This is your very last chance to get Founder in BattleGems, our mobile RPG Puzzle Game. Considering that you had.. oh wow, nearly two years now, it is finally time to make BattleGems Founder go perma rare!
Rolith and his team have upgraded BattleGems to the newest version of Unity improving the game's speed and giving it 64 bit support. Along with this release, we will be removing the Founder package which basically gives you ulimited turns, unlimited keys, special in game armor set, special AQWorlds armor set, well... EVERYTHING for a single in-app purchase of $10. Founders will be pretty proud of that they got it, because after the new patch goes live, the armor will be perma rare and will have to pay double to get the upgrades and perks.
Begin Artix's Throne of Darkness Saga this weekend as you battle your way through the Bone Castle to take on Vaden, the DeathKnight!
Buy the Treasure Map from the AdventureCoin shop in the game menu... then begin the hunt to find the Treasure Chest! Once you locate it, you'll unlock ALL the gear the treasure chest holds, including TWO new armors and their gear!
A challenge has been issued by the Master of Terror. Defeat him in battle and claim your own Terror Set! The mighty Fear Eater blade not only has the ability to consume your enemy's Fear and heal you - it also changes from Melee, Magic, and Ranged damage!
April Golden Giftboxes - Diamond Flutterby Pet and Eggsplosion Spell! This beautiful butterfly golem is crafted from diamond and other precious metals, inspiring awe on the battlefield! Destroy your enemies with this eggsesively powerful spell!
The Throne of Darkness begins this Friday… a brand new main storyline for AdventureQuest Worlds. There are 7 villains in this story, each will unlock a new major dungeon. I like using the term dungeon… even when describing an outside area like a forest or clouds you can walk on. To get a flying eyeballs view of the land we shall soon explore together, let us sent forth our scout… Jimmy the Eye!
Jimmy the Eye is a flying eyeball.
He is blue.
As he flies North, he thinks to himself… why is so little known about the North?
It starts to rain.
The rain blurs his vision, and every clap of thunder makes him jump.
The red eerie glow of the setting sun silhouettes a castle…
The castle appears to be growing… the castle appears to be made of bone…
He flaps harder against the turbulence or tornados…
They seem to be coming from a series of portals.
Is it a rip in time and space?
Or perhaps it is… WHAT THE!?!?!
The sun has gone black and he obsesses on an indescribable twisted shape of triangles.
Perhaps the rumors of the 4th Dimensional Pyramid were true?
If that is true then… but before there is time for another thought, he hears weapons clashing and screams. The Death Pit Arena… a half-Dragon General stands watch as gladiators do battle.
The flying eyeball tries to look away but is blinded by what he sees next…
A tower made entirely of mirrors. He notices a parade of young girls being led into the tower…
No less strange than what he thought he had seen in the clouds just moments before.
But if he ever said what he thought he saw up on those clouds... with all its bacon and cats they would just call him crazy.
So he flies on to his final destination...
It is a secret place.
A place where THE COUNCIL used to meet...
Meet to scheme and solve their "problems."
That place, without question… was the THRONE OF DARKNESS.
Earlier this month, we shared news about Blacksea Odyssey, a violent, top-down, rogue-like space RPG created by friends of Artix Entertainment... and if you haven't checked it out yet, you really should!
If you're like most of the gamers here at the lab, battling aliens, piloting spaceships, and triggering explosions make up some of your favorite gaming memories. Blacksea Odyssey is updated weekly (just like Artix Entertainment games), and is available on Steam now!
Blacksea Odyssey: Features
Rip Apart Enemies Piece by Piece
Fully Destructible Everything
Twitch based Action-Packed Combat
Hardcore Rogue-like Elements
Expansive Customization System
Learn more about Team Blacksea Odyssey's story in our earlier post and follow them online to get news about coming updates:
If you love the game, make sure to let me (on Twitter @alina_AE) and Team Blacksea Odyssey (on Twitter@BlackseaOdyssey) know... and send us screenshots of your adventures for retweeting and posting on Facebook!
The “Insider Secret” story behind Throne of Darkness
This Friday, our new saga Throne of Darkness begins in AdventureQuest Worlds. If you have been following me on my Artix Krieger Facebook or Twitter, then you have probably seen the posts from when I started writing it. But the truth is… I wrote the original concept for this story way BEFORE the creation of the original AdventureQuest.
Ready for this? I originally wrote this when I was 13 years old. Did you ever come up with an idea so incredible that you held onto it like your most carefully guarded secret? Except I cannot keep secrets... so I have been telling the AE Team about this concept (over and over) for as long as they have known me. Previous it was called “The Table Story” or “The original plot of ArchKnight.”
Due to the unusual way the adventure is told, I always expected it to be used for a new, stand alone game. See, in normal adventures you play it from your point of view. But The Throne of Darkness is from the Villain’s point of view. Instead of happening in real time, the Bad Guys are sitting around are telling stories about you… so everything you do, have already, technically… already happened. This is a lot of fun, because you can do things in the past, that can actually change the Villains at the table here in the present.
You will see what I mean in the opening adventure “The Castle of Bone” which features Vaden the Death Knight. It is so crazy… little did I know, so many years ago, way back then when I first came up with this story… that it would be about you.
A new cast of villains
If you went back in time and saw my childhood sketches and ideas from The Throne of Darkness, you would be surprised to find you recognized the villains sitting around the table-- Xan, Sepulchure, The Mysterious Necromancer, Drakath, and the Vampire Queen (later named Safiria.) Yup, we have secretly been using parts of this story for years. So if you have liked the 13 Lords of Chaos and other things I have written in the past... You are probably really going to enjoy this too.
To avoid using the same characters again, I wrote new a fresh new rogues gallery of villains. If you see any subtle similarities between the new villains and previous ones… you can probably take a good guess who they are taking the place of. And that is a fun thing that you will understand, and most people will not get.
I have tried not to mix any of the existing stuff into this new plotline, but every time I see clever posts from players on Twitter you make me want to break the rules. Take Vaden the DeathKnight for instance. Some players think he might be related to Vordred, or there might be a link because it sounds like Valen (Sepulchure’s original name), or that is might actually be Artix’s son (because Aidan and Vaden sound similar.) -- I am not going to rule anything out. The ink is not dry yet.
Check in tomorrow for a sneak peak at the dungeons that Throne of Darkness will open up on the map. There are 7 Villains seated at the table… each with a lair more dangerous and crazy than the last. Battle on!
Greetings friends! Artix here. Be prepared... Throne of Darkness starts this Friday. WHAT!? Yes, it is an entirely new main storyline for AdventureQuest Worlds which will open up a new area of the main continent. This story will be told in a unique way that we have never attempted… until now. If you have been wanting us to focus on story, create new major characters, and to explore interesting and bizarre new places… then you are going to love this Saga. At least I hope you do! That is why I personally wrote this saga for you O_O. Check back for tomorrow’s special “insider secret” design notes where this new saga actually came from. Oh, and if you are not already, be sure to follow me on my Artix Krieger Twitter & Facebook for random stuffs!
Blacksea Odyssey is a violent, top-down, rogue-like space RPG... and it's on Steam RIGHT NOW! Every week, travel across the galaxy with the BlackSea Odyssey team as they release new updates, exploring spacescapes and hunting down enormous space-behemoths.
Being gamers (and game developers), we're always on the hunt for games to play and draw inspiration from, and we want to support the efforts of other indie game developers... especially when they're friends of Artix Entertainment! Team Blacksea Odyssey is a wicked-talented group of developers and designers based out of Orlando, led by Peter Milko.Since they met, he and Artix have traded ideas, stories, and more than a few Energy Potions in their brainstorming marathons!
Inspired by the classic arcade game, Asteroids, and the novel Old Man and the Sea, the team built the first prototype during the 2015 Game Jam. It's been getting a lot of positive feedback from the community and internet ever since, and I can see why -- exploding ships is REALLY satisfying at the end of a long day. (All you MechQuest, EpicDuel, and BioBeasts players know what I'm talking about!)
Follow Team Blacksea Odyssey
Don't miss any of the team's updates or news: follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and bookmark their website!
Once a decade, the greatest huntsmen in the universe gather to compete in a legendary tournament known as the Blacksea Odyssey. Steeped in blood, ancient treasures, and a madness that wills them to delve deeper into the black abyss, these huntsman compete for a chance to claim the ultimate glory of facing a creature of such insatiable ferocity and magnanimous size that its wingspan has been said to stretch across galaxies while it’s breath consumes black holes. A creature rumored to exist only in legend, the Titan of the Stars!
Blacksea Odyssey: Features
Rip Apart Enemies Piece by Piece: Eviscerate enemy creatures by ripping them apart with your harpoon.
Fully Destructible Everything: Blast through fully destructible environments with your spear or harpoon.
Twitch based Action-Packed Combat: Think classic top-down shooter mixed with modern RPG and rogue-like mechanics.
Hardcore Rogue-like Elements: Featuring permadeath, procedural levels, and incredible replayability.
Massive Bosses: Battle against colossally scaled bosses dwarfing several screen sizes.
Expansive Customization System: Forge millions of runic modifications for your spear and space-board.
Blacksea Odyssey: Reviews
"If it [the player’s harpoon] strikes its target however, it’s satisfying to then wrench it back out, pulling a fin or a jawbone with it." - Graham Smith, Editor-in-chief, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"I love how the harpoon can tear off huge chunks of enemies and send them drifting off into space." - Ben Davis, Destructoid
"Space-whaling with total badasses on space-bikes chasing after the vicious space-fishies who will spike and claw you to space-shreds if you let up for even a second? Now that’s a proper challenge!" - James Cunningham, Hardcore Gamer
"You surf on a missile and use a harpoon to rip limbs off of giant space monsters in Blacksea Odyssey. If that doesn't pique your interest, then I don't know what will." - Joel Couture, Indie Games
"The harpoon, is remarkably gory with space blood spraying out of your prey..." - Corina Dee, Alpha Beta Gamer
"Hemingway may have been onto something with The Old Man and the Sea. Namely, that whole “man vs. nature” thing. However, it might be more entertaining if it was set in space, and the old man had cybernetics, and he was hunting massive space creatures for competition. Blacksea Odyssey gives players just that." - Evan Spadaccini, Indie Game Magazine
Get ready to spring into battle this weekend as our friendly development teams put the last touches on this week's new releases! Have a most EGG-cellent weekend as we celebrate our spring holiday, Grenwog!
Uncle Sham is back, and he's teamed up with the Zardmaster to create their most terrifying creation to date: LepreZards! Can you fight your way through the legion of zard and leprechaun monsters and save Battleon?
Gear up and get ready to march into battle, because this week's newest game releases are almost here! Our team of intrepid game designers has crafted challenges that will require luck, skill, and stamina... are you ready?
The season of choices has begun! A brief moment of respite for the Chosen is, as always, rudely interrupted. Elsewhere alliances form and battle lines are drawn as the many forces pulling at them come to bear. Witness the first ever meeting between the Chessmaster and ENTROPY, and uncover evidence of the 10th orb!
The luckiest helm in the land is up for grabs! You’re going to need equip all your LUCK to find it though… search through all of DragonFable’s Lore to find the key to unlock the treasure at the end of the rainbow!
An all new scavenger hunt!
If you can find all the keys, you’ll be able to unlock the Luckiest Helm!
We have updates to build 0.0.66 which comes with a lot of new changes. Also, the time is coming to say goodbye to the web version of AQ3D and move testing over to Steam. If you haven't already installed Steam, now's the time so you can log in as soon as we go live!