madsoft:

Come Celebrate with Us at Launch Party 5!
We are very excited to announce that MADSOFT Games has been selected to present at the 5th Annual Launch Party as a part of Edmonton’s Startup Week 2014.
At the party, we will be demoing an exclusive sneak-peek of Project: Velyria as well as providing guests the opportunity to experience the legacy version of Avillum. We have some awesome prizes to give away as well! And because we care about your health, we’ll have hand-sanitizer at our booth; it’s flu season after all.
We hope to see you there!
Click here to purchase tickets for the event from Eventbrite.
For those of you not located in the Edmonton area, we will be posting videos of the event on our Youtube channel and Vine account. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out!
Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel: http://youtube.com/madsoftgamesFollow Our Vine Account: http://vine.co/madsoft

madsoft:

Come Celebrate with Us at Launch Party 5!

We are very excited to announce that MADSOFT Games has been selected to present at the 5th Annual Launch Party as a part of Edmonton’s Startup Week 2014.

At the party, we will be demoing an exclusive sneak-peek of Project: Velyria as well as providing guests the opportunity to experience the legacy version of Avillum. We have some awesome prizes to give away as well! And because we care about your health, we’ll have hand-sanitizer at our booth; it’s flu season after all.

We hope to see you there!

Click here to purchase tickets for the event from Eventbrite.

For those of you not located in the Edmonton area, we will be posting videos of the event on our Youtube channel and Vine account. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out!

Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel: http://youtube.com/madsoftgames
Follow Our Vine Account: http://vine.co/madsoft

Development Update #6: Nearly There!

madsoft:

It has been two months since our last development update. Two months of hard work and very little sleep. Two months and we are now so tantalizingly close to Project: Velyria’s alpha that we can scarcely bear it.

So what exactly have we accomplished in the past two months? Let’s dig in.

NPC Respect System: We’ve introduced an NPC respect system to Project: Velyria. Every choice you make in a conversation can potentially earn or lose you respect with that conversation’s NPC. Having the respect of an NPC can earn you enhanced mission rewards or potentially unlock secret missions and conversations. Every NPC has a different respect threshold, so it may take some experimentation to figure out the optimal way to a character’s heart.

QIU Overhaul: Our friendly, neighbourhood Query Indexing Unit has undergone a serious overhaul, upping its capabilities to guide you through tutorials and better help you navigate the world of Velyria. With a shiny new interface, QIU is ready for the big time.

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Play Container: We’ve separated the game’s load screen from the rest of the game, leading to an overall reduction in load times. Additionally, with this improvement, both the chat and QIU can be used during screen transitions, ensuring you never miss a message from your buddies or alliance.

Enemy AI Fixes: Enemy AI has been whittled down to transform Velyria’s monsters into lean, mean fighting machines. Enemies also now remember previous turns and can attack based on combat history.

Victory And Defeat Screens: Snazzy new end combat screens have been designed and implemented, providing interesting combat statistics and a way to efficiently collect item drops.

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UI Improvements For Everyone: The buddy list, mission log, and combat screen have undergone some much needed UI enhancements. Buddies can be easily organized.

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Missions have been separated into ‘complete’ and ‘on-going’ sections, and mission objectives are clearly marked and ordered. In combat, rounds and turns are easily distinguishable, and we’ve added a whole slew of new animations to improve clarity and overall smack-down satisfaction.

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Additionally, NPC infoboxes can now be viewed, highlighting NPC descriptions and current respect levels, and the mission/conversation indicators on the base and briefing pages dynamically update.

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Crafting: We’ve reworked the crafting system, setting tight but necessary restrictions on how players can craft items. You can also now choose to discard unwanted items after crafting.

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Exploration: Mission tiles now work as intended, removing and giving items depending on the mission in question.

Server Move: We finally moved the Madjestic API to our dedicated server. Everything runs super fast now!

In the next couple of weeks, we hope to release edited footage from our 12-hour Twitch Livestream we hosted back on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. During the event, our artist worked on location backdrops, and we got a chance to show-off some combat, exploration, and conversations.

We already released the first of two illustration time-lapse videos that we planned on creating using the streaming footage and you can watch it here:

Make sure you subscribe to our Youtube Channel so you don’t miss out on any other videos!

The MADSOFT Games Blog will continue to post Weekly Features on Tuesdays, but as we strive to complete the alpha, we anticipate having occasional hiccoughs in the schedule. We apologize in advance if we fall a touch behind!

Finally, we want to take the time to remind you that access to Project: Velyria’s alpha is restricted to people who have purchased Founder Packs. If you were holding out on buying one, your time is running out!

Thank you once again for your continued dedication and support!

And for this month’s question, we want to know the following: If you could use one gif to express your excitement about Project: Velyria’s upcoming alpha, what would it be?

Anonymous said: YEAH GIRL I WANNA TAKE YOU ON A DATE WHERE THEY SERVE NICE THINGS. LIKE OTHER THAN POUTINE. AND THEN THINGS WILL GET WEIRD. IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY STEP ON MY TOE, I -WON'T- APOLOGIZE. CAUSE MURRICAAAA EAGLE SCREEECH.

madsoft:

As a thank you for getting Project: Velyria’s Facebook page up to 2200 Likes, here’s a new preview!
We’ll post the next one at 2300 likes, so don’t hesitate to spread the word, invite your friends, and like our Facebook page if you don’t already! Also, don’t forget that you can use your referral links to earn bonus rewards before the game launches!
Like Us On Facebook!

madsoft:

As a thank you for getting Project: Velyria’s Facebook page up to 2200 Likes, here’s a new preview!

We’ll post the next one at 2300 likes, so don’t hesitate to spread the word, invite your friends, and like our Facebook page if you don’t already! Also, don’t forget that you can use your referral links to earn bonus rewards before the game launches!

Like Us On Facebook!

The Goldbergs 2x03

the-exercist:

What’s wrong with a person identifying as fat? It’s not a bad thing, it’s a description of what their body looks like. 

Plus, if you try to work out the inverse of that statement, you end up with something like this:

Saying “I am fat” is a useful descriptor in the same way that saying “I am short” is better than saying “I lack height.”

(Source: im-loving-fitness)

madsoft:

On September 28th, we did a 12 hour livestream and this video is a time-lapse of the Command Centre background that was illustrated during that stream.

Follow us on Twitch.tv to be notified the next time we go live!

And if you like the video, please hit that like button and subscribe to our Youtube channel!

And don’t forget, you can support the development of Project: Velyria by purchasing a Founder Pack!

Soundtrack credits:
"Frontier" and "Outcast" from the album "Frontier" by Doctor Vox.
Check out Doctor Vox on Soundcloud
Check out the “Frontier” album on Bandcamp

I grew up with the dinosaurs at the Crystal Palace in London. Those are my dinosaurs. Sir Richard Owen was the best. ALL OTHER PALEONTOLOGISTS GO HOME. YOUR DINOSAURS WILL NEVER BE THIS BEAUTIFUL.
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I grew up with the dinosaurs at the Crystal Palace in London. Those are my dinosaurs. Sir Richard Owen was the best. ALL OTHER PALEONTOLOGISTS GO HOME. YOUR DINOSAURS WILL NEVER BE THIS BEAUTIFUL.

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Best line from this week’s episode.

themundanematt:

Today is the Day of Dredd…and I support that.

themundanematt:

Today is the Day of Dredd…and I support that.