Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of reasons for why games go free-to-play. This, however, is a new one. Pathea Games’ multiplayer sandbox title Planet Explorers is no longer multiplayer. That’s because, according to the dev team, the server code base for multiplayer functionality was lost. The problems appeared to start with a server outage on May 5 and, despite seeming hopeful in an update on June 6, the devs finally threw in the towel on June 24. In that final message, developer Kkiablo called multiplayer a “lost cause unless we completely rewrite the code from scratch,” which was deemed impossible due to it requiring software and code that is no longer available. As such, the game is still available, but only in single-player form — and it’s now totally free. You can check it out for yourself on Steam. Kkiablo concluded his message by thanking the Planet Explorers players for their support, while vowing that his company will be working on a … [Read more...] about Planet Explorers Goes F2P Because The Multiplayer Code Was Lost
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Ahrefs, which is one of the leading Site explorers, and SEO tool have expanded its horizon with newly added content explorer. You might have experienced content explorer before at BuzzSumo, which is one of the best in this area. (You can learn more about BuzzSumo on Ileane interview here). Ahrefs Content Explorer comes with many feature that a content marketer and blogger would love. The practical implementations are numerous and in this post I will share the features of this newly launched tool. Also see: Ahrefs added Website SEO report tool Ahrefs Content explorer Features & Usage: Content Explorer by Ahrefs let you find most popular content around any topic or from any website. You can sort content based on social share or backlinks. Unlike BuzzSumo, this s not a free tool. You need to have a paid subscription to make most out of it and free version let you see the only limited amount of data. If you are an existing paid user of Ahrefs, you would … [Read more...] about Content Explorer By Ahrefs – An Alternative To BuzzSumo
SpatialOS: You’ve probably been seeing this name pop up more and more in the MMO sphere. Worlds Adrift, Mavericks, Fractured, Seed, MetaWorld, and Identity are just some of the titles we’ve mentioned that have sprung up to use Improbable’s platform. The company picked up more than half a billion dollars from Japanese company SoftBank, roped in MMO veteran Bill Roper, and got Jagex to announce its intention to use it in a future project. However Chronicles of Elyria recently noted it’s dropping Improbable’s baby, and both on and off the record, developers I spoke to at GDC 2018 had mixed reactions – assuming they’d even heard about SpatialOS at all. What’s the big deal about the platform? What does it do? Why should developers care? Why should MMO players care? I attended a panel by Improbable and briefly sat down with CCO Bill Roper to try to figure it all out. Content … [Read more...] about GDC 2018: EXPLORING SPATIALOS WITH IMPROBABLE CCO BILL ROPERGDC 2018: Exploring SpatialOS with Improbable CCO Bill Roper
3 The title of this post pretty much says it all. According to Steam I’ve put in 53 hours into PixARK so far, and it really feels like I haven’t scratched the surface. Progression was really slow at first. We were surviving (well, mostly) with spears and wood logs. We were running from just about every monster imagineable. Then we started taming some dinos. It started slow with Ptero, which basically allowed us to mow down bunny rabbits. Then it grew to bigger game. Using our strategy of carrying a player in the Ptero’s claws, we advanced to taming Argentavis. Those bigger birds basically allowed us to protect ourselves against most predators who might wander into our area, but most important to hunt things like Gem Spiders and other monsters in that tier. From there, it was only a few days until we were in the big game. We eventually figured out you could lure T-Rex into big holes in the ground, then pummel them with sleeping arrows until they passed out. Stuffing … [Read more...] about Exploring the World on the Back of a T-Rex!
Multiple new-to-us games calling themselves MMORPGs seem to land on mobile devices every week these days. On our radar today is Ocean Legend. Live on iOS and Android in some soft launch beta hybrid mode, it’s a swashbuckling “Age of Exploration” MMO that’s a mix of Sea of Thieves and Pirates of the Burning Sea and Sword of the New World. Here’s NetEase’s pitch: “Players take part in the growing naval empires of 15th and 16th century Europe. Choose between four different characters and five separate countries for your own oceanic adventure in the Age of Exploration! In single player mode, join Columbus and his shipmates on their third expedition, battle against pirates, then set out on your own to make a name for yourself as commander of your own fleet.” Exploration is accomplished through “Cards of Discovery” – History, Theology, Architecture, Art, Biology, and Geography – each of which “opens up a … [Read more...] about NetEase’s Age of Exploration MMO Ocean Legend sets sail for mobile