We visited Digital Dragons in Kraków for the second time. For those of you who haven’t been there – it’s an event aimed mostly at game developers, as well as an excellent opportunity to establish contacts in the gamedev / indiedev community and play the latest releases.
We went to Digital Dragons with a bit of a sentiment, because last year it was our first game dev event. Such shows are sure-shots in terms of having fun, enjoying the vibe and mingling.
It was no different during Digital Dragons 2015.
Our booth was located in the main hall. The game we brought to DD was Icetris – a fast-paced arcade that serves as an excellent spare time killer. The gameplay is very simple – it’s based on changing the containers at the bottom of the screen, that collect falling ice cubes and, depending on the level, spiders, fish, gift boxes, votes, etc. The game demands focus and concentration. Take a look at some of the players enjoying Icetris.
We’ve also managed to find some time to play ourselves. We really liked the game called Roguelike – The Shadowborn, which won in the indie category. While traversing randomly generated landscapes, you develop your character’s skills, his traits and collect various pieces of equipment.
A big ‘thank you’ goes out to everyone who has visited our booth, played Icetris and left us with some nice feedback – we really appreciate it!
Wolves Summit is one of the biggest event in Poland that gathers visitors from all around the world. It is a great occasion to meet other startups (there were around 300 of them) and to talk with investors and people working in marketing. The conference was dedicated to ambitious people who are not afraid to start their own business. After all Wolves Summit means the meeting of the best people in their field – and that is binding.
Several dozen hours of essential knowledge
The organizers put much effort to make all the lectures interesting and diverse. Participants could between choose such lectures as: Investors, Startups, Design, Marketing or Tech. All of them were presented on 3 stages.
During these 3 days we had pleasure to meet many people and get to know their ideas for business. To the conference in Gdynia people came from Norway, Sweden, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, Canada and Argentina.
It was a meeting with investors during which we had only 10 minutes to present the idea of our product. We described briefly what we are doing and after that there was the moment of truth – what are they going to say… The stress was large but the next meetings were much easier because we knew what to expect.
While we were waiting for the next meeting Ewelina from Eska radio asked us to say something about Wolves Summit
That is what every participant likes the most – we hope so. It was a great time that we spend away from the conference etiquette. We could talk with each other as well as exchange experience. Networking took place in Gdynia, Gdansk and Sopot.
Startups from all over the world had its 5 minutes. Around 100 of startups could present their vision of business. The board of experts decided that the best is Ourotech and they won $ 50 000 prize.
Great conference and full of knowledge. We’ve met fantastic people there. See you next time!
It has been a long time since we were here. Now we are back with some new information about our game. Meanwhile a lot of things have been going on.
We have started to work on a new project – time management game. More info will be published on our blog soon.We have also updated Icetris with a new valentine’s background that was awarded in Screenshot Weekly series article in the Indie Game Magazine.
“One of the things that I love most about new games with retro style is that they bring back fond memories of classic games like Tetris. Icetris for iPhone is a unique combination of match three and falling blocks that’ll have you addicted in no time”
We’ve got a great news for the Icetris game fans! It’s now avaliable on iOS, Android and Windows Phone!
You can download it now with the newest Christmas update with Santa in the background.
For those who don’t know what Icetris is, here is a short description. Icetris it is a fast and absorbing skill game in the retro style. Player’s main task is to change cointainers so the falling elements can fall into the right one.
You need to be focused because it’s not going to be easy. Strain your eyes, prepare your fingers, collect the points and beat your own records.
This game will help you to exercise your skills and perceptiveness in every moment as well as it gives you a lot of fun.
The first edition of Hall of Games fairs took place in Wroclaw November 14-16. This event was addressed to all the video games, board games, cosplay and e-sport fans. There was some special lectures for those who are interested in creating games.
Thanks to a great variety of entertainment everyone could find something interesting. The biggest emotions aroused among the game tournament of such games as Starcraft 2, Dot 2, League of Legends and cosplay contest. The best players were fighting for the prizes.
Players could play in more than 400 board and card games in the congress centre. In the Retro Play Zone there was 50 stands where you could play in legendary games on the old type computers and consoles.
Source: Hall of Games
The main entertainment arena was full of game and equipment stands. There was also our stand among all of this. For all 3 days you could talk to us and play 2 games: Icetris – a skill game and BoardCraft – our newest production that allows a player to create his own board game on the tab. We would like to inform you that the premiere of this game will be in December!
On Saturday and Sunday on Hall of Games there was a contest that relied on collecting as many points as you can in Icetris game. The competition was really bitter. The record belongs to Piotrek and the t-shirt goes to him.
We would like to thank all of you for coming to our stand and for your kind words.
See you next event.
Tomorrow (November 14) one of the biggest gaming fairs will start in the Lower Silesia. It is Hall of Games fairs that will last 3 days. It is as a great opportunity to meet game creators and to get to know new game productions. There will be game tournaments, workshops and the biggest board game fans jamboree in the region.
We also going to be there!
Come and create your own board game thanks to Boardcraft or play Icetris skill game.
If you plan to visit the fairs we would like to invite you to download our competitive application to win some prizes.
The aim of this game is to collect as many points as you can. You can get them by:
– sloving riddles (journalist’s path)
– doing tasks on the stands (player’s path)
– attending lectures (scholar’s path)
Of course you can solve the riddles of any type! Choose tasks and fight for every point!
The player who gets most of all points wins the prizes endowed by organisers!
For iOS and Windows Phone users go & check the web version.
The biggest game fairs are behind us. Emotions have subsided therefore let’s summarize this event in a few words. The fairs were organized on a great scale. 60 000 people visited 105 stands of different exhibitors in 4 pavilions.We were one of them.
BoardCraft on the other hand is a game that enables you to create your own board games. Thanks to its unlimited possibilities it develops kids’ creativity and gives them a lot of joy.
Amongst this year fairs’ PGA edition a lot of attention has gained not only Ubisoft or Xbox stands but also:
Retro Area where you could play a legendary games on the old video game consoles and computers
Indie Area – a place dedicated to an independent game creators. There were 44 studios not only from Poland but also from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and France.
The fairs were accompanied by very interesting discussions, debates and presentations that were held on the small and big stage as well as on the Game Authors’ Convention (polish: ZTG – Zjazd Twórców Gier). There were journalists, developers and critics among the invited quests. Theirs’ presentations have inspired us to some interesting reflections.
On the same time there was “Happy Baby” fairs – these are the Toys and Products for Children Fairs that accompanied PGA 2014. On our stand kids could find many interesting attractions and check how the electronic entertainment can help them to develop.
In conclusion we would like to thank all of you who have visited us on the fairs and were interested in our work. See you next year!
Yesterday’s Apple conference confirmed previous rumours about: iPads’, iMacs’ and the new software.
Let’s start form iPads’
Cupertino company has presented iPad mini 3 with 7.9 inch screen and iPad Air 2 with 9.7 inch screen. The first one is equipped with a fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) that is placed in the Home button. Thanks to the iSight camera it is possible to take a 5MP resolution photo. There is also Face Time HD camera in the front of the iPad. It improves the quality of photos and movies.
iPad Air 2 has been equipped with a fingerprint sensor just like the iPad Mini. It will be used to Apple Pay. The iPad with 9.7 inch screen has got a special antiglare coat that is useful in the sunlit places. iPad Air is also equipped with improved camera that is capable of making 1080p resolution movies and taking 8 MP resolution photos. Additionally, for the first time, in the iPad there is a possibility of taking the series photos.
What is the difference between the iPad Air 2 and its’ predecessor? iPad Air 2 is thinner because it has got only 6.1 mm and its weight is 435 gram. It causes that iPad Air 2 is the thinnest on the market and its battery lasts 10 hours.
Here is the novelty that is the Retina display. Also the Mac Mini gained the new processor and the graphics card.
OS X Yosmite introduces refreshed look based on the transparency. There is many useful functions that make the system works smoothly on the OS X together with iOS (Hand Off and Continuity). Apple also announced that they will publish the update of iOS to 8.1 version that removes 8.0 version errors on the October the 20th. It will also be introducing the Apple Pay.
On Wednesday and Thursday in Warsaw we will be on Mobility Reseller Days. We would like to invite you to our stand number 29. We will present you our new BoardCraft game. Additionally we would like to present you our new Ice Bucket Challenge game. We have prepared it not only for a great entertainment but mainly to increase the gathered amount of money for ALS. That’s all what we can say. Come and see yourselfJ
What is MRD?
Mobility Reseller Days gather IT market and Telecom around oneself that is: producers, distributors, importers, applications’ and mobile systems’ as well as purchasing and selling chains’ developers. The idea of this days is to establish collaboration and tighten partnership trading relations of polish and foreign branch representatives.
Every Apple fan has been waiting with impatience for the conference that was held on the 9th of September. Those present at the conference were full of admiration not only for the new iPhone but also the new Apple Watch. Now we are waiting for the sale of these iPhones. It has started on Friday September the 9th but only on the chosen markets in the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Polish fans of new iPhone have to wait until November to buy it yet it’s not certain. The most impatient fans can always go to German Apple Store.
These are the prices of new iPhones:
iPhone 6 16 GB 199$
iPhone 6 64 GB 299$
iPhone 6 128GB 399$
iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB 299$
iPhone 6 Plus 64GB 399$
iPhone 6 Plus 128 GB 499$