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July 03, 2015

This Weekend: Beleen's Chaos Incarnate

Save AQWorlds from Chaos Queen Beleen!

Beleen, Artix Entertainment's bubbliest, most positively-pink developer has discovered the sad, abandoned village of Drearia and vows to bring it back to life. But after accidentally stumbling Nulgath the ArchFiend, lord of the Oversoul and former ruler of the Underworld, her powers of randomness and cheer... mutate in the STRANGEST way possible!

Starting tonight, /join Drearia and battle your way through Beleen's re-envisioning of AQWorlds... cuter, pinker, and with MUCH more Chaos! If you don't want to battle through a pink world, we need YOU to stop her! 

Find the rare gear shop in your game menu, with new (unpink) items from Nulgath!* Then head into Beleen's adventure and begin the battle (plus, get some super-sweet monster drops, if you're lucky)!

* If you follow my Twitter feed, you know that I am absolutely crazy about the chibi nulgath! I could not stop turning it into more and more gear. Real Fiends go Chibi!

A Message from Beleen

Weeeeee! I just know you are going to love-love-LOVE this special… albeit CRAZY!... release that me and the AQWorlds team have spent 3 weeks developing. It was A LOT of work (requiring A LOT of caffeine), but it was totally worth the long hours and coffee-stained smile because I really wanted to make my Chaos Beleen storyline the most fun and memorable release in the game’s history.

…aaaand not to mention, I kinda wanted MY release to totally PWN Cysero’s and Artix’s events. Teehehhehee >:D

Artix scream pink paladin chaos queen beleen funnyBut! In order for that dream to come to fruition, I am going to need your help. I need YOU to join the #BeleenTeam and help spread the word of this weekend's Chaos Queen Beleen event!

Invite all your friends to come play AQ.com tomorrow night with us, and if you happen to know someone who used to play AQWorlds, let them know that I designed this new release and I would love it if they came back and played AQW with me! Woohoo!!

Thanks so much for making my fantasy (…of forcing Artix to wear pink, LOL!) into reality, and I really hope you enjoy playing tomorrow’s Chaos Queen Beleen release alongside me, Artix, Nulgath, and 30000 of our closest friends!

Pink On and Battle On!

xoxo Beleen =D

 

Summer 2015: Return of the Living Devs Continues

So far, we've seen one release from each of our three returning devs - Artix, Cysero, and Beleen! 

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Make sure you've played through all three stories before next week, when Artix re-returns with his Living dungeon release! He, Dage, J6, and the rest of the team have a titan-sized adventure planned for you... next week!

July 02, 2015

This Friday: Chaos Queen Beleen Release!

AQWorlds Weekly News for July 3, 2015

Hiya hero! I am SUPER excited to announce this week’s newest release:

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Chaos Queen Beleen Art Print Now in HeroMart!

Make your way to HeroMart.com, our online, real-life merchandise store to find the new Chaos Queen Beleen Arti Print! Inspired by Beleen, marketing writer for Artix Entertainment, and created by Nulgath, master artist, this 8.5x11" limited edition print will bring chaos and craziness to your room, dorm, office, or castle!

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June 29, 2015

I’m Having Too Much Fun!

Beleen’s Chaos Queen Release Launches this Friday, July 3

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Tehehehe… Artix’s eyes will bleed RAINBOWS when he sees this!!

…also, I am NOT a paid artist…

=D

June 26, 2015

NEW Print at Heromart: Chaos Queen Beleen

Embrace the Chaos with Nulgath's New Print

Make your way to HeroMart.com, our online, real-life merchandise store to find the new Chaos Queen Beleen Arti Print! Inspired by Beleen, marketing writer for Artix Entertainment, and created by Nulgath, master artist, this 8.5x11" limited edition print will bring chaos and craziness to your room, dorm, office, or castle!

Nulgath the lead designer for Oversoul and long time artist for AdventureQuest Worlds brings his unique art to HeroMart. We appreciate him taking the time between waging wars and gathering minions to create this awesome art piece and the in-game Items!

The Chaos Queen Beleen print comes with the exclusive Chaos Beleen armor! The Locks of Love and Spikes of Love helms pictured above will be available both with the HeroMart print and from this week's story release shop.

Next Friday in AQWorlds: All Hail Chaos Queen Beleen!

Beleen, Artix Entertainment's bubbliest, most positively-pink developer has discovered the sad, abandoned village of Drearia and vows to bring it back to life. But after accidentally stumbling Nulgath the ArchFiend, lord of the Oversoul and former ruler of the Underworld, her powers of randomness and cheer... mutate in the STRANGEST way possible!


June 24, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: June 26 2015

Deadmoor Spirit release written by Cysero

Everyone’s favorite Mad Weaponsmith, Cysero, specially designed Friday’s upcoming release: Deadmoor Spirit!

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Click to read this week’s brand new newsletter and discover all the new NEW happening this week!

Read our Newsletter here!

June 18, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: June 19 2015

New layout. New adventures. New story written by Artix!

Hi! You’ve got mail!

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Click to read this week’s brand new newsletter—not only was it personally created by Artix himself, but Artix also wrote this week’s new game release: Ebil DreadSpace. AQW’s summer event starts off with a blast… off into space!

Read our Newsletter here!

June 15, 2015

Chaos Beleen Teaser

One, two...

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…she’s coming for you…

--Nulgath

June 11, 2015

VelocityAE - NEW MOBILE GAME!

Retro Arcade Game Made in a Day

If you thought Flappy Bird was hard, you gotta try this app. It is hard, retro, hard, simple and super hard. Lasting 10 seconds pretty much means you are a gaming god.

Surprise Mobile Game Release

 Available now on iOS and Android devices! Introducing VelocityAE… brought forth from 1980s with a time travel device.

“Buuuuuut wait, this doesn’t look like ANY game Artix has ever made before!”

Right you are. And that’s because it wasn’t really made at Artix Entertainment.

“HUH?!?”

Hehe, let me explain:

If you’re a long-time player of Artix games, then you probably recognize this fellow.

That’s Rolith, our resident code monkey. He’s been Artix’s longest coder, cracking away at DragonFable in 2006, and has dabbled in just about every Artix game ever since.

But, man, Rolith LOVES his job. When he’s not typing code at breakneck speeds here at the Secret Underground Lab, he’s at home writing even more ridiculous code “for funsies” (Rolith’s words exactly). I bet his dreams are in C#.

So it should come to no surprise that Rolith decided to make a game in his spare time... because, funsies. So one night, Rolith started building something he was really passionate about (retro arcade runners), and 24 hours later… VelocityAE was born.

It’s a rare sight to see Rolith beam as brightly as me, but when Rolith came into the Secret Lab the next morning flashing a HUGE smile, everyone knew that he was up either up to no good ~or~ was extremely proud of something.

But before anyone could ask him why, Rolith quickly pulled aside Cysero and Korin, asking for their help to build some assets for his overnight game. Cysero whipped up the 8-bit artwork for the spaceships and Korin was on 3D mesh duty.

“Have you told Artix about your game, Rolith?” Cysero asked.

“Um, No...” whispered Rolith, “Don’t tell Artix about Velocity yet. I think it would be so funny if this 24-hour game got more installs and plays than AQ Dragons-- which, took Artix 6 months to make.”

Korin smirked. “So it’s a secret, ay?”

So yes, Rolith kept Velocity a secret from Artix (AND ME TOO, GRRR!!) until the game was completely polished and ready for app store submission. This is not the first time Rolith made a secret game project-- does anyone remember Pony vs Pony?

Finally Rolith approached Artix and said, “I know you got a ton of games coming out this Summer, but what would you say if I had one ready to go…. right now?” A skeptically-curious Artix was given Rolith’s iPhone and he started playing. He died 3 seconds later. “Hard. Retro. ...and SUPER HARD!” exclaimed Artix as he spent the next 17 minutes replaying the game over and over again, trying to beat his high score. He didn’t last longer than 10 seconds. “I love this! How long until we can release it for the players”

Rolith smirked.

Artix went o_O, leaned in and asked, “Did you, uh… already submit it?”

Rolith was taken aback. “Should I have waited?”

“No, no…. this is great!” Artix reaffirmed. “At least you did not use your spare time to making another game about Ponies! Let it go live secretly, we can make fixes and then tell the whole world about this!"

“Wow, what an awesome story!

I wanna play that game too!!”

I bet you do. And you’re in luck, because VelocityAE is up on the iTunes App Store and Google Play right now. Please show Rolith and his hard work some love by giving VelocityAE 5-stars and help us spread the word.

Download VelocityAE for iOS

Download VelocityAE for Android  

June 09, 2015

BioBeasts Breach Battleon!

Unlock exclusive BioBeasts Armor Sets in AQWorlds

Are you as excited about BioBeasts as we are?!? The creative minds behind EpicDuel are proud to announce BioBeasts, a free single-player arcade-survival game coming soon to iOS and Android. Your mission: escape, mutate, DESTROY!

Play as a mutating monster fighting its way through a robot-controlled laboratory. But you’re not just some ordinary monster… you’re a BioBeast, and as you grow stronger and more powerful, you evolve and mutate! Wicked.

Use simple tap controls to unleash devastating damage upon the onslaught of bad guys trying to capture you. It’s a fast-paced fun game that’s simple to pick up but hard to put down.

We cannot wait for you to unleash the BioBeast within you(r phone)!” – the EpicDuel Team

Exclusive Items, aww yeah!

We know that you and all your friends are going to LOVE this game. And that’s why we need YOUR help telling everyone about BioBeasts!

This is kind of like a contest…except everyone will win prizes if we all team up and work together! All you need to do is Like the BioBeasts Facebook page, and the more Likes we get, the closer we will be at unlocking exclusive BioBeasts-themed Armors, Helms, Weapons, and more in AQWorlds.

Here's what you have to do:

  1. Like the BioBeasts Facebook Page
  2. Tell your friends to Like the BioBeasts FB Page
  3. New Items will unlock in-game at Battleon when each milestone is reached:
    • Helms unlock at 7,000 Facebook Like
    • Back Items unlock at 15,000 Facebook Likes
    • Swords unlock at 25,000 Facebook Likes
    • Armors unlock at 50,000 Facebook Likes
    • BioBeasts Pet unlocks at 100,000 Facebook Likes!

The Electro BioBeast gear is free for ALL players. The Hazardous BioBeast gear is available for Legends. Every item is 0 ACs for free storage! 

Click here to Like the BioBeasts Facebook page, and we will be one step closer at obtaining these exclusive BioBeasts-themed items for AQW!

Thanks so much for supporting BioBeasts, EpicDuel, AdventureQuest Worlds, and all your favorite Artix Entertainment games.

You’re the best!!

xoxo Beleen =D

BioBeasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BioBeasts

BioBeasts Homepage: http://biobeasts.artix.com/

BioBeasts Twitter: https://twitter.com/BioBeasts

EpicDuel Homepage: http://epicduel.artix.com/

June 04, 2015

Spoiler Alert: Chaos Queen Beleen

The first glimpse at this summer’s upcoming release

Okay okay okay, so Nulgath doesn’t know I’m about to do this… which is why this post will be super short… but look what he just sent me:

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Chaos Beleen Concept

EEEEEEEE!!! Now, this is only a sketch, so Beleen’s final chaos form may look a bit different than that. But man oh man oh MAN I am LOVIN’ what Nulgath has worked up!

What are your thoughts? Share them on my Twitter!

xoxo Beleen =D

June 03, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: Releasing June 5

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Have fun battling on all weekend long! Super big thanks for playing AdventureQuest Worlds with us, and thanks for supporting the game! *high-five Legends and AdventureCoin buyers

Battle on!

Beleen, Alina, Artix, and the AQW Team

June 02, 2015

Ask Beleen Anything!

Now accepting all kinds of questions

Hiya! I know you’ve always wanted to know more about me. So here’s your chance to ask your question and get an answer*!

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Ask me:

  • Personal questions
  • Questing questions
  • Silly questions
  • Artix-related questions
  • Creepy questions (although you might not get a response)
  • Funny questions
  • Favorite color questions (HA! Just kidding!)
  • Random/odd questions
  • Any kind of question!**

Be sure to include your AQW Character Name when asking your question on the Facebook Post so I can give you proper credit (and a shout out!) when I answer your question on YouTube! (Maybe I could do the first video next week? Yeah?? Wheee!)

I look forward to hearing from you and answering your question!

xoxo Beleen =D

* I will not be able to answer everyone’s questions, but I’ll try my best =) 

** I have the right to refuse any question that’s not appropriate. If you have to ask yourself “is this an all-ages appropriate thing I’m about to say?”, then you probably shouldn’t post it.  

Click here to ask Beleen your question!

May 27, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: May 29 2015

Rise to new heights in Thunderfang Spire; claim rare Dragonsworn items

Thunderfang Spire new game release aq worldsnew rare items lightning dragonswornlive yulgars inn bandplay nownext week in online gamerefer your friendreturn of the living devScore 50% more AdventureCoins during our limited-time Summer Sale! Bonus AdventureCoins offered with every AC bundle. Be sure to stock up, because this epic offer ends Sunday, May 31! Thank you for playing and supporting AQWorlds. And, as always...   

Battle on!

Alina, Dage, and the AQW Team 

May 26, 2015

OMG! AdventureCoins are on sale!?

Score limited time deals on all AdventureCoins bundles

Okay, so, I just came back to the Secret Lab from my 4-day weekend and… what do I find... but an AMAZING deal on ALL AdventureCoins!!

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Never before in the history of all history has AdventureQuest Worlds offered bonus AdventureCoins for FREE! And who doesn’t love free stuff?

AdventureCoins allows you to purchase awesome and rare armors, classes, weapons, helms, capes, pets, and various special consumables (like potions, buffs, and food). Buying an item with ACs also lets you store it for FREE FOREVER in your bank. Woohoo!

Now is the BEST (and ONLY!) time to stock up and score up to 50% more AdventureCoins. Act fast—because this amazing offer ends Sunday, May 31, 2015!

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Note: this offer is not available when you purchase through Paygarden or use Artix Points.

May 20, 2015

AQWednesday: Newsletter for May 22 Releases

Attack on a Titan: Wrath of the Flamelord

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Fire titans, hot items, and so much more is happening this weekend! Thanks for playing, and a special Thank You to our awesome AdventureCoin buyers & Legends for supporting the game!

Battle On!

Alina, Dage & the AQWorlds Team

May 13, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: New Releases on May 15

Thanks for playing AdventureQuest Worlds, and a special Thank You to all our wonderful Legends and AdventureCoin buyers for supporting the game! You. Rule.

BATTLE ON!

Alina, Dage & the AQWorlds Team

May 13, 2015

Tournament Of Heroes Contest

Write YOUR Hero Story and Win a Place in the Tournament!

If you don't have a backstory for your AQWorlds character, now's the time to start thinking! We just started a contest to determine which heroes will enter the Tournament of Heroes and battle... YOU! 

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The rules are simple, but need to be followed accordingly! Write a short story – 250 words or less – of your AQWorlds character’s story and enter it. How long is 250 words? Well, this entire post is 250 words, so you’ve got a lot to work with.

Your story can be ANYTHING you want it to be—it is YOUR story after all, so tell us all about your hero’s (or villain’s) past, present, and future!

After you’ve documented your legacy, include a link and/or a screenshot of your Character Page. Players will fight THAT version of you if you’re a chosen winner. So choose wisely!

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You will then email us your written story, Character Page link, and/or Char Page Screenshot to AEcontests@battleon.com , and the AQW team will review it and choose our favorites stories based on creativity, uniqueness, and anything else that tickles our fancy :)

You’ve got until Wednesday, May 20th, at 11:59 pm EST (server time) to submit your story to AEcontests@battleon.com . Winners will have his or her character turned into fightable challengers in our next coliseum tournament event!

Everyone here at Artix Entertainment is SUPER excited to learn all about your noble (or notorious) AQW character!

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May 06, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: May 8 2015

Dare you enter Dage's forgotten tombs?

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New items, new adventures, new friends and new foes await you this weekend. We hope you enjoy playing AdventureQuest Worlds as much as we enjoy making the game for you!

BATTLE ON!

Alina, Beleen, Cysero, and the AQWorlds Team

 

April 29, 2015

AQWeekly Newsletter: May 1, 2015

Wanna win 100,000 AdventureCoins? Here’s your chance! 

Win 100,000 Adventure Coins! Phoenix Rising Obsidia Play Now New in Game Next Week FyreBorn Mauler SetLooks like you're gonna Battle On all weekend long! Thanks for playing AdventureQuest Worlds, and a special Thank You to all our wonderful Legends for supporting the game!

Battle On!
Alina, Dage & the AQWorlds Team

April 16, 2015

AQWeekly News: April 17

New Game Releases on Friday!

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Brandish your blade, conjure your spells, and join over 17 million players in the ever-expanding world full of quests and adventure! That’s why we call it... AdventureQuest Worlds! This week’s newest game release features our first-ever free player Pets, the Armor of Awe, and much more. 

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April 14, 2015

New Mobile Game Announced!

A free single-player arcade-survival game coming soon

The creative minds behind the PvP MMO EpicDuel have teased about a "big, exciting announcement" for the past few weeks. But today is a very special day, because that well-kept secret is finally being revealed…  

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Titan, Nightwraith, Charfade and Rabblefroth have been secretly developing a new mobile game entitled “BioBeasts” while also working on EpicDuel (woah, they must drink A LOT of coffee!). Today we’re excited to showcase the progress the EpicDuel team has made so far!

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BioBeasts Bio

BioBeasts will be a free, single-player arcade-survival game for mobile devices (Android and iOS) where you control a mutating beast fighting to escape from a robot-controlled laboratory. You will control a variety of beasts as they try to escape from a lab run by the sadistic Alydriah. Defend yourself against a horde of robot guards, laboratory defenses, and hulking bosses as you claw, bite, blast, and bash your way to freedom! Unlock new beasts with special powers and obtain potent mutations to experiment with as the game progresses.

The team is already well into development and have a number of screenshots posted on their shiny new website: BioBeasts.Artix.com! Check it out and peruse the BioBeasts FAQ.

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Be sure to post your questions and suggestions on the new site! The team will respond to your questions in a post on Friday (April 17). You can also follow all the exciting new announcements for BioBeasts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Bring on the BioBeasts!

April 14, 2015

We Love You!

Now’s the chance to share your love, too!

Hiya, hero! As you are reading this, the AQW team and I are excitedly planning for this upcoming Friday release in AdventureQuest Worlds. Can you believe that our small, indie game company can produce brand new game releases every single week—ever since AQW first launched in 2008?!

That’s over 300 new game releases in just one game!!

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You may not know this… but AQW is ENTIRELY supported by players like YOU! We have no financial backers, no stockholders, and no big boys to help us create games for you. There is NO WAY we could possibly keep the game running without YOU, and we cannot thank you enough! *super hugs!*

Everyone on the AQW team is honored to have such heroic heroes (…and vile villains) helping support the game that we all know and love. We could not have made it this far without the support of our AdventureCoins buyers and upgraded Legends, and they will always have a special place in our hearts. Right next to frappichinos and bacon. AND YOU KNOW that’s saying A LOT! #SoMuchLove

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You know that we love AdventureQuest Worlds. And we know that you know that you love AdventureQuest Worlds, too. So we want the whole world to know why you love AQ Worlds!

Within 1-2 sentences, can you tell us why you love AdventureQuest Worlds? Share your love here and have a chance to see your quote on a new chapter in Lorepedia, appropriately named Testimonials!  

On behalf of the entire AdventureQuest Worlds team and all Artix Entertainment staff, we look forward to hearing your thoughts and continuing our adventures alongside you!

Battle on!

xoxox Beleen =D

Submit your awesome quote here!

April 08, 2015

AQWeekly News: April 10

Rise Up in Feverfew Falls

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The Firestorm Onslaught has attacked Feverfew Falls, destroying the temple and taking hostages. Uncover your enemies’ fiendish plans and put a stop to them before they stop you! 

Also: Artix in Super Smash Bros, new Legend-only gear, and escape the Blazebinder's Trap.

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March 25, 2015

AQWeekly: March 27

ShadowFlame War, Spring Break boosts, & ShadowFlame DragonSlayer Armor Set

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Empress Gravelyn & the Dragonbone Necromancers use the body of Akriloth, lord of the Fire Dragons, as a host for Lord Sepulchure's spirit! Choose to fight for Good, Evil, or... *gulp* … something else...

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March 23, 2015

Winners: AQ DRAGONS Contest

Fantastic Fan Art is a Critical Hit!  

The AQ DRAGONS Fan Art Contest was a HUGE success! Certainly our best contest ever! #AQDragons FTW!

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Over 900 submissions were entered @AQWContests, and it was incredibly difficult to narrow down our favorites—because there were so many amazing entries! But since this was a contest, we had to select the best-of-the-best of the best. 

So here they are!

Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations, Zott0123! You won the Grand Prize!

 

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Zott0123 will be awarded with an exclusive AQ DRAGONS Pet for AQWorlds, a DRAGONS-themed Sword, 1500 AdventureCoins, and the DRAGONS Master Fan Art Character Page Badge! 

Keep up the FANTASTIC work, Zott0123!

All Other Winners

We know you want to see ‘em—so let’s not drag on any longer!

Click here to see all our wonderful winners on Artix.com

Want to play AQ Dragons? iOS and Android ready! 

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