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Black Friday Steals, Deals, and Thrills in Online Games! posted by Beleen on


AdventureQuest Worlds - MMORPG

BrightFall Commander and Harvest Fest

Log in this weekend and bare your blades as Lore’s most deliciously-deadly festival begins! Destruction is on the menu when you /join harvest, and if you want to survive the feast, you’ll need to carve your way out of danger! Battle through all our previous Harvest Fest zones and boss fights to claim your rewards, then talk to Ragnar in Battleon to unlock the BrightFall Commander set with a 12 month membership!

  • Harvest Fest returns with 10 maps, 6 shops, and a cornucopia full of gear

  • Unlock the BrightFall Commander set when you buy a 12 month membership


Frysteland's Return

  • December 1st, Frysteland gear goes live once again to unleash all the wintry fury upon your foes!

Winter Home Decorating Contest 2014!


AdventureQuest - Fantasy Browser RPG 

Item Update!

  • As the BURP War rages on we are revamping a ton of old gear in AQ this week!

December Z-Token package - Champion of Sinmaw!

  • A bonus set that comes with the 50k Z-Token package!
  • Includes an armor, 3 weapons, a shield and the ability to drag your enemies into Sinmaw’s Lair!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

  • Log in and play Black Friday and Cyber Monday for a chance to win 2 awesome items - Black Friday Battleaxe and Cyber Shougn's Odachi! We are also doubling the amount of Z-Tokens you can find during battles this week! PLUS a special Z-Token discount for Black Friday!


OverSoul  - Battle Card MMO

Thanksgiving Seasonals!

  • New Characters:

    • Bill the Apprentice
    • Bill the Hunter

    • Bill the Assassin

    • Revonthurkey

  • Coming Soon!

    • Skexis Evolution

    • Upholder 2014 & Upholder Evolution

    • Turkonian


DragonFable - Adventure RPG

Saving Private Practice

  • You finally got to the end of the bolt trail.
  • Log in to DragonFable on Friday to find out what happened to Voltabolt and who is behind all of this.
  • Good luck, Hero, Thankstaking wouldn’t be quite the same without Voltabolt!


HeroSmash - Super Hero 2D MMO


  • RARE 'Shadow Hunter Sword' - This blade cuts shadows!
  • Coming Soon: New promo package 


MechQuest - Sci-Fi Browser RPG

Is your bird Turkalicious?!

  • All-new Turkageddon mission!
    • Mr. Z is on Main Street in Soluna City and he has a message for you!
  • Shop smart - shop Vil-Mart!
    • If you can acquire a delicious bird for the feast, you will be rewarded with a new mecha!

Battle On!

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Artix Entertainment 2013 posted by Artix on

Game of Thrones Logos

If you have been following the design notes, you know we are knee deep (more like scuba deep) in Project: Omni. It is not a single game, but an ambitious project with the goal of taking all of our games (new and old) to iPhone, Android, iPad, Tablets, Windows 8, Toasters, and all game-enabled devices. To learn how to do it, we are building a lunch-break size puzzle RPG. It is called Battle Gems. Probably one of the most addictive games I have ever played. A 7-year old sat at my computer to give it a try. Two hours later we HAD to publish a mobile version on the phone and give it to them so I could get my computer back and write this post.  VICTORY! We ran into one "small" problem though. Our current Artix Entertainment logo is too big and complex. At a tiny size (like the logo on an iPhone app) it is just a squishy blob of orange and yellow.

Battle-Gem-Icon-Concept.pngSee how much easier the black one is to make out?
I was told by the designers, "We need something that looks good in black & white. If you scale it way down, you should still be able to tell what it is just from it's silhouette." This was not the first time I was told this. We created a new version of the logo 2 years ago... it is the one that is hanging in the lobby of the lab.
Artix Logo 2013 Sketch 031.jpg
But, it is so small and detailed that it becomes a blob too. So, yesterday... Cysero and I were "bad". Without telling the designer or artists what we were doing, we created dozens of logo concepts. In previous meetings we were told we should move away from the dragon as our symbol. WHAAAAAT!? No. Never. That is one thing I will not, and will never budge on. *In the voice of the Doctor*, "Dragons are cool." There was design that just struck me as.... OMG COOOOOOOOOL! (Many of my friends on Twitter and the 7-year old agreed.)
Artix Entertainment Logos - All Versions.png


Designing a symetrical dragon logo is pretty tricky for one reason only. Dragon wings are A LOT like bat wings. So, um, I invite you to sing along with me... "Daaaa na na naaa na na naaaaa na... na... AE!"
A few people recommended putting the logo in our red/orange and gold colors. I agree. That is a terrific idea. We were building it in black and white so we could create a "shape." If you have an artist's eye, you can imagine how cool this will be when it is textured and shaded like the 2008 logo. Of couse, this logo is not final yet... I am looking forward to hearing if you like it. So comment and talk to me. Is this a symbol we will be proud to wear on our shirts and armor as we go out to create video games and save the world?

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