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Hello World! ...

January 7, 2015

Hello World!

My name is Jed Lang, and I'm the newest addition to the team -- in the capacity of Lead Developer. I thought I should say hello to the community, and give you guys a little background about myself so you can get a better idea of who just joined XGen Studios~

I'm a 100% self-taught programmer, and have been programming for about 16 years, touching on more than a couple handfuls of languages, and dozens of technologies. I've done development in a variety of areas, including business software, video games, and tools. I'm hoping I can make a positive contribution to the XGen team going forward!

I generally spend my free time reverse engineering video games that don't have mod support, and developing modding tools for those games. The biggest thing you might know me from on the internet is my side project called DSMODT - A Dark Souls modding tool. This tool also put me on Kotaku when I used it to put a boss from another game into Dark Souls.

I look forward to working with the XGen team going forward, and if the community is even half as warm and welcoming, I'm going to feel right at home here.

Vinyl OST for Super Motherload - ...

December 8, 2014

Vinyl OST for Super Motherload -
Hey! I just wanted to let you know that my soundtrack for Super Motherload is now out on vinyl. The positive reception this soundtrack has been given since its release last year has been so encouraging and generous, and being able to now have it available on a format I believe brings a different perspective to the listening experience is really an honour. My main goal in making this soundtrack was that the music had to sound fun. So playing with the world the game is set in (so much of which XGen Studios’ artist Scott Carmichael developed visually and which is on display on the cover and inside this album), I felt like it really made sense to explore campy science fiction and horror themes in the realm of dance, electronic and pop music. While making this soundtrack, I was listening to a lot of new electronic music from places like the Fade to Mind, Nightslugs and UNO rosters while going through Billboard Hot 100s from the 70s and 80s. It was a really fun exploration for me then, and I’m very excited to share new music I’m working on with you soon!

If you’ve had a chance to play Super Motherload and hear the music, thank you. Another huge thank you if you’ve purchased a digital copy of the soundtrack or shown a friend or reached out to me. Your support made it possible to print this run of vinyl. If you’ve already purchased a digital copy and would now like to buy the vinyl, I’d like to offer you credit on the vinyl for the amount you’ve already paid. Please first send me an email at eric@xgenstudios.com with your digital copy proof of purchase and I will send you a discount code for the amount you’ve already paid, which you can then apply at the time of purchase.

Digital and vinyl copies of the Super Motherload OST are available from Bandcamp.

So long glossy buttons—this is the new...

November 14, 2014

So long glossy buttons—this is the new XGen Studios website!

We wanted to give XGenStudios.com more than just a coat of paint for this redesign, we've put a lot of effort into thinking about the future of the company and the direction we're heading as a studio. The redesign showcases XGen Studios, first and foremost, as a video game developer. Not only are there less ads, but we've made a lot of usability changes that will make hunting for your next web game addiction that much easier. The main page is now a fresh clean design that we are proud to present to the world as the face of our company.

Feel free to discuss the new site on our forums and if you catch any broken links or strange bugs, let us know in this thread.

- Scott

We teamed up with Roxley Game Laboratory...

October 21, 2014

We teamed up with Roxley Game Laboratory to create a 2-4 player analogue edition of Super Motherload.

The board game is aptly described by Roxley as "a fast paced tile-laying deck-builder featuring beautiful artwork and tightly polished combo-rific gameplay."

We've been working closely with them for over a year, scrutinizing every detail at each stage of the process. The result is something we're proud to add to our catalogue of games. It looks gorgeous, the mechanics work well, and most importantly it's fun to play.

You can pre-order the boardgame from Roxley's website. The game will also be available in select retailers through PSI starting this December.

Super Motherload is now available for...

June 5, 2014

Super Motherload is now available for direct purchase in addition to Steam. Purchasing the game direct will put a bit more of your hard-earned cash in the hands of the development team.

Motherload Goldium is now bundled free with Super Motherload.

The price of Motherload Goldium has been dropped to $9.99, and the PC version of Defend Your Castle to $2.99.

If you buy more than one XGen Studios game direct, you'll get 25% off additional games.

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Today's update addresses an issue with...

April 10, 2014

Today's update addresses an issue with non-ASCII Windows account names.

If you were one of the players getting an error stating "An unknown I/O error has occurred" when running Super Motherload, that issue should now be resolved for you.

If you were encountering this issue, please give the game a try now and let us know if this has resolved it for you.

Thank-you for your patience.


For the complete changelog, please refer here

For the current list of known issues, please refer here

Super Motherload Full PC Release is now...

April 4, 2014

Super Motherload Full PC Release is now live on Steam!

From a successful Greenlight campaign to Early Access just under two months ago, we’ve steamrolled through to the finish line to make Super Motherload available as a full release on the Steam Store!

Super Motherload on PC has received a number of enhancements:

- 50 new puzzles
- Steam Achievements & Trading Cards
- Custom key binding
- Controller support
- Stability and bug fixes
- Support for a wider variety of system configurations

It’s now available on Steam at a discounted price of $11.99 for one week, a discount of 20% off it’s regular price of $14.99! This latest PC release adds to the growing list of supported platforms, which include PS4™ and PS3™.

Super Motherload now has a series of 6...

March 12, 2014

Super Motherload now has a series of 6 Trading Cards on Steam!

You can use each set of 6 cards to craft 5 badge levels in sequence. Also included with the Trading Card release are 3 backgrounds, 6 emoticons, and a booster pack.

We're currently working on improved music looping and functionality, as well as saving custom key configurations. These will arrive in a future update.

Let us know what you think of the new Trading Cards, backgrounds, badges and emoticons.


For the current list of known issues, please refer here

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Please note that you will need to select...

March 5, 2014

Please note that you will need to select 'Direct 3D' in the Launcher if your video card does not support OpenGL

First of all, we'd like to thank everyone who bought Super Motherload during it's inaugural week on Steam! The level of interest has exceeded expectation, and we've received a lot of excellent feedback and information about the PC version, which has helped us to track down and fix and number of issues faster.

The biggest addition to today's update is Direct3D support; this should allow most Steam users with Intel video cards to play Super Motherload.

We're also aware that players with Radeon cards that do not have Catalyst drivers available to them are experiencing issues; we'd love to hear from you on whether this update addresses "black-screen" issues for you.

We're continuing our laser-focus on making the PC version of Super Motherload a great experience, with a goal of updating the live build frequently.

Thanks for your support!

For the complete changelog, please refer here

For the current list of known issues, please refer here

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Motherload fans, ...

February 25, 2014

Motherload fans,

We’ve brought Super Motherload back to the platform where it all started: the PC. This is an in-development version of the game that we’re excited to get into the hands of Motherload fans sooner than later through Steam’s Early Access program.

Thanks for your patience and ongoing support. You can pick up your copy of Super Motherload for $13.49 (a 10% discount!) here: Buy Super Motherload on Steam for your PC

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Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Windows, Mac, WiiWare

"You'd be insane not to give Defend Your Castle a download. Final Score: 9/10"
- Joystiq.com

Defend Your Castle has been re-created from the ground up and utilizes the unique capabilities of the Wii, as well as the iPad and iPhone touch-screen

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