348
Restock quantity: 85

Package includes an in-game house.

Dage’s DreadSpace Set 

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 962
Restock quantity: 150

  • Armor 
  • helms 
  • and weapons. 

Items give additional XP and Class Points when equipped. 

Data Elemental Pet and Weapon (Available for all players)

Price: 50,000 gold
Initial stock: 15,000
Restock quantity: 1600

Package includes a 0 AC pet and axe for all players, plus a member-only battle pet 

Dage's Crimson Knight Set

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1083
Restock quantity: 75

  • Crimson Knight and Shield Armor
  • Crimson Knight Armor
  • Helms
  • Cape
  • Blade and Lance weapons

Ice Fortress House and Daily Quest

Price: 2000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 575
Restock quantity: 50

  • Ice Fortress house comes with the Frozen Treasure Chest house item with Daily Quest
  • Quest will reward 1500 gold and XP, plus either an exclusive weapon, boost, or potion

Sheng Long Guardian

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1087
Restock quantity: 175

ShadowScythe Flying Gryphon Armor

Price: 1500 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 2032
Restock quantity: 275

Note: Shadowscythe Walking Gryphon Rider armor not included


Dread Gryphon Rider Armors

Name: Dread Leopard Flying Gryphon armor
Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 1654
Restock quantity: 150

Name: Dread Leopard Gryphon Rider
Price: 150,000 gold (current and past Members only)
Initial stock: 5118
Restock quantity: 580

Bright Flying Gryphon Rider 

Price: 1500 AdventureCoins
Initial stock: 2644
Restock quantity: 250

What are Limited Quantity Packages?

A Limited Quantity Package* is a group of items sold together which has a set quantity. Once the gear has sold out, that's it. The total number of packages is the same for everyone, everwhere, so if you see 300 packages left on the web page counter, that's what we've got left in stock. These items are non-refundable, so once you click the "confirm purchase" button, that set is yours to keep!

How Do They Work?

Excellent question! Starting this Friday, August 26th, at 11 AM server time, the intial stock of our Limited Quantity Packages will be released again. Once they are, you'll need to:

  1. Head to the Limited Quantity Package page
  2. Select the package you want to buy
  3. Confirm your purchase
  4. Log into your AQWorlds account
  5. Open your Book of Lore and go to the Achievements tab
  6. Look under the "Other Badges"section
  7. Find the Package Badge and open the shop to get your gear!

Limited Quantity Package Restock Schedule

Package quantities partially restock throughout the weekend to give everyone a chance to get the gear they want, no matter what timezone or country they live in.

Restock times:

  • 3:00 PM Friday, 8/26
  • 7:00 PM Friday, 8/26
  • 11:00 PM Friday, 8/26
  • 3:00 AM Saturday, 8/27
  • 7:00 AM Saturday, 8/27
  • 11:00 AM Saturday, 8/27
  • 3:00 PM Saturday, 8/27
  • 7:00 PM Saturday, 8/27
  • 11:00 PM Saturday, 8/27
  • 3:00 AM Sunday, 8/28
  • 7:00 AM Sunday, 8/28
  • 11:00 AM Sunday, 8/28
  • 3:00 PM Sunday, 8/28
  • 7:00 PM Sunday, 8/28
All times listed are for Eastern U.S. time zone.  That's the same as server time. You can find a timezone converter here so you know exactly when the restocks are in your part of the world!

Limited Quantity Package Badges

We haven't always offered character page badges with our limited quantity packages, but after the successes of the last two LQS's... we are going to offer badges with ALL of the packages listed above! That means if you bought one of the above packages originally, you will also get a character page badge automatically!

Isn't this gear rare, though?

Good question! Limited Quantity Sets aren't considered "rare" until they've sold out. (These aren't limite time packages, they are limited quantity packages!) Once they do sell out, then they will never become available again!
Tags: Alina,

August 22, 2016

This Friday: Shatter the Castle of Glass

The Tower of Mirrors Chapter Concludes this Weekend!

Scarletta the Sorceress' chapter of the Throne of Darkness Saga concludes this Friday with the Castle of Glass! If you haven't played through her terrible, twisted, and surprisingly-surprising tale, now's the time! Start her story when you /join hedgemaze

Also releasing:

  • Scarletta's Class variant
  • Tana's Mirror set
  • MORE gear in the BioBeasts radioactive bundle package
Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

T-Shirt and TWO New Prints at HeroMart

Unlock 2 HeroPoints with each item you buy!

Whether you’re helping us test AQ3D in the closed beta right now, battle in our other games, or fought alongside us in the past... the AQ3D t-shirt gives you a way to display your love of Lore, dragons, and looking AWESOME! Order your T-Shirt now at!

Stryche and his HeroMart elves have stealthily released TWO new prints at - the Dragons Collage and the Adventurer's Campfire! Each print comes with TWO HeroPoints to spend in Stryche's HeroMart merge shop inside AdventureQuest Worlds!

Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

Dark and Deadly Gear is HERE!

The Dark Sorceress and Birthday Gear Coming Soon!

Log in this weekend for a wicked selection of dark and bright, good and evil limited time rare gear!

ALL of this weekend's gear will leave on September 2nd along with the Shadowstrike Warriors August upgrade bonus gear!

Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

Tower of Mirrors... Revealed

The Throne of Darkness Saga continues NOW!

Your quest: log in this weekend as we return to the Throne of Darkness Saga! Will YOU discover the secret locked inside the Scarletta the Sorceress’ Tower of Mirrors?!

ALL of the reward gear (including the Mirror Knight set) in this week's release drops from monsters in the map, but we cannot show you the boss drop OR tell you its name or you will get spoilered. Happy hunting!

Tags: Alina,

August 19, 2016

Changes to HeroMart + HeroPoints

Read on for more information on HeroMart Changes!

Recently, HeroMart put the new AQ3D T-Shirt on sale! (If you haven't seen it yet, go check it out!) We also introduced the new HeroMart currency and in-game reward system, HeroPoints. As always, we change our systems based on your feedback and as issues arise. 

In-Game Rewards Shop Replaced with Quests

Due to a merge shop glitch, we replaced the HeroPoints Merge Shop with several quests to let you get the gear you want! To spend your HeroPoints, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to AQWorlds and type /join HeroMart 
  2. Talk to Stryche to see his quests


  3. Accept any of the "Spend your HeroPoints" quests

  4. Slay the Sneevil Invader and turn in your HeroPoints to complete the quest

  5. Choose your reward from among the list of items

As an example: If you have 2 HeroPoints in your inventory, you'll be able to complete the "Spend Two HeroPoints" quest once (by turning in your two HeroPoints) OR complete the "Spend One HeroPoint" quest twice (by turning in one HeroPoint each time).

Change to HeroPoints Rewards for Shipping

Originally, the HeroMart team wanted to reward players who paid extra for shipping... but after listening to a TON of player feedback, and due to concerns about fairness (and how players cannot help where they live), we will no longer be offering HeroPoints based on the amount paid for shipping.

What are HeroPoints Again...?!

HeroPoints are a new way for you to get even more rewards when you get merchandise from HeroMart! Existing store items will keep the codes they currently use, but from here on out, all HeroMart merchandise will come with a quantity of HeroPoints that you can spend in Stryche's in-game merge shop.

  • 1 HeroPoint is roughly equal to $5 USD
  • For every $5 dollars you spend at HeroMart, you'll get 1 HP

How to find HeroMart's New Store

  • /join heromart
  • Talk to Stryche to learn all about HeroMart and its merch
  • Browse the store to see his big-ticket items and their in-game rewards
  • Click on items that interest you to get more information or go straight to HeroMart to buy them

Special merchandise like our yearly calendar classes will include exclusive in-game items PLUS HeroPoints!

Read on for even more details!

Tags: Aethai,

August 19, 2016

Gjappy's Goodbye Letter

It’s my Birthday... and time to go!

Greetings and blessings to you, adventurer in any world of Lore! My name is Gjappy, known as the human angel and AE archangel of Hope. former lead tester of AQ3D… etc. etc. Today is my birthday, and as this birthday is going to be a very special birthday, I’m celebrating it with you in AQWorlds in /join gparty! You will be able to find my NPC and birthday shop there and celebrate, too!

I have been working for AE as volunteer for 5 years and gained a lot of experience in managing teams, community work, testing and unofficial player support/Q&A. But the time has come for me to move on. I have spent so much time these last few years focusing on helping Artix Entertainment grow, but now real life is calling, and I must go.

A Message from Artix, Alina, and the AE Team

Goodbye, Gjappy, and best of luck as you soar into a future filled with successes! With so much energy, enthusiasm, and a drive to help others, we know you will go far!

Click here to read the rest of Gjappy's letter.

Tags: Alina,

August 15, 2016

What lies behind the mirrors?

The Tower of Mirrors Bonus Story begins on August 26th!

Scarletta the Sorceress' Tower of Mirrors holds many, MANY secrets behind. But no one has asked how Scarletta gained her formidable powers and ability to enchant those mirrors. Next weekend, discover how Scarletta became the sorceress she is today!

Tags: Alina,

August 12, 2016

MEGA BioBeasts Update: 1.5.1 is LIVE

What is BioBeasts?!

BioBeasts is a new game for Android and iOS where you take control of powerful mutant beasts and battle through waves of robots, laboratory defenses, and hulking bosses. Claw, bite, blast, and mutate your way to freedom while freeing new beasts with unique powers! Unlock and upgrade Mutations to customize your beasts, and craft your own strategy! 

BioBeasts 1.5.0 Escape! Mutate! Destroy!

BioBeasts Version 1.5.0 is NOW LIVE!

We just launched a MASSIVE UPDATE that adds loads of exciting new player requested features and fixes. Download BioBeasts 1.5.0 on your Android or iOS device now:

Get BioBeasts NOW on Android and iOS!

BioBeasts_App_Store_Google  BB_App_Store_IOS

New Stuff in BioBeasts 1.5.0:

  • 22 NEW Mutations to collect!
  • Customize the look of each beast with new Skins Mutations
  • Overhauled Mutation Lab -- view all Mutations in one easy to use list
  • NEW Mutation Crate system -- you can now unlock and upgrade Mutations totally free just by playing
  • Mutation Equip Slots -- you can now start with mutations)
  • Loads of interface improvements
  • New Nuclear Bundle for sale in the Shop

The Nuclear Bundle Includes

  • Exclusive Radioactive Hazard Skin
  • Nuclear Crate
  • 10,000 BioBits
  • Prize code to redeem for bonus items in EpicDuel and AdventureQuest Worlds.

Need help redeeming your Prize Code? We've got you covered with this handy guide: 

Guide: How to Redeem Your Nuclear Bundle Prize Code


Introducing Batteries!

Coming to BioBeasts 1.5.0 are Batteries. Plink needs 10 Batteries to warp in a Mutation-filled Crate to help power up your beasts! Batteries are earned after completing each wave with a bonus battery for defeating the final boss, meaning it's possible to earn enough Batteries for a Crate on any Normal, Hard, or Insane run.


The Mutation Lab

Inside the Mutation Lab you can put those Batteries to good use! Use them to warp in new Crates filled with Battle Mutations, Beast Mutations, and Beast Skins!

After Plink warps in a Crate, it must be unlocked before opening. You can bypass this process with BioBits. Plink will also bring you a free crate every 8 hours. This gives you a great reason to check back on BioBeasts, even if you don't have time to play a few waves!


Mutation Crates

Each Crate is guaranteed to contain some kind of loot. However, not all Crates are created equally. Iron and Steel Crates, being the most basic, hold the fewest Mutations. Occasionally, Plink will get lucky and warp in a more luxurious crate like a Nuclear or Quantum Crate, which are guaranteed to contain Rare Mutations! Below is the breakdown of what you can expect from each type of Crate. 

Iron Crate Only seen in the Tutorial of the game, this Crate has the same capacity as the Steel Crate with 8 Mutations inside, but the unlocking process is very fast.
Free Crate Plink will find you a new Free Crate every 8 hours. Free Crates contain 15 Mutations.
Steel Crate This most common Crate yields 8 Mutations.
Reinforced Crate 15 Mutations, including at least 1 Rare.
Elite Crate 30 Mutations, including at least 3 Rare.
Nuclear Crate 70 Mutations, including 7 Rare and 1 Ultra.
Quantum Crate 250 Mutations, including 25 Rare, 5 Ultra, and 1 Epic.


New Beast Skins!

BioBeasts 1.5.0 launches with 10 new beast skins! These Skin Mutations can be unlocked from our new Mutation Crates, and there will be plenty more to come after the launch: 

If you haven't tried BioBeasts yet, you can download the app here:

Download for Android
Download for iOS

Thank you!

Once again thank you for joining us along this creative journey! We couldn't have done this with out your support! We plan to always add new and interesting things to read here on our dev blog. Remember to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for latest updates!

Tags: Alina,
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