So 2015 draws to a close, and now the possibilities for 2016 lie ahead of us! Here we’ll be having a look at what went on in December, and we’ll also be taking a look back at how Mental Block Gaming has grown over the past year.
December marked the release of Workshop Wars: Christmas Edition, which is our first seasonal map. Our hope with such a map is that it will be something timeless that players can pick up year after year. Due to our busy schedules, we were unable to release the map at the very start of December as planned, instead releasing it a couple of weeks later. Although the game didn’t perform as well as we had hoped, we still have high hopes for future versions of the map and will be going ahead with the Business Edition of the game. Thanks to those who gave Workshop Wars a shot! Business Edition will be smoother and boast even more features!
In other news, MaybeLaterx has been brushing up on his C# to get more work done in the Unity game engine. Prismatic’s port has been shelved for the time being to give him the opportunity to develop smaller scale projects whilst he gets to grips with the engine. His first game is nearing completion and will be available on the website soon!
Now let’s take a look back over 2015’s releases and statistics.
In August we release the long anticipated There is no Learning Curve 2, which serendipitously coincided with CaptainSparklez’ playthrough of the original. This worked out great, as it exposed the game to a large audience immediately. Our only failure here was not getting ‘Chemistry’ onto iTunes quickly enough, but there will always be other playthroughs that may encourage downloads nonetheless.
In October, Prismatic came to fruition. This was our first single-player map, and it should come as no surprise that this map fared especially well, getting picked up by YouTubers such as VikkStar123 and SSundee. Because of its success, we’ll definitely be continuing the game into a series. (In fact, two designs are already in development.) Watch this space!
Time to hit you with the stats. In 2015:
- We had just over 70,000 downloads across all maps.
- We had 92,000 visitors to the website amassing over 236,000 pageviews.
- We gained 312 Twitter followers.
- We achieved an extra 507 Facebook likes, and…
- We attained a whopping 1166 YouTube subscribers!
We really have been upping our game this year, providing as much content as possible, and it looks like it’s paying off! We hope you are liking what we do and stick with us for a great 2016!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Your MBG Team