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Special Item for playing Vikings of Thule

March 3, 2010

As we previously mentioned, we have made a very special item for all people who are playing Vikings of Thule this week. This limited edition item will not be made available at any other time!

The Ever-Glowing Idol of Frigg – Frigg awards you with an ever-glowing silver idol of her mistress Frigg. May its soothing gleam brighten the long, dark winter nights of Thule.
Gain: +3 RP per day
How to Obtain: This is a limited edition gift, given only to players who sign-in during the week of March 1st – March 8th.

You still have a few days to sign-in if you would like to claim this item! You will be notified in the game when the item has been deposited in your inventory, after the week is over.

Press Release: Vikings of Thule

March 3, 2010

VIKINGS OF THULE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

Gogogic releases Vikings of Thule, a unique and engaging multiplayer social online game for Facebook.

REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND – MARCH 2, 2010 – Gogogic announces the launch of Vikings of Thule, an innovative social MMORPG for Facebook.  Vikings of Thule offers Facebook gamers the opportunity to set sail for the promised land of Thule where they will be able to gain riches, earn respect, duel with others in live, animated battles and secure a place in the Althingi (pronounced All-Thing-Ee) where the top 39 players that rule the land hold a vote on its parliament and ultimately determine the evolution of the game.

In Vikings of Thule, gamers will unleash the devastating power of Thule’s mythical creatures, Wights, to join them in a fantasy Viking battle of legend.  The game features an in-game marketplace with many clothing items, weapons, armor and special items to develop your persona throughout your experience.  Players have the ability to show their Viking abilities via postings based on their in-game achievements.  The game is designed to make an extensive social gaming experience easily accessible to new players via an informative tutorial.  Along with the launch of Vikings of Thule, there will be official discussion forums where players will gather to share tips, leave feedback, and chat to form guilds, clans and communities.  With its Viking background and innovative player vs. player gameplay, Vikings of Thule is ready to provide a new Role Playing experience to Facebook users.  For more information online, please visit http://www.vikingsofthule.com or http://apps.facebook.com/vikingsofthule.

About Gogogic ehf

Headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland, Gogogic ehf was created by a group of passionate gamers to build and introduce new and innovative social games on a variety of platforms including social networks, the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.  The company’s mission is to grow and become an exciting, influential provider of innovative and emerging gaming experiences while crossing platforms to enhance each release.

Information on Today’s Vikings of Thule Update

February 26, 2010

After months of testing, fixing, and listening to the very helpful feedback you have all left, Vikings of Thule is dropping the beta label and we are proud to officially launch the game!  We thank every player who helped us spot bugs and shared their ideas on how to improve the game.  Your involvement was vital to making the game what it is today.  We are now ready to present Vikings of Thule to a larger audience, which we know will add to the excitement and competition of the game.  As a gift, and incentive to keep playing, everyone who signs in at least once next week will be awarded with a very special item!  More information on the item will be posted in the coming days.

This next update will include new features, some improvements, plenty of fixes for those pesky bugs that have been appearing, and the introduction of a new home for our player discussions.

The wights are finally being introduced to the game.  All of our “old” players over rank 10 will automatically get the move to use in duels.  New players will be able to choose their wight after they reach rank 10.  If the wight they choose resides in a different quadrant, the players will have to move to a new settlement in the appropriate quadrant.  Using the wights in battle will help you become a stronger Viking chief and the gods will reward you handsomely for your achievements when summoning these mighty beasts in battle.

We have fixed many of the bugs that arose with the last updates.  Text should appear correctly within the tutorial and throughout the game, loading problems and slow speeds have been improved, the status of your silver coins should show correctly, and the game window should no longer be cut off at the bottom.

We are also launching the official Gogogic forums at http://forum.gogogic.com.  These forums will now play host to all player discussions and should provide a friendly, interesting environment in which to ask questions, share tips with other players, receive news or announcements, and discuss random topics.  The layout will be very raw at first, but we will continue to make improvements.  We ask for your feedback in what you would like to see from the forums to make you want to come back more often.  The forums should officially open on Monday, March 1st.  You can easily access the forum by clicking the in-game Forum button.

As an incentive to be amongst the first to join the new forum, we have posted the complete list of Special Items in the game, what each does, and how to obtain them!  This list is not available anywhere else yet!  This much anticipated list will show as an announcement in Viking of Thule’s “Tips & Tricks” forum!  We will also be moving old discussion threads into the new forums so you can continue any discussions you had going in the Facebook pages.  Another feature on the forum is the “roadmap,” a list of all the features for Vikings of Thule that we are either already working on or plan to include in the coming months.  This list is not a guarantee that these features will be included, but it should give you an idea of what to expect from Vikings of Thule in the future!

We will also be adding the first special items to the marketplace very soon!  Players will be able to purchase these extravagant items for a fair price.  The gods have placed handsome rewards for each item and those with the most will surely have a higher chance of earning their place on Althingi.

There is plenty of excitement in Thule.  Enjoy the game!

We now control the weather!

February 25, 2010

Yes, the rumors are true.  We have built a device to control the weather!  Help get Gogogic’s Facebook Page to 10,000 fans and we will return your mild winter!  Trust me, you do not want to see what happens if we turn the knob to SMU!

 Become a fan here:  http://www.facebook.com/gogogic

Soft Freak Fiesta Lite is now available!

February 24, 2010

Soft Freak Fiesta Lite is now available as a free download in the App Store!! softfreaklite Download it now and start bumping against online players around the world using WiFi. Remember, the more people who download the game, the more people you will have to play against. Spread the word and have some freaky fun! You can download the game, for free, at this link: http://itunes.com/apps/softfreakfiestalite

Vikings of Thule has been updated, though slow tonight

February 17, 2010

Vikings of Thule’s new update is now running, but due to a hardware problem with the server, the game will be running quite slow until we can get it fixed tomorrow. We thank you for your patience.

The update brings many new improvements, changes, and social interaction. Remember, we will have some more updates and changes soon, but for now, enjoy the game!

Vikings of Thule receives an Update tomorrow!

February 16, 2010

Vikings of Thule will be offline for a few hours early tomorrow while we are updating! As we move closer to the end of the beta era, Vikings of Thule is receiving many exciting new updates to make the playing experience a memorable one for new players and our veteran players, as well.

In this update, you can expect to see a better registration process, a brand new tutorial with gives rewards during and after completion, an improved marketplace with better sorting options, post to profile options to boast about your achievements on Facebook, many profile changes and a new game header with easier options to become a fan or leave feedback.

A major change we have made concerns an issue many players share regarding forfeiting during duels. Those who forfeit will now incur penalties and the player remaining will receive rewards for their valiance. If a player decides to forfeit a battle, a confirmation window will pop up and alert them that they will lose the cost of the battle, their runes, and 50% of the respect points they would have lost during the battle. The player remaining will be refunded their duel costs, have their used runes returned and other small rewards which may not all be in place yet. We hope this helps in keeping fair game play and adds to the enjoyment and challenge in playing.

We plan on releasing another update in the near future where we will have fixed any bugs that we may spot after this update and will include even more features, including the introduction of using your Wights during duels! We are also in the process of creating the official Gogogic forums, which will be linked from the game’s header bar. The forums will be a bit plain at first, but we can make it an exciting location to hold discussions with your help and feedback. Vikings of Thule will have its own forum, as will each of Gogogic’s other titles. In the coming months, we also plan on including messages, an in-game chat system, more assets, new battle cards, mini-games, town management options, quests, missions and the option to form alliances.

Exciting times are happening and we look forward to seeing you all in Thule!

Soft Freak Fiesta Update 1.2 is now available!

February 15, 2010

The next round of freaky fun has arrived in the App Store!

The update includes 3 new gamemodes: Boom Maracas, Jungle Smash, and Capture the Sombrero! A frisky new race of freaks, the Klouds, have also joined the Fiesta and are ready to clobber anything that gets in their way!

We have fixed some bugs and made the lobby more responsive! The addition of the lite version, which will be available very soon as a free download, will also bring many new players to challenge online at all hours of the day!

This new update also brings the retirement of a playing field. The freaks continue to bump their ways towards bigger and better things. They now face the challenge of dueling other freaks in new, exciting levels.

We weren’t able to squeeze compatibility with Facebook Connect into this update, but you can expect for that and even more features to follow very soon in another update!

Happy bumping!

A stampede of Soft Freaks is coming!!

February 1, 2010

Gogogic will be releasing a lite version of Soft Freak Fiesta as a free download very soon! Anyone who downloads the lite version will be able to play against those with the full version, adding a huge amount of new opponents for you to bump into oblivion!

Another BIG update for the full version will follow shortly after with more vicious freaks, game modes, and exciting levels!

You will also be able to brag and show off your awards and achievements using Facebook Connect!

Bump it up a notch!

More about the Vikings of Thule Update

January 19, 2010

Gogogic releases a new update for Vikings of Thule on January 19th, 2010. This update will include:
New features:
Many new items are now available in the marketplace
Gain RP by wearing garments, having the best armor, or wielding devastating weapons.
The “buy” button has been activated and you may now purchase silver coins.

Improvements:
Arrange and save the order of cards in your deck.
Prevent accidental trades or sales with new confirmation windows.
Instantly move positions in your “Friends Bar” as you rank higher.
Text changes have been made throughout the game.

Bug Fixes:
Duel gains have been fixed to give the correct amounts.
Player profiles now show their special items and Wight.
Player names no longer linger in the duel lobby after they have left.
Minor fixes have been applied to the management of land and followers section.
Some issues, which previously caused the game to freeze, have been fixed.
We have hopefully fixed all bugs concerning cards in the deck vanishing or being grayed out.
Players at rank 107 no longer show negative RP.
Game sounds have been improved.
Players should now receive the correct amount of points and rewards throughout the game.