Latest Gaming News and Developer Blog Posts
A new version of hUb has just been released, this is a very minor update but it features some long awaited improvements to the text input and scrolling. You can now use the common short-cuts when writing text (ctrl-combos, home, end etc). The scrollbar is now much more forgiving when it comes to hitting the actual bar and you can also do "page up" and "page down" by clicking above or below the scroll button.
As usual this is automatically updated when you start hUb.
Due to some technical problems (server hardware crash) hUb currently only works in offline mode. You can of course still play the games you have previously installed.
We're working hard to get our server up and running again and we hope to have it online in at 18:00 (GMT +1).
Thanks for your patience.
As it seems the crash was more serious than we first estimated. We're working hard to get everything back online and we hope to have a solution up and running during the day.
We now have a server up and running again and we're working hard to restore the game distribution system on it. Hopefully this will be up and running soon.
The hUb server is now back online. Unfortunately we had to make some major changes forcing a complete reinstall of hUb. This means that you will have to reinstall your games. On the up side we now have a better server giving you speedier game downloads.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.
A new version of hUb has just been released adding a chat. Now you can post your comments on games, chat with other gamers and developers directly in hUb!
This functionality is in beta state and we appreciate any feedback or comments.
As usual hUb will update itself to the most current version and no extra work is needed from your part.
New to hUb? You can read more and download on our play games now page
Finally some work completed on my game Sense: Survival Prelude. This one adds lots of new gameplay mechanics and a bigger map. Play on hUb now!
Submitted by SolidBenny
Sat, 11/21/2009 - 18:40
I've been working on games alright, but I've been REALLY sidetracked lately by my discovery of Speech Level Singing.
Submitted by johno
Mon, 11/16/2009 - 14:34
So while things are progressing a bit slow at the moment I see the light at the end of the tunnel and I hope I'll get back on managing the site and developing some games in the near future! I've massed some creativity and feel really inspired to work on Project L again!
In the mean while I'm writing something about casual games and more specifically the genre hidden object games. This genre is the absolutely most popular casual genre at the moment. The latest being the hidden object game; Big City Adventure: New York City
To be honest I though that this would just be a fad in the casual games market, but as it seems the top casual games are mostly hidden object games! While the gameplay in the game are dead simple, basically click on a certain set of objects on a cluttered scene (with some variations on this) production values of the games are top-notch. The theme of the games also seem to lean towards the mystery/horror genre many of them having quite gruesome stories in them. A bit like an Agatha Christie novel.
As it seems this is a winning combo in the casual games market; keep the gameplay dead simple, add top quality graphics, music, user interface and a mystery story. Just check this list of the best hidden object games out.
So have you played a hidden object game at all? Why not? What did you think?
Submitted by hObbE
Sat, 11/14/2009 - 13:31
I've added filters to the hi-scores in Astro-Creeps so you can see best scores based on a time period.
The available filters are:
- all time
- past year
- past month
- past week
- past 24-hours