Archive for March, 2009

Party

March 31, 2009

Whoo hoo! After five months of waiting a new skin has finally arrived! It comes with a beautiful red and also… Almost all, if not all, the Nitrome charcters ever! It’s the party Skin!!! Heres a shot of it … so go view yourself!
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(Thanks to Kesnar for getting me this image)

Winner of the Mochi Award is…!!!

March 30, 2009

Nitrome! Of course! Skywire 2 won the best family game of the year award! And I’m glad to hear! It is the best! That game is vibrant and beautiful and has enough to keep you challenged for hours!
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The official Word from Mat:
We’re very pleased to announce that we won a “mochi” last week from the Flash Gaming Summit which took place in San Francisco. We won the award for Best Family Game for Skywire 2! Check out this link to see a showreel of the nominated games, and to see the winners in all of the categories.

We’d like to say thanks very much to the Flash Gaming Summit for hosting this event dedicated to Flash games.

Red Clan

March 18, 2009

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Icebreaker: The Red Clan is now out! And boy it took me by surprise! It’s much harder than the original actually. Tough challenges and harder levels! I’d suggest playing the first before conquering this game! But overall it’s an amazing sequel! It also brings back that famous puzzle style by Nitrome :>
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The official word from Nitrome:
As promised we have a new expansion to our Icebreaker game…..in the new Icebreaker: The Red Clan.

Get the new tribe of flame-haired vikings back to their longboat using your ice slicing powers…use new features such as grabbing rock and floating ice to help solve puzzles. There’s another 40 levels at your disposal so you’d better start slicing your way through them!
(I say this may be the hardest Nitrome game ever!)

Finally Fixed

March 17, 2009

nitrome_button1You may have noticed over the weekand the site went down for a couple days. It is unknown why this happened just that it should be over. 😀 I believe most if not all your data will be lost on games. They’re all transferred though you can get them back (See Bye Bye save files post)

But luckily, many of you asked me what date the new game would come out. Nitrome has said that it’s getting ready to be realeased! I don’t know if its Icebreaker 2, or a new game. Though I believe it’s Icebreaker to ;>

The official word from Mat:
A few of you might have noticed that there were issues accessing the website last weekend. We are still unsure as to what caused these problems but they seem to be fully resolved now. We’re really sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused. Thanks to everyone who emailed in to let us know about the problem! If any of you are still experiencing problems then please try clearing your browser cache and reloading the page. If the problems still persist then please contact us letting us know which pages are affected.

Following up from our last Works blog post we have now swapped over all of the games to the new website hosting. As we mentioned before this may effect the levels unlocked in these games but you should be able to retrieve them by following the steps listed here.

On a positive note we now have all of the highscores in the games working again!

We should also be ready to launch a new game very soon.

A Couple of Fan posts

March 12, 2009

Heres some awesome comics, and a screenshot from a Toxic claymation!

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Heres some links to the awesome comics!

http://giorgos93.deviantart.com/art/Nitrome-Land-112541772
http://micro-bullet.deviantart.com/art/Takeshi-115070557

Nitrome Nominations

March 12, 2009

Skywire 2 and Final Ninja have been nominated for the Mochi awards!
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Official announcement from Nitrome:
Hooray! We are very pleased to announce that we have been nominated in two categories in The Mochis – a Flash Games awards ceremony at the new and very exciting Flash Gaming Summit event! The first event dedicated only to Flash games.

Final Ninja has been nominated in the “Best Commercial Game” category and Skywire 2 has been nominated in the “Best Family Game” category. Anyway we recommend that you take a look at all of the fantastic games that have been nominated this year – you can also vote for your favourite game in the People’s Choice award here.

Level Package!?

March 12, 2009

The preview has been announced! But not very clear… I’m not sure if by extension Mat means were getting a sequel, or if they’re adding levels to the pre-made game.

Or my guess is it could be a extension you can buy in the shop!!! If it is you know I’ll have my wallet open in a flash XD

It also appears that the viking has a red beard from this screenshot. The games being tested now so get ready!rallygaggin

Official announcement from Mat:
A lot of you have been emailing us with guesses about our mystery game last week: some right, some wrong! We can now reveal that the mystery game is going to be an extension of our Ice Breaker game.

Ice Breaker has proved to be very popular and we got bombarded by requests for more levels – so not wanting to disappoint we got started on a level pack. We couldn’t resist adding some more new features though so there’s going to be a few surprises along the way. You can see one of them in the image here but I’ll leave it to your imagination on what it’s showing and how it works!

You won’t have long to wait now – we’re just going through some final testing! Prepare to slice and dice some ice!

New Preview of Game!?

March 5, 2009

Nitrome released another vague preview of an upcoming game! It wasn’t very descriptive but we do know it’s a sequel to a previous game :> From the following image:
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I would say it’s Icebreaker 2!

The official word from Nitrome:
What’s this I see coming in the near future? It’s all hazy and a little bit pixelly…

…It seems to be a follow up to one of those crazy Nitrome games but I wonder which one…

…Oh well I guess we will just have to wait and see what the tide brings in. All will be revealed in time…

Bye Bye Save Files

March 5, 2009

At least once in every human’s life they get good news and bad news. Today I got mine which honestly wasn’t too too sad.

First off, a new banner for buisness and updates on the site:
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But with it I got this news. Some of your game files on http://www.nitrome.com may be deleted while the server changes. D: But you can retrieve them here http://cdn.nitrome.com/images/blog/retrieving_game_saves.pdf

Plus the game Hot air 2 Balloon maker may be missing. It is unknown if it’ll ever return. But don’t worry, Nitrome will likely have it up and running again. It was because there was so many files that Nitrome couldn’t retrieve them all, and the actual game.

The official word from Nitrome:
Ooh look we have a new banner… yay!

Unfortunately it’s not for anything that exciting… It’s more practical. There are some more interesting categories coming!

This new category in the blog is going to let you know about any maintenance work to the site or games. So for example if we make an update to fix a bug in a game we will let you know here.

Recently a few of you might have noticed that the site has been acting a bit wonky. Our old hosting wasn’t really up to the task of serving the games to all of you so we have been swapping over to a new server solution with the friendly folk at Peer 1.

Swapping hosting is never without its problems though and this one has had its fair share of teething problems. It’s mostly sorted out now but we want to quickly let you know what has been fixed and what we are planning to fix soon.

Most importantly you should all have noticed that the site is loading a lot faster than it did before thanks to Peer1’s whizzy content delivery network.

What most of you will have also noticed is that some of your game saves have disappeared. This is an unfortunate side-effect of the swap that couldn’t have been avoided – but not to worry, help is at hand. If you really need to retrieve your game saves we’ve written a handy little tutorial here. There are some games that haven’t been affected yet: Mirror Image, Twin Shot, Flash Cat, Icebreaker, Frost Bite 2, Numbskull, Fat Cat, Flipside and Toxic 2. We will have to swap these games over soon but we thought we’d give you all a little advance warning on the latest games to lessen the blow.

Another important thing that is not working yet is the highscores. We are aware of this and we are working on a fix at the moment so please bear with us.

You might also notice that the Balloon Maker has disappeared. Unfortunately this became so popular that the number of balloons created grew to such a size that we were unable to retrieve the files to swap them over to the new hosting. You guys made over 10 million balloons!! At the present time we are not sure what is going to happen with the balloon maker however we might resurrect it at some point in the future.

Finally we know a few of you have been asking us why we haven’t updated the skin in a while… It’s because we’ve been busy swapping the site. We do have a new one coming pretty soon now though so look out for that!

Phew! That’s it for now – we will try to keep you all updated.

Glassworks

March 5, 2009

A new game called glassworks is out! You play as Kapowski:
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Who gets kicked out of work for using his “New gloves” now he decides to scale the entire factory to get to the top to prove how amazing his gloves are!

The official word from Nitrome:
Welcome to the Glassworks! Here we make all kinds of wonderful things out of glass like windows and……..erm…….well actually just windows but we make them in all shapes and sizes!

Take control of bored worker Kapowski in his efforts to reach the top of the Glassworks corporation using his tailor made climbing gloves. Be sure to watch out for work hazards such as machinery and the dreaded bird poop! Manoeuvre round to the other side of the glass if it makes things easier to pass!

http://www.nitrome.com/games/glassworks/