Come out to the Anime Impulse convention and meet Artix, Dage, & Faith! We will be at Booth #9820 and our panel about AdventureQuest 3D is at 2pm on Sunday, Jan 15.
WHAT: Anime Impulse 2017 Convention WHEN: Saturday, Jan 14 & 15th, 2017 WHERE: 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, California, 91768 WHY: Meet Artix, Dage, & Faith and see the panel on AdventureQuest 3D seeecrets!
PANEL: "AdventureQuest 3D with Artix" panel is at 2pm on Sunday, Jan 15th BOOTH: Visit us at booth #9820
Wait... they are letting Artix and Dage go to a convention together again? We all remember what happened last time.
We will also have our first ever Moglin hats available for sale there :D Bring anything you would like Dage or Artix to sign, they will happily do it for a smile (or a sneering vampire fanged grimace if that is the best you can muster.) There is a lot of other awesome stuff happening at the convention too! Check out Anime Impulse's official site at http://animeimpulse.com for all of their events, special guests, and more.
Last year’s winners did SUCH a great job creating totally scrumptious works of art and we cannot wait to see what you come up with this year.
Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: The Prizes
Along with an endless amount of internet fame, the Grand Prize Winner(s) will receive 2,000 AdventureCoins AND a one-of-a-kind weapon !
Additional AC prizes will be awarded for other super sweet desserts!
Will you be a Grand Prize winner this year? One way to find out!
How the Cookie Crumbles: The Rules
This contest will range from NOW until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, December 19th. The winner(s) will be announced on the Design Notes later this month!
The rules and guidelines are short‘n sweet but MUST be followed accordingly for your edible entry to be eligible. I repeat, in boldface and in red font, ‘cuz a lot of people miss this: YOU must follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible.
The easiest way to make sure your hard work gets judged: Read all of the rules before submitting your entry!
• Your dessert MUST be created by YOU. Do not copy someone else’s hard work. That my friend is called cheating, and you will be disqualified for it.
• Include an index card/piece of paper/ icing signature that says your AQW Character Name alongside your tasty treat. This way we really know it’s made by you! And NO, photoshopping your name onto your picture DOES NOT COUNT, and you will be disqualified if you do.
• Your dessert MUST be created in some sort of Artix Entertainment theme. Create anything you want from AQW, EpicDuel, BladeHaven, DragonFable, MechQuest, AdventureQuest, and WarpForce! If we cannot tell what it is from our games, you will not be qualified.
• Your canvas must be a cookie, cake, pie, or any other form of holiday dessert. Mmmm, get creative! (Note, judges have final say as to what counts as a "dessert")
• The photo of your dessert should be of the Highest Quality. The more clear the picture, the better and tastier it will look, upping your chance at the Grand Prize! • Remember to post a VALID link to your dessert photo! Uploading your photo to your Facebook does not allow us to see the photos via the Forums. Also, if you upload your photo to your LOCKED image-sharing account, we cannot see it either. So make sure your link is valid and isn’t locked to the public!
Preheating The Oven: Enter the Contest!
Now that you are ready for the 2016 Creative Cookie Contest, it’s probably a good idea to know WHERE to post your delectable desserts!
They came. They carved. They squashed the competition. What a talented bunch of pumpkin-slaying Heroes we have! Here’s a great big THANK YOU to everyone who participated to this year’s Pumpkin Carving Contest.
Now, let us gaze upon the gourds of our winners!
Grand Prize Winner: ArchQueen
HOLY Gourditas, this 3D carving is a masterpiece of edible insanity! Amazing job!
2nd Place: Dweldoron
For upholding the honor of Artix Entertainment's favorite mythical creature, you've unlocked 2nd place and the "Dragon Gourdian" award! AND because you were one of the judges' most favorite entries, you get some extra Artix Points!
3rd Place: Sinso
Nulgath the ArchFiend would be proud of you! Not only does he love the color orange, but he LOVES smashing pumpkins! For paying homage to the ArchFiend while you squash the competition, you've unlocked 3rd place and the "What's Gourd for the Nation" award!
EVERYONE who submitted an eligible entry did an amazing job - we could see the effort and creativity oozing from your entries (much like the guts from a carved pumpkin). All of the entrants shown here are part of the winners' circle and will receive their Artix Points (or, if we cannot find a Master Account, we will award AdventureCoins).
AoT-Stphn: "(Pumpkin) Patch Adams Dedication" award for battling sickness to create his entry.
Bummy22: "PumpkinScythe General" award for getting the entire ShadowScythe army PUMPED for Thanksgiving!
Dupstep: "Pulp Fiction" award for creating a terrifying narrative... without saying a word!
Greendragonknight: "A cut above the rest" award, because even though "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" it ALSO gets you highlighted in our contest!
High Adept Caustus:
MermaidGoddess: "Legion Foe Squasher" award for showing true deadication to Dage's Legion with your entry.
Pluk: "Gourd Graphic Design" award for creating an entirely graphical entry... without using ANY pumpkins! (The Great Pumpking, protector of the patch thanks you!)
Rare: "Thinking Outside the Pumpkin Patch" - for creating an entry so wickedly life-like that you (almost) stumped the judges with your 'shop!
Supreme King: "Great Pumpking's General" award - it's in your name, and your entry proves your suitability to serve!
Vfhyvdyjntfbynjung: "The most 3Delicious entry" - your entry added a whole new dimension to the contest. Well done!
WenixHD: "Mixed Media award" - why limit yourself to JUST pumpkins or JUST carving or JUST markers? You combined all three, and for that, we salute you!
BUT WAIT! These aren't all carved pumpkins... What gives?
WE GIVE! But you ask a fair question. It's one our judges went over several times while discussing entries. You know here at Artix Entertainment, we love to award creativity and effort wherever and whenever we can... but especially with contests! That's why we always reserve the right to award people who go above and beyond or think outside the box.
This year's pumpkin contest rules said we wanted to feature carved pumpkins and gourds, but also encouraged people to submit the most creative pumpkin-related entries they could think of. Maybe we should change the contest name next year... how about "Cornucopia of Creativity Contest"?
CONGRATULATIONS, WINNERS! Awards will be on your account later this week. /cheer!
… 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
There will be ONE Grand Prize winner, who shall receive 2000 ArtixPoints
2nd Place Winners will get 1000 ArtixPoints
3rd Place Winners will get 700 ArtixPoints
Runner Ups will get 500 ArtixPoints
If you go Above and Beyond, we shall award you accordingly ;)
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.
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
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
Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only win once per person!
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.
As always, entries that WOW us and go above and beyond, displaying true effort or creativity, will get extra-special attention (or prizes)!
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!
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...
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!
SHADOW SKULL TOWER
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.
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)
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
Warrior_Bryant: Back From the Dead
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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
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:
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!
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:
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!
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
Redeem HeroPoints here to get your exclusive items
Log in to AdventureQuest Worlds
Type /join heromart in the chat window
Talk to Stryche, the HeroMart merchant, to open his shop!
Redeem HeroPoints here to get your exclusive items
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:
Install (or update) your Flash Player here
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!
Launch Internet Explorer.
Click the gear icon and select Manage add-ons.
Select Toolbars and Extensions.
In the list find Shockwave Flash Object and make sure the Status is set to Enable.
Close and relaunch Internet Explorer.
Click the ... icon and select Settings.
Scroll down and click Advanced Settings.
Make sure that Use Adobe Flash Player is set to ON.
Close and relaunch Edge.
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.
In the list find Shockwave Flash and make sure it is set to Always Activate.
Close and relaunch Firefox.
In the address bar type chrome://plugins and hit enter.
In the list find Adobe Flash Player and make sure it is enabled and that Always allowed to run is checked.
Close and relaunch Chrome.
Click Preferences and select the Security tab.
Next to Internet plug-ins, make sure Allow Plug-ins is checked.
Close the Preferences window.
Close and relaunch Safari.
You can also refer to Adobe's help articles for more information: