A New Home
MADSOFT Games has moved to a new home!
We have set up shop in a new office in the heart of Edmonton. With the help of Startup Edmonton, we are now working in a shared office space with several other startup companies. Startup Edmonton is a non-profit organization that provides a community and office space in order to kickstart local startups. Some amazing companies have worked with Startup Edmonton in the past and we at MADSOFT Games are tremendously excited to see where this group will take us.
Currently, we are continuing work on Project: Velyria. In order to complete the game in time for an early 2014 private beta, we have brought on a new team member.
Dave Schaefer is an excellent developer with a whole host of programming languages under his belt. For the time being though, he is working exclusively on Project: Velyria alongside Andrew-David Jahchan, our fearless leader.
We are also excited to announce that we now have the first volume of Aikonia available for purchase at Happy Harbor Comics, an Edmonton comic shop renowned for its excellent selection and fantastic staff. If you are in the Edmonton area and you haven’t picked up your physical copy of Aikonia, drop by Happy Harbour Comics and pick one up today!
Every day we are working hard to make Project: Velyria and all our games the best they can be. You can help us out by pledging to your favourite projects: whether you choose to donate to Aikonia, purchase a Founder’s Pack for Project: Velyria, or buy Madgems to complete that last bit of Space Chase, every time you show your support financially, we can continue to produce amazing games.
P.S.: There’s a Lego lounge here!
We are currently looking for a back-end web developer (PHP and MySQL) to assist our lead developer. If you are a pretty decent developer and live in (or near) the Edmonton area, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Otherwise, if you know anyone who might be a good candidate, please pass this along!
What are Madgems?
This week, we wanted to go over Madgems, how they work, and how to acquire them!
The Madjestic Network and all of its games use a currency called Madgems. Madgems allow players to purchase items and rewards across all the Majestic Network games. 1 USD equals 10 Madgems. You can purchase Madgem packs on the Madjestic Network website! The savings increase when you purchase larger packs, so it’s best to plan ahead when you are making Madgem purchases. You will also receive Madgems when you purchase a Project: Velyria Founder’s Pack.
Additionally, you can acquire free Madgems by playing our games and earning achievements. For each gold achievement you earn, you will receive 8 Madgems. For silver acheivements, you will receive 4 Madgems. Bronze achievements earn you 2 Madgems. Madgems you earn in one game are not limited to that game. You can spend your Madgems on any of the Majestic Network games. If you want to start earning free Madgems, check out Space Chase, our new survival arcade game, and Blasting Agent, a 2D platforming shooter!
Fun Fact: When purchasing a Founder’s Pack, you will be given an achievement in accordance with the tier you purchased. That means that in addition to the Madgems included in the pack, you will be given Madgems for the acheivement you unlocked. So Gold-Tier Founders will receive 1008 Madgems, Silver-Tier Founders get 504 Madgems, and Bronze-Tier Founders will be given 252 Madgems.
There are tons of items and upgrades you can purchase using Madgems. You can do everything from expand your Project: Velyria inventory to exchanging Madgems for coins in Space Chase. Madgems will also allow you to customize your avatar with a variety of clothes and accessories when the Majestic Network launches.
Some people might feel that Madgems grant paying players an unfair advantage. We are working to ensure that Madgem items will compliment your playstyle, not play the game for you. If you have any comments or questions about Madgems, leave us a comment here or email us at email@example.com.
Our games are so awesome, Deadpool cloned himself just so he could play all of them at the same time.
Edmonton Expo Pictures and Updates!
We had a great first day at Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo!
Despite getting there a little late, we managed to setup our booth on time for the early rush.
This is the largest convention we’ve attended so far and there were a lot of people in the exhibition hall. We had plenty of visitors stop by our booth and we were truly loved watching how much people enjoyed playing our games. It reminded us why we love developing games.
We look forward to meeting more of you amazing con-goers! So drop by booth 201 to say hello, try out our games, watch our awesome trailer, and read our comics! :)