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We're giving away 5 limited run Super...

November 1, 2011

We're giving away 5 limited run Super Motherload coins.

Plus, check out Super Motherload's Automated Shop Interface. Remember, Employee #1001, sufficient study of this interface will allow greater efficiency in your operations with Solarus Corp.

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We began to outgrow our current studio...

October 20, 2011

We began to outgrow our current studio space last year, prompting us to head out on the hunt for a new spot to grow XGen's next crop of games. We found the perfect space, but the problem was that; it was empty space. With 4 walls, a floor, and too many ideas, we needed a bit of help; I hired a designer and a construction crew and we got to work. It took a designer capable of bringing to fruition our lofty dreams on a not-so-lofty budget, and a construction crew with enough patience to build the unconventional. Taylor designed custom pixel-art wallpaper for the lobby and an original damask (complete with hidden XGen characters) for the secret room. The "barn-board" for the walls was located and reclaimed from a mill West of the city, and custom "XGen Blue" paint shipped up from the states. More substantial magnetic whiteboard arrived to replace our shower-board solution, and books were collected from second-hand stores to build bookshelves... out of books. We've got living moss on one wall and a bear, a gift from a construction worker, on another.

After a year of planning, designing, revising & building, we moved in this April. While the pool table isn't quite levelled yet, and the blinds are in transit, we couldn't wait any longer to share the first few pictures.

We'll be sharing more photos in the months to come as we complete the finishing touches; I hope you enjoy the first few pictures of our new digs.

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Our good friends at Pixeljam are giving...

October 7, 2011

Our good friends at Pixeljam are giving away Dino Run SE for a really great price; free! The offer is only good for a couple of days so grab it while it's hot!

Grab Dino Run SE here, free!

It's finally here, and it's only $5!...

October 5, 2011

It's finally here, and it's only $5! Debuting at #1 on WiiWare for 3 weeks, Defend Your Castle is now available for Windows.

Plus, when you buy Stick RPG 2 Director's Cut and Defend Your Castle together, get $5 off your order - it's like getting Defend Your Castle for free.

If you haven't already, you can also download Defend Your Castle for your iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad, MacOS, and WiiWare.

With a larger underground area to...

August 25, 2011

With a larger underground area to explore, returning to the surface in Super Motherload isn't always practical.

Introducing Outposts; these subterranean facilities allow for underground pit stops, allowing you to refuel, repair, sell minerals and upgrade your pod deep under the surface of Mars.

Each outposts is also equipped with a teleporter. Once activated, outpost teleporters allow you to travel deeper underground following a return to shallower depths or the surface itself.

Visit the Super Motherload website for more.

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Update: The Mac OS X version of Defend...

August 9, 2011

Update: The Mac OS X version of Defend Your Castle is now free.

On the iPad version -

We've given input devices for the game a lot of thought. Ages ago, we had early discussions with a local company about bringing the game to public touch-screen kiosks, and I've had quite a few people tell me how fun the web-based version is to play on the smartboards they have installed in some schools here in Edmonton.

Tablets may be the present-day consumer-level device best suited to Defend Your Castle. When hardware became available and we started experimenting with porting the game to a larger touchscreen, it became apparent how fun it was going to be.

A larger touchscreen allows you to coordinate all ten fingers in repelling invaders, all while playing co-op multiplayer. Using all of your digits takes makes the game feel more engaging, something like playing classical guitar - and, to me at least, that's really satisfying.

Ultimately, it feels wrong to have the iPad version in the hands of so few. We're can't guarantee it will be free forever, but if you do really dig the HD version, you can support us by picking the game up for another platform like iPhone/iPod Touch, MacOS, WiiWare or, soon enough, Windows.

Get Defend Your Castle HD.

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Built by Fiz at Q-Kmbr Games and...

July 27, 2011

Built by Fiz at Q-Kmbr Games and published by XGen, Chicken Jockey 2, is the long-awaited sequel to an old favourite.

Complete goals and achievements, feed, breed and train your chickens, and strive to become the Ultimate Chicken Jockey!

Fiz and I used to build games together in QBasic over a decade ago before both jumping into Flash dev. Sadly, the code for such masterpieces as Space Veggies has long since been lost; you can thank us later.

Play Chicken Jockey 2 now!

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The shiny new high-resolution version of...

July 25, 2011

The shiny new high-resolution version of Defend Your Castle, built specifically for your iPad, is here. Grab it for $0.99 now; for a limited time, it's 80% off.

To the 800,000 fans who have downloaded the iPhone & iPod Touch version; thanks!

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The multiplayer jurassic racer you love...

July 8, 2011

The multiplayer jurassic racer you love has recieved a big update! Dino Run has just been improved with new hats for achieving milestones, new tools for moderators and a revamp of the game engine allowing for smoother play. Also in this update; integration with Dino Run SE - the special stand-alone edition of the game, allowing web players and SE players to race eachother.

Hurry up! These dinosaurs don't race themselves!

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In celebration of its launch, and...

June 7, 2011

In celebration of its launch, and coinciding with the start of E3 this week, Defend Your Castle is available on the Mac App Store at 80% off for a limited time! Grab it now for $0.99.

I'll be down at E3 this week taking in the action and handing out limited edition Super Motherload coins. What E3 announcement are you most excited about so far?

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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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