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Doom Cauldron

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Mobile Game Development - PART 1

A group of spent the weekend at the lab with the goal of learning how to create mobile games for both Android phones and Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod) devices! We picked a super simple mini-game to make - which was smart, because we needed to focus on the framework of HOW to build a game that runs on so many devices. Each with their little, detailed, and wicked "gotchas" and picky sizing needs. We decided to create a new version of Doom Cauldron. What is Doom Cauldron!? Some of you may remember it was that mini-game I created a few years ago for a 48 hour game making contest... while I was sick...  running a fever of 104 F.... which explains why so many of the mix and match combinations of the game were so WEIRD! The new mobile version of this game is being created with AQWorlds style art and even gives you an achievement and access to a shop in AQWorlds. Hopefully we will be done with it in another week or two, then we will put out there on the app stores for you to get at the super ultra expensive price of 100% FREE! 

Doom Cauldron
(Coming in a few weeks... we will keep you updated!)

Bonus Story: A pizza delivery guy went waaay out his way on Saturday night to bring food to us at the lab. In addition to a generous tip we gave him an Artix action figure from www.HeroMart.com -- we imagine that was some sort of odd first!

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EPIC_NINJA_DUDE
EPIC_NINJA_DUDE: woah
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Gjappy
Gjappy: Looks nice, glorious!
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lordvermion
lordvermion: so...no pc version ?
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Menirz
Menirz: I bet they could get it added to the Chrome App Store, since they'll already have it as an Android App. Which, btw AE, would be a cool idea! lol.
Ultimumlord
Ultimumlord: if you have windows 8 you can play it on pc.
SlyCooperFan1
SlyCooperFan1: They already put Bladehaven on the Chrome App Store. I have it downloaded. They'd better be able to make one for Chrome. :P
dayknight
dayknight: What is the point of the game, and does anyone else want to deliver a pizza to them now?
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Pyromanticore
Pyromanticore: I'm ready to deliver a pizza, but I'll just make sure the staff is ready to show their location to me. lol. BTW what is the in-game prize (aqworlds) of the game? and how do we get it? BTWW Hi artix :D
dayknight
dayknight: Clarification on the last post: what exactly are we going to be doing in the game?
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Artix
Artix: Creating monsters!
Corrupt_End
Corrupt_End: Yay I enjoyed it back then and I know I will love it as an app.
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Corrupt_End
Corrupt_End: Hope it's available for my Kindle Fire.
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Artix
Artix: Hmmm, Kindle is actually android. We *SHOULD* be able to publish to that.
ChrisX
ChrisX: If you think about it...Around 2008, Artix said that there was a group messing around with MMO tech, and eventually we got AQW as AE's first MMO. I smell a new big game coming about! :D
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Artix
Artix: Yes sir! ... and that game is AdventureQuest 3D.
Serious
Serious: A bit overpriced...:D
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Artix
Artix: Yeah, I was thinking of reducing the cost of FREE to something a bit lower. Or... OH! I KNOW! Order now and we will DOUBLE your order for FREE!
CloudFlame
CloudFlame: hey artix is there anyway to check our account on this site and change a few things with it?
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Artix
Artix: Yes. You can manage your account at http://portal.battleon.com -- it is the exact same account.
SamX
SamX: Gotta buy me an iPod....
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Anubis
Anubis: Sounds great, can't wait. :D
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Scorpion
Scorpion: Will the game be available in Russian app store?
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Artix
Artix: When we put it up -- we can figure out what it will take to make sure you get it. You can help us then, ok?
EPIC_NINJA_DUDE
EPIC_NINJA_DUDE: so if you can create monsters can we send our creations o they can be made on the game
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Jayk
Jayk: Will this compatable with Gen 1 Ipod Touches?
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Shredder769
Shredder769: Cant wait 4 the game!!!!!! :D
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ahmed45
ahmed45: nice :) ..can't wait
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Gurjotb aring
Gurjotb aring: Will it be out for ios 4.2.1?
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404011xz
404011xz: I have a request to make. I see that Ebil Games site is still active and able to go to. Can you please add this game there as well? I would just like to see a game added there again, seeing as how it's been a few years.
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Eonaleth
Eonaleth: Hi Artix, I was wondering maybe you can have this new version of DoomCaulderon for us who don't have smartphones. Maybe as an app in FB or Google. Would really love to get through this new version and take care.
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SPOOOOOON
SPOOOOOON: Will this be available for Windows phones? Cause I don't see myself getting anything with android, nor anything related to the scourge of the technology world, Apple.
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mohamed0550
mohamed0550: how to play it?
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.Joerte
.Joerte: Epic work, what will the 'Secrets' button do?
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Striikeryuz
Striikeryuz: Artix, will it be available in my country Brunei Darussalam? Please Do... I Really hope you do. Because, In my country, Less than 20 players only play AQW, so, by the way, where do you put your ads? Which megazines? Brand name perhaps, so that maybe if it was sold in my country, I can Introduce the game to my friend.
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Damian_N.
Damian_N.: I wish I had an aqw account a few years ago. I didn't fight undead Artix. Anyone who fought undead Artix: I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!
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Kiri866
Kiri866: Hope it's available on laptops and computers...
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xerofang
xerofang: It sucks for me because i live in Latvia.:-(
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xerofang
xerofang: Artix i have a question will it ever be in Latvia?Because here are a lot of aqworlds players.
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ammarez
ammarez: can you increase the number of devices that are able to rum the game ? like blackberries etc.....?
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damas
damas: can you make alsov for android?
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LationX
LationX: Whats the free item?
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Hieoratic
Hieoratic: is this for andriod or for apple
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Ryan_Macmanus
Ryan_Macmanus: Well, I Hope They Release It Waaaaaaaay Sooner, And With A Bonus Of Artix Figure! (Wait... That's Toooo Expensive...) It's Gotta Be Legen.......(Wait For It)......Dary!
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damas
damas: free items secrets YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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artgamer123456789
artgamer123456789: Will it be available on the Philippine android marketplace/app store??
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cavaleiro
cavaleiro: Artix... vocĂȘ tem duas caras, mais a melhor parte predomina
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u_just_got_pwned
u_just_got_pwned: i wil beat the game at an instant
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Darth Necroktus
Darth Necroktus: make a Windows Phone or PC version too. What will I do when I have neither an Iphone or Android?
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Magman78
Magman78: can u make it compatible with the samsung galaxy pocket (S5300) from NZ please
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m4zg4
m4zg4: Vodaphone smart 2 pls :D
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Air Head
Air Head: Please come to the Nook Tablet. I don't have any iOS or Android devices that can get games! D:
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vamp
vamp: yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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kill
kill: hey
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TexasLee_
TexasLee_: wow :D
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Ajthehero
Ajthehero: Please put it amazon app story
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Ajthehero
Ajthehero: Put it on amazon pleasssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I have a android tablet but doesnt have a google play or android story
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