Colossus - Real Steel

2 17th September 2014 Dave Guskin

Greetings! Today I’m going to write a bit about the creation and implementation of Colossus in Marvel Puzzle Quest. Characters can be complex - they need to tell their own story through their abilities, in a resonant way that the player can connect with. Colossus had a very interesting journey from conception to execution, one paved with too many cool ideas and the harsh light of practical reality.

As Colossus’s designer, I did a bunch of research on his personality and abilities before...

Avoiding Scheduled Downtime

0 11th September 2014 Owen Raccuglia

One lunch break a week, the Hearthstone players here at Demiurge have to find something else to do. While services like Steam, Amazon, Netflix and Gmail stay online all the time, scheduled downtime is still normal for some very popular games. Always-connected games that can stay online for patch day are rare!

The developers at ArenaNet created always-online games twice, with Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. The player’s experience on patch day is very smooth -- first, they get a few warnings...

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Marvel Puzzle Quest Update R60

0 3rd September 2014 Kurt Reiner

Hey folks, we have a very nice update for MPQ on its way!

First, a few minor updates:

  • Team-Up selections are now persistent between battles.
  • Countdown tiles placed by Team-Up abilities will no longer be cleared when a character is downed.
  • The Train button in roster management glows when you have enough Iso-8 to level the selected character.

For this release, we wanted to focus on character balance.  We made major changes to Hawkeye (Modern), Daken (2-star Dark Avengers...

Demiurge Design Corner: Team-Ups!

0 29th July 2014 Kurt Reiner

In this first installment of the Demiurge Design Corner, Will Jennings-Hess and Casey Malone discuss the motivation behind a new feature in Marvel Puzzle Quest.

Team-Ups allow three additional characters to fight by your side and deliver a well-timed punch! (Or blast or storm or snarky remark...) Team-Ups replace Environment tiles and open up new gameplay strategies for players of all levels.

Check out the video to learn more!

Do you have a design question for the team? Send it to...

Marvel Puzzle Quest Now on PC, Steam!

1 5th December 2013 Kurt Reiner

We know you’ve been spending quality time with Marvel Puzzle Quest on iOS & Android over the Thanksgiving holiday. We have too! But what happens if you're in the middle of an intense fight against Loki  and Venom, maybe Magneto too, you've finally charged up some sweet abilities and you're JUST about to let it rip - and your phone battery dies? Now, you can get your Marvel fix on PC's as well!  WHEW! The game is available for free download on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/234330/)....