Games

23rd Sep 2014 / Kabir Hemrajani 0

Hey everyone!
Our R61 update to Marvel Puzzle Quest is incoming shortly! Here’s a roundup of what’s new, and a teaser for the next new character release:

Character updates
- Loki's Trickery now converts all enemy Protect tiles to friendly Strike tiles (instead of a maximum of 4).
- Fixed a bug where Black Panther's Battleplan would create 6 Strike tiles instead of 3 if you fired it when you had exactly 12 Team-Up AP.
- When Punisher's Retribution triggers Deadpool's Life of the Party,...

17th Sep 2014 / Dave Guskin 5

Greetings! Today I’m going to write a bit about the creation and implementation of Colossus in Marvel Puzzle Quest. Characters can be complex - they need to tell their own story through their abilities, in a resonant way that the player can connect with. Colossus had a very interesting journey from conception to execution, one paved with too many cool ideas and the harsh light of practical reality.

As Colossus’s designer, I did a bunch of research on his personality and abilities before...

11th Sep 2014 / Owen Raccuglia 0

One lunch break a week, the Hearthstone players here at Demiurge have to find something else to do. While services like Steam, Amazon, Netflix and Gmail stay online all the time, scheduled downtime is still normal for some very popular games. Always-connected games that can stay online for patch day are rare!

The developers at ArenaNet created always-online games twice, with Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. The player’s experience on patch day is very smooth -- first, they get a few warnings...

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3rd Sep 2014 / Kurt Reiner 3

Hey folks, we have a very nice update for MPQ on its way!

First, a few minor updates:

  • Team-Up selections are now persistent between battles.
  • Countdown tiles placed by Team-Up abilities will no longer be cleared when a character is downed.
  • The Train button in roster management glows when you have enough Iso-8 to level the selected character.

For this release, we wanted to focus on character balance.  We made major changes to Hawkeye (Modern), Daken (2-star Dark Avengers...

29th Jul 2014 / Kurt Reiner 0

In this first installment of the Demiurge Design Corner, Will Jennings-Hess and Casey Malone discuss the motivation behind a new feature in Marvel Puzzle Quest.

Team-Ups allow three additional characters to fight by your side and deliver a well-timed punch! (Or blast or storm or snarky remark...) Team-Ups replace Environment tiles and open up new gameplay strategies for players of all levels.

Check out the video to learn more!

Do you have a design question for the team? Send it to...