Archive for October, 2011

Warplanes Forums Up, Launch Timetable Emerges

Saturday, October 29th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the warplanes desk

Wargaming.net has opened the World of Warplanes forums. Let the flaming begin.

Bryan, Arthur and crew also dumped a bunch of exclusive firsts on Massively this past week at GDC Online.

“As for the overall timetable, the tentative plan is to move to open beta by early next year, with a target of launching in Q3 or Q4. Nothing is set in stone, though, and as Bryan Davies stressed, it will be done when it’s ready. The team wants to make sure that people love it, that it’s balanced, that it’s fun, and then it’ll launch.”

Read it.

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BigWorld Technology GDC Online 2011: Interview with Vivox

Friday, October 28th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the interview desk

Matt interviews Ray Miller, VP of Sales at Vivox, game voice technology integrated into BigWorld Technology. Matt & Ray discuss classic games, voice in game, vocoding, World of Tanks, and so forth.

BigWorld Booth, GDC Online 2011, Austin TX

http://www.bigworldtech.com
http://www.vivox.com

Feed Me, See More: Realm of the Titans Demands Facebook Likes

Friday, October 28th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the carrot desk

Aeria games has dictated the following terms to its player community on Omeka Prime: The first 5,000 Facebookers that like their Realm of the Titans page will get access to the BigWorld-powered game’s beta.

if we can get 5,000 likes on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/realmofthetitans), we will give accounts to everyone who posts in this thread! So tell your friends to like the page to increase everyone’s chances!

Breath bated.

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Realm of the Titans Tournament Trailer

Thursday, October 27th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the DotA desk

Aeria Games has been partnering with Mobacast to stream their BigWorld-powered Realm of the Titans tournaments.

Watch the trailer.

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The Pandaria Experiment

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the eastern desk

Blizzard’s new WoW expansion, Mists of Pandaria, has taken the collective wind out of the gaming community. The comparatively huge departure from previous Azeroth expansions is an eyeball-grabber, which is probably exactly what Blizzard is looking for at this point. It strikes close to home for BigWorld, however, as we’ve been powering games that look like Pandaria for years.

This, therefore, should be another fun experiment into porting eastern-style content to the western market. It’s been done with existing Chinese/Taiwanese/Korean etc. IP, including BigWorld-powered titles like Realm of the Titans, Kingdom Heroes 2 Online, Tian Xia II and others. But, this is one of those unique cases where a powerhouse like Blizzard will attempt to pull it off as a semi-derivative original IP extension.

Appetites whetted, we await Pandaria.

World of Tanks Igromir Video

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the con desk

Wargaming.net took their global roadshow to Moscow for Igromir.

BigWorld Technology GDC Online 2011: Virtual World Interview with enVie Interactive

Monday, October 24th, 2011, posted by Matt

from the conference desk

Matt interviews Tiffany Nelson, producer at enVie Interactive, regarding BigWorld-powered VIE: Virtual Island of Entertainment, as well as the evolution of virtual worlds over the past decade.

BigWorld Booth, GDC Online 2011, Austin TX