Design Notes

December 24, 2015

Happy Frostval!

Tis’ the season for Frost Dragons, SLAY-bells, and ridiculously-named monsters wearing furry hats-- like Santa Clawg, his 9 rein-dragons, and the unstoppable hero-eating Frosty the Snow Golem. (...must have been some magic in that old helm they found. They told us he would be coming back one day!) 

Our video game community is a big family, and are thinking warm thoughts about you. Surprisingly easy since it is so hot outside! Thankfully it is snowing in the town of Battleon. We have been celebrating Frostval together for 13 ice-monster filled years in our video games. Translating literally to “Frost Festival,” it is how we celebrate the season and bring everyone across the world together. We hope you enjoy the events we have created for you this year. Sincerely, thank you for being a part of it all.

Words cannot express how grateful we are for the opportunity to make these video games with you. We are now building something we never dreamed was possible. How crazy is it that you got us greenlit on Steam? AdventureQuest 3D IS GOING TO BE ON STEAM!!! Look how far we have come-- and it is all because of you. We will never forget that… we never do.

Wherever you are, have a fun, warm, safe and happy time this holiday season. Cannot wait until next year when we are celebrating our first Frostval event in AdventureQuest 3D together. Ideas on what our first abominable boss monster should be?

Battle on!
Artix & all of your friends at Artix Entertainment

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December 23, 2015

Forgiveness (Winter Comes)

New Cruxshadows 2015 Holiday Song!

I just saw Rogue (Lead singer of the Cruxshadows) tweet that they released a special holiday song. Every year our games do new special holiday events… but I never heard of a band doing it before. Apparently it is their 3rd year releasing an original song to pay tribute to the season. This year’s new song, Forgiveness (Winter Comes), is forlorn and beautiful. I will not ruin the songs meaning for you, but it is definitely my favorite of the three. I secretly slipped it into my home’s holiday music selection-- I am eagerly awaiting Trinni’s reaction when she goes, “Wait… what is this?” She will probably instinctively ask if it is Voltaire. Then I will explain, “No, no! It is the Cruxshadows.” followed by how this counts as official Holiday music and if she can have hers on the play list I should be allowed a few slots too. I mean, how many times can one man listen to that song about the guy trying to convince a girl to stay “...because it’s cold outside.”? 

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The new song and all of the previous ones are available now on the Cruxshadows Website for a single donation of your choosing. Most of their fans give $5. Crazy mega fans go much higher to show their support. 

P.S. I was honored that the Cruxshadows appeared in our Anniversary event this year. If you did not know, we met the band and watched them perform many years at DragonCon. They agreed to do the event on short notice, with no compensation, on only a handshake--  just because they thought we were nice people and liked the creative things we are doing. So, when I saw the tweet I personally donated $25 and downloaded a copy of all the holiday songs, then I wrote this post for you to help spread the word. The song is called Forgiveness, but I am celebrating Gratitude. If you enjoy their style, and enjoyed the event, this is a nice way to give a little thanks to them directly. 

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December 30, 2015

Artix Entertainment Cookie Contest

Cookie Contest Ends TOMORROW!

This year's Cookie Contest to be judged by the creators of Cookie Clicker! Entering is simple and fun :- ) Make a creative Artix Entertainment Game themed entry and tweet a picture of it with your name to the contest twitter by December 31st!

 

Example entry! Lellyra took a picture of her Artix Entertainment themed creative desert with her name on it and tweeted it to the contest Twitter account! 

What will you do for yours? Moglins? Swords? Logos?

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November 20, 2015

Join the AQ3D Kickstarter!

Just launched

Hiya guys! Artix here. We just launched a Kickstarter for AdventureQuest 3D! The love and support from our online community is overhwelming! Our goal is to raise enough to extend the our development time on AdventureQuest 3D and complete the game right.  It is off to an AMAZING start! As I write this we are currently the #3 most popular game project on Kickstarter. (#14 of all projects!) It is only the beginning of day #1 and our players have already knocked out 15% of the goal.  You guys are amazing!  Check out the video, and see our vision for the game. Back this project, or help spread word about this Kickstarter anywhere you can to help us finish AdventureQuest 3D. Battle on!

AQ3D Dragon

Check out the AdventureQuest 3D Kickstarter

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October 30, 2015

WE ARE LIVE! The Cruxshadows star in Halloween Special Event

"...and I believe."

Happy Halloween Weekend! I am so honored and excited to announce that the Cruxshadows special event is now live in AdventureQuest Worlds.  The special event is available to all players, and contains a range of monsters so that players of all levels can join in.

The CruxShadows in AdventureQuest Worlds

Airships, Pyramids, Ancient Evils and awesome music! Login in, uncover the secrets of an artifact known as the Dream Ankh whlie battling through this intense 5-Act adventure. Yorumi even coded a special mini-game just for this event. Complete the event to earn the "The Cruxshadows Defender" badge. The badge lets you open a special shop in your Book of Lore rewarding you with a magical sword, the Kopesh of Dreams. The sword starts with a small bonus against undead, which you can level it up by turning in special items that drop off the boss!

Become an Instant Fan of the Cruxshadows

The Cruxshadows - As the Dark Against My Halo

MUSIC

The event features music from The Cruxshadows latest album "As the Dark Against my Halo" (iTunes link)

  • Winter Born
  • Valkyrie
  • Immortal
  • And I Believe

Evolved Pumpkin Lord!

Check out the Mogloween seasonal shop for newest 2015 gear. The Evolved Pumpkinlord class, armor, sword, helm and cape are WICKED! The class is 2,000ACs (Or, Members can farm for the member-only version.) The Legion version is obtainable through legion tokens. Also in the seasonal shop you will find all new NPC armors based on the Cauldron sisters, Bubble, Toil & Trouble, as well as a new Vampire set.

Wallpapers! Get in the spirit with wallpapers of the Evolved PumpkinLord armor for you PC Desktop or Smart Phone.

Reward Badge and the Khopesh of Dreams

Complete tonight's special event and you will unlock the "Cruxshadow Defender" badge for your character page and book of lore. Of course, if you check the badge in your book... you will find it also gives you a magical sword, "The Khopesh of Dreams." It has a special bonus against the undead. This bonus starts off very low, but you can level the sword up, increasing the undead bonus, by fusing it with items you get for defeating tonight's all new boss monster.

Khopesh of Dreams

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October 16, 2015

13th Anniversary, AQWorlds, and THE FUTURE

Thank You for 13 Years of Amazing Games!

The first thing I do every single morning when I wake up,  is think of all the things in life I am grateful for. Which means I have started every day thinking of you and your fellow players every morning for 13 years. You believe in us and make it possible for us to build amazing video games. You inspire us to keep raising the bar. You stick by our sides when we screw up and when we go through dark times. We have accomplished so many things people said were impossible at the time. I am not sure anyone outside of our gaming community realizes just how insane it is that we have been updating the games for 13 years straight. I am extremely grateful for the incredible and talent team members who creating  the new stories, maps, monsters, items, and features in our games. I see them at the lab at 10pm on Friday nights… and online fixing emergency problems at 4am. Our community and staff has real, proven staying power. You should be very proud. If you are reading this, you played an important role in making this happen. From the deepest most sincere place in my heart… thank you. I will never forget it. 

Our game studio has a lot of exciting things releasing at the end of this year. But, instead of talking about our new mobile games like AdventureQuest 3D, BioBeasts, or Undead Assault… I want to jump directly to something VERY important for you to hear. The incredible future and evolution of AdventureQuest Worlds! The short version… in 2016 you will be able to play AdventureQuest Worlds on your phone, tablet, and even download & install it on your computer. Sure, you will still be able to play it in your browser too. But needless to say,  this is a brilliant move to future-proof your game. The code name for this project is Project Omni: AdventureQuest Worlds. This was always our plan... and the server re-write is naturally the vitally important first step. I look forward to talking about this a lot more with you in the near future. 

Thank you again for our first 13 amazing years… raises frothy stein of moglinberry juice may our gaming community grow for 100 more!

BATTLE ON!

Amazing Video Games

Dark Times

Adventurequest 3D

BioBeasts

Undead Assault 

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October 14, 2015

2016 AE Calendar Coming!

We are building this years new Calendar! Thyton was painting at the lab into the wee hours of the night... so I took a picture of what he is working on with my cell phone. YUP! A repainting of the classic DragonFable login screen focing on the DoomKnight Sepulchure!

This year's calendar features paintings of favorite characters (Sepeulchure, Gravelyn, Galanoth, Artix), and never before seen NEW CHARACTERS that will be appearing next year in our games! Here is a preview of the cover.

Dage also contributed several of his personal works for this calendar... making it an incredible collector's piece. We really raised the bar on this one... it is best described as 12 limited edition prints combined into one epic 12 page, full size, painted calendar. Yes, like our previous calendars it will include in-game items. More on that coming soon.

The Artix Entertainment 2016 Calendar will go on sale at www.HeroMart.com at the end of this month.

 

QUESTION: Which of our previous calendars was your favorite? (Personally, I think the Dragons calendar was the best... but the AQWorlds one from a few years prior had so much character. I liked that the poster calendars were flippable, I still have them on my wall. But getting an epic change of scenery every month makes the flip calendars better in my opinion. After the year is over, I can cut out the picture parts and hang them like limited prints.)


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September 17, 2015

Artix's DragonCon 2015 Report

Greetings and salutations! I am writing to tell you a tale. A tale of the bubble universe known as DragonCon and the impossible scenarios which magically took place there.

But this story is told a week later... mostly because of the dread plague known as "CON ROT" -- now that I am free of infection, you can read more on Artix.com and there is 0% of getting Con Rot... from ME!

PS: the DragonCon 2015 pet is COMING SOON...and is based off of Yergen's super-awesome helm from AQ3D (... I was probably not supposed to say that... SHHHH!!!)

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August 03, 2015

The AQ3D Alpha Test is LIVE

The Tech Demo is OVER!

The Tech Demo was a success! We called it a Tech Demo to (unsuccessfully) avoid confusion with the previous incarnation of AdventureQuest 3D. We are changing our status now because the game's base features including Combat, Quests, Monsters, Item Drops, Maps, and the most important feature, the new Account System, have been completed.

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Thank you again to all of you who participated in the testing! We are rewarding tech demo testers with a special AdventureQuest Worlds “AQ3D Tech Demo” Badge and the soon to be ultra rare “Tech Demo Star Sword!"

  • Want to join in the fun? Upgrade in AQW and create an Alpha Test account! 
  • Read more about the Alpha Test in the AQ3D Design Notes here!
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July 29, 2015

AQ3D Alpha Test Coming Soon

Adventurequest 3D: Legend of LORE's Tech Demo is about to end!

The Tech Demo phase at www.AQ3D.com for AdventureQuest 3D: Legend of Lore is about to end! Last chance to participate before we award the testers and do the database reset to start the ALPHA TESTS!

Tech Demo Testers!

Here is what you are getting....

  • AQWorlds Badge (Proof!)
  • AQWorlds Rare Tech Demo Weapon (Awesome!)
  • After the 3D database reset... the new AQ3D Account System will go live!
  • You will then make a shiny new AQ3D account

But... how will it know I was a tester!?
Good question! Answer: You will have that fancy tester badge on your AQWorlds account, right? There will be a link your AQWorlds account button. Presto! The game will know all. (It is actually super easy and built into the registration process.) 

Then, later, during Alpha Testing... the Alpha Knight armor will be released!

Previous AdventureQuest 3D Testers!

  • You will be able to login and play this new version of AQ3D
  • Sorry it took so long! 
  • The "Link your AE account" feature may take a few extra days to get working... but it will not take too long! 
  • As originally promised, you will get Alpha Knight armor too!

All Players!

  • Everyone will be allowed to Pre-Register for AdventureQuest 3D once the new account system goes live. 
  • Yes, if you Pre-Register there is a chance you will be invited for special tests with the above players (i.e. Stress Tests)

EVERYONE!

Your shiny new AQ3D account will be cross-platform ready... which means you can use that same account to login and play your same characters on Apple iOS devices, Android Devices once they go live with the Beta launch (Estimated time of BETA release is October)

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July 17, 2015

Prepare for Titan Hollow!

Take on the Living Dungeon Tonight!

Tonight! Friday night (est) is the opening of the living dungeon "Titan Hollow" in www.AQ.com I was really grateful to be able to work on this for you with J6, Reens, Ghost and the rest of the AQWorlds team! Like my previous adventure, Dreadspace, it is reasonably sized for casual gamers to enjoy, but has lots of end game and bonus content to do for ultra dedicated gamers who want more. If I only get to tell you one thing about this new mini-story... is that it is beautifully creepy with a really fun feel good ending. When you see the quality of J6's art and Ghost's amazing animated cutscenes... you will see why we needed those extra 3 days!

Artix von Krieger's photo.

 

Without spoiling anything... there is one particular view when you are standing inside of the standing Titan's mouth, looking out... and you can see everything! It is amazing. I think I stared at that scene for hours while I was writing the pun filled quest descriptions. We really need to turn that into a house.


A little backstory. Originally, I was designing this dungeon to be am ultra evil Grimskull puzzle-dungeon... with a "Surprise! It is Grimskull!" reveal at some point. (Which I *STILL* will do one day in the future!) But for this particular summer release we all wanted something that everyone would actually enjoy. Because, um, there is something about dying in terrible and horrible ways... in every room.. multiple times... over and over... that not everyone enjoys. <_< So I carefully placed my evil Grimskull notebook back on the shelf... where it can sit generating nightmares until it is time. Instead,in this release I wanted to focus on the "Parkour of Video Game travel." That is... making getting from point A to point B really interesting. A living dungeon is the perfect place to do that! What started as quick little 5 second cutscenes turned into a pretty full blown production. We came up with he idea for the the end of the adventure while we were still working on it... which I REALLY think you are going to enjoy.

There are two things we did differently in Titan Hollow. First, is how we introduce the villain. As weird and simple as it seems when you play it... it is the first time we have EVER done that. It gives a very clear goal and motivation to get to the end of the dungeon too. Second, you can "re-run" this dungeon. Normally, you beat a quest chain and then farm the boss monster for Drops. In this dungeon, you will re-run the quests to fight the main boss for a single epic prize. To get another epic prize, you re-run a simplier version of the quests again. Of course, there are also some bonus big monster baddies that are there to farm for stuff too.

Release Checklist! Make sure you find/complete/watch:

  • BOTH run-throughs! Do NOT just complete the release once!
  • The merge shop that unlocks after you complete the first round of story quests
  • All 10 monster drop rewards
  • The special, HIDDEN "release" boss with arguably the most "epic drop" in the game
  • All 8 story cutscenes
  • The Titan BATTLE fight to the finish!!!!

Again, I really hope you enjoy this adventure. Take lots of screenshots!

P.S. Sorry for writing you a novel! It is 2am... after working on a release like this, I get super hyperactive. I probably will not be able to sleep until you play it. Thankfully we are mostly done now... almost everything is assembled!

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July 14, 2015

Update Your Flash Player Now!

Adobe Releases Patch to Zero Day Exploit

GOOD NEWS! Update your Adobe Flash player at https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and come join us in AQWorlds. Adobe just released an update fixing the major issue with the Flash Player Plugin that has been making headlines today. We are pretty impressed at how fast they got this out.

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To put your mind at ease, AdventureQuest Worlds is and has always been safe. We have known you guys a long time, and you know we are dedicated to protecting our community and making the games we love better every week. Update your browser's Flash Player from Adobe's official website and we will see you in game!

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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 23, 2015

Drew Conquers Round #1!

Our Real-Life Ninja moves on to the next stage

Way to go Drew! Clearing stage one with the first-ever backflip off of the warped wall obstacle, Drew completed course #1. You can tweet him a "Way to go #RealLifeNinja" on his Twitter @RealLifeNinja_ . He will now be moving on to the South Eastern regional finals were we will watching to cheer him on! By the way... did you see me holding the purple sign? (I was tiny, but I was there!)

Drew Clears Stage 1 of American Ninja Warrior

Another good friend, Reko, also completed stage one and is moving on! I was dissapointed that they did not show his full run (they showed a super short version)... especially considering that he breathed fire at his entrance, and had the most interesting ninja outfit of the entire episode. In addition to being the guy that choreographed my combat wedding, Reko taught me how to jump (remember the wall video) and is the first ever guest of the secret underground lab to climb up the west side of the building and knock on the window instead of using the front door. (Lots of things break when these ninja guys are around.)

Reko Rivera completes stage one of American Ninja Warrior 2015

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June 22, 2015

American Ninja Warrior

Watch OUR Ninja Compete tonight!

Tonight, AQWorld's "real-life Ninja" Drew Drechsel competes on the American Ninja Warrior TV show. Join us all in cheering him on as he continues his quest to become the first ever winner of the show. You might just catch a glimpse of me too... I will be there cheering him on holding a "Drew is my Spirit Animal" sign alongside his friends and family.

Drew Drechsel to compete on American Ninja Warrior

Drew has chosen purple as his official color, and we are updating his in-game ninja trainer NPC to match. (It is more... ninja-like) Want to know more? Watch the AdventureCouch interview with Drew & I below! This guy is amazing.

Drew Drechsel on AdventureCouch

Also be on the look out for the contestant Reko Rivera. he will probably be in a red and black ninja costume breathing fire. Fun fact... Reko is the friend who choreographed my battle wedding O_O.

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June 19, 2015

DREAD SPACE is LIVE!

"Space.... is not the final frontier"

It is an honor creating Dread Space for you alongside our talented team! I really hope you enjoy it. The last adventure I created for you was DoomWood... and if you were hoping for an equally shocking major plotline spoiler at the end, I dare you to make it to the end of this special release's storyline. Beam aboard the transforming Starship Paladin... you are the only person I trust to help with a mission this important. More than just the galaxy depends on our success. When one Paladin battles the evil undead... we all do. "SO SLAY WE ALL!"

Ebil Dread Space

FEATURES

  • 32 new "Dread Space" Storyline Quests
  • 12+ Bonus Challenge & "Replicator Item" Quests
  • Originally we planned to have a level 5+ and a level 40+ version of the adventure. Due to some bugs the high level version will not be available yet. But everyone can play.
  • Use the Replicator to make stuff!
  • 2 new "VERY LARGE" new.. um... "Houses"
    (If you can technically have a house in..... space)
  • Majority of items are free for all players through questing... including future Artix's Space Paladin Armor & Helm.
  • As promised: You can upgrade your Daimyo pet using the Replicator

 

Dread Space Limited Quantity Shop

LIMITED QUANTITY SHOP

Also this weekend... the limited quantity shop is opening with incredible rares from our artists Dage, Nulgath and Memet that will never be available again. The first shop opens tonight (Friday night, June 19th, 11:00pm EST) Read the full details here

NEW SPECIAL EVENT NEXT WEEK!

This is only the beginning... prepare for an epic summer! Next Friday, Cysero will be releasing the special adventure he wrote for you. Then, the following Friday, Beleen and Nulgath are teaming up for yet another special release! THEN... I am going to create our first "living dungeon." Keep checking the design notes for more. If you are enjoying the game and our hard work, please consider supporting us by getting a membership or some AdventureCoins. Battle on!

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June 19, 2015

Play by Play

DREAD SPACE LAUNCHES TONIGHT NOW!

Hiya all! Artix here. I am very exicted about my first release since the last DoomWood. (That was my last one, right?)  To get back in the spirit of things I did a Play-by-Play on the homepage. Here is everything that was written so you do not miss out on anything!

Dread Space play by PLay

NOON - "The Code-pocolypse"
I had honestly expected us to already be in testing. I guess that is what I get for adding more and more stuff every hour. So far, ghost has sent in the cutscenes, and J6 finished all of the art. Currently Reens and I are coding the teleporter pad (super convienent for when you are far along) and these little red buttons you can click on to get a deeper glipse into the story. There are actually 3 sets of quests. The main storyline... then about half way through you unlock J6's super ultra crazy bounty hunting quests. There is also a replicator which gives you quests to make things... like Star Crew Uniforms. Because about making Red ones. the red ones are super dangerous. There is a curse tht anyone who wears a Red Star Crew Uniform is certain to not survive the episode.

1pm (EST) - War vs Evil Red Button
Reens and I spent the last hour fighting with an evil red button. So... true to the curse of the Red Shirts, we killed it O_O. We are building the rest of the screens manually. Meanwhile, Ghost turned the skip cutscene button into a more tiny text button so it did not distract from the cutscene... you really are going to want to see the dialog in the first cutscene. Especially since there are only two total! (The other is when you finish... which contains a pretty huge spoiler.) Now are are onto Music and SoundFX fixes, and then J6's bonus quests.

1:30pm (EST) - Expect a lot of SciFi references...
I had a lot of strange goals with this release. First, I wanted it to be highly accessable to everyone. That is why there is both a low level and a high level version. If you enjoy single player questing... then the main storyline will keep you busy for a long while. There are 40+ storyline quests in this release. Including the ultra hard bounty quests which are completely optional.. but should satisfy those of you who feel the normal releases are too short. If you just want to explore the map and fight the boss without doing the quests, I made it possible to do that too. You can still get the gist of the story... especially if you hit the little red buttons in most rooms (yes, same evil button as above) which give flavor to the story of the mysterious Space Station. I included a lot of references... I tried to keep them all as obvious and "gettable" as possible. I am a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, and countless Space horror movies. I recommend taking your time with this release and enjoying it. Despite all the complicated looking stuff, I kept it simple and fun adventure... definatley worth getting to the end!

2:00pm (EST) - Music
Ghost did a remix of MechQuest's "System Overload" for tonight's release. It has a nice beat and it nice to battle to. Which brings me to another subject... that "Music On/off" button needs to go. Instead we need a nice soundFX and music toggle button cleanly integrated into the main interface that does not distract from the beautiful background art of the game. It was a left over from when we did a live event-- and long overdue to be fixed. Yorumi says after the server re-write, the game client will get a new round of polish fixing this and many other things.

4:00pm (EST) - Making items... FREE (with crazy questing)
We already have a big Limited Quantity Shop sale going live this weekend, so the awesome items for DREAD SPACE are almost entirely free if you are willing to quest for them. The Replicator is a device that creates something from star scrap metal that you find while adventuring. You can create different color Star Crew Shirts, Armored versions of those uniforms, my Star Paladin Uniform, the Blinding Lightsaber of Destiny and... as promised... if you got my faithful battle puppy, Daimyo, during his birthday, you can use the Replicator to turn him into Star Daimyo. There are two larger things you can make... MUCH LARGER... as in MUUUUUUCH LARGER. As an additional bonus, we added a few extra things just for you upgraded Members.

5:00pm (EST) - Final work... and AQ3D's stealth release
We are getting close! The final quests and items are being added. Meanwhile, Zhoom stealth released an AdventureQuest 3D Update at www.AQ3D.com -- Interactive objects! In the cave, there are 4 glowing stones. If you... or your gorup of friends, press all of them it summons a monster to fight. This is the first test of a highly flexible interactive object system that will allow us to do a lot to make AQ3D fun and different. We are still in early development, but the progress have been rapidly evolving. Upgraded Members are welcome to login and help us. the game will be free for everyone once we get to open beta-- at which point it will be playable on the web, apple and android devices.

6:00pm (EST) - Preparing for release!
I sincerely hope you enjoy Dread Space tonight. It was an honor working on this for you alongside the skilled AQWorlds team. As usual... I expect there to be a few uncaught bugs. Please report them and we will fix them ASAP. The next time I see you... will be when I beam you aboard the Starship Paladin for the most important mission in the Galaxy.

7:00pm (EST) - DREAD SPACE IS LIVE!

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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!

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June 17, 2015

Incoming Message from the S.S. Paladin...

Shhhh... this is the bridge of my Starship, the S.S. Paladin smile emoticon Do not mind J6's severed head. Want to beam aboard in www.AQ.com on Friday? We have an issue... with the Space Station...

* PS - The S.S. Paladin originally appeared over 5000 years ago in our single-player space-mecha-explosion RPG, MechQuest!

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June 16, 2015

In Space...

What is REAL... what is NOT REAL... is a grave matter of perception, timing, and your uncertain survivability.

DREAD SPACE -- coming this Friday.

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June 15, 2015

This Friday: Ebil DreadSpace

Board the S.S. Paladin to Battle Evil Alien Cyborg Zombies!

Hiya guys! Artix here. My first release of the summer is "EBIL DREAD SPACE" which releases this Friday at www.AQ.com -- really hope you enjoy it!

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Beleen, Cysero & I have all been working on other game assignments-- but we are all returning to AQWorlds this summer to write and build some crazy new releases! The current line up is...

EBIL DREAD SPACE - by Artix This Friday!
THE STOLEN SCREAMS - by Cysero, Next Friday!
CHAOS QUEEN BELEEN - by Beleen/Nulgath, Following Friday!
LIVING DUNGEON - by Artix, Then... Friday!
** BONUS ** But only if you are good.. by all three.

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June 08, 2015

Summer Madness AC Bonus Sale

Get Up to 50% More AdventureCoins With Any AC Package!

The Summer Madness AC Bonus Sale starts NOW! Get more AdventureCoins with each AC package, and the larger the AC package you buy, the more bonus ACs you'll have to spend in our Summer 2015 event - Return of the Living Devs!  

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AC Bonus Sale: Back by Popular Demand!

Last month, we ran the Memorial Day AC Bonus Sale for one week only, but it is BACK by popular demand! So many of you emailed, Tweeted, Facebooked, and messaged us in-game thanking us for the bonus ACs that we wanted to keep that love and excitement going as we get ready to launch the first of our Summer 2015 events!

Return of the Living Devs Summer 2015 Event Begins Next Friday

The Summer 2015 event starts next Friday with the Ebil Dreadspace release! Join Artix as you battle cyborg-zombie-robots in space, then get ready to help Cysero save an ancient, trapped spirit from become the Queen of Monsters' tool, and discover just what happens when the 14th Lord of Chaos arrives!

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May 28, 2015

AdventureCouch Episode #5: Synderes

Artix Interviews Amanda and Anthony from Synderes!

In our newest episode of AdventureCouch, Artix interviews Amanda and Anthony, the lead singer and guitarist from alternative rock band Synderes! Tomorrow night, their band will appear onstage at Yulgar's Inn, and AQWorlds heroes will get a sneak peek of their newest EP!*

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Synderes is the first real-live band to become game characters and play in Yulgar's Inn! Not only that, but they won iHeart Radio's Rising Star contest and have already filmed two extremely impressive music videos for their singles.

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At the posting of this video Synderes is in the studio recording. We especially like that Amanda, lead singer and her brother are surprisingly long time players of AE video games. In addition to being the face of the band, Amanda has always played legit, and.. is it just me, or does she look A LOT like Gravelyn on that cover pic of this video?

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Become an instant fan of the band:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/synderes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Synderes
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/synderes...

An EP album is a collection of songs, usually shorter than a full album, that artists use to showcase their talent and to help build their audience.

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May 26, 2015

Did someone say, "Living Dungeon Design?"

Sneak-peek at this summer’s blockbuster release

I am writing two (maybe three) releases for AdventureQuest Worlds this summer. Cysero and Beleen are coming back to write special releases too! For this one, Titan Hollow, I wrote a short story about three Titans battle for the tear of a Fairy that turned into an eternal curse. Like the most popular dungeons from Doomwood, this will be a story-crawl adventure with bonus hidden secrets for hard core gamers.

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Designed by Dage the Evil

Originally, I wanted to make it a Grimskull dungeon, but for some reason, players hate dying horrific terrible animated deaths over and over again. <_< Not sure why. >_> Really. So instead of animating comical death cutscenes, we will be focusing on heroic acts of how to cleverly get from point A to point B which will provide scores of awesome screenshot worthy moments.

Beware of living dungeons though.... sometimes... they move. O_O

Like what you see? Share your thoughts on my Facebook post here!

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May 07, 2015

THEY'RE COMING BACK!

Artix, Cysero & Beleen return to AQWorlds this Summer

Return of the Living Dev

This is an OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!  This summer, all of AQWorld's former game leads will be returning to work directly on AQWorlds. WHAT!? Yes. We will be kicking our blockbuster summer event off by having Artix (excited), Beleen (fun), and Cysero (crazy) rejoin the AQWorlds team to design, write, and help create brand new adventures. Because each of them have such a dramatically different storytelling and humor style.... we decided to split them up and give each of them a week to do whatever they want. This will also allow them to continue working on their other video game projects while giving AQWorlds a lot of love and creativity. They will be pitching their plots, monsters and adventure areas next week... then fight to the death over who gets to have the first summer release. Anyone else get the feeling that this is going to get a little competitive? Keep your eyes on the design notes for more!

MORE THINGS!

  • NPC Band to appear in Yulgar's next week! (Our first musical guest soon to follow)
  • AdventureQuest 3D has new monsters, cave map, and combat skills in development
  • Script for new AQWorld's storyline video currently being written
  • EpicDuel team has a side mobile project: BioBeasts
  • Designs for improved AQWorlds interface found on walls at the lab
  • Experimenting with interesting ways to boost graphics speed in AQWorlds
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