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Ninja Maker

October 18, 2013

AE Ninjas vs Ultra BrutalCorn!

Dragon Ninjas vs Ultra BrutalCorn!

Login NOW to save the Underground Lab from a beatdown by ULTRA BRUTALCORN! The continuation of BattleCon 2013: an in-game convention continues this Friday with an expansion to the Secret Underground Lab map. Normally the SUL is invaded by ninjas or zombies roughly every couple weeks. We know how to handle those attacks.

Emergency Invasion Chainsaws!

NOT THIS WEEK! Something is hiding in the shadows of the Room of Gloom, racing through the Soundbooth of Horrors, shattering windows and dreams with well-placed blows of his hind hooves.

This is Beleen's "oh no BrutalCorn" face.

Here and there and everywhere... wreaking chaos in the Lab. It's up to YOU to stop ULTRA Brutalcorn, Hero! (You didn't think he was done with you after last Friday's battle, did you?!)

Tonight, get ready to:

  • Avoid ambushes by BrutalCorn and the Invisible Imposter Guard Ninjas!
  • Help Artix the WindowSlayer take out all of the OTHER windows!
  • Knock out the Green Screamers in the Green Room!
  • Battle through the Soundbooth of Horrors!
  • Clean out the Skeletons in our Server Closet!
  • Take on Ultra BrutalCorn in the Room of Gloom!
    (What is back there? NO ONE KNOWS!) 

5th Birthday Class: Dragon Shinobi!

You can buy the Dragon Shinobi class from Ragnar in Battleon for 2,000 AdventureCoins until the class goes rare around our NEXT Birthday. However, until the birthday event rares leave, you will be able to EARN the class and all the extras completely free and all you have to do is help clear all these monsters out of the Lab and BattleCon!

Summon the Dragon Ninjas!

Alina will give you the quests you need to earn the class and also has the merge shop where you can buy them. Legends can access a daily quest which will let them earn triple the number of tokens, but with a little effort, everyone can earn the class before it leaves! 

Who's our favorite Dragon Shinobi? YOU ARE!

Just REMEMBER, the chance to earn the class is a special bonus for those of you who were here to help celebrate AQW's 5th birthday and AE's 11th anniversary! Once the birthday event rare gear leaves on November 18th, you will no longer be able to earn the class. But 1 month should be PLENTY of time for anyone to earn it.

You will need to turn in the quests and re-accept them every time. We've been forced to take this measure to help combat botters so you can thank those people if you find that a little annoying.

5th Birthday Presents!

It wouldn't be a party without presents! The monsters in the Lab will be dropping permanently-available gear, and you'll find the Birthday Present rares shop when you talk to Artix!

Five Rings Fire Warrior and Dragon Shinobi

Much of this year's birthday gear is based on the Shinobi and Ninja culture to celebrate Artix's appearance on America Ninja Warrior, and because so many of us have read The Book of War andThe Book of Five Rings.

5th Birthday gear includes:

  • Five Rings Fire Warrior set
  • Five Rings Water Warrior set
  • Five Rings Air Warrior set
  • Five Rings Earth Warrior set
  • Five Rings Light Warrior helm
  • Five Rings Void Warrior helm
  • Invisible Ninja Armor (AC w/ xp bonus) (drops from the Invisible Ninja)
  • Invisible Ninja Armor (Legend w/ rep bonus)
  • Green Screamer set (drops from the Green Screamer)
  • Bearded BrutalCorn helm
  • and more!

BattleCon 2013 and other updates!

We haven't forgotten BattleCon 2013: an in-game convention... or that today is Canada's Thanksgiving! Happy Turkey-day, Canadians! The Canada Thanksgiving Day shop will remain in-game until next Monday, October 21st.

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • The shops for Beleen, Memet, and BattleGems have all been updated. 
  • Veneeria's shop will be added once we know the release is bug-free. 
  • The Livestream shop will leave Friday, November 1st.
  • More details on HeroMart gear will be added.
  • The "pet of the random month" is in production!
  • Tomix's armor will come soon. He did not have time to create a female version this week due to the AWESOME DragonFable release!
  • The BrutalCorn Character Page badge will be added to all those who should have it on Monday.
  • Starsword hilt recolors are live! Find them in the shops attached to your Upholder badge.
  • Dumoose is still working on the design for the Oracle Class.
  • Stay tuned for more details on the Mogloween challenge fight and rewards!
  • Guild PTR badges will be awarded once Yorumi returns from being sick.


Tags: Alina 5th birthday Dragon Shinobi BrutalCorn

 

Derp.

October 17, 2013

Durpa Hurrn, IMMA DurpaCorn!

Derp, Derp, Derpa de durp, hurp. Derp.

Ohai there! All my friends on Twitter have been BEGGING me to take BrutalCorn to the Derp Side.

BrutalCorn

Well, well, well, what do we have huuurrr?

BrutalCorn Unicorn pets

AHMAHGOSH! DerpaCorns! Super derrrpaadorable!

And even more Derp pets are arriving tomorrow night. Yesterday I did a live draw of a Derp Penguin, which can be seen here:

Beleen Live Draw Derp

Okay I gatta go back to the derp drawing board =D

Derpa Hurpa on!

xoxo Belen


Tags: Beleen Derp DerpaCorn BrutalCorn

 

Schedule Maker

October 15, 2013

BattleCon 2013 Events

Event Schedule for BattleCon 2013: an in-game convention!

Get your BattleCon on! Have you visited BattleCon yet? If not, /join battlecon to experience the first-ever in-game convention: meet your fellow heroes and the AE team members, learn about all of our games, and get epic cosplay-themed gear!

The following is our schedule of events, which you can watch when you /join constream. You can find it posted on the in-game announcement board outside the convention, too! In between scheduled events, we'll be playing random videos. As always: BEWARE OF BRUTALCORN!*

*event schedule subject to random attacks by BrutalCorn.

Tuesday

1 PM: Zoshi's livedraw

3 PM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team! 

8 PM: Zoshi livedraw replay

Wednesday

12 AM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team!

2 PM: How to Draw Derp with Beleen!

4 PM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team! 

8 PM: Drawing with Thyton

10 PM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team! 

Thursday

12 AM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team!

3 PM: J6's livedraw

4 PM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team! 

8 PM: J6 livedraw replay

10 PM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team! 

Friday

12 AM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team!

1 PM: Dage's livedraw

3 PM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team! 

7 PM: 5th birthday event: Dragon Ninjas vs BrutalCorn!

9 PM: Dage livedraw replay

11 PM: 2 hour Virtual Panel with members of the AE team! 


Tags: Alina BattleCon Event Schedule Livedraws Virtual Panel BrutalCorn

 

Rage Maker

October 14, 2013

AQWorlds 5th Birthday

Dragon Ninjas vs Ultra BrutalCorn!

BattleCon 2013: an in-game convention continues this Friday with an expansion to the Secret Underground Lab map! Normally the SUL (secret underground lab) where Artix Entertainment games are made are invaded by ninjas or zombies roughly every couple weeks. We know how to handle those attacks.

Emergency Invasion Chainsaws!

NOT THIS WEEK! Something is hiding in the shadows of the Room of Gloom, racing through the Soundbooth of Horrors, shattering windows and dreams with well-placed blows of his hind hooves.

This is not the Ultra BrutalCorn you will face.

Here and there and everywhere... wreaking chaos in the Lab. It's up to YOU to stop ULTRA Brutalcorn, Hero! (You didn't think he was done with you after last Friday's battle, did you?!)

This Friday, prepare to:

  • Avoid ambushes by BrutalCorn and the Invisible Imposter Guard Ninjas!
  • Help Artix the WindowSlayer take out all of the OTHER windows!
  • Knock out the Green Screamers in the Green Room!
  • Battle through the Soundbooth of Horrors!
  • Clean out the Skeletons in our Server Closet!
  • Take on Ultra BrutalCorn in the Room of Gloom!
    (What is back there? NO ONE KNOWS!) 

5th Birthday Class: Dragon Shinobi!

You can buy the Dragon Shinobi class from Ragnar in Battleon for 2,000 AdventureCoins until the class goes rare around our NEXT Birthday. However, until the birthday event rares leave, you will be able to EARN the class and all the extras completely free and all you have to do is help clear all these monsters out of the Lab and BattleCon!

Summon the Dragon Ninjas!

Artix will give you the quests you need to earn the class and also has the merge shop where you can buy them. Legends can access a daily quest which will let them earn triple the number of tokens, but with a little effort, everyone can earn the class before it leaves! 

Who's our favorite Dragon Shinobi? YOU ARE!

Just REMEMBER, the chance to earn the class is a special bonus for those of you who were here to help celebrate AQW's 5th birthday and AE's 11th anniversary! Once the birthday event rare gear leaves on November 18th, you will no longer be able to earn the class. But 1 month should be PLENTY of time for anyone to earn it.

You will need to turn in the quests and re-accept them every time. We've been forced to take this measure to help combat botters so you can thank those people if you find that a little annoying.

5th Birthday Presents!

It wouldn't be a party without presents! The monsters in the Lab will be dropping permanently-available gear, and you'll find the Birthday Present rares shop when you talk to Artix!

Five Rings Fire Warrior and Dragon Shinobi

Much of this year's birthday gear is based on the Shinobi and Ninja culture to celebrate Artix's appearance on America Ninja Warrior, and because so many of us have read The Book of War and The Book of Five Rings.

5th Birthday gear includes:

  • Five Rings Fire Warrior set
  • Five Rings Water Warrior set
  • Five Rings Air Warrior set
  • Five Rings Earth Warrior set
  • Five Rings Light Warrior helm
  • Five Rings Void Warrior helm
  • Invisible Ninja Armor (AC w/ xp bonus)
  • Invisible Ninja Armor (Legend w/ rep bonus)
  • Green Screamer set
  • Bearded BrutalCorn helm
  • and more!

BattleCon 2013 and other updates!

We haven't forgotten BattleCon 2013: an in-game convention... or that today is Canada's Thanksgiving! Happy Turkey-day, Canadians! The Canada Thanksgiving Day shop will remain in-game until next Monday, October 21st.

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • The shops for Dage, Beleen, Memet, and BattleGems will all get updates. 
  • Veneeria's shop will be added. 
  • More details on HeroMart gear will be added.
  • The "pet of the random month" is in production!
  • Starsword hilt recolors are coming soon.
  • Dumoose is still working on the design for the Oracle Class.
  • Stay tuned for more details on the Mogloween challenge fight and rewards!
  • We have removed the BrutalCorn badge from character pages. We will look more into this issue when Yorumi returns from vacation later this week.
  • We are in final testing of the item deletion/stack bug. That should roll later this week.
  • Guild PTR badges will be awarded once Yorumi returns.


Tags: Alina 5th birthday Dragon Shinobi Class BrutalCorn WindowSlayer BattleCon 2013

 

September 04, 2013

Video Game News from DragonCon

Brutalcorns, Ninjas, Potatoes, BladeHaven 3D and more!

We are back home from DragonCon 2013 and we brought you.... STORIES AND PICTURES!!!! Critical hit that read morebutton to see our teaser trailer for our upcoming mobile game, Battle Gems! Also read all of the video game announcements and sneak peaks of upcoming AE game events. 

Goodies from the Artix Entertainment Panel

Thank you to everyone who came to our panel! We tied for the most popular gaming track panel that day.

Our panels have a long history of being unusual, crazy, and milk-shooting-out-your-nose ridiculous. With George Lowe (the voice of Space Ghost coast to coast), Cysero, Alina, Dage the Evil and myself presenting....  we did not dissapoint. We had three hours of stuff to talk about -- but only one hour to do it. Here is what happened!

Battle Gems! (Video Premiere of teaser trailer!)

We are building a new mobile game... and unlike certain "candy" games, you will not be embarrased to tell your friends you play it. It is a Puzzle Battle RPG game unlike any other. Well, it is a little like one of our previous games... but as those who got a sneak peak of playing it at Dragon*Con, it has a lot of interesting new game play mechanics. Behold... the official video premiere of the Battle Gems teaser trailer!

Watch on YouTube

Battle Gems is part of Project:Omni, which is the code name of our new process to build games for all devices from iPhone, Android, iPad, Tablet, and game-ready toaster ovens.

We are still building the game, and it should be available this October. Be sure to follow the games progress here on Artix.com and on the official BattleGems Facebook page.

REAL LIFE BrutalCorn summoning!

"BrutalCorn is real... you just need to believe"
The laughter filled chants of 200 fans summoned a real life Brutalcorn into our panel.  But since Brutalcorns are dangerous we needed someone to slay it. Naturally, little girls armed with baseball bats called forth.  The fighting was intense... the mythical beast was finally dispatched when a AQWorlds player with a real life "Blade of Half Off" delivered the slaying blow.

Real life "Blade of Half-Off" made by a player. He got us to sign it!!!

Want to get in shape at Con? Wear full plate armor and chainmail! 

Voltaire crashed our panel!

Everyone's favorite gypsie/goth/pirate musician crashed our panel to talk about AQWorld's next Friday the 13th Event. (WITHOUT talking to us first, LOL!) It seems Talk like a pirate day and Friday the 13th are only a week apart -- so, he was thinking we should do a week long cross-over event! Since Voltaire's new look is very piratey in real-life... how could we argue? Voltaire also brought posters and toys of his new character "Candy Claws" an evil bat like creature that will very likely be appearing in the event. This was a pretty big year for Voltaire, he released a new book "Call of the Jersy Devil" and a new album with a very controversial cover featuring what looks like George Takei and him on the cover. (Note: I actually went and met George Takei at DragonCon and gave him a copy, then got him to sign another copy for Voltaire. 100% true.)

One more note about Voltaire.... and this is really a credit to all of his fans. Originally, Dragon*Con did not invite Voltaire and several of the other regular music groups back to DragonCon this year. But Voltaire's fans started a massive facebook revolt and got DragonCon to invite him and schedule a show. Depsite being late Sunday night, it was still one of th ebiggest and most highly anticipated shows at con. WAY TO GO FAN POWER! (What do you expect from DragonCon fans? These are the same people that got the Firefly movie "Serenity" made!)

"Candy Claws" -- Several of these were hurled at the audience. If only Ozzy had been there... he would have tried to eat it.

AdventureQuest Worlds (11th anniversary event announed!)

Every year we wish you with with us at this convention.... then... IT HIT US! How about we have an in-game convention! A week of special events where you can meet the staff, dress up, sketch along with live draws, go to video concerts with us and do a digital recreation of everything that happens at a real convention! Now... we just need a name for the convention! BattleCon? AECon? AdventureCon? What do you think?

Blade Haven 3D (New mobile game announced!)

Surprise! We announced our OTHER mobile game project. The creative 3D artists that were working on AdventureQuest3D are not sitting idly twiddling their fingers while we build Battle Gems. They are building a 3D version of our swipe and slash game, BladeHaven. In this new game, you will play the story of Galanoth the DragonSlayer. (Ooooh... pronounced: "GAL - LEN - OTH")

The game features monters from our world.... and OMG did people cheer when they saw the Trolluk. But it was not a normal Trolluk... it was actually the smaller, thinner creature that precedes the Trolluk. Follow the official BladeHaven 3D Facebook and Twitter to watch them create this game. We believe BattleGems will be out in October and BladeHaven3D will be out in December.

Stories from the Fan Table

Thank you so much to all of the wonderful players who came to visit us at our fan table. We took turns running the table. Amongst AE's community staff Gjappy (The ArchAngel), ACW0, Poe Boy, Neomanni, Stratos, Eukara, Koi, Kamui and Ash were there! We gave out a "sticker of the day" for each day a person visited the panel. Stickers gave a half off discount for some things... and if we messed up and put the sticker over you badge ID number, you won the... um... inability to get into places requiring your badge number like the Cheese Grinder in the gamy lobby. Sorry!

View from behind the fan table. Panaramic taken by Roshuno.

 Many epic AQWorlds Battle Card games were played on the tables we *coughs* annexed *coughs*. If the DragonCon fan table area was the game of Risk, we would have won. (Total of 5 tables taken over by AE)

Have a Joker? Go fish!

 Gjappy, Roroth & Aqua Dragon Master flew in from Belgium and Holland to come to DragonCon and meet us. (Actually, they have been staying with me all week!) All three of them cosplayed ad their in-game AQWorlds characters. Gjappy "The ArchAngel" was clearly the most photographed out of everyone on the team. More cute girls took pictures of him and told him he was "very pretty" and oh man did they love his accent.  What did we learn this convention? If you are single and want to meet girls... wear GIANT WHITE ANGEL WINGS! (and hae a cool accent)

One of the coolest presents ever brought to us at a Con was this golden box full of surprises! Each compartment has a clever pun and a surprise inside. Thank you ACW0!!!

Kid Friendly MMOs Panel

Panel Moderator: "Today we have with us the makers of kids games...."
Artix:
 "Actually, we do not make kids games..."
Panel Moderator: "Then how did you get on this panel!?"
Artix: "We make video games for players of all ages."
Panel Moderator: "Oh...."
Artix: "The reason our games are for all ages is because of how a lot of the game devs are in real life. For example, I do not drink, smoke, nor do drugs. Never have. Never will. Well.... maybe I will try drinking when I am like 80. Hmmm. Nawww."
Panel Moderator: *chuckles* "So your games are good for young children?"
Artix: "Yes, that is why in the opening of AdventureQuest World's storyline we have one villain rip the soul out of the chest of another major villain and crush it in his clenched fist."
Panel Moderator: "..."

Alina and I were also on a panel with some of the team from Sony Online Entertainment to talk about gaming for younger players. It was very early in the morning so there were only a handfull of people in the audience. Never the less, I went all out and made it very unpredictable and controversial. You would have been so proud of me.  Alina spent most of the panel sitting in horror with hopes that I would not say anything else that would make the Sony staff start throwing things at me. I love the Sony guys, but you should have seen the look in their eyes when I let them know I had John "Smed" Smedly, the CEO of Sony Online Entertainment's cell number in my phone and said I was calling him to tell him they were doing a great job during the panel. (In case any of the Sony team is reading this, I would like to apologize for that story I told before the panel. You guys are great and no one there was responsible for that mishap that happened three years ago. Except for that one DragonCon official who was in the back of the room who laughingly told me he was.)

American Ninja Warrior panel

Drew Drechsel, Ryan Stratis, Aersion (formerly Roam), a cast of ninja contests and myself showed videoes and did a Q&A about how to get on and compete in the show American Ninja Warrior. I need to tell you... Drew & Ryan are true champions. It fills my heart with happiness that good, honest, and really nice people like them are amongst the shows top competitors.

Other DragonCon randomness.... (SHHHH)

Cysero was clearly the winner of "who can vine harder" at Dragon*Con. Vine is a new video app for the phone which takes 6 second videos. The internet has been so creative with it.

We did not have our usual Suite at DragonCon this year... apparently Stan Lee took it O_O.

In other random stories from this year -- yes, we had a secret midnight panel. But, LOL, despite actually having a director secure us the room, the panel was STILL broken up less than 13 minutes into it by security (tradition!). We did not even have time to text people who I promised to tell once the panel started. Why? This is pretty funny. I was late getting there and another group of people took control of the room without knowing what was really going on. Those of us who were there to run the secret panel were in the audience. I went around getting people to come to the panel and securing their loyalty with the hillarious plan of staging a coue (yes, I was raising a rebellion to take over a panel that was ours already.) But a technical malfunction summoned techs who realized that the panel was not even on the time sheet and a handful of confused officials broke up the event before I could hatch my diabolical room-conquering scheme. We deny the existance of any other secret panels which may or may not have happened at DragonCon.

Are you looking for that something special for your favorite Jedi?

Bathrobes for Super Heroes

George Lowe (voice of Space Ghost) questions the validity of the Xellos inspired pink potato. Apparently someone at the fan table told people you needed to kiss the pink potato to get a pin. Somewhere there is a GIANT photo gallery of people kissing that potato.

I snuck this photo while they were watching the BattleGems video.

Hah! Best photo ever. Guess Cysero was hungry at the fan table.

OMG! She brought the original moglin plushies from waaaaaay back when to get them signed! SO COOOL!

Which look is Faith giving? "Shop smart... shop HeroMart" ...OR... "You are in big trouble, MR."

Rawr! I will try to post some more photos on my facebook account for you when I can. *whispers* I am being yelled at for taking too long to make this post and am supposed to get back to working on the games! Thank you for reading this. Thank you to all of the players (both new and old) who came by to see us, and to the online staff for helping to run the booth! It is amazing how much people care about the games and new things we are building. Words cannot express the joy we feel to a part of something you love. Now that we are back at the lab, with our mental batteries fully recharged, our inspiration meters at full (and a weee bit o' Con Rot) we are pushing full throttle to the next major game releases! Thank you again and...  BATTLE ON!

"Brutualcorn is real... you just need to believe."

It has been a blast DragonCon... see you next year! 

(Probably. How is PAX?)

Things to do right now!


Tags: Beleen Artix DragonCon BrutalCorn OMG PICTURES

 
 


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