2017 - A Year In Review

Wow! 2017 was a HUGE year for us! Even wist the rest of the world outside these studio walls not doing so well, in here everything's coming up Milhouse! With this post, I wanted to take a trip back through the year and a brief look forward into next. It's been an eventful year, so I hope you're all comfy! ALL ABOARD!

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Events, Events, Events, Events (Oh, Yeah... and Events)

Man! October had a LOT of events for us! September 30th-October 1st gave us GDEX, October 14th saw Ohio Gaming Brigade's Pop-Up Con #2, the 21st-22nd gave us BOTH Kabo, and LexPlay, with the month ending for us on the 27th with the West Virginia Game Developers Expo! That's not counting all the news that happened BETWEEN those events! Let's get going else we'll be here all day...

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Festival, Con, Festival (Our Trip to Matsuricon 2017)

Hey all. This blog post is going to be a *bit* shorter than some of our other event posts, mainly because we took a BUNCH of pictures on Nat's phone and then it up and died on her. So, with not a lot of visual aid (until we can figure how to recover the pics sealed in their plastic and glass crypt) our trip just doesn't read very long. So... uh, yeah. Sorry about that.

Moving on...

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Steam, Events, and Newspapers... OH MY!

Hi everyone! Currently we've been out looking at properties, working on the Collapsus weekly builds, putting the finishing touched on a game jam game that went a smidge over time called MOTION.rest (it's now hopped to this years Kentucky Fried Pixels jam), and putting more work into CaveWorm, Radarkanoid3000, and Burst Lancer. There's really not too too much to talk about on those fronts, though. There is something very topical we wanted to touch on this week, however: the death of Steam Greenlight and what that means for Collapsus! After that, some other bits of news.

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Collapsus - So, How's it Going?

Hey everybody! Sorry it's been so long since the last blog post. I'd written a draft for one last week, but decided to scrap it. On to pf that, we were going to have some guest writers come if for the blog a few times before that, but we had some scheduling problems. So. Yeah. This post today will be all about the progress of the Collapsus weekly builds so far! Let's jam!

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One Heckava Vector

Two weeks ago (the 21st) marked our second year going to EKU Gaming Institute's Vector Conference. Unlike last year (read about that here: http://blog.wraithgames.com/2016/05/a-day-at-vector.html) where it was me and Steve making the trip to Richmond, KY, I was joined instead by Natalie and Adam (they seem to be kinda my go-to team for events, it seems). While we only got to go down for Friday (it was a two day event), we certainly had a great time!

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What's up? Well... Not the Average Number, I Can Tell You That! - An Editorial

I'm not certain how else to open up this discussion than simply asking the question that inspired it: Am I the only one getting tired of the score seven out of ten being the new “average” score? I mean, if I'm honest I'm completely disenchanted with the idea of giving numerical scores to media to begin with... and Metacritic is the biggest reason for that. But, that is a WHOLE other discussion that may or may not be brought up at a later date.

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Out of One Pub and Into Another - UDCon and Municipal Brew Works!

Hey everyone! Sorry blog posts have been fewer and farther between. We've been working on getting Collapsus finished (and Greenlit) as well as working actively on Cave Worm, Burst Lancer, and Radarkanoid 3000. Couple that with the last couple events we did (and are planning on diving right back into more) and you can see why we have our hands full! Well, speaking of those events, today's blog post is all about the events we just came from: The Ohio Gaming Brigade's Dayton Designed: UDCon Edition at the University of Dayton (man that's a mouthful!) and St. Patrick's Day at the Municipal Brew Works. Let's jam!

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Collapsus is Now on Steam Greenlight and Free Weekly Builds Are Now Live

As you may know already, 2016 was a huge year for us. Tons of events and interviews, a few awards, the studio remodel… even the release of our second game, Radarkanoid! Throughout all this time we were prepping for the release of Collapsus. With us being picked up as Nintendo Licensed Developers and us prepping for the Kickstarter, we knew that it was only a matter of time before we were ready to launch the game!

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Take it Slow - An Editorial

Hey everyone! Eric again... looks like I might start handling these more often. Maybe. Likely. Kinda. I don't know. Ask Jay. I just usually write the pretty stories. He seems to think I can write more editorial pieces as well. So, here we go. If you don't like it, not my fault. Blame the “Boss Man” and not me. I want to talk about the developer to publisher relationship in gaming today. Or at least, what was the relation and what seems to be changing about it recently. At least from my point of view.

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Lost Interview: Nintendo Love Affair - Meet Wraith Games

Much like with our post last year where we re-uploaded a lost interview we had with the blog "GamerProblems". Sometimes blogs go down and their content goes with it. The awesome people over at Nintendo Love Affair interviewed me last year about what we were working on and a bit of our history, but unfortunately, their blog is now just that... history. Luckily, they've allowed us to re-post that interview here so it can be preserved. Enjoy!

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All the News That's Fit to Air

So, we've been getting quite a lot of press lately (as you may already know very well from our previous two posts. It's always really great to be getting some more eyes on the studio and our projects. Heck, being featured in the JournalNews was huge for us. We thought it may be the biggest press we'd be getting for a while. Boy, were we wrong!

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Collapsus Weekly Builds, App of the Year Results, and More News!

Hi, this is Kristy. I’m one of the programmers here at Wraith (and Jay’s fiancee). I’m also designing the puzzles for Collapsus. This is my first blog post. I hope you all like it. As you know, we’ve been pretty busy here at Wraith trying our hardest to get Collapsus out as soon as possible. 2016 has been a really big year for us. We’ve been to 13 conventions this past year, and have had more interviews and press than I can count. We’ve had literally thousands of people pick up and play Collapsus. We even managed to get people hooked on it who claimed they didn’t like “this type of game” or seemed generally disinterested. I always tell people that Collapsus is like a Rubik’s Cube that plays Tetris. And it is. We’ve brought something brand new to the table, and we want it in every person’s hand.

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Puzzling Modes - A Talk About the Puzzle Mode in Collapsus

Hey, all! Sorry about not getting this piece out sooner. Everyone over here at the studio is sick as a dog (well, almost everyone… thank goodness for Skype commuting). So, in this article, since we’ve talked at length about some of our Special modes and Accessibility options we figured it was finally time to have an in-depth look at one of our oft-neglected modes: Puzzle mode!

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Thanks for the VOTE of Confidence! (Collapsus in the Top 50)

Late on Saturday, we got some VERY good news! Thanks to all of your awesome support, once again our game, Collapsus, made it to the Top 50 of SlideDB's "App of the Year" awards! This was a big deal for us last year and an even bigger deal for us this year! Everyone has been overwhelmingly supportive of us (and Collapsus) at events, on social media, even in the press! You guys are awesome!

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