Try multiplayer mode with your m8:s!
We run a fun beta test of multiplayer mode on Adventure Box. You can join or make a public game, so that anyone can play with you, or a private one, in which other players need an invitation from you to be able to join. Once you’re in a multiplayer game there are buttons to invite your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and e-mail. There is also the option to just copy a direct link into the game and send it over messaging apps like Skype, Snapchat, Whatsapp and so on. Here’s what you do: Just hit Esc on your keyboard to get your cursor back, go to the bottom of the screen and choose how you want to send out your invites.
Remember, this is an early beta test, so please bare with us if you experience any glitches in the game. As always, we really appreciate any bug reports, suggestions and comments you care to send our way. Try the multiplayer beta here!
RFC: How about them Halflings?
Many moons ago we did some tests on Adventure Box involving the Little People who live under the hills. At the time we didn’t take the whole thing any further, but we really, really like Halfings, and who doesn’t? They are usually quite shy, but are proven capable of great courage and amazing feats under the right circumstances. They’re also known to be adept with swords, slings and throwing stones. How do you feel about having Halfings to enter the worlds of Adventure Box? Tell us what you think!
NEW: Get more gems!
This month we have opened the Gemshop where you can buy the precious stones. It’s one of the most asked for features and now its here. Just click on the Gemshop-icon, and you are there.
It looks like this: One gem equals 100 gold, so with 250 gems you can create a lot of amazing stuff!
INTERVIEW: Meet Pepe!
We continue with our series called “Meet the team”, by having a brief chat with one of our techies and general nice guy, Pepe.
Where are you right now?
I’m in Seville, Spain. I work in a coworking space with a lot of freelancers from around the world. It’s really a fantastic place to improve yourself and get great ideas from people who are like you. It makes the work easier when you have the rest of the team in other cities, as I have.
How would you describe what you do at Adventure Box?
I’m a software engineer, mostly web developer, helping Rob (co-founder and lead developer) in all the game and website developments. I also take care of metrics, testing and analysis.
How did you get into software engineering?
I started to study a software engineer degree and got a master degree in web development about ten years ago. Then I’ve worked in Seville, Edimburgh, Paris and Stockholm during my career.
What are the most fun and challenging things about your work?
It is to make something people could enjoy and trying to improve it every day. It’s difficult to explain, because the game development actually never ends, so there is no “The game is done, you can now play it”, there are always new things to do.
What else do you get up to?
I like practicing sports like football, swimming and running. I’ve recently achieved one of my goals, which was to finish a half-marathon. Maybe I do a full one next year. I also like to fix things up, like an old guitar, make an old window into a vintage mirror, stuff like that.
Here’s a q we got from one Adventure boxer the past week. We try to answer all questions as they come in, since the questions and answers of the few could be useful to the many. So, here goes:
Q: I think I’ve found a bug, how do you want me to report it?
A: You can document a bug in any way you want to: text, screenshot(s), screen capture video – anything. Just send us an email and describe what happened and what you were doing when it did. We’d love your feedback, even if it happens to be one of those pesky and frustrating things called bugs.