Podcast with Wargaming.net’s Chris Cook on BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Thursday, October 11th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the interview desk

N4G.com just had Wargaming America’s Chris Cook come to their podcast to discuss the growth of Wargaming.net and their success with BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks.

“With the recent news of World of Tanks rolling over 40 million registered users, we talk with Wargaming America’s Chris Cook who talk about Wargaming.net’s humble beginnings, their transition into the free to play market, and finally to the top of the heap with only a single game: World of Tanks.”

Be sure to listen to the podcast here, and also check out our previous post on World of Tanks reaching 40 million registered users.

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BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Update 8.1 Media Exclusives

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

Last week we had a post about the new British tanks being added in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks with the upcoming 8.1 update. Now, Wargaming.net has released some official new media to compliment the upcoming update.

What they released are new screenshots of the British tanks, as well as renders and even the British Tech Tree.

If you’re interested in all that the update will entail, there is also an official “In Development” page detailing what all is being developed for this update.

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BigWorld Indie-Powered Origins of Malu State of Development

Monday, October 8th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Malu desk

Burning Dog Media, the team behind BigWorld Indie-Powered Origins of Malu, just let out a release on their current state of development.

Detailed is what they have recently accomplished, as well as their aspirations for the near future. A full list of their updates is below.

  • PAX with Alienware – While we had a bumpy start, we bounced back to successfully share a small sneak peak of our game.
  • Popular Voice Client Integration – Can’t reveal too much yet but let us just say we are stoked!
  • Growing Family – Our once humble team of a few is now growing to a big family from visionaries all over.
  • New Site – While not a major redesign, it will let us keep you up to date on the latest news faster.
  • New Community Manager – Because of growing demand, we have added a new community manager to partner up with our current CM (Darkis).
  • Bigger Social Media-  lots planned for pumping up our social media presence as well as getting that all important publicity.
  • Fresh New Engine – Awesome results to be announced.
  • New Screenshots – We are spending lots of time on our swamp region. Will release new screenshots of our inky marshes soon!
  • In-depth Walkthrough of Housing – what’s, how’s, and why you will want to build.
  • Announcing a Solid Beta Date – the heart of our love and labor and why we took a small step back from the date until now.

We’ll be excited to start seeing some of these announcements coming into fruition soon.

For their official state of development release, click here.

PAX with Alienware – While we had a bumpy start, we bounced back to successfully share a small sneak peak of our game.
Popular Voice Client Integration – Can’t reveal too much yet but let us just say we are stoked!
Growing Family – Our once humble team of a few is now growing to a big family from visionaries all over.
New Site – While not a major redesign, it will let us keep you up to date on the latest news faster.
New Community Manager – Because of growing demand, we have added a new community manager to partner up with our current CM (Darkis).
Bigger Social Media-  lots planned for pumping up our social media presence as well as getting that all important publicity.
Fresh New Engine – Awesome results to be announced.
New Screenshots – We are spending lots of time on our swamp region. Will release new screenshots of our inky marshes soon!
In-depth Walkthrough of Housing – what’s, how’s, and why you will want to build.
Announcing a Solid Beta Date – the heart of our love and labor and why we took a small step back from the date until now.

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British Tanks Incoming in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Friday, October 5th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

With Update 8.0 just under their belts, Wargaming.net is already starting to release some big information regarding the 8.1 update for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks. Gamershell.com had an exclusive article on the matter.

“Wargaming today announced that the highly anticipated line of British steel machines will invade World of Tanks with the upcoming Update 8.1. Tankmen will get their chance to follow the history of the British tank building mastering 22 iconic steel fortresses…”

World of Tanks Producer Mike Zhivets had this to say on the update.

“The Brits invented the first tank, pioneering the evolution of the whole industry, and it’s an honor for us to greet them in World of Tanks. They are so close, you can hear their tracks rolling! Their looks are as daunting as their guns, and I’m sure the Brits will make great competitors to other nations in World of Tanks.”

This new inclusion of British tanks is an exciting addition to World of Tanks, and should be the first wave of many to come.

For gamershell.com’s article discussing this, click here.

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BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Reaches 40 Million Registered Users

Thursday, October 4th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Tanks desk

As the popularity keeps growing and growing, BigWorld-Powdered World of Tanks is joining the pantheon of being one of the biggest MMOs ever created. A recent milestone that pushed this was the 40 million registered users mark that they just surpassed.

PC Gamer believes this recent push was due to the new 8.0 update that just came out.

“Players have been pouring into servers to check out the big 8.0 update, which overhauled WoT’s visuals and added proper physics. Tanks can now barge each other off cliffs, into rivers or into other tanks’ line of fire. It’s tank sumo out there right now.”

As far as World of Tanks’ surging popularity, well, it’s hard not to be excited.

“World of Tanks is one of the biggest free to play games in the world. It charmed the Russian market almost immediately when it first launch, but has spread successfully into Europe and China, and apparently can’t be stopped.”

First this BigWorld-Powered title made its way into the Guinness World Records (twice!), and now it’s reached 40 million registered users. What’s next for this promising franchise?

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BigWorld Indie-Powered Origins of Malu Preview

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Malu desk

MMORPG.com just put up an extensive preview of the upcoming BigWorld Indie-Powered sandbox MMO Origins of Malu to build awareness for the under-the-radar game, similar to one we had done a while back.

“Origins of Malu is one of those games that has been moving along in development very quietly, slipping under the radar of many fans. After reading our exclusive preview of Origins of Malu, that will likely change in a big way.”

Detailed in the article are the exclusive features of the game, including its intuitive crafting system.

“The crafting in OoM is no joke. You’ll do everything from plant trees to build houses block by block.  You’ll place things in the open world like foundations, walls, and be able to build just about anything you like with the tools the devs give you…Everything, not just buildings, will be crafted and supplied by the players.  There will of course be NPC towns and things of that nature, but Burning Dog wants the players to guide the world once they hand it over to you at launch.”

MMORPG.com then goes into the intricate PVP systems of the game, detailing the complexities and depth that will come into play.

Included in the article is a quote from Burning Dog Media’s President Michael Dunham, summing up what the team hopes to accomplish with their independently-minded project.

“It’s going to take us a bit longer to get it going, because we’re doing it with like zero budget…but it’s because we want to prove that you don’t need 300 million dollars to make a fun game.”

It’s great to see this BigWorld Indie-Powered game getting more recognition around the web, as it is growing to be one of the most anticipated MMO releases around.

For MMORPG.com’s full article, click here.

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New Look and Feel for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Monday, October 1st, 2012, posted by Kris

from the tanks desk

With the 8.0 update for BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks officially released, there is now a plethora of gaming news outlets giving their thoughts on the matter. Gamershell.com wrote an article about the new look and feel of the game.

“Along with the improvement, Update 8.0 adds a newly optimized user interface, enhanced rendering system for more lifelike and realistic visuals, as well as adaptive camouflage and new mini-map functions.”

This new feel is being well received by World of Tanks players as well as gaming websites, mostly commenting on the heightened realism and immersion that the game now gives.

Read the entire article from Gamershell here, and our post on the 8.0 update here.

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