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Dungeon Punks posted by Artix on

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.

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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.

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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.


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BioBeasts MEGA Update: 1.5.1 posted by Alina on

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!

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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!


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HeroMart's HeroPoints are Here! posted by Alina on

Unlock more In-Game Rewards with HeroPoints!

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!

HeroPoints: A New Way to Get In-Game Rewards

HeroPoints are a new way for you to get even more rewards when you get merchandise from HeroMart! Existing store items will keep the codes they currently use, but from here on out, all HeroMart merchandise will come with a quantity of HeroPoints that you can spend in Stryche's in-game merge shop.

  • 1 HeroPoint is roughly equal to $5 USD
  • For every $5 dollars you spend at HeroMart, you'll get 1 HP

And because shipping can be costly, the HeroMart team may add a few extra HeroPoints to your order as a way of saying "thanks!"

So, for example, a t-shirt that costs $19.95 would be worth 4 HeroPoints. If the HeroMart team adds in a few extra points, you could get even more! That means, you'd get at least 4 (and maybe up to 10 or more!) HeroPoints for a single order.

The final HeroPoint quantity will be determined based on the final order amount, including shipping.

How to find HeroMart's New Store

AdventureQuest Worlds

  1. Redeem HeroPoints here to get your exclusive items

  2. Log in to AdventureQuest Worlds

  3. Type /join heromart in the chat window

  4. Talk to Stryche, the HeroMart merchant, to open his shop!

DragonFable

  1. Redeem HeroPoints here to get your exclusive items

  2. Log in to DragonFable

  3. Click on the HeroMart button in your Book of Lore

  4. Choose your prize from the shop!

EpicDuel

  1. Redeem HeroPoints here to get your Arcade Tokens

  2. Log in to EpicDuel

  3. Head to an arcade and talk to an ArcadeBot

  4. Spend your Arcade Tokens onv the game of your choice


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Make sure you can play AE games posted by Alina on

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.

Edge

  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.

Firefox

  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.

Chrome

  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.

Safari

  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:

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New Game Releases for July 22nd posted by Alina on

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! 

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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?

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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! 


 

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AdventureQuest

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!

 

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DragonFable

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!


 

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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!


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New Game Releases for July 8th posted by Alina on

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

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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!

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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!


 

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AdventureQuest

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!

 


 

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DragonFable

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!

 

 

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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!


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New Music Video Contest posted by Alina on

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!  

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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

How to submit: The Musical

  1. Go to the form: English / Portuguese
  2. Enter the title of your music video
  3. Make sure your entry contains all the required information and follows the rules
  4. Tell us if your music video was created before or after the contest started
  5. Tell us if you're uploading the video on YouTube and include a link OR will use WeTransfer and send it by email
  6. Include the AQW or AQ3D character names of each person on the team
  7. Submit the form! (You can only submit the form once, but CAN edit it afterwards)Singing (aka Submission) 

Singing (aka Submission Checklist)

Check off the following before submitting your entry to ensure your music video is eligible to win!

  • Your video is AE-themed and made by you (or a team)
  • Your visuals and sound all work
  • You've included the AQW or AQ3D names of everyone who collaborated
  • You included a link to your video or that you emailed us your WeTransfer file
  • Hit the send button and share your video with us!

CGI-Prizes! 

The prizes for this contest are crAEzier than any we've ever done before! Fame and internet immortality. PLUS character page badges AND Artix Points! /cheer

Grand Prize Winner(s) will 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 PointsBadge in AQW/AQ3D

Winner’s Circle & "Above & Beyond" entries will 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
  • 1000 Artix Points

All qualified entries receive:

  • Place in AE youtube channel playlist

Contest Rules

It is really important you follow the following guidelines, or your contest entry may be disqualified, or removed from the playlist after winning!

Your entry must:

  • Be an original creation
  • Be made by you, or by a team of up to 5 people who all agree to have it submitted
  • NOT display any of your AQW or AQ3D character information in the video description
  • Not include art or video clips from any other game, company, or artist -- only AE games/art, please!
  • Be family-friendly and appropriate for players of all ages (that includes the music!)

You / Your team:

  • May only create or collaborate on one entry
  • Must submit your video through the form using YouTube links OR by using the form, then emailing via WeTransfer
  • Include your AQW or AQ3D character name (and that of everyone else on the team) 

Again, 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.

Questions

Can I use an animated cutscene I made?  It can be your own animated cutscene or a video made using in-game clips.

Can I look at other videos for reference? Yes, absolutely. Being inspired by someone is fine, you just cannot copy their work and call it yours.

Why do I have to include my/my team's AQW or AQ3D names in the form? This proves that you/your team created the video, and are not stealing it from anyone.


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Art Contest Winners! posted by Artix on

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Congratulations to everyone who entered! Our most daring contest was a smashing success and really shows of the love and maturity of our amazing video game community.

PRIZE UPGRADE - Every valid entry will recieve an AdventureQuest 3D Early Access Code. (Surprise!)

This was a VERY difficult contest to judge... all of the entires were SOO GOOOD! In our eyes, everyone who entered is a winner. Which is exactly why every valid entry is being awarded with an AdventureQuest 3D Early Access Code! That is right... this is a prize upgrade! :D 1st and 2nd place winners will also recieve in-game badges and Artix Points which they can use on the game of their choosing. Art in the Winners circle will also get a badge on their character page.


 
We posted all of the 1st place, 2nd place, Winners Circle, and Honorable mentions on Facebook. Please do show the artists some love and hit the like button for each entry that you enjoy looking at. They deserve it!
 

SEE ALL THE ENTIRES

To see ALL valid entries, you can see the official ADVENTUREQUEST 3D ART CONTEST DROPBOX.


NOTE: Prizes are being awarded manually. Please give us a few days.
QUESTION: What would you like the next contest to be


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Meet Artix at MegaCon 2016 at the official AdventureQuest 3D panel! posted by Artix on

MegaCon is a HUGE convention happening in Orlando, Florida next weekend. Join us for the official AdventureQuest 3D panel!

"AdventureQuest 3D Video Game with Artix"

WHAT: AQ3D Panel at MegaCon (www.MegaConvention.com) in Orlando, Florida
WHEN: Saturday, May 28th @ 3pm
WHERE: West Building Room W300

Expect our usual level of random hijinx which will include giving away Early Access & STEAM codes, showing embarrassing behind the scenes videos, and talking about forbidden secrets.

I am really surprised at the huge celebrity guest list at MegaCon this year. There will be actors from Doctor Who (Rose), the Walking Dead (Daryl), Game of Thrones (Circe), the New Star Trek (which will also premiere their 1st episode there), and a lot more. Stan Lee, William Shattner, Kevin Smith, and... (if you are one of my Facebook/Twitter friends from the Philippines, please sit down and brace yourself for this next one) Alodia Gosiengfiao. She is my favorite cosplayer of all time! ...and mark my words, I will not leave that convention alive without getting a cheesy thumbs up photo! So if you see her, please politely ask her to make sure she gets a photo with Artix. Or better yet... invite her and her boyfriend Eric to come to our our panel!

This is our first year running a panel at MegaCon and I am really excited. I really hope you can join us, and if you can make it please let me know in the comment section below.


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Friday the 13th Starts... Tomorrow! posted by Alina on

Do ya feel LUCKY, Heroes? I hope so, because tomorrow is Friday the 13th! Hope your luck holds as you head into battle, because this weekend's releases will be ones you'll want to remember... if you survive!

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AdventureQuest Worlds

LoreTrek XIII: The Unluckiest Quest

Another Friday the 13th event is on the horizon... and THIS time around, it's In SPAAAAAAAAAAACE! Being so isolated and traveling through an airless void, it's really important that nothing go wrong. But since it's a Friday the 13th event... you know something's going to happen!

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The Next Phase of the Server Rewrite BEGINS!

Members can log in to the PTR Testing Server to help us with the new stress test! Data saving has been enabled, and we've got a 15% XP boost on ALL WEEKEND! Get all the details in this Design Notes post!

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Friday the 13th Rare Gear

It wouldn't be Friday the 13th without new rare gear to commemorate the event -- and this week, our artists have gone intergalactic with their inspiration! Starting tomorrow night, find the Undead Space Marine, a new unlucky top hat, rare pets, and more in the rares shop!



 

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AdventureQuest

Thursday the 12th War!

Defend Battleon from a massive horde of Undead tonight before they assault the town! Such large-scale Necromancy shouldn’t be possible, so what could be behind all of this?!

Open Golden Giftboxen for a chance at the Rare Tamer and Ultra Rare Thrale’s Scorn weapons!

 


 

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DragonFable

Madness!

Once again, the forces of Darkness are gathering in the shadows to attack Falconreach. As the danger from the Baron grows more and more reluctant allies have joined the fight against the Dark. Will Falconreach be ready this time? Or will the Baron and his minions learn even more from this fight? 

  • The Darkness attacks Falconreach!
  • What surprises will be unlocked as you fight the waves?

 


 

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Epic Duel

Friday the 13th is BACK!

Caden’s shop has been updated with 25 limited-quantity rares that are designed to give your foes some very bad luck!
The new Dark Omen core attached to Charfade’s exquisite Dark Omen weapons decimate your opponents’ support!

 


 

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BioBeasts

Cloud Save Released! 

Don’t let switching devices or platforms destroy your progress! Play BioBeasts with peace-of-mind knowing that your data will be safe on iOS and Android by connecting via Facebook to our cloud save service. 


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