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Beleen
New: DRAGONS Fan Art Contest posted by Beleen on

Grab your pencil, Dragon Master!

AdventureQuest DRAGONS, the brand-new idle game for iOS and Android, is a critical hit! Since its launch in December, over 100 shining Reviews gave DRAGONS a 4.5 Star Rating in the App Store, and over 5000 Reviews gave it 4 Stars on Google Play

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That… is… AMAZING! Artix, Cysero, and everyone here at Artix Entertainment are so happy that you love DRAGONS as much as we love creating the best games online and on the go! *hugs*

We know you love DRAGONS. We also know you love Fan Art Contests. And we know you loveloveLOVE getting free stuff. So we all know what that means: it’s time for our first-ever AdventureQuest DRAGONS Fan Art Contest!

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Dragon Masters Needed: Eligibility Requirements

Since this contest is all about AdventureQuest DRAGONS, you’ll need to download and play DRAGONS (if you haven’t already) so you have references for your Fan Art creation!

Download DRAGONS for free in the App Store (iOS devices)

Download DRAGONS for free in Google Play (Android devices)

This contest is OPEN to any player of every Artix Entertainment game, but the Contest Prizes will only be awarded inside AdventureQuest Worlds. We are unable to award prizes inside Mobile Games (sorry!), so it isimportant to have DRAGONS installed on your smartphone and/or tablet AND have an active AdventureQuest Worlds account in case your Fan Art submission wins!

Create your free AdventureQuest Worlds account here (if you don’t already have one!)

Epic Loot: The Prizes

The 1 Grand Prize Winner shall receive:

  • An exclusive DRAGONS Sword dragons-fan-art-contest-pet-reward-mobile-game-adventure-quest-dragons.jpg
  • A DRAGONS Pet
  • 1,500 AdventureCoins
  • The DRAGONS Master Fan Art Character Page Badge

2nd Place Winner(s) will receive:

  • A DRAGONS pet
  • 1,000 AdventureCoins
  • The DRAGONS Master Fan Art Character Page Badge

3rd Place Winner(s) will get:

  • A DRAGONS Sword
  • 700 AdventureCoins
  • The DRAGONS Master Fan Art Character Page Badge

Runner Ups will get:

  • 500 AdventureCoins
  • The DRAGONS Master Fan Art Character Page Badge

As always, we reserve the right to award additional prizes for those who go above and beyond!

Cooldown Timer: Contest Timeframe

The DRAGONS Fan Art Contest:

  • Begins Friday, February 20, 2015
  • Ends Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 11:59pm EST (server time)
  • All entries must be submitted to @AQWcontest Twitter page before 11:59pm EST on 03/01/15

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Contest Rules (follow these EXACTLY, or your entry WILL BE disqualified!)

This is the most important part of the whole contest. Read all the rules below BEFORE entering your DRAGONS Fan Art submission.

Follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible.

1.     Create AdventureQuest DRAGONS Fan Art! You can Draw, Paint, Flash, Photoshop, 3D Print, Sculpt, Bake/Decorate, Comic-strip, Cosplay, or create a Stuffed Animal/Plushie of anything relating to AQ DRAGONS. Get creative here, folks!

 IMPORTANT: Do NOT submit random drawings of random dragons. This contest is ONLY wanting fan art of the Dragons found within the mobile game, AdventureQuest DRAGONS.   

2.     Your AQ DRAGONS Fan Art MUST BE created by YOU. And only YOU. No teaming up with friends, sorry.

3.     DO NOT trace or steal ANY artwork! If your fan art is stolen from any Artix game, or traced overpreexisting DRAGONS art work, or directly copied from another dragon-related photo online, YOU WILL BE disqualified.

4.     Your AQ DRAGONS Fan Art entry MUST include your AQW Character Name somewhere on the picture. No name = no chance at winning, and the possibility of someone else stealing your hard work. Pleasewrite/sign your AQW Character Name legibly so we can actually read it =) Also: DO NOT CHANGE your AQW Character name during the contest and contest judging! 

5.     Put the date on your entry so no one tries to steal your Fan Art during future contests (because you know some sneaky scoundrel will try)!

6.     Type your AQWorlds Character Name in your Tweet BEFORE submitting. That way, if you win, I can easily copy your Character Name for faster prize awarding and no mistakes.

7.     Include hashtag #DRAGONS in your Tweet so that way the whole world can see your awesome art, too!

8.     After following ALL THE RULES above, submit your DRAGONS Fan Art entry towww.twitter.com/AQWcontest

Preparing for Victory: The Checklist

Check off each item below before submitting your entry to ensure your chance at winning!

  • AdventureQuest DRAGONS Fan Art created by you
  • Your AQW Character Name *neatly* written on your picture
  • The date on your entry
  • Type your AQW Character name in your Tweet to @AQWcontest
  • Include hashtag #DRAGONS in your Tweet to @AQWcontest
  • Upload your DRAGONS Fan Art picture to your Tweet to @AQWcontest
  • Hit the Tweet button and submit your entry!

And there you have it, folks! Best of luck to you, and if you need some AQ DRAGONS inspiration, check out theAQ DRAGONS Facebook Page here for some awesome DRAGONS artwork.

Everyone here at Artix Entertainment is super excited to see what AdventureQuest DRAGONS Fan Art you come up with! Best of luck to you, and don’t forget to have fun and Battle ON!

xoxo Beleen =D

Download DRAGONS for free in the App Store (iOS devices)

Download DRAGONS for free in Google Play (Android devices)

Submit your DRAGONS Fan Art to the @AQWcontest Twitter 

 


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New DRAGONS Game Update! posted by Beleen on

Introducing Leaderboards and Exclusive Cookie Clicker Dragon

Have you played Artix’s newest mobile game, AdventureQuest DRAGONS?

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If you haven’t… now is the best time to do so! Because the easy-to-pick-up and hard-to-put-down DRAGONS game was just updated with global leaderboards and the exclusive Cookie Clicker dragon, “Krumblor.”

Download the free app now at
www.AQDRAGONS.com

Fast fact time GO GO GO!

  • Over 5,000 shining reviews on Google Play!
  • Sharing AQ DRAGONS with 5 friends gets you the Cookie Dragon
  • Introducing Leaderboards... with all bugs squashed!
  • DRAGONS Fan Art Contest starting soon
  • Web version of AQ DRAGONS hatching soon-ish

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Do you have what it takes to become the best Dragon Master? Then prove it at www.AQDRAGONS.com !


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THANK YOU! posted by Artix on
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Congratulations everyone! You already got Dragons to 10,000 players on Android and it has hit #34... nope, make that #32 Top New Free Game! Keep up the great wok spreading the word about AdventureQuest Dragons! (The Apple iPhone & iPad version is off to an amazing start too!)

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Dragons Apple Release! posted by Artix on
 

Dragons now available on both Apple and Android!

We are LIVE! Please get the app (Apple | Android ) and rate us 5-stars to help spread the word. Meanwhile, the team and I are hard at work on the bugs that you and fellow players are reporting at www.Artix.com/bugs .
 

Thank you!

I want to thank everyone for their support, patience and love for this game project. Everyone seems excited about Dragons! Our fellow players love it, The Cookie Clicker guys love it, even distant members of my family are writing me to tell me they love Dragons. When you are neck deep in bugs and issues, the love is like a protective bubble that makes you work faster and harder to fix all the problems.
 

What we are working on

  • Android "crash after into video" issue
    This one is the top priority and we are pretty deep into the fix. The good news is that when this fix is complete, it should speed up the initial game load for all users, even the ones on apple devices

  • Redeem Key Code for iOS
    As you likely read, we had to remove the redeem key code feature in the Apple version of Dragons in order to release the game. But keep those codes handy! We have a few ideas that we are going to try to get it approved back in the game. Also, you will be able to use them on the web version of Dragons (which could possibly sync via Facebook.)

    On a side note, I would like to express my honest graditude for Apple making Dragons live before the cut-off date of next Monday. We were seriously scared the app would not be approved in time... which would have meant it would not have gone live until January. I wrote a letter in and we submitted an updated build, and someone there at Apple went above and beyond to do us a favor-- which is why the game is live right now. Whoever you are mysterious Apple App Reviewer... THANK YOU!

  • 6-hour Offline Production not working?
    We tracked down the issue and will be releasing a patch for it ASAP.

  • More fixes!!!!!!
    The actual bug fix list is large but with the exception of a few key related issues mostly minor things at this point.... we are working on them all as fast as possible. Thank you for submitting them at www.Artix.com/bugs



In other news, Beleen was thinking it would be cool to do a Dragons art contest. Also, Orteil and I are working on a Cookie Dragon-- we were thinking the dragon would be free if you helped share the game. I will post the concept art Thyton painted for you later this week.

QUESTION: What is your highest Dragon's GPS (Gems per second)?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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DAY OF ONE-THOUSAND FIXES posted by Artix on
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My favorite holiday!

We are working on AdventureQuest Dragons bugs for Android and Apple. Especially the one that crashes specific phones right after the intro video plays! Just as Sun Tsu wrote in the Art of War "No battle plan survives contact with the enemy," I would like to humbly declare "No amount of testing can prepare a new video game for the first install by thousands of real players." We believe we have isolated the issue, but we need help from people with those specific devices.

Android "Crash after video plays" Bug

So... this one was really hard to figure out since it is so inconsistant. Very specific combinations of Android OS versions and GPU hardware do not know how to handle the texture compression that Dragons is using (Which is called ETC2). Normally, this would be ok. this is because your phone will simply uncompress it and just use the raw image data. Which would be great... except the raw size of these giant textures are too huuuuuuuge... so CRAAAAAAAAASH. It would sort of like making a cup of coffee for your friend, but he tells you that his mouth is incompatable with the coffee cup you are holding... so you try shoving the entire pot of coffee in his mouth instead.

We have two solutions, but we need a device here at the lab to test on. Specifically we are looking for older phones running Android OS 4.2 or lower, with a Qualcomm Adreno 203 GPU chipset.

  • Samsung GT-I8262
  • Samsung GT-I9082

If you have one of these devices and want to help. Please let us know in the comment section below. In the mean time, I am calling everyone I know.

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Apple Version Update

We ran into a pretty critical problem. Our "redeem code" functionality is not allowed on Apple devices. This rule is in place primarily to stop evil developers who are trying to sneakily circumvent Apple's App Store Purchase process. Which makes sense. I am not sure if you noticed, but each major techological ecosystem is now in it's own sandbox. What I mean is... Apple, Google, Facebook, and other major tech companies have created very strict borders around their digital territories. If you are on an apple device, you must pay through apple. Same for Google devices. Same for Facebook. We understood why this is the way it is-- and as of the BattleGems video game project respectfully implimented a different system depending on where you played.

The redeem code, however, was something that never even crossed our minds as being a problem. It was put in place for two reasons. First to allow player support to help players-- which is extra challenging since this other than the upcoming leaderboards this is a single player game that lives purely on your device. Secondly, to give away redeem codes in promotions and merch to draw more players to Dragons. So, the redeem code feature being a release-stopping issue puts me in an absolutely terrible position. To solve it, I have no other choice but to remove the redeem code feature from the Apple version. (otherwise it will not be allowed to go live.) This feature will still be available on the Android and upcoming Web version.

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The Apple App store will be closing next Monday-- meaning this is our last shot. As you can imagine, we are desperately (and quite panickly) doing everything in our power to have Dragons released before then. Please cross your fingers, toes, talons, and any other lucky things that can be crossed in an somewhat awkward and highly amusing manner for us!

Thank you for being so patient and understanding as we battle through these bugs. Also thank you to everyone who gave us 5-stars and wrote such enthusiastic and kind comments. Your comments make working on this through the weekend and nights so worth it.

BATTLE ON!

 

 

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