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!

DragonScales Deluxe Multilanguage Localized
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!

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.

DragonScales on BFG

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

16 Dec

NagiQ 2 Treasure Hunt: Press Release

December 16, 2013IKIGames releases NagiQ 2: Treasure Hunt, an original word game available for PC, Mac, Android tablets and iOS (iPad). Gameplay is based on forming words and combining them on a board to win coins, defeat an evil pirate, win prizes, punch evil skulls, explode monsters, and trim mustache guys. The player will have to solve 75 boards and also collect all of the game’s treasures!

Key features of NagiQ 2 Treasure Hunt:

  • Rich and original gameplay! Each island has its unique challenge and enemies! The Iron Hand Pirate, evil skulls, monsters, mustache guys, and multi-letter tiles!
  • Form words to capture gift boxes. You could win coins or special Lorin letters which will help you to form words!
  • Rise your score to unlock letters! The more letters you unlock the more your chances to succeed!
  • Receive all of the game’s treasures by conquering islands and for your achievements.
  • Support for English and Spanish languages!

NagiQ 2: Treasure Hunt is available in English and Spanish languages. The game is priced at USD 7.99 for PC (on the game’s website), USD 4.99 for Mac (via Mac App Store), USD 0.99 for Android (on Amazon) and USD 0.99 for iPad (on the App Store). Further information and review copies of “NagiQ 2: Treasure Hunt” can be obtained by contacting IKIGames (@superikigames).

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

Release Date: December 13, 2013
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, Android (tablets), iOS (iPad)
Available: via IKIGames’s website (PC), Mac App Store (Mac), App Store (iPad), and Amazon (Android).
Press Kit: NagiQ 2’s Press Kit.
Video: NagiQ 2: Treasure Hunt Video

14 Nov

The Rainbow Machine Air Edition heads up the list of most popular Airspace games!

Big news! Our latest game, The Rainbow Machine Air Edition, is currently leading the catalogue of most popular games in Airspace, the store for LeapMotion games. Needless to say, we’re very happy to see the outcome of hard work, commitment and perseverance. We love the LeapMotion device and so should you 😉 Regardless of the times of code scavenging and bug hunting, overall development of The Rainbow Machine Air Edition has been a journey full of joy and learning. And coding doesn’t stop. In the upcoming days we’ll have important news about the game we’re currently working on: NagiQ 2. Meanwhile, thanks to everybody for your support!

The Rainbow Machine heading up the list of Airspace's most popular games

The Rainbow Machine heads up the list of Airspace’s most popular games

22 Jul

The Rainbow Machine for Leap Motion is now available on Airspace!

Great, great news! Today is the launch day for the widely anticipated touchless technology, Leap Motion. And our game, The Rainbow Machine, is one of the 75 launch titles. We are very, very happy to see our game in the launch portfolio 😀 It has been a long (and winding) road: sleepless hours of bug hunting and UI redesign. We have to thank the Leap Motion test team for their continued guidance and their patience. Please, take a look at The Rainbow Machine in Airspace. It’s available for both Windows and Mac. We hope you like it 😀

The Rainbow Machine Air Edition is finally out!

The Rainbow Machine Air Edition is finally out!

05 Jul

The Rainbow Machine Air Edition is now available in Airspace Beta program!

The Rainbow Machine in the Airspace Games category

Good news! A few months ago we developed The Rainbow Machine Air Edition, a version of our game The Rainbow Machine tailored to harness the incredible capabilities of Leap Motion devices. Our game is now available for free in the Airspace Beta program, so if you’re a Leap Motion user with access to the Beta program, please take a look at our game here. All your comments are welcome!

The Rainbow Machine Air Edition

Essentially, The Rainbow Machine Air Edition uses Leap Motion’s gesture detection and motion tracking device and API to offer a novel play experience. As our game is based on LibGDX (using LWJGL as backend for desktop) integrating the Leap Motion API was a pretty straightforward task, which allowed us to release the game for both Windows and Mac OS X. Regarding the gameplay: in The Rainbow Machine Air Edition you use your fingers (or “tools” like some chopsticks or pencils) to control and position a bar. In each of the game’s 140 levels, once the bar is set, a blue ball will automatically fall down and if you have properly placed the bar then the ball will bounce and reach the treasure chest of the level!

Do you want to know what’s the most important part about The Rainbow Machine Air Edition?… That we had a lot of fun creating our Leap Motion game! And we hope everyone who plays The Rainbow Machine Air Edition will also experience a fun time. By the way, it’s been a great pleasure to work with the Leap Motion team: support is prompt and complete, they gave useful feedback, conducted an exhaustive testing of the game, and provided a flawless guidance throughout the process. A pleasure to work with them, indeed.

Now we’re looking forward to the official opening of Airspace. Stay tuned! And thanks for reading! 😀

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! 🙂