We had our second focus test today, getting visits from a group of 16 year old boys from a local Oslo school. Their teacher contacted us some time ago, and it was nice we could mix their visit with a focus test of Trolls. This is a younger audience than last week (teens) so nice for us to see if there were any major differentiations. Continue reading
We are delighted to welcome Xavier Marce onboard the Megapop team. He’s already been with us for a little while, and will manage PR and marketing acquisition in Spanish speaking territories, including Latin America.
We had our first major external focus test yesterday, at a local technical and gaming education school (NITH). 12 players were testing it, across one hour each (some played less, while some lost track of time and played more, so we had to ask them to stop).
Let the Trolling Begin! Trolls vs. Vikings Sieges the App Store This January
Megapop strikes down Viking propaganda with a pro-Troll game trailer
OSLO, Norway – Nov. 20, 2013 – Megapop, a startup studio founded by former Funcom (Age of Conan) and Artplant (Battlestar Galactica Online) developers, today announced a January 2014 launch for Trolls vs. Vikings, their debut mobile / PC tower defense game. The puzzling lane-defense game puts a casual twist on the popular tower defense formula, infusing a blend of humor and an ever-changing battlefield.
We’re really happy about releasing the very first trailer from Megapop, and from our upcoming game Trolls vs Vikings. Check out how awesome the game is looking!
We attended the 2013 Spillexpo gaming conference this weekend. This marked the first ever public showing of the game, and thousands passed by the stand Indie to check out the Indie games. It was great to see how well people reacted to Trolls, and we were fortunate to have a huge screen, towards the isle. We’re now armed with hundreds of positive comments on the game, and a great deal of people who said they would download. So a great morale boost in this crucial period before launch! Now, back to work.
We’re happy to announce we have received NFI funding for the pre-production phase of a new mobile game! ‘Transit Wars’ is a turn-based strategy game for portable devices such as iOS and Android. It draws heavy inspiration from classics like Advance Wars and Heroes of Might and Magic, but we mix this with multi-player, modern social features, colorful art style and pure passion for the genre.
We are attending the Norwegian Spillexpo from the 8-10th of November. We just made a marketing poster for the event, check it out!
We will be onsite at the #standindie, showcasing the latest version of the game. There be will a lot of Norwegian Indies sharing the same stand, so we hope it will be great presentation of the state of the art of the Norwegian indie scene.