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Archive for May 31st, 2013


   
 

Godsrule: War of Mortals – Weekly Roundup

Attention, Mortals!

Here’s an update on weekly happenings in the realm of Godsrule – we have epic price drops in the Godsrule economy, some sales on top of that, a number of bug and performance fixes, and more!

On Sale!

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One Hour Speed-Ups:

• One Hour speed-ups take an hour off the build/research/clear time for any in-progress item!

Auto-Collects:

• Tokens which allow you to automatically collect resources from resource-generating buildings whenever they’re full – there’s a sale on all auto-collects, including 3 hours, 8 hours, 1 day, 2.5 days, and 5 days!
• Strategy: If you’re new to the game, these auto-collect items work to harvest additional resources for you even if you’re logged off. Gather resources overnight or if you’re going to be away and unable to log in few a few days!

Updates!

Economy Update

In case you missed it, we had a major update to the in-game economy, reducing both the upgrade time and the orb cost for all buildings! Click here to read all about it.

Game Performance & UI

We had a separate release to fix a number of bugs, improve performance, and change the look and feel of some of the User Interface — find out more here!

Concept Art

Today we bring you some of the early concept art for a Keepers of the Ancient unit, the brutal, reviled by foes & revered by allies super unit, the Spite!

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Here’s commentary on the unit from Director of Game Design Egill Arnarsson:

The Spite is a vicious super unit, which Keepers of the Ancient players can train immediately after building a Temple. We wanted to make the Spite look very different from other units, so we covered it in sharp spikes, which it uses to reflect damage to units to dare get too close. This special ability made the unit extremely powerful, so a quite a lot of balancing had to be done during beta testing.

The Spite is called “ravager” in code, but we also thought of other names, such as Helion and Thorn Imp.

Unit Tactics

• The Spite is an intimidating tank – it’s  intankidating, if you will – and they have the ability to reap chaos on the battlefield.
• The first time an opposing Souls of Ascension player sees their own damage reflected back at them, they will think twice about charging a Spite unit – they provide a psychological advantage as much as their very real tactical advantage.
• The downside, of course, is a long build time and massive population space of 20. Deploy them wisely!

 

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Free Stuff Friday – May 31st, 2013

Sonic Generations E3

For today’s Free Stuff Friday giveaway, we’re giving out digital download codes for a few Xbox 360 games! Since we’re going digital today, it only seems fair that we boost the total giveaways, so we’re giving out two codes for each game listed below with each giveaway – that’s twice the chance to win!

On the Block

1. Two digital download codes for Sonic Generations on Xbox 360
2. Two digital download codes for Guardian Heroes on Xbox 360
3. Two digital download codes for Jet Set Radio on Xbox 360

*The Xbox 360 codes are available worldwide, so everyone can participate!

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to http://www.twitter.com and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)

2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, a word or phrase, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!) We only accept one direct message per person per prize!

Example:

We tweet “GIVEAWAY: Sonic T-shirt, size L. Be the 15th person to DM “Sonic Adventure” to win!” (don’t actually DM this, it’s not the way to enter)

You see this, and want to win it, so you send us a direct message that says “Sonic Adventure”. If you are the 15th person to do so, you are the winner!

Quotation marks do not matter, capitalization does not matter, but spelling does matter!

3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.

4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

Other Assorted Information:

  • Free Stuff Friday duties alternate between the London and San Francisco offices and are done during business hours (usually mid-morning) in our respective time zones.
  • No, you can’t know what number message you were – so please don’t ask! We will tell you that the information is classified!
  • If you have questions during the giveaway, please contact us with an @reply. As you can imagine, we get a whole lot of direct messages during the contests and there is a very good chance we will miss your question if it is sent as a DM.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

Due to a change in our account status with Twitter, you should be able to send us direct messages without us following you if you are using the Twitter website. However, third-party applications may not allow you to.

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Click on the person icon and select Direct messages from the drop down menu.
  3. You’ll see a pop up showing your Direct message history. Click the New message button, highlighted below.
  4. In the address box, type the name or username (SEGA) of the person you wish to send a message to.
  5. Enter your message and click Send message.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you. If you still have questions on sending direct messages, please visit Twitter’s Help Section.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not. Please make sure your message says “test” somewhere.

 
   
   
 

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