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Windward released on Desura, free keys contest

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Oct 142012
 

I figured, what’s the best way to celebrate the release of Windward on Desura? Give away free keys, of course! You can use them to unlock everything on your account, or give to a friend.

What has been your most favorite moment in Windward? Downing a score of enemies and narrowly missing death? Running with the supplies right past the enemy’s blockade? Expertly dodging someone’s fire in a 1 on 1, coming out victorious? Tell us, and the top 3 stories will win a free copy of the game! (limit one per person just to be fair)

Bonus points for telling it as a story from your captain’s perspective. :)

Not sure what Windward is? Click here.

Completely neglected front page

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Sep 122012
 

I’ve been spending all my time on the forums, and have seemingly all but neglected the front page for the past 6 months. So what has happened since then? Well, let’s see…

NGUI continues to be fairly popular, and has participated in the Asset Store Madness twice now (with the current latest madness happening right now). It’s currently holding #1 spots on both the top grossing and the most popular lists. More importantly though, the developers around the globe seem to be enjoying using it, and that is what’s truly important to me. With Unity’s own upcoming GUI solution still being in a fairly rough development stage, many of you guys seem to choose to go with what NGUI has to offer — and this inspires me to keep at it, to make small changes and improvements based on your feedback.

On the other side of the fence there is Windward — the “short 3-month project” that has been in-development for — what? 7 months now? It has been eating a pretty significant chunk of my time for a while now, and will likely continue to do so until the end of this month. October 1st is the “polished beta” release date, and I aim to make it! After all, a person can only take so many months of 100+ hour development weeks…

But on the bright side it’s really coming along well. It’s fun, it has a small but active community hosting multi-player games, and it gets new content on a daily basis. It even has a pair of locked ships for players to obtain for extra flair (and of course — power). It will soon be available via Desura, and is also currently trying to get noticed on Steam Greenlight, for what it’s worth. So if you want to help out, give it a vote. :)

Topping on the Cake

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Feb 082012
 

Just shy of the 2 month mark since its release, NGUI has reached the #1 spot on the Top Paid list on the Asset Store, clawing and gnawing its way past the popular 2D Toolkit. Thank you everyone for your continued support! You guys are awesome!

For those that love statistics

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Jan 242012
 

The Next-Gen UI kit has continued its climb up the charts in the past few weeks, currently sitting at #2 up on the Asset Store — right behind the current juggernaut (the 2D Toolkit).

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Roleplaying a Web Developer

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Jan 012012
 

Brand new year, brand new look.

The web site received a bit of a facelift, but it’s nothing compared to what went down under the hood. Continue reading »

2 hours of sleep in 40 hours!

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Dec 102011
 

Sadly that’s how little sleep I got while pushing to get NGUI finished by Friday. Remarkably I was pertty wired the entire time. I blame the adrenaline — it was a very fun project, and it was extremely rewarding to see it all come together at the end.

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Rise and Shine

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Nov 302011
 

So begins a new chapter — out with the old, in with the new as the saying goes. Tasharen Entertainment has been active for over a month and a half now, quietly earning a little bit of income off the Unity Asset Store. Up until today the website simply pointed back to the old development blog I’ve been using since 2007, but today it all changes. Brand new website, brand new look, brand new blog. Fun possibilities ahead.

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