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AE 2016 Pumpkin Carving Contest

Can you... SQUASH... the competition?!

… Ok, at this point maybe “Fall Food Decorating Contest” is more appropriate, but it just doesn’t have the same ring. BUT on to the contest! Do you have what it takes to carve the best AdventureQuest Worlds-themed pumpkin in all of Lore? How skilled are you in the fine arts of squash carnage? Are you able to duel-wield a camera and a carved ear of corn at the same time? If so, this contest is perfect for you!

Attention all ye who wish to enter…this contest: Mogloween is drawing ever near, so we need pumpkin-carving masters to take on this challenge!

Mogloween mog-luh-ween; noun

The evening of October 31 in Lore; celebrated in the month of October; observed especially by Heroes in costumes who solicit treats, candy, and Seasonal Rare items inside AdventureQuest Worlds

Prize Details

  1. There will be ONE Grand Prize winner, who shall receive 2000 ArtixPoints

  2. 2nd Place Winners will get 1000 ArtixPoints

  3. 3rd Place Winners will get 700 ArtixPoints

  4. Runner Ups will get 500 ArtixPoints

  5. If you go Above and Beyond, we shall award you accordingly ;)

Contest Timeframe

The contest will range from today, October 11th until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, October 25th The winners will be announced the following week on the Design Notes.

Contest Rules

To be considered, all entries must:

  • Include your game character name and the year (2016) visually displayed somewhere within the picture or video

    • The game character name in the picture must be tied to an Artix account to receive a prize

  • Be themed on any Artix game, character, monster, etc

  • Be posted to the AE_Contests Twitter account, AQW Facebook account, or on the AE forum (thread coming soon!)

  • The photo of your carved pumpkin must be of the highest quality—the bigger and more clear the picture, the better!

  • One entry per person

You are welcome to think outside the box and submit other non-pumpkin creative entries for our consideration… but carved pumpkins and gourds are what we want to feature!  So you COULD...

  • Paint a pumpkin

  • Dress an ear of corn

  • Carve a pumpkin pie

  • Build a diorama featuring acorn squash

  • … the possibilities are endless


  1. Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only win once per person!

  2. A true hero is a good sportsman -- we reserve the right to reward excellent examples of good sportsmanship or remove entries for abusive behavior towards staff or other contest participants.

  3. As always, entries that WOW us and go above and beyond, displaying true effort or creativity, will get extra-special attention (or prizes)!

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity carved into pumpkins… or gourds… or apples (?!)! Will you win the Grand Prize? There is only one way to find out—submit your photo today!

Posted by Artix
AQ3D Open Beta Starts October 18th (ish)!

Starting October 18th-ish, 2016 It is almost here! This October, everyone will be able to join us as we continue creating AdventureQuest 3D. The release date says "-ish" because that is when we will start rolling it out onto each platform (STEAM PC/MAC, APPLE, ANDROID) and some will go live before others. Being able to login play your character on the same server as your friends no matter what device you are using was our dream goal... and it is happening! A True Cross-Platform MMORPG...

Watch the official OPEN BETA Launch Date Announcement Trailer.

Coming in Open Beta!

Thank you to everyone who made amazing project a reality. It is October.... and we have two magnificently dark and exciting releases coming your way. Also here is a few things to expect!


First, is ShadowSkull Tower which will open with the launch. Players will need the best items in the game and to work together to battle to the top of the tower. The floors of the tower are randomized. Some floors are puzzles, some kill-alls, and some mini-boss battles. At the top of ShadowSkull Tower you will find the NecroKnight-- and he has a surprise.

Mogloween & Haunted House

We will be celebrating our yearly tradition of Mogloween this year... but this is the first year it will be in 3D! Town will go dark and along with glowing pumpkins, a haunted house will appear. More on this coming later.

Game Re-balancing & New Items

We have been carefully reading your feedback and re-re-re-re-balancing the game. This includes changes to crafting and being able to buy items with gold. Will it be perfect on launch? Heck no! But it will be an amazing start to a game that we are dedicated to working on as long and as hard as the previous two AdventureQuests-- which for the record are STILL updated every week :D

Volcanic Dragon Area

In November, we will be opening up our next major area, a volcanic region filled with Dragons... and Dragonslayers. and possibly Dragonslayer slayers. And Forseeably Dragonslayer Slayer Slayers.

Closed Beta Badge

If you have participated in Closed Beta, you will be getting a shiny new badge for your character page. Want in Closed Beta before it ends? Then good news... follow my Artix Krieger Twitter and keep a look out for Early Access Key give aways.

Crunch time!

Thank you for making this all possible. As you can imagine, our small team is going to be in hyper GO MODE these next two weeks! So much to do!!!! If you were not with us for the launch of previous games like DragonFable or AdventureQuest Worlds then hang onto your helms, it is about to get crazy. As the veterans will tell you things will change fast and frequently. It is vital that we go into Open Beta so that we can release the public version of the Apple iOS (Phone/Tablet) versions. Then, with AdventureQuest 3D playing on all of our 1st round targeted devices, and with your help, we can begin the sprint to LIVE RELEASE-- which I would love to see us hit Summer of 2017.

QUESTION: What device to you think you will play AdventureQuest 3D the most from? (Steam, Apple iOS, Android)

Posted by Alina
AE AMV Contest Winners

Back in July, we launched the first-ever AE AMV community (anime music video) contest! The contest was a HUGE success - the amount of time and effort put into the entries blew our minds (and monitors)!

AE AMV contest winners announced

Over 100 submissions were entered 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!

Above and Beyond

Orangegrub: Dricken - Assassin feat. ANON

Congratulations, Orangegrub! For your heroic effort and creativity, you'll receive:

  • Your music video on Artix.com and in the AQW & AQ3D game design notes
  • A spot in the coming music video gallery on Artix.com contest page
  • 5000 Artix Points
  • Badge in AQW/AQ3D

Winners Circle

Warrior_Bryant: Back From the Dead

Ryuun: Please...

Hnybunny: I Need A Hero 

Group effort: Battle On! - One-Eyed Doll
Group members are: Gudiofor, Angel of Darkness, E gaara, Kyuudaime Kazekage, Rizda 

Your Artix Points will be awarded this week. (AQ3D and AQW character page badges will come after AQW's server rewrite and after AQ3D goes into open beta. The AQ3D devs are 100% focused on their release, and the AQW server needs to expand its badge list.)

Congratulations again to everyone who entered, and to our winners... and thank you to all our judges!

Posted by Artix
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 http://DungeonPunks.Artix.com . The game is normally $15, but we are running a 10% launch discount until the end of the month.

Posted by Alina
BioBeasts MEGA Update: 1.5.1

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!

Posted by Alina
HeroMart's HeroPoints are Here!

Unlock more In-Game Rewards with HeroPoints!

Stop by HeroMart in Battleon! Talk to Stryche in AdventureQuest Worlds and DragonFable to see all of the rockin’ rewards that come with any real-world HeroMart purchase, and learn about our new points system, HeroMart’s HeroPoints! 

Heromart is about to ramp up production, with many new posters, shirts, and other gear coming in the near future! All those items will come with HeroPoints, so keep an eye out for new merch!

Posted by Alina
Make sure you can play AE games

Enable Flash Player to log in to your account!

We want to make sure all our heroes can continue to log in and battle on along side us, but over the last year, browsers like Chrome haved changed how they handle the Flash Player plug in. To make sure you are able to log in and play Artix Entertainment games, please do the following:
  1. Install (or update) your Flash Player here
  2. Enable the Flash Player plugin inside your browser if the game window doesn't appear.

Instructions by browser type

Each browser has a different method for enabling the Flash Player plugin, but lucky for you, we've got a list of each of the main ones below!

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Manage add-ons.
  3. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. In the list find Shockwave Flash Object and make sure the Status is set to Enable.
  5. Click Close.
  6. Close and relaunch Internet Explorer.


  1. Launch Edge.
  2. Click the ...  icon and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Advanced Settings.
  4. Make sure that Use Adobe Flash Player is set to ON.
  5. Close and relaunch Edge.


  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Click Tools and select Add-ons.
    • If you do not use the Menu Bar on Firefox, click the Menu icon (three stacked lines) and select Add-ons.
  3. In the list find Shockwave Flash and make sure it is set to Always Activate.
  4. Close and relaunch Firefox.


  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. In the address bar type chrome://plugins and hit enter.
  3. In the list find Adobe Flash Player and make sure it is enabled and that Always allowed to run is checked.
  4. Close and relaunch Chrome.


  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Click Preferences and select the Security tab.
  3. Next to Internet plug-ins, make sure Allow Plug-ins is checked.
    • While you're here, make sure Enable JavaScript (next to Web Content) is checked as well.
  4. Close the Preferences window.
  5. Close and relaunch Safari.

More help

You can also refer to Adobe's help articles for more information:
Posted by Alina
New Game Releases for July 22nd

As summer storms rage on, we've got just the thing to keep you dry... but maybe not so safe! Charge into battle this weekend in our all-new adventures! 


AdventureQuest Worlds

Throne of Darkness: Valencia and the Sanguine Garnet

Battle deep into the heart of Darkovia's deadliest catacombs to recover... the Sanguine Garnet!

  • Return to Darkovia to recover an object thought lost in the Chaos War!
  • Will you be able to return it to its rightful owner?


All-New items designed by players like you!

This weekend, head to Yulgar's Inn and check out the Suggestion Shop to find all-new gear suggested by heroes like you! 




All new Ally Assist Adventure + MORE!
The AdventureQuest team has been SUPER busy this week, creating new adventures, functionality, and rewards for you.
  • New combat functionality: call on the heroes of Lore to swoop in and aid you in battle with the new Ally Assist!
  • Limited-Time Shop: Don't miss the deadly tri-bladed Whistler coming this week! 
  • UNTIL AUGUST 1ST: Get an extra 50% more Z-Tokens when you purchase any Z-Token package!
  • Kickstarter Rewards: For any hero that pledged $10 or more in the AQ3D Kickstarter, you'll receive the Kickstarter Exclusive armor and weapon!




Flight from Sho'Nuff!

With the threat of Doom looming over all of Lore you're going to need to have your friends put aside rivalries and be ready to fight by your side together against the Darkness!



Epic Duel

West Naval Yard War!
  • War has broken out once again in the West Naval Yard! Join the Legion or Exile forces to claim this critical nautical stronghold for the domination of Delta V!

Posted by Alina
New Game Releases for July 8th

Break your brain and bend your mind to the quests ahead of you as you battle through our all-new game releases this weekend!


AdventureQuest Worlds

Throne of Darkness: Fourth Dimensional Pyramid

Battle through an ancient dungeon outside space and time, and uncover the secrets locked inside Sekt the Eternal’s Fourth Dimensional Pyramid this weekend!

  • Rank up a new rep faction to unlock rewards like the Fourth Dimensional Pyramid House
  • Fulfill an ancient prophecy... if you dare!

All this and more THIS WEEKEND in the Throne of Darkness!


The 2016 Summer Custom Surfboard Raffle Starts Now!

Starting this weekend, buy an Enchanted Surfboard from the Summer Shop for 500 AdventureCoins and and get our first color-customizable surfboard PLUS get a chance to win a customizable surfboard featuring your AQW Hero... or 1 of 1600 other exclusive boards!




War of the Giants Finale!

The mastermind behind the portals sending hordes of kaiju enemies onto our land has been revealed as a highly evolved version of Carnax named Carnafex Rex from an alternate Lore! While you help battle the enemy reinforcements with your choice of 5 titan armors, Riona seeks help far away...

  • Limited-Time Shop - Also check out the Gorthor weapon coming to the Limited-Time Shop!
  • Z-Token Special! - UNTIL AUGUST 1ST - Get an extra 50% more Z-Tokens when you purchase any Z-Token package!




Old Friends!

Your dragon is now under Caitiff’s control! You’re going to need the help of heroes and villains alike to free your best friend from grasp of Doom!

  • Recruit your friends to help rescue your dragon!
  • Fight through the woods of Oaklore as they become infest with undead!



Epic Duel

Overlord Facility War!
  • The remote Overlord Facility will become the next backdrop of the regional war cycle, spurring Legion and Exile forces into direct conflict once again!

  • Battle with all your might to maintain or to seize control of this embattled military base to claim this exquisite, exclusive, mutating armor!

Posted by Alina
New Music Video Contest

AE Presents: Camera, Set, Music! Contest

2016 might be the year of music, with new stars emerging daily thanks to the power of the internet and the Eurovision festival currently going on. So we thought... why not put on an AE music video contest? We've got some amazing video makers in our community, and you might be one of them!  

Throne of Darkness Trailer

Contest Plot: Create an original music video

You read that right! For this contest, create an original music video that takes place in one of our games (or all of them?!)! 

  • Submit your existing Music Video to us! (Just as long as you have the permission of anyone that helped you make it.)
  • You can enter videos made BEFORE the contest start date as long as it meets all of the other rules/requirements.
  • You must include your AQW or AQ3D character name in the form when you submit, NOT the video description

CHALLENGE! Being able to put every AE game ever made into 1 video would be a great challenge for the veterans in our video-making community. 

Contest Details: How to Audition

  • Contest begins: July 8th, 2016 
  • Contest ends: August 31th, 2016
  • Send your entry to us: by following this link

Please remember: you cannot use anything that would cause copyright issues! Check out this link to see how you can make sure the song/s you choose are alright to use.

Read on for more information about the rules, full prize list, and submission details!

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