Posts Tagged ‘BigWorld’

Video of BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks at Gamescom Cologne 2012

Friday, August 17th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the Gamescom desk

BigWorld and Wargaming.net are at full force this week at the largest games conference in the world.


Japanese Aircraft Added to BigWorld-Powered World of Warplanes

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the warplane desk

Joystiq got an exclusive look at the newly announced Japanese carrier fighter aircraft that have recently been added to World of Warplanes‘ growing list of playable planes.

“The upcoming lobby-based shooter will allow pilots to jump in the cockpit of six different planes from the Japanese Imperial Air Service: the Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero, the Nakajima Type 91, the twin-boom Mitsubishi J4M1 Senden interceptor fighter, and the three prototypes Kyushu J7W1, J7W2, and J7W3.”

The unique Japanese aircraft will give players a different feeling than other countries’ additions.

“The inclusion of Japanese warbirds… [is] really going to provide players with a wide variety of tactical freedom in how they play the game and combat other players.”

Players that choose to play these warplanes will benefit from the “speed, power, and maneuverability of these planes as well as an increased field of vision.”

For more information on these planes, check out Joystiq’s post on the matter here, featuring an exclusive video showing off the aircraft.

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German Tech Tree Special in BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks

Monday, August 13th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the specials desk

Throughout this month, BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks is having weekly specials on different country’s tech trees in the game. This week, the special is going on for Germany.

The following German tanks are currently being offered at a 50% discount.

PzKpfw II
PzKpfw II Luchs
VK 1602 Leopard
VK 2801
VK 3601 (H)
PZKpfw VI Tiger
  • PzKpfw II
  • PzKpfw II Luchs
  • VK 1602 Leopard
  • VK 2801
  • VK 3601 (H)
  • PZKpfw VI Tiger

This special starts today at 4:30 PDT (11:30 UTC), and lasts until 4:00 PDT on August 16, 2012 (11:00 UTC).

If the German tanks don’t interest you, be sure to keep checking back, as every week the specials will change to a different in-game nation.

The official press release on the matter can be seen here.

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BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks Nominated for Game Developers Choice Online Awards

Friday, August 10th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the awards season desk

The 3rd annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards is “the premier award ceremony honoring the accomplishments creators and operators of online video games – from large-scale MMOs through free-to-play titles to social network games. Awards span excellence in live services, technology, game updates, online game design, and more.”

We’re happy to say that BigWorld-Powered World of Tanks has been nominated in the “Best Community Relations” category, alongside World of Warcraft and League of Legends.

“The Best Community Relations Award honors the currently operating online game that provides the highest quality community feedback and experience, including customer support, forum moderation and leadership, weblog and information updates, real-life events, and other community outreach.”

We wish Wargaming.net the best of luck.

For the list of full nominations, go here.

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BigWorld Indie-Powered Origins of Malu Playable at PAX Prime

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the chochobi desk

Developers of the BigWorld Indie-Powered Origins of Malu have teamed up with Alienware to bring us a playable demo of the game at this year’s PAX Prime.

The demo will be of a specific mini-game mode, entitled “Capture the Chochobi”.

Two teams will fight over the Chochobi in a head-to-head 20 minute battle. There will be exciting battleground action as only one Chochobi spawns at a time. Once you grab the Chochobi you must take it to your base and drop it off. Every time you drop off a Chochobi you receive a point.

While not a full preview of the game, it’s still a great way to give players a glimpse at features that will make their way into the final product.

In the mini-game you will be able to play as either a Toljon, Qulinta or a Jolah. You will have a chance to experience a number of skills and try out our active dodging systems and dyanmic power systems. Keep in mind, this is just a small preview of what we have planned in terms of abilities and talents in the game!

For those of you heading to PAX, you can play the demo at the Alienware booth. For those of you who cannot make it out to PAX, have no fear, as the games will be streamed online for your viewing pleasure!

The official press release on the matter can be seen here.

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BigWorld Asian Developer Interview Series: Userjoy Taiwan on the Games Industry

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, posted by Kris

from the interview desk

In this video of our BigWorld Asian Developer Interview Series, we spoke with the Executive Producer at Userjoy Taiwan (English website) about the games industry.

Market targeting with their games and the rise of Free to Play is discussed in this video, with an emphasis on the difference between what Western and Eastern MMO players want.

With these differences in Western and Eastern MMO player needs, it is interesting to see how much of this is due to their respective cultures. From the art style decisions to how fast you level up, the developers factor in how and why these different cultures play MMOs.

Userjoy brings up how Eastern players don’t have as much time to play games, so they are looking for more of a fast-paced fix. With Western audiences however, they are more prone to spend many hours at a time gazing into an MMO world, exploring and adventuring at a much slower pace than an Eastern player would.

For the full video, click below.