Tuesday, February 24, 2009

FusionFall Wrap Report

IGN presents a pretty thorough "wrap report" of FusionFall, penned by executive producer, Chris Waldron, with a brief introduction from the writer. Apparently, IGN has a bunch of these developer reports on the site, and some look pretty interesting. Oh, to have the time.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Art of FusionFall

My buddy Mario Piedra talks FusionFall art n' stuff over at the Warcry network. Way to go, Mario!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Top 20 Game Writers

Check out Gamasutra's list of top 20 game writers to get a glimpse of some of the most talented peeps working in gaming today. Congrats to my colleague Rich Dansky for making the list, and thanks to Wendy for sending me the link!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FF Theme Song

There are many FusionFall videos on YouTube, but this one has stolen my heart.



"You might decide that Runescape's better...BUT IT'S NOT!!"

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Variety

Here's an article about FusionFall from the Hollywood wonks at Variety. It begins as follows:
There’s been something of a gold rush for free browser-based, kid-friendly online games recently, particularly from cable networks like Nickelodeon and Disney. Cartoon Network enters that mix dramatically with “Fusion Fall,” a “World of Warcraft”-lite game that’s the first one to approach the quality, playability and potential for mass appeal of its older-skewing brethren. Though the tastes of pre-teen boys are as fickle online as on the air, “FusionFall” is sure to grab its target aud’s attention and, if it’s well supported and marketed, could even turn into a solid business of its own.
How about that? Actually, I think the writer, Leigh Alexander, moderated the kids MMO panel at Austin GDC last year, so she apparently knows what she is talking about!

Parents <3 FusionFall

Chris pointed me to a fantastic post from a fellow parent about the merits of FusionFall. It warms the heart, I tells ya.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Another Review

This time, it's from Gamers Daily News.

Dark Void Looks Awesome

As I see it, Capcom is on a freakin' tear right about now. Street Fighter IV, Bionic Commando, Resident Evil 5...and Dark Void. (And those are just the ones that come to mind.)

Joystiq posted some videos and they look amazing. It's like a steampunk Iron Man! You gotta see 'em fer yerself.

Monday, February 2, 2009

FusionFall at New York Comic-Con

We're heading up to New York later this week for New York Comic-Con, and I'm psyched! I am very interested to see how this show compares to San Diego. There are lots of neat panels and events planned. Saturday (2/7) is Kid's Day and FusionFall is apparently a big part of it. We will have kiosks set up in the hall and a panel at 12:30. Please stop by one or both if you are at the show!!

Thanks go to Ten Ton Hammer, who put together all the MMO panels, including ours. I'm curious to see if Sony will be showing more DCU.