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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New multiplayer footage!

It's a new week again for us developers to bring you some news about the game. As you know we submitted the Episode 4. As we are waiting for it to go through Apple, I'm going to show you a video showing me and Kimmo playing multiplayer:


Some of the features are still under development and will be in further updates. We have already tested Game Center online multiplayer and it worked very well from Helsinki to London over 3g network. Still needs some minor adjustments and of course beta testing. This considered we are expecting online multiplayer to be ready quite soon.

Also got a nice surprise for you, some people have been asking about Minigore related merchandise and we are currently designing different kind of coffee mug themes. We actually ordered a few for quality checking purposes and had to make some adjustments. Here's a pic of the very first version of a John Gore themed coffee mug. The picture turned out to be rather dark on the mug. The next version we made a bit brighter and are waiting for the mug to arrive so we can check if it's "customer" ready. About the merchandise in general: We are going to go with a minimum profit to keep the prices as low as possible.


If you got some nice ideas about themes in the merchandise, it would be nice to know. We have already decided to go with John Gore and Elder Gore themes. We were planning to have t-shirts also, but the first version turned out to be of a poor quality and that's something we don't want.

53 comments:

  1. Hey Timo! I know, I am really annoying, but what about multiplayer with second player controlled by computer?)))

    Thanks!

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  2. Aboat merchandice: stickers could be cool.

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  3. Make some wallpapers for our devices!!

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  4. Oh! My god! The multiplayer is very cool!!

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  5. I've sent you an email with a little creation of my own - I hope you like it!

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  6. multijugador por Game Center, gracias gracias gracias.

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  7. pretty awesome!
    Make an ipod case with minigore!

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  8. Are there plans to add a versus mode?

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  9. One question, if I delete and reinstall the current Minigore, the characters are saved via game center? Thanks

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  10. WOW!!! that's so awesome!!! hey can you guys show the revival feature?

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  11. Hey awsum.
    Mountainsheep can you add in the the rivival feature in multiplayer, you when one of you die you have 10mseconds to revive them which takes 3 seconds.....BUT When riviving you can still shoot with one gun.
    What do u think???
    Thanks for Listening!

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  12. When Minigore HD will have a update?

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  13. I see that each character has their own health so what happens when one person dies? Does the other guy just play by himself? That would get... anoying, so i think the revival ideas are good, except maybe you can't revive if you only have one heart left...

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  14. NOTE DOWN IF U WANT THE RIVIVAL FEATURE IN MULTIPLAYER!!!!!!!!

    Sorry about that but me, the anon above and Qpeurtl427 and many other people want it I'm guessing.
    So Please mountainsheep put the rivival feature in multiplayer!
    Ps. In my other post i forgot to mention when u revive them u revive them to 1 heart but each player can only revive once.
    What do u think???
    Thanks for Listening!!!

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  15. Only a dickhead would vote (not note) something down to force game developers to do something almost meaningless that would make episode 4 take even longer than it has to be to come out it's just selfish and anyway it dose have a revival feature I'm pretty sure!

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  16. @wackojacko I love the idea of reviving I think that multiplayer would open cool opines for characters with perks of healing for example , you know how the ninja has a perk that makes him run for along time after hit, maybe there could be a parometic character that when reviving another character he would revive you with 2 hearts where as the standard and Maybe characters that have 2 guns , when they lose all hearts the could loseability to walk and just be able shoot one gun while being stationary until revived of course!!!!

    And @ timo I think for other merchandise ideas maybe stickers, pencil cases iphone cases and also maybe plush toys ( I would love a furry plush! :D..

    -tiago

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  17. @Anonymous 2 above, the update has already been submitted, so if MS add revival, they would probably put it in another update, not withdraw and edit an update being approved.

    @Wacko Jacko & Anonymous Above, I support the revival feature, though they should be limited so that the game doesn't go on forever. There could also be perks for new (or old)characters, such as zombie characters have extra lives, one character which would recover 2 lives when revived as well as replenishing 1 heart to the other player. Another possible perk is if a character isn't revived, it sinks into the ground and reappears as a zombie version of itself.

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  18. Cool, will buy. But hey I actually already have made my own custom shirt. But still want to get what you guys make. Oh and jussi, I'd like to let you know that "merchandice" is actually spelled merchandise, And hooray for Minigore!

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  19. a 1# Dad mug with John on a stack of dead furries would be cool :) stickers and posters would have the most appeal to me.

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  20. Anyone think, that Episode 4 get's approved within today, so we can download it tomorrow ?

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  21. Hey MS something I'd really like to point out. There's a bug with the inferno mode. When you enter it, it begins to play the home screen music.... My suggestion is when you enter the inferno you play the epic banjo music only sped up. :). I also think you should put more things that are hidden in the game. Like inferno only maybe something different. (deprived from cod zombies) I suggest you put the burial grounds or a mad scientist who was buried with his creation, a lightning cannon that when shot travels through furries to others. And you stand on his grave for *insert* seconds to get the creation. Things like that to keep people's eyes peeled. My final suggestion.... WHY DOES XMAS GORE HAVE A BAND-AID AT FULL HEALTH!!!! THAT BOTHERS ME SOOOO MUCH!!!! I HAVE DEVELOPED OCD FOR XMAS GORE!!!! PLEASE REMOVE THE BAND-AID!!!!!

    If you fellow...minigorers..?.. would please copy and paste this to get Ms's attention I would be so very grateful. Cmon guys! don't you think these things are good ideas?

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  22. BEST IDEA FOR REVIVAL IS THAT IF YOU GET ALL THREE CLOVERS IT RIVIVES YOUR DEAD TEAMATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. GUYS I HAVE EPISODE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE IT I SWEAR I HAVE IT WOOT WOOT WOOT!!!!!! ITS NOT IN THE UPDATE!!!!!!!!! SEARCH MINIGORE!!!!!!! ITS EPISODE 4!!!!!! ITS SAYS REBUY FOR 99c JUST DO IT YOU DONT PAY AFTERWORDS IT SAYS YOU ALREADY HAVE IT AND IT GIVES IT TO YOU FOR FREEEE!!!!!!!!!! EPISODE 4 IS OUT GO TO MINIGORE ON THE APPSTORE AND DOWNLOAD ITS NOT IN THE UPDATE SECTION DO IT NOW OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG ITS SOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I LOVE YOU MOUNTAIN SHEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. IT'S OUT!!!! IT'S OUT!!!! *___*

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  25. out on the AU appstore!

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  26. Episode 4 Is soooooooooooo fun

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  27. Sweet! Episode 4 is out! Now I don't have to play the beta anymore and I can start earning real kills again ;-)

    @Spike2Mike, the inferno music isn't a bug, it's supposed to be that way.

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  28. Is it me or wlan doesnt work?
    i tried to play multi but it searches for another player for super long
    Are there requirements to join a game? Like sharing the same wlan or must be close to each other?

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  29. Wooo!! Yeah MULTIPLAYER time!! Thank the lord I have friends with iPods! Thanks you Mountain Sheep!!

    Wad-Eva: Yeah, sharing the same WLAN is the requirement. But that would usually imply being close together. But yes, make sure you're both on the same WLAN.

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  30. Hey guys i found a thing in ifile called soul box! I think its going to be life!

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  31. @Anon, the "soul box" will give you extra kills, there's a screenshot and a bit of an explanation of it here: http://minigore.blogspot.com/2010/11/graveyard-news.html

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  32. How do you connect!? I'm on the same Internet as my brother and it doesn't work!

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  33. It's shity, that Elder Gore, this two Little chracters without something Special cost 1.99$ !!!
    I don't Know what this should be!?
    I have the Money, but Ehen you Release a New Pack, suddenly the price is high Compared with Otter dlc and normal Price of the game

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  34. I thought they had already said they wouldn't release another purchasable character pack. I really thought I had seen somewhere that they said they would just add more characters to the existing packs. I also don't agree with the $2 price. I would be ok with $1 because then it would be in line with the other packs but it costs more and you get less.

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  35. @PiercedDrums and Anonymous, I'm not going to comment about the price, but keep in mind that all of the downloadable character packs so far have started out with only one or two characters, and have had more characters added to them for free as time has gone by. This is only a guess, but I bet that we can expect the Elder Gore Pack to get more characters or some sorts of improvements down the line.

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  36. Nice update but I won't buy the character pack till more get added. I kno ur trying to get a little more money but I need to spend my kills.

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  37. Hey Timmo, Jussi,

    The new update is out, and it's looking great, surely the best update so far. But I'm wondering for just how long you are planning on keeping ipad owners on the side? Minigore HD is looking very stale and unloved next to these recent updates that minigore got.

    ipad owners are in the millions and counting by each passing day, so I hope you'll keep that in mind for the future.

    Nazo

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  38. Anonymous: Thanks for pointing out my spelling mistake. Fixed it now.

    Nazo: This is the reason we merged the code earlier. It makes it easier for us to update both versions simultaneously. Timo wrote about this on our Facebook group page (http://www.facebook.com/MinigoreFanPage): "Don't worry, we've made all the changes to iPad version too and the new DLC characters are free on iPad. Only the save game support needs some changes and after that we can submit. I'm guessing it could be out in early January. (App store submissions are not processed from 23rd to the 28th of December that's why I'm guessing January date)"

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  39. Thanks for ideas for the merchandise everyone!

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  40. Jussi,

    Thanks a lot for the prompt reply, and the insightful explanation.
    It's reassuring to know that you guys have taken measures to update both version simultaneously in the future. January is just around the corner, so it's not all that bad after all.

    have a great afternoon.
    Nazo

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  41. hey mountain sheep, will more characters be added to th elder gore character dlc? if so which? and how bout any other characters like guerilla bob for free? cheers

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  42. Heyy. I've been playing the update alot with my sister, and over the course of about 15 games, i've noticed quite a few bugs.
    Note: These bugs only seem to occur in "Expert" difficulty, I did not try normal and the tallest one (Forgot the name) doesn't get effcted from what i've seen. (And this is only multiplayer)
    The biggest bug by far, is with the snake.
    once darkness occurs, the snake appears, normally two, but in the beginning there is only one. If you kill the longer one first (I think so) and remove the smaller ones head, and walk away, the snake, without it's head begins to move. This is very annoying, as there is no way to determine where it is. Another issue, is random spawning snakes, as I've seen. Not full snakes, but snakes without heads, then grow a head. we tried to avoid the two snakes and then saw a third one, without killing the other ones.
    Another bug would be that the furries stop moving completely, and from what I've seen, this only occurs to the small furries and only occurs when it is born from a larger one, but once I saw even the average sized getting "stuck". I'm not sure if it is a lag bug, and i have not done extensive testing but these bugs have all occurred.
    Thanks for your time. I'm a HUGE fan of minigore, and have also bought the Elder Pack.

    Another thing I Couldn't help but notice on the beautiful retina minigore, was the Furry shaped cave/Bone collection near the right hand side of the map selection, or the skeleton of the T-Rex all the way to the left, in what looks like a swamp. and finally the house in the top right corner, near the graveyard. I Smell updates. :D

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  43. Haven’t had a chance to download it, but I did check it out. The icon is inscribed with ‘Episode 4’. Does it appear that way once you download it?

    Hopefully not. I hate text-on-icon designs.

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  44. merchandise idea posted at:
    http://www.mountainsheep.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=157

    Thanks for the update! we appreciate the teams hard work and innovation!

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  45. @Blur, lol, the "snake" (Wormwolf) is supposed to behave exactly as you've described it. It's a boss, so it's supposed to be hard. The Wormwolf can regenerate from any of its segments, so when you destroy it or "chop off" any of its segments, you have to make sure to kill any left over segments. If you don't, you can get tons of Wormwolfs on screen! Are you new to minigore ;)?

    The furries stopping is probably a lag issue, so that is something that should be looked into. The important thing when playing co-op is to make sure you have a strong wifi connection on both devices, this will minimize lag.

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  46. I can't connect my iPod gen 3 to my dads iPod gen 1. I might be doing something wrong so I'd really appreciate someone walking me threw it. Thank you in advance to that person!

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  47. im having trouble connecting, both are iphone 4s and we connect to the same network and the screen say connecting on both devices, but it never actualy connects, any help would be awesome :)

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  48. I am not able to connect using multiplayer... both of us have the icon selected so it reads "ready" and we are both on the same wifi... I only downloaded it for multiplayer, though I do enjoy playing by myself... it would be cool if this feature actually worked...

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  49. Nice idea about the AI player, thats more like it :-)
    That actually make sthe elder gore pack worth buying... when you realease this i will go and buy it :)
    Have a happy new year everyone...

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  50. Where is it ? Its 17 February

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