Christmas is here again and at Spell of Play we'd like to wish you and your dear ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
And what better way to celebrate than a massive 50% discount on all our games!
Due to a massive amount of spam lately created by fake users all new accounts must be approved by an administrator before they can be used. We hope that this will stop the onslaught and that we then can remove this restriction.
As a side note if you are caught spamming the boards your account will immediately be blocked and suspended.
We do apologize for the inconvenience for our regular and legitimate users.
We're updating the design of the site a bit right now. If you find anything wonky or strange please let us know.
It would also be cool to know what you think of this change?
The plan is to simplify the design a bit and then rework the community from scratch.
SoPCON 1, our first ever indie-dev-meet was back in July, but we've finally managed to get our lazy asses in gear and post a little movie from the event.
If you're curious to know how the whole SoP thing got started, and / or if you're an indie developer who is interested in getting your games on hUb, check out the movie!
At about 16:45 (GMT + 1) today our rented WLAN broke, and we took that as a sign to start wrapping up Spell of Play CONference 1.
The event was a big success, seeing the release of a Iteration 6 of Hero as well as the launch of the new game Sentry. Big thank-you's go out to everyone who turned up both digitally and IRL!
You can see the quite lengthy and sometimes quite silly live streams from both days over at Bambuser.
Expect photos soon as well as an informative video about the event that will be posted we can get it edited!
Again, thanks so much to everyone for their support, and hope to see you all next time!
Wooot! SoPCON 1 has started (well just barely...) and we even got the live streaming up and running! Feel free to join the SoPCON 1 stream and chat over at bambuser!
SoPCON Day 2 Live Stream
SoPCON Day 1 Stream
Update: Awwwh... SoPCON 1 day 1 is coming to an end! Thanks for all the great comments on the chat! See you all tomorrow! And don't forget to check out the two new game releases on hUb
As every game developer with self respect has their own conference we're happy to announce SoPCON 1!
Spell of Play Studios has been active as an indie game studio since 2004 and using our own digital distribution platform hUb and our unique view on game development we have slowly but surely built a vibrant community of gamers and developers.
We now want more developers and partners to join us to increase the breadth and quality of the games released on hUb.
SoPCON 1 is the place to meet us and other developers for some gaming, jamming and ranting.
When and Where
Gothenburg, Sweden, 11-12 July 2009.
A limited number of invitations have been sent out to a select few developers. If you have not got one you are free to contact us at; firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us who you are.
No, though you have to arrange your own meals and accommodation.
Would you like your company exposed on SoPCON? Feel free to contact us for any marketing and/or sponsorship opportunities.
We have just been listed as one of the 15 hottest young game development companies in Sweden by Metro Teknik. In all of our humbleness we can just agree on our supreme hotness
You can read the full article and take a look at some other fine Swedish indie developers in the list here.
Update: Contest is now closed and the winners will soon be announced!
Update 2: This contest is open for people from all countries.
We're hosting a Twitter contest together with Mevio web show Rad on the Web You can win some awesome prices like our t-shirts and games!
The contest has started! Watch the episode and follow the instructions and win win win!
Contest entrants will be listed here and the winners will be announced on Monday!
And now for the few rules.
- Watch the above episode for info on how to enter the contest.
- Twitter user names will be listed on this page and will be the official list of contest entrants.
- On monday (may 25) we'll randomly select 10 winners, 5 will win a game license for a game of their choice, 5 will win a Spell of Play t-shirt with a motif of their choice.
- Winners will be posted on this page, and notified via @-message on twitter.
- Winners must respond with sufficient contact details within 24h upon notification. If you win a game an email address is sufficient, if you win a t-shirt we'll need an address to ship it to.
- There are no restrictions on where you're from (as long as we can ship a t-shirt to you if you win at reasonable cost)
The Spell of Play Twitter application Game Twtr just got the first real feature. If enabled hUb will tweet the games you play on your Twitter time line!
This is all controlled on your profile page under the Twitter settings. There you can first connect to your Twitter account using safe OAuth and then enable the game tweets.
A great way of letting your followers know what games you play!
We have just rolled out our Twitter integration module. Now community members can hook up their Spell of Play accounts with their Twitter accounts using the Spell of Play Game Twtr application.
The general idea is to let our community members easily supply their gaming profile here at Spell of Play with information from their Twitter profile. There will also be options to tweet your activity in the community and the games you play. A great way to let your friends know what you are doing!
Feel free to suggest features, ask for help, or anything else in our twitter forum where there also is a simple guide on how to set up your connection.
We've just implemented our very own shopping cart specially tailored for our games and site look and feel.
We think that this will give you a better experience and also not miss any of our sweet game deals.
Feel free to test it out, any comments ideas or suggestions are welcome!
We are now more than a thousand members in our gaming community! The winner of the free pc games has been contacted via mail. If you joined up during our competition be sure you check your mailbox!
We are enclosing 1000 community members and member 1000 will receive a free copy of both our award winning shoot em up game T.W.T.P.B. and our humorous and relaxing puzzle game Caribbean Pirate Quest!
So sign up to our free gaming community now if you are not already a member!
We will let you know who the winner is after the holidays!
We'd also like to wish you a Merry Christmas!
The server is back online with better capacity, so you might even experience faster access to the games.
BMT Micro promptly fixed the problems as soon as they got word about it. Everything should work now.
We have fixed the order fulfillment problems on our own pages. Links from games could still be a problem.
We have just been notified that BMT Micro have a problem fulfilling orders. BMT Micro are working on fixing the problems in our order form.
Thank you for your patience and we are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.
We're looking forward to having you as a customer in the near future.
We're currently working on migrating our homepage and community to a new and better web host. This will enable the community to grow with both more users, content and features.
We're takning every possible precausion to make the transfer as smooth as possible but there is the possibility of both dataloss and downtime. So far the migration has proceeded as planned but we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this might cause you.
We have changed the front page to focus more on news and blogs. We think that this will give a more dynamic experience. There will be a smaller area displaying some featured game(s) at the top and the whole games list has been put in a separate "Games" page available in the menu. We have also made some minor design changes making the look and feel of the site somewhat less "boxed".
We recoment a ctrl-f5 to refresh your cashed css. If you have any problems, issues or comments, feel free to use the site talkbak forum
The user profiles have just been updated with a new Personal field; "Favorite TV Shows". Use it to find users that have the same taste in TV shows as you. Find both old and new gaming friends!
We have just put some effort into the user profile pages and there are a bunch of new cool features. You can for example list your favorite games and movies.
Today we became 500+ members in the Spell of Play Community. Now we're going for 1000!
Spell of Play Studios will host a daily T.W.T.P.B. contest in collaboration with the University of Kalmar at DreamHack Summer 2008!
We will be updating the site with new functionality and design in the coming couple of days. We hope that this will be a smooth process but there will probably be some bumps.
Both minigolf and T.W.T.P.B now has support for group highscores! Login with your spellofplay.com username in hUb and play, and your highscore will be connected to your online user!
We are experiencing some hUb server downtime at the moment. We are working on resolving this problem as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.
As you may have discovered we are working on a brand new site design and some wicked community functionality!
Spell of play studios is proud to present our new community features. Here you can create your own group and invite your friends.
Unfortunately our ISP decided to make a huge database upgrade, yesterday (28 February).
As you probably have seen we have made some changes to the look of the front page. Going for bigger game banners and less text.
We are currently undertaking a project together with three web developer students from the University of Kalmar.
We made a site wide update this morning, getting everything updated to the latest versions.
We are offering a 20% Discount for all our community members on Pirate Quest during the hollidays.
We are working on updating the site to make it better and more user friendly. If you notice anything strange please try reloading the page by hitting Ctrl-F5. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Spell of Play Studios are proud to announce its sponsorship of the gaming section of the University of Kalmar. The section has the working name "Eastside Gaming" and is just starting up.
For some unknown reason, the forum has reported timeouts when making posts. We have now resolved the issue by disabling forum notifications.
We have added a much awaited forum about Independent Game Development.