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Dev Blog 250: Black Marketing!

12/07/2016

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

This week we’ll be checking out some of the super cool new additions for the world map! The world map is going to be getting some neat events that happen on levels the player has already completed. These events will range from new treasure opportunities to dangerous new bosses. Today we’ll briefly talk about the black market Snowclaw.

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If you’re familiar with Viking Squad you may have noticed the blue crystal hoarding trader that will sell you some cool equipment if you’ve gathered enough gold. Now he’s figured out what to do with all those crystals and is passing the upgrades onto you!

With this new update, there will be a chance that the Black Market trader will appear in previous areas and you can visit him and buy his tonics for a permanent upgrade to your character. There are also a few more world events but we’ll be showing those next week!


Our Dev Streams are now on Tuesday! It’s been great meeting tons of new people and fans of art and game development. Be sure to drop by and say hey to the whole crew.

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And that’s it for this week! Thanks a bunch for stopping by and checking out what we are working on. Until next time, keep visiting that black market!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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Dev Blog 249: Autumn Sale and the Weekend Stream!

11/23/2016

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

This week we have a quick update to share with everyone who hasn’t picked up everyone’s favorite lane-based Viking Brawler! It’s the Steam Autumn Sale and we’ll be discounting our game by 35% until November 29th. So if Viking Squad is on your wishlist be sure to pick it up during the sale and get your brawl on.

Click on the image to go straight to the Steam store:

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We are also doing a couple small updates to the game as well as working on some bigger ones. But over the weekend we did a “Play with the Dev” Stream with two very cool streamers Elspeth and HJ Tenchi. They are really cool people and did a great job playing Viking Squad so be sure to check out their streams.

We’ve been really happy we’ve managed to be this involved with the streaming community as developers. Streamers are very supportive and friendly and it was a real joy to play and interact with them in person and online.

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And as always, Viking Vednesday is happening! Come on by at 4pm-6pm PST right here! We’ll be doing some super cool art stuff and talking to our awesome community so we hope to see you there! Also for a bit we’ll be shifting our streams after this one to be on Tuesdays 4pm-6pm PST so keep an eye open for the change next week!

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And that’s it for this week!  Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, keep those streams clean and fun!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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Dev Blog 247: Streamer Squad Cards!

11/02/2016

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

Hope you’ve all had a spooky Halloween, full of ghosts and ghouls and a few runs of Viking Squad! This week we’ll be taking a look at a creative way we’ve been trying to get some more visibility on our game. It’s pretty tough as a smaller company to get eyes on your project alongside the torrent of games and news that is constantly getting reported on and covered.

We are a big fan of streamers and you tube content creators here at Slick so we thought it would be a fun idea to create some custom “Viking-ized” fan art of them. We’ve packaged them into fun and goofy “Trading Cards” that we release every Thursday!

Growing up in the 90’s, I have a fond memory of the old Marvel and DC trading cards. Comics were a really big influence on my art style and the cards had awesome stats, power levels, and information alongside really cool artwork! I never really liked the “Masterpiece” collections because I found them to be way over rendered and much preferred the quick and lean comic artwork on the regular releases.

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So we decided to use some of our strengths to do something fun for all those streamers that stopped by our booth and who have also just made some great content that we are fans of. Luckily I’m a pretty quick artist and can keep up the pace of 6 streamer cards a week. It’s been a lot of fun trying to tie in little details and other things into these quick drawings and we hope the streamers and their fans alike enjoy them! We tweet them out every Tuesday but you guys can check out the ones on this Tumblr that we’ll be updating every week as well.


And be sure to stop by this Viking Vednesday at 4pm-6pm PST! We’ll be doing some more fun Art for Viking Squad and catching up with our crew. Hope to see you guys there!

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And another week fires by here at Slick! Thanks a bunch for stopping by and checking out what we are working on. The Halloween update was super fun to work on and gave players some new gear to play with and we are hoping the future holidays have even more interesting things for everyone that’s picked up Viking Squad. So until next time, keep those trading card collections coming out at regular intervals!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

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Dev Blog 246: Happy Halloween!

10/26/2016

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

It’s that spooky time again, where those bomb-bats screech in the night, and those draugr brawlers smash through the streets! We like all the holidays here at Slick and we wanted our Vikings to be able to celebrate as well as us. We are adding some very cool and festive elements to our home base as well as some super cool new helmets that make you feel perfectly into the spirit of the season!

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So if you have a copy of Viking Squad on Steam be sure to check out your home town during the holiday seasons! We’ll be working hard to get some new content out to all our awesome players. So hope you guys get bunch of candy and have a spooky time with movies!

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And be sure to drop by today at 4pm – 6pm PST for some more Dev-Streams! we’ll be having a super cool time working on some more stuff for everyone’s favorite lane-based brawler!

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And that’s it for this week! We’re working on some creative ideas to get our game in front of more eyeballs. So until next time, keep those seasonal settings spooky!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SlickEntertainmentInc

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Dev Blog 245: Super Cool Coverage!

10/19/2016

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Welcome back followers of the fearsome!

This week we’ll be taking a look at some of the cool coverage Viking Squad has gotten over the last little while and talk briefly about our next moves.

We’ve started to get some reviews for Viking Squad which is super great! It feels like people are really getting into the game and picking up what we are laying down.

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We’ve gotten quite a few reviews but we wanted to just share a few here on the Dev-Blog with you cool folks. So here’s some links and brief descriptions of what the review was about:

Co-OPtimus: 4.5/5

Co-optimus is a really cool site that’s been on our radar for a while. They cover co-operative games primarily and have a ton of great features on their site. The seemed to really get into the lane brawling by mentioning that, “it makes everything tidy and easy to parse, all without removing any of the challenge”. Very cool that they bit into what we were bringing to the genre, thanks a bunch guys!

PS Nation: 8.5/10

The great guys at PS Nation have been following us for a while, they always manage to stop by our booth at PAX and help support us with interviews and reviews. They also cover a lot of content and come across as really big fans of gaming. Our difficulty curve was mentioned by these guys as well as our hidden secrets. A very meaty review, thanks a bunch guys!

Keen Gamer: 8.5

Keen Gamer is a super slick site that covered our game just yesterday. They really got our bare-bones narrative and mentioned our tight and clear controls. Our lane mechanic has often been hard to describe but easy to get one experienced, this is communicated in their review as well. It’s also super cool when reviewers site the awesome audio design and soundtrack. Thanks so much guys!


 

This week we are adding some super cool new updates  to the game. We have some neat stuff in the works on top of some technical fixes. We want all our Viking Squad players to know that we’ll keep on adding new things to the game so that you can keep coming back and pillaging those levels.

Stay tuned for next week where we’ll be sharing them in more detail!


And don’t forget that we’ll be Dev-Streaming today at 4pm-6pm PST! It’s always a good time with the Drawbarian so bring all your pals down for some red hot art tips!

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And another week ships by here at Slick. Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Soon we’ll be doing a launch info post and sharing some information about what the first few weeks was like. Until next time, keep those reviews coming everybody!

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Twitter: Nick: @nickwaanders Jesse: @jouste Caley: @caleycharchuk SlickEntertainment: @SlickEntInc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SlickEntertainmentInc

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Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/slickentertainment

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