Posts Tagged ‘Gogogic’

Soft Freak Fiesta update is available!

January 7, 2010

There has been plenty of action in the Soft Freak world lately. A new race, The Muds, have been introduced along with a nerve-wracking level called The Barf Buffet!

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Several bugs have also been fixed and players are now awarded a win when their opponents abrupty disconnect.

Be sure to get this free update now in the App Store!

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Soft Freak Fiesta off to a Great Start

December 15, 2009

Finally, our second iPhone title is out! We were delighted to find that our neighbors, the Brits, consider our new multiplayer game, Soft Freak Fiesta new and noteworthy.

We would like to share with you what our players are saying about the game:

…stop whatever you are doing RIGHT NOW and get this game. I am not kidding, it is friggin cool as hell. I just played a match and it is one of the best experiences I have seen on iPhone. — Flickitty

…love the various game modes and the different critter things — sebasterbator

“…nice game ^ ^ nice idea, great minigames, multiplayer, and even for free, Top!” — Player, German App Store

“This game is very fun to play. The graphics are great, the gameplay is solid, and there is a suprising amount of strategy that comes into play when facing real players. There is a diverse selection of online maps as well. Get this app.” — Player, US App Store

As Soft Freak Fiesta is off to a great start, we noticed that our App Store debut Symbol6 is getting some attention as well. The guys over at the US App Store put the acclaimed puzzler in their pile of staff favorites. We’re very pleased about that.

Soft Freak Fiesta is free for the first 24 hours, so go, go, go!
Get it here!

The Soft Freaks are Coming!

December 1, 2009

The soft freaks are on a roll! It won’t be long until gamers all over can get their hands on our next iPhone adventure.

Soft Freak Fiesta is our new multiplayer iPhone game where you take control of crazy critters called soft freaks. It’s all about turn-based multiplayer rivalries in various game modes, squashing bugs for power-ups, waking up a few, silly zombies, earning tons of awards and a whole lot of bumping.

This release includes 3 types of soft freaks to choose from, 3 different game modes and 5 beautiful levels. We also crammed some fun extras in there as well. We’re already planning a bulging upgrade with new exciting game modes, even freakier soft freaks, new levels and a bundle of extra features.

We’ve been hard at work over the last few months so we could bring you a fun and engaging multiplayer experience. The guys over at 148Apps have already taken it for a spin and we were delighted to hear that they think our little adventure could be a huge hit. You can read all about 148Apps’ first thoughts here.

The game is currently awaiting Apple’s approval and it shouldn’t be long until you can immerse yourselves in some bumpy cartoony action.

We’ll let you know when Soft Freak Fiesta hits the App Store. Hopefully you’re all as excited as we are.

Check out the gameplay video!

Vikings of Thule Reset: The Beta Continues

October 15, 2009

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The Open Beta session for Vikings of Thule has come to a close and today the game will be reset. We assembled a terrific test crew on Facebook and the time Beta testers spent playing, their feedback and enthusiasm are highly appreciated. All Beta testers’ comments and feature requests have been taken into account and the next time Beta testers log in, they are encouraged to have a look in their inventory, where a special item can be found as a token of our appreciation.

We’ve been working extremely hard to bring our players a great update. The new, rebalanced Beta version includes cool, new features, new assets, powerful moves and an improved social interaction. It also introduces ways to earn Silver Coins, which allow players to buy exquisite equipment, beautiful clothing and divine, limited edition items.

Everyone who donates (done by clicking the shiny yellow button at the top of the game screen) will be rewarded an in-game silver chest! Silver Chests ensure a steady income of Silver Coins and strengthen players’ chances of becoming one of the 39 who hold a vote at Thule’s parliament: Althingi.

Here’s a peek at our roadmap:

  • New Fascinating Game Modes
  • More Assets
  • More Moves
  • Improved battle system
  • Quests & Missions
  • Player alliances
  • Interactive tutorial
  • Wagers
  • In-game messages
  • + more

We’re really excited about the new and better Beta version awaiting players in the world of Thule. Click here to play.

Meet the Vikings of Thule at Gamescom 2009

August 15, 2009

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Independent Icelandic game developer Gogogic is revealing further details about its upcoming MMORPG, Vikings of Thule, in preparation for Gamescom 2009. An open Beta version is set to launch in September and anyone with an active Facebook account can sign up for participation by visiting www.vikingsofthule.com.

Vikings of Thule is a highly polished Flash based Facebook game that includes strategic elements of group management, resource and asset handling, multiplayer battle systems and highly customizable avatars – all within a persistent game world. Gogogic wants Vikings of Thule to set a new standard when it comes to games that are directly tied to larger social networks.

Gogogic is doing even more to push the boundaries with Vikings of Thule. In the future, the company is planning to extend Vikings of Thule onto the iPhone and iPod Touch devices, allowing players to interact with the game world from different angles and perspectives.

The Soft Freaks are coming!

Gogogic has established itself as an iPhone developer and recently the company announced that it was working on Soft Freak Fiesta – a multiplayer game that is specifically designed to take advantage of the unique features and connectivity of the iPhone. People should prepare to bump, bash, and battle it out with cute cuddly finger-friendly freaks over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Of course there will be tons of rewards, achievements, badges, and gadgets to achieve and unlock.
Meet the Vikings

For more information and special pre-promotional Vikings of Thule virtual items, visit the Gogogic booth, located in the Nordic Game show booth. For any inquiries, contact the Gogogic Marketing Team at info@gogogic.com or visit http://www.gogogic.com. The Nordic Game booth is located in the Business Area of Gamescom, Hall 4.2, booth nr. J-21, K-20, and it will be open from 9:00 to 19:00 daily, from Wednesday 19 August until Saturday 22 August. About Gogogic

How We Like Our Vikings

July 28, 2009

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As our journey continues and people are starting to notice our product, we wanted to share with you some of the motivations behind Vikings of Thule.

Visual representations of Vikings, such as in movies, video games and comics, have usually presented them as drunk, dirty brutes in drab surroundings. These attempts to achieve realism are in stark contrast to what other cultures have done while representing their heritage and legacy. Most cultures embrace heightened realities, heroic traits and stories to enhance the strong social foundation they draw from their roots. The visual portrayal of Vikings as dirty brutes doesn’t quite add up when the old Icelandic tales are thoroughly read. They’re often described as true legends and heroes, both poised and dignified. The stories’ characters are regularly involved in unbelievable acts and actions like fighting supernatural beings, traveling the world as the most feared body guards and fighters, raiding Europe and ruling the seas.

Gogogic’s motivation behind Vikings of Thule is to represent Vikings as legends, in the same way that Samurais, Khans and Spartans are represented. They have a code of honor, a foundational core of duty, beliefs and heritage. They reside in a super reality where men can indeed achieve unbelievable things. They pose, stare and stand like heroic icons, forever ready to immerse themselves in battle for glory, valor and principle.

From the start, we wanted players to experience the true nature of Vikings in a setting based on the fascinating world of Norse Mythology and the great Icelandic sagas. Everything within the game has a connection to these sources whether it’s Egill Skallagrí­msson’s legendary treasure or the eyes of a Dark Elf. Also, since the game takes place in Iceland, real locations are used, both towns and natural treasures.

With Vikings of Thule, we feel like we’ve successfully mixed norse mythology, history and the old Icelandic sagas into an immersive game world, which will keep players entertained and coming back for more. When creating a game with a Viking theme and setting, being Icelandic unmistakably has its advantages.

Gogogic @ GDC Europe & gamescom – Cologne

July 21, 2009

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We will be present at both GDC Europe and gamescom this year. Both events are hosted by the wonderful city of Cologne. GDC starts on Monday, August 17th and lasts until Wednesday, August 19th. At that point gamescom takes over and finally it all comes to an end on Sunday, August 23rd.

Gogogic will be part of the Nordic Game booth @ gamescom, which will be located in the business area of the show. But you will probably find us roaming around with cards, smiles and other nice stuff. More details later.

In any case we will be promoting our upcoming social beauty, Vikings of Thule and our next iPhone title, Soft Freak Fiesta.

Our Next iPhone Adventure: Soft Freak Fiesta

July 6, 2009

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After a successful release of our critically acclaimed App Store debut Symbol6, it’s time to bark upon a new adventure. This one is a bit bigger and revolves around cuddly ill-tempered critters and their fiesta gone wrong.

Soft Freak Fiesta is a multiplayer game for the iPhone and iPod Touch where players can play head-to-head via Bluetooth or WiFi and immerse themselves in bumpy cartoony action for hours on end.

You won’t have to wait long for sneak peeks and more about the game, but all we can tell you at this point is that the game features a unique gameplay for the device, multiple races, multiple game modes, sleek graphics and fast-asleep zombies for extra fun.

Soft Freak Fiesta to be out this fall.

Vikings of Thule Promo Site and Teaser Video

May 22, 2009

We’ve just launched the promotional site for Vikings of Thule. Check out the Teaser Video, head over to the promo site for screen shots and sign up as a Beta tester. The Beta will be available late summer / early fall and we’re counting on you to help us develop the coolest casual online mmog to date!

Cheers!

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Icelandic Gaming Industry takes shape

May 10, 2009

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Yesterday (Saturday, May 10th 2009), Gogogic participated in the first formal event hosted by the Icelandic Gaming Industry – a newly established organization that is supposed to act as a formal network for gaming professionals in Iceland and the companies they work for.

The event took place at the premises of The Ministry of Ideas – a very interesting grassroots organization that focuses on moving ideas from head to mouth to action. Companies that participated included industry leaders CCP and Betware, Cadia Lab, Sauma Technologies, On The Rocks, Mindgames, Ymir Mobile and, of course, Gogogic.

The companies both introduced themselves and included information on the state of the gaming industry in Iceland. Most speakers mentioned the opportunities that Iceland has when it comes to game development.

Additionally, four of the eight companies present, were amongst those ranked as the best places to work at in Iceland (Gogogic was one  of them), according to yearly survey results, published on Friday. One of Iceland’s largest worker unions is responsible for this particular survey and in recent years it has become a leading way to evaluate how workers feel about their companies.

Gogogic is very proud to be amongst those who founded the Icelandic Gaming Industry. We see this as a huge step in formalizing communication, industry networking, education efforts, contacts with other organizations and see to the overall conditions for both people and companies in Iceland. Here are a few facts:

  • 575 people employed by Icelandic game companies
  • 311 are positioned in Iceland
  • 120 – 150 additional people needed in the next 12-18 months (estimates)
  • At least 7 companies are up and running already (approximately 1 company started each year)
  • 1/3 the size of the Finnish game industry (games are Finland’s leading cultural export product)

Visit the Icelandic Gaming Industry and check out the slides presented yesterday. Our slides are here (hint – they include the first ever public screen shots from our upcoming title – Vikings of Thule!)