30 May

Solution for Level 9-8 of DragonScales 3

Generally, we like to include 2 or 3 tricky levels in our DragonScales games. It’s the case for the “Moon Bar” level in DragonScales 1 or Level 3-12 in DragonScales 2. In DragonScales 3: Eternal Prophecy of Darkness we also have a few demanding boards. Level 9-8, for instance.

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There are two tricky scales in Level 9-8 (see Image 1.) For both scales the key is to setup the required scales beforehand in order to form the match/combination exactly when the arrows are activated. To remove scale Tricky 1, first we have to place golden scales in the near tiles. When the two arrows are activated we should have already placed the golden scales we need, and the combination is done after the last of the two bottom-left arrows is activated.

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For instance, in Image 2, we have already managed to place two regular golden scales near to the goal golden scale we want to remove (Tricky 1.) Images 3 to 8 only show a few of our plays to activate the arrows. But the important thing is that the 2 golden scales are already in the right place.

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Regarding the scale labeled in Image 1 as Tricky 2: we have to follow a similar procedure. See Image 9. Just manage to place golden scales in the proper tiles, and then keep playing to activate the remaining arrow. See Images 9 to 11.

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It’s fairly simple once you’ve figured the order in which scales should be removed. You’ll also need a bit of good luck with the scales you’ll get to play! 🙂

20 Jan

A fresh web look for IKIGames.com

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At last! It took several weeks but our new website is almost 100% done. We devoted part of our “vacations” to roll out a new and cleaner look for ikigames.com, paying attention to a special feature we wanted for our website: responsiveness. We wanted a responsive design, allowing for browsing via desktop and mobile (especially tablets.) Yet more, we modified the structure of the home page, for a (hopefully) better presentation of all our games. The changes comprise a revamped top menu, with a dropdown for Games, providing direct access to the pages of our works.

The largest reconstruction, though, has been implemented on the pages for each game. Now each page for a game on ikigames.com displays a representative image of the game, a brief description of the game, key features and media (screenshots, gameplay video, etc.), a better placement for the Buy and Demo buttons, subpages for showcasing these Buy and Demo versions, and finally, we close each page by recommending other games developed by IKIGames. You can take a look at the page for DragonScales 2: Beneath a Bloodstained Moon to verify by yourself the elements we’ve just described.

Other important feature we’ve finally added is.. (drumroll)… TADAH! The IKIGames Newsletter! We invite you to subscribe to the IKIGames Newsletter to receive special promotions and other surprises, as well as tips for our games and information about our ongoing and future projects. We hate spam too, so don’t worry, your email is safe with us.

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We are well aware that a few things have yet to be improved: better support for browsing on devices with small screens, a few extra images, and so on. But it’s a great way to start the year in IKIGames! Stay tuned, as DragonScales 2: Beneath a Bloodstained Moon for Windows and Linux will be released really soon!

14 Jul

DragonScales Deluxe available in 6 languages!

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Great news! Our game DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer has been localized into 6 languages (German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) thanks to the great work of GameHouse’s localization team. They’ve carried out a fantastic translation, which included localization of textual and non-textual elements of the game. All of this started a few months ago, with the adapting of a special DragonScales build suitable for localization. After weeks of hard work, we’re very excited to bring our original gameplay to a broader audience. As of today, the game is available on zylom.com:

A huge thank you to all of you who sent emails and were on the lookout for fresh news of DragonScales and our new projects. Thank you!

P.S. Stay tuned for news and updates on our next project: DragonScales 2! A new challenge lies ahead! More levels, new game modes, more fun!

20 Nov

DragonScales: Drawing the Sacred Axe item

Our newest game, DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer, is the first title of ours which does not use cartoon graphics. The art of DragonScales meant a lot of work, as we had to create more realistic characters and backgrounds, within a fantasy setting. For instance, here are the steps followed to create the Axe used in-game for the Sacred Axe item which destroys a column of scales on the board.

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This Sacred Axe, of course, was designed by XKlibur, our lead artist and IKIGames’ mastermind. Hope you liked it!

13 Nov

Dragons and Nagi on Linux

These days we’ve been almost completely devoted to the launch of our new game, DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer. It’s a new tile-matching game, in which you play scales on a board in order to form combinations. Novel, fun, relaxed, and great for brain-fitness sessions and lovers of casual games. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

 

Our previous game, NagiQ 2: Treasure Hunt, was initially available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. NagiQ 2 is an original and challenging word game, based on combining words on a board to collect coins, punch evil skulls, explode monsters, trim mustaches and defeat an evil pirate.

However, a few days after releasing NagiQ 2 we received emails from several customers asking for a version of NagiQ 2 for Linux. We promised a version would be eventually released, but time went by, and we were overtaken by DragonScales’ specifics and technicalities, meaning that NagiQ 2 for Linux had to be postponed. Until today.

Today we’re happy to announce that we’re also releasing both DragonScales and NagiQ 2 for Linux. You can purchase them here:

A promise fulfilled 🙂

13 Nov

DragonScales released by Big Fish Games

Big news! We’re very excited to announce that our new game, DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer, has been released today by the renowned game publisher Big Fish Games. Being launched by a top-tier publisher such as Big Fish Games means a lot to us, as our work will be known by more players. DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer is a new tile-matching game, a fun and novel twist to the Match 3 genre. Its gameplay develops on a board composed by hexagonal cells, in which you play scales to form clever combinations of scales having the same color. The dark and ferocious chambers of DragonScales will demand a lot of luck and intelligence.

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DragonScales was presented in the section “Play it a day early” and today it has been officially released by Big Fish Games, for Windows and Mac. You can try DragonScales here, directly from Big Fish Games.

11 Nov

DragonScales: Press Release

November 11, 2014IKIGames releases DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer, an original tile-matching game available for Windows, Mac and Linux. In DragonScales you’ll be using your mind power to play scales on a board, and form clever combinations of scales having the same color. The dark and ferocious chambers of DragonScales will demand a lot of luck and intelligence.

 

Key features of DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer

  • Easy to learn: You’ll receive introductory lessons by The Dark Mentor of dragons, to learn the basics of DragonScales’ intuitive gameplay. DragonScales is a fun twist to the Match 3 genre.
  • Multiple game modes: Each of the 8 dragons of the game introduces specific challenges: solve shaped boards, capture special cross scales, clear mythical symbols, and many more gaming goals.
  • HD Graphics: Enjoy awesome graphical art to recreate an immersive experience.
  • Challenging chambers: The degree of difficulty increases as you progress. Are you fast enough to play your scales before the moon bar depletes? Are you ready to devise crafty strategies for clearing mythical symbols? Test your strategies against all of the game’s trials.
  • Powerful items: Complete chambers to receive items and coins to buy Sacred Hammers, Dragon Meteors, Power Blasts, and many more items to help you during your play.
  • Perfect for brain-fitness: DragonScales provides a rich and relaxed gaming experience, perfect to train your mind and hone your problem-solving skills.

DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer is available in English, priced at USD 9.99 for Windows and Linux (on the game’s website), and Mac (via Mac App Store). Further information and review copies of “DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer” can be obtained by contacting IKIGames (@superikigames).

IKIGames is an indie game company focused on development of thought-provoking games for desktop and mobile devices.

Release Date: November 11, 2014
Platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux
Available: via IKIGames’s website (Windows and Linux), and Mac App Store (Mac).
DragonScales website: DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer.
Video: DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer’s Video

22 Mar

First public images of DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer

We’re working on a new game: DragonScales: Chambers of The Dragon Whisperer. Further information, including genre and platforms, will be progressively released. For the time being, we’d like to share the game’s logo and main screen designed by our artist.

DragonScales Logo (Black background)

DragonScales Logo (Black background)

DragonScales Logo (White background)

DragonScales Logo (White background)

DragonScales Loading Bar Style

DragonScales Loading Bar Style

DragonScales Main Screen

DragonScales Main Screen

We’re working hard on this new title, and we look forward to publishing additional information as soon as the game is ready for playtesting. Meanwhile, thanks for passing by! 🙂