Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Contest Winners: "Geldar and Hallona" and "Hack a Vista"

Congratulations to Avalon for winning the January 23rd contest with Geldar and Hallona. Great custom graphics, level design and story.

AND congratulations to xxsakuraxx for his tie in winning the contest with his game: Hack a Vista

Picking a contest winner was especially difficult this week so we also wanted to share the runner-ups with you.


Monday, January 19, 2009

PlayCrafter crosses 10,000 user-created games

Yay! PlayCrafter now has over 10,000 user-created games! A big thank you to all our users. Play all the PlayCrafter games here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Contest Winner: "Big Bad Fly" by rbbergstrom

Congratulations to rbbergstrom for winning the contest with his game, Big Bad Fly. Play it here or play rbbergstrom's other games on his booth.

Home Page Redesign & Site Speedup

We are very excited to introduce a completely redesigned home page. Here's what's new:
  • Featured Games: These are some of the best games found on PlayCrafter. Contest winners will be featured in that list.
  • Fresh New Games: The best 2 staff-picked games. Updated daily.
  • Make A Game: You now can select a game template to make a new game right from the home page.

In addition we have worked hard to improve general performance throughout the site. You might notice that we now use scroll-bars instead of vertical pagers. These are "infinite scroll-bars", meaning they won't load extra information until you scroll to the end of the currently displayed information.

Performance should be greatly improved in the following areas:
  • Booth: Whether you are looking at your own or looking at someone else's, it should be much faster.
  • Bag: Your bag should now open quickly, no matter how many games you have in progress or how many game pieces you have saved.
  • Forums: The forums should load faster, even the most popular categories.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the new design or if you run into any problems.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Pieces: 5 New Songs

New year. New music. Five brand new songs for your games. Enjoy!

  • Flocon by Silence: electro, ambient, experimental
  • Someone Else's Memories by Revolution Void: electro, instrumental, jazz breaks
  • NNdance by Psyfullohms: psytrance, techno, experimental
  • Last Hope by Serphonic: downtempo, triphop, instrumental