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Movember Update #6: El Redford

Nov 28, 2011   //   by Andy Smith   //   Announcements, Events  //  No Comments

It’s the Mark of Redford! For the final ‘stache style of Movember, Redford has gone from barbaric to something downright noble! Known as “the fox”, El Redford is a dashing outlaw defending the people of the land against tyrannical officials and other villainy! Of course, his identity is secret, but his love of a great Mo’ is the stuff of legends.

For those of you who have already unlocked Movember Redford, simply open the game to check out his dashing new style. If you haven’t unlocked him yet, you’ve been missing out! This is his final style before he disappears forever. Of course, at the end of the month, you’ll be able to vote on which ‘stach style Movember Redford 2011 will sport forever!

As always, every time Movember Redford is unlocked, we’re donating 10¢ to the Get Set Games Movember Team!

If you’d also like to donate directly to the Get Set Games team, you can do that here.

All donations will go to the Get Set Games Movember team and Movember’s mens health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada.

Until next time: Keep on Jumping!

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Movember Update #3: Super Redford

Nov 11, 2011   //   by Andy Smith   //   Announcements, Events  //  2 Comments

Another day, another ‘stache. Redford has moved from the warm state of Hawaii to a world that’s a little more ‘Super‘. Say goodbye to the aviators, he’s taken his inspiration for this ‘stache style from everyone’s favorite coin-collecting plumber!

If you’ve already unlocked Movember Redford, load up the game to check out his brand new style! If you haven’t unlocked him yet, get on it! There are only 3 more Mo’s coming before he’s gone forever.

As always, every time Movember Redford is unlocked, we’re donating 10¢ to the Get Set Games Movember Team!

If you’d also like to donate directly to the Get Set Games team, you can do that here.

All donations will go to the Get Set Games Movember team and Movember’s mens health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada.

Until next time: Keep on Jumping!

Join us on the Mega Jump Facebook page:

Follow us on Twitter:
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Movember is Here Again!

Nov 1, 2011   //   by Andy Smith   //   Announcements, Events, Uncategorized  //  3 Comments

Movember RedfordIt’s that time of year again! Movember is upon us! What’s that? You’ve never heard of Movember? Really? Well, Movember is the time of year that men all over the world grow sweet ‘staches to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. You can read more about it here.

Men’s health is very important to all of us here at Get Set Games, so we’re all growing Mo’s to show our support for this great cause. Of course, since we’re all growing lip sweaters, we are releasing a very special limited-time character: Movember Redford!

That’s right, all through November, Redford will be growing six unique and awesome moustaches! All you have to do to see all six ‘staches that he will be growing is unlock him in the store! The best part is, every time Movember Redford is unlocked, we are donating 10¢ to our Movember team!

At the end of Movember we will be holding a poll for users to pick their favorite moustache style, which will become the official Mega Jump moustache of 2011! Movember Redford is only available until December 1st, so go get him while you can!

If you’d also like to donate directly to the Get Set Games team, you can do that here.

All donations will go to the Get Set Games Movember team and Movember’s men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada.

Until next time: Keep on Jumping!

Join us on the Mega Jump Facebook page:

Follow us on Twitter:
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Your Name in The Guinness Book of World Records!

Sep 28, 2011   //   by Mike Sandercock   //   About Our Games, Announcements, Events  //  No Comments

Play Mega Jump to Get Your Name in The Guinness Book of World Records!

So, think you’re the best at Mega Jump? Well now you have a chance to prove it and get your name in the Guinness Book of World Records! From Sept 28 to Oct 3 iOS players will have a chance to compete for the highest score in Mega Jump. The player with the highest score will forever be recognized in the Guinness World Records 2012 Gamer’s Edition!

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  • Play Mega Jump on iOS between Sept 28 and Oct 3 for a chance to win!
  • Save Stars are allowed, and encouraged!
  • iOS users only this time, sorry!
  • Highest score at the end of the competition wins!

Head over here to check how you place on the leader boards!

Happy Jumping and Good Luck!

 

 

 

Meet Slartie From Monster Island!

Sep 22, 2011   //   by Matt Coombe   //   About Our Games, Announcements, Events  //  5 Comments

 

Slartie is the newest character to join Mega Jump! He’s the hero of Monster Island, the latest and greatest iOS game from our friends at Miniclip. To celebrate the game launch, Slartie will be free to all iOS players for a limited time!

Go grab Slartie while you can and be sure to check out Monster Island!

 

Mega Sale on MP! Up to 50% Off!

Jun 17, 2011   //   by Matt Coombe   //   About Our Games, Announcements, Events  //  2 Comments

[UPDATE] The sale is now over, but look out for more sales and special items in future!

To celebrate Mega Jump’s 15 millionth download and to thank all our amazing players, we’re excited to announce our biggest sale ever! MP coin bundles will be reduced in price by as much as 50% for a limited time!

Now is your chance to stock up on MP and unlock all those power-ups you always wanted, get the characters you need, or collect Save Stars and achieve the highest score you’ve ever dreamed of!

Just go to the Store in Mega Jump and tap on the orange MP button to get to the deals!

The sale is over at the end of this weekend so get your MP while you can!

Indie Game Showcase Presentation @ Behind the Front Visual Arts Studios

Sep 20, 2010   //   by Rob Segal   //   Events  //  No Comments

I had the benefit of presenting at the Indie Game Showcase here in Toronto this past Saturday, September 18th.  A one night showcase of some indie games made by developers here in Toronto as well as presentations by some of those developers.  This event was part of the Hand Eye Society series of events.  If you’re not familiar with the Hand Eye Society I highly encourage you to check out their website and find out what they’re all about.

In my presentation I covered a range of topics about the recent success we’ve had with Mega Jump and some of the steps about how we’ve been able to achieve that.  At least one person asked me if the slides would be made available afterwards and indeed they will be.  In fact here they are!

Indie Game Showcase presentation slides

There were a few other presentations throughout the night by…

A big thanks to Alex Bethke of Golden Gear Games for setting up the evening!

Thanks, Toronto Comic Arts Festival – We Had a Blast!

May 8, 2010   //   by Derek van Vliet   //   Events  //  1 Comment

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

We had a great time at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this morning. It was great to meet so many nice people and talk turkey about iPhone games. We got tons of great feedback on our works including Mega Jump. You can be sure that we plan to act on that feedback very soon.

Thanks so much to everyone who came by!

Social events in Toronto

Nov 22, 2009   //   by Rob Segal   //   Development, Events  //  No Comments

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Joel Spolsky’s DevDays conference here in Toronto.   This was a one day conference covering a number of ideas in programming, design and software engineering.  It cost $100 to attend and while it had its shaky points overall it was worth it in my mind.  There are a few sites out there which have a nice overview of the event and the slides from each of the presentations.  If you missed it don’t worry it seems pretty likely Joel will be back next year.

While Joel’s event had very little to do with game development there are a bunch of social gaming gatherings you should be checking out right here in the Toronto area that do cater to the game developer/designer.

Hand Eye Society – You like talking about making games?  Playing games?  You should definitely be attending.  Their next event is Nov. 26th.  It will be highlighting the latest work from Shawn McGrath, Pekko Koskinen and Jon Mak.  The events take place in a bar called “Unit” just east of the Gladstone Hotel.  Full details are on the Hand Eye website.

IGDA Toronto Chapter – I’ve been attending these meetings off and on since 2001.  There are always an interesting collection of minds and ideas floating around.  The one downfall is that attendance can vary month to month and there has been the occasional slip up in communication where a meeting is canceled or re-scheduled.  There are the occasional presentations and lectures as well.  Be sure to check the website for all the latest news before deciding on attending and you’ll have no problems.

Unity Users Group – Very new.  I just attended the first one last week but it looks like they could be alot of fun.  Not sure when the next one will be but I will be sure to post about it on Twitter when it happens.

Ryan Creighton over at Untold Entertainment keeps a fancy calendar of all these events so be sure to check it out from time to time.  All of us here at Get Set Games have attended one or more of these events at some time or another.  If you make your way out to one of them send me an email (rob -at- getsetgames.com) and I will be more than happy to have you buy me a drink.

IGDA meetup on iPhone development

Aug 17, 2009   //   by Rob Segal   //   Events  //  No Comments

I was able to attend an IGDA Toronto chapter meeting a few days ago.  This months meeting highlighted what a few local developers were up to with iPhone development.

First up was Cerebral Vortex Games.  They reviewed some of the trials and tribulations they had to go through for their upcoming iPhone game “Ghost Breaker” which you can read a bit about on their site,  Pretty cool concept.  The game works in conjunction with the iPhone camera to turn any environment into a game against the undead.

Dave Wood from Cerebral Gardens was up next.  Most of his presentation highlighted various ways that people can hack your app/game on the iPhone.  It was an interested presentation overall as Dave went through various code snippets you can dump into your app to help prevent this from happening.  The ultimate message he was stressing though was that people WILL crack your app.  That is a given but it shouldn’t stop you from following through with a good idea if you have one and I definitely agree.  Although people may be pirating your app in some ways that is a good thing as it means people want to play your game and they will tell their friends about it.

Last up was Harry Mack.  An audio designer work on various iPhone projects.  He went through some of the finer points of what the best compression choices are when deploying a game to the iPhone as well as what file formats work best.  His presentation is available for download off of the main page of his site or you can click here to get it.

Overall it was worthwhile attending and revealed a few of the finer points we will have to address in our own upcoming game.

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