Monthly Archives: October 2012

Blog Reader in Windows 8 Store

Posted by admin on October 23, 2012
Apps, Development, Windows 8 / No Comments

My first little app is in the Windows 8 Store as of today, for free of course. It is a simple app that you can use to read Karios Blog easier, faster and in Windows 8 style. You can even share articles with your friends as easy as using the ‘share’ charm. Enjoy!

MonsterUp Memory

Posted by admin on October 21, 2012
Development, Games, PC / No Comments

My first game for Windows 8 Store has passed certification today. Couldn’t be happier. Well, I will be happier when the second one passes certification also (I have 3 more games in the pipeline plus 1 small app that is still awaiting certification). The new game is MonsterUp Memory, a simple cards memory game that can be played by 1 or 2 players for some extra competition if the clock isn’t enough. It features awesome graphics based on the MonsterUp series, nice happy music, fast and fluid graphics (plays great with mouse and touch) and a live tile that gives you the results of your last game. It’s nothing really special, I am still trying to figure out all the new technologies for Windows 8, but it’s a good start, I am happy with how it turned out.

I will be adding a few more things in future updates, I just needed this to come to the store as soon as possible, so don’t be afraid to get this game even if you think it’s very simple in its current form. Updates are always free anyway :)

For more info about the game, please feel free to visit the official website here.

Felix Baumgartner

Posted by admin on October 18, 2012
Games, General, Windows Phone / No Comments

Awesome jump from Felix Baumgartner the other day from the stratosphere. The best lines I heard about it were:

  • By jumping from 120k feet, he proved that “Red Bull does NOT give you wings”
  • With balls this big, it is a wonder he even fit in that capsule

What do we say? Well, welcome to Trelloland Felix!

MonsterUp Adventures 1.2 released

Posted by admin on October 17, 2012
Development, Games, Windows Phone / No Comments

A new version of MonsterUp Adventures has passed certification and there are lots of changes in this one. The main changes have to do with game difficulty and getting you to action faster so you can play and enjoy more :)

Listening to feedback, I’ve implemented the following changes:

  • Shorter levels (~5 minutes)
  • Easier levels overall
  • 20% more diamonds in each level
  • 20% more rubies in each level
  • Faster results screen
  • Faster boss defeat animation
  • Fixed high score loading delay bug
  • Removed local option in high scores
  • Menu animations tweak
  • Few optimizations here and there
  • New game font
  • New email keyboard

It should be in your phones in less than 24h! Enjoy!

MonsterUp Adventures in top 3 finalists of Swisscom App of the Year 2012

Posted by admin on October 17, 2012
Development, Games, Windows Phone / No Comments

MonsterUp Adventures has the honour to be included in the top 3 finalists for Windows phone in this year’s Swisscom App of the Year competition. We will be present in Bern next month to attend the ceremony and, either we win or we lose, we will enjoy and have the chance to meet lovely people.
Thank you Swisscom!