Duelist Lounge @ BGG 2016

Come and join Level 99 Games at BoardGameGeek Con in our Duelist Lounge from 6-10pm in room 1112 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights! Take a break from the clamor and bustle of the open gaming halls to enjoy some refreshments and quiet atmosphere for 2-player games.

Duelist Lounge is a space reserved for head-to-head games, sponsored by Level 99 Games. We'll be providing drinks, snacks, and a variety of 1-on-1 games from our Duelist Line series, including BattleCON, EXCEED, Sellswords, Pixel Tactics (including the currently-on-kickstarter Mega Man Pixel Tactics) and more! Feel free to bring your own favorite 2-player games from the BGG Library as well!

Attendees to BGG will find a copy of Level 99 Games's recent release, Dragon Punch, in their registration bags. This is a quick and light-hearted secret-selection combat micro-game with variable player powers. Dragon Punch plays anywhere in only minutes, so you can battle with friends while in line, while waiting on other gamers to show up to your table, or between raffle ticket calls during the Saturday Night festivities.

We look forward to seeing you at BGG Con next week!

- The Level 99 Games Team

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Organized Play is here for EXCEED and BattleCON!

We have some exciting news for you today! We're very happy to announce the start of Organized League Play for BattleCON and EXCEED, our fighting tabletop games!

We are still in the process of working on Event Organizer Software, but prospective organizers can download the pre-season event kits and start hosting events now! Just keep your paper match records on hand until we get the event organizer ready, in about 1-2 more weeks. All the instructions posters, invitation cards, and more that you'll need are inside the download file.

Read more: Organized Play is here for EXCEED and BattleCON!

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Positions Open for BattleCON Online Development

Greetings friends! We at Level 99 Games are seeking two talented game developers to work with us on polishing up BattleCON Online's visual elements, menus, sound, and animations. If you think you have the skill set to fill one of these positions, please email your resumé and portfolio to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have a friend or acquaintance who fits any of these criteria, please send them here to check out the application!

Sprite Animator

We are seeking a sprite animator to create simple animated sprites for a variety of characters and costumes in the game. The number of frames per character will vary, and we will present full project details to applicants whose style fits the game. We are looking for something between the level of early King of Fighters games or Street Fighter 3.

  • Able to create accurate and articulated sprites from concept art.
  • At least 2 years professional art/graphics experience.
  • At least 1 published title.

Special Effects Designer

We are seeking a visual effects and sound effects designer who can create animations, special effects, and responsive menus for BattleCON Online. This person will be responsible for the timing of game effects, for creating visual and sound cues, and integrating these elements into the game engine. In general, we're looking for someone who can give the game a professional polish.

  • Extensive experience programming in Unity and creating Unity elements.
  • Capable in Adobe suite tools.
  • At least 3 years professional experience at visual/graphic design.
  • At least 1 published title.

Thanks for taking the time to check out these positions, and I look forward to working with you!

- Brad

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EXCEED - Box 2 Now available!

 

EXCEED: Red Horizon - Box #2 is now available in our online store, and in stores everywhere!

This box features 4 brand new fighters: Kaden, Eva, Miska, and Lily.

  • Miska - A brutal zoner that can attack from either he space, or the space of her companion, Bear.
  • Eva - A technical fighter that likes to take it slow. She has many continous boost effects that become more powerful the longer they are active.
  • Kaden - A master of EX attacks, whenever he uses an EX attack, he draws cards and gets extra power.
  • Lily - A powerful ranger that can create distance between her and the opponent easily. She also gains bonus range on all of her normal attacks.

Check out these 4 new fighters, and the complete line of EXCEED Products at the Level 99 Store!

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Millennium Blades ends soon! EXCEED Box 1 is out now! Coming Soon–Trials of Indines

It's almost over, but it feels like it just started... our latest Kickstarter project is ending within 48 hours!

If you're still waiting on getting Millennium Blades, make sure to check out the project and secure your copy!

Due to a tragic mistake of timing, the project actually ends at 5am on Sunday, instead of 5pm like usual, so if you're waiting until the last minute, don't be late!


If you want to get a customized pledge, or if you want to add-ons or shipping to the far corners of the world, you can find items matching all the KS pledges in our online store.

 

EXCEED arrives in Stores!

At last, EXCEED is now available in stores everywhere! If you haven't seen it yet, check out our free print and play edition! The first box, Reese & Heidi vs. Vincent & Nehtali has just debuted to lots of excellent reviews!

If you can't find it in your local store, it's always available on our store now!

 

Anyway, that's the news from Level 99 Games this week! And look out for Trials of Indines, coming up soon after Gencon!

Have a great weekend, and I hope to see you on the Millennium Blades Kickstarter! As always, Happy Gaming! :D

- Brad

 

 

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Short Hiatus for BattleCUBES and Indines In-Depth

Some of you all may have noticed that we've been a bit behind on putting up more BattleCUBES figures and Indines In-Depth articles. The truth is, both Fábio and I have been working very hard on Set Rotation, the upcoming expansion for Millennium Blades, and these two features eat up a fair amount of time and energy better directed to our still-outstanding deliverables. For this reason, we are going to take a break from these short features, to return again soon.

In the meantime, we'll be posting some art previews and card previews of Set Rotation each week, starting next week, so look forward to those!

Thanks,

- Brad

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Millennium Blades Box Insert from Go7 Gaming - And a Giveaway!

Greetings friends!

If you've gotten your hands on a copy of Millennium Blades so far you might be looking for a great way to store the game. Admittedly, the standard box insert leaves a little bit to be desired. If you're not into designing unique custom solutions, you might want to check out the official premium insert offered by Go7 Games!

Win an insert!

Bobby from Go7 sent me an extra copy of this insert, and I'd like to send it out to one of our fans, so I've decided to run a giveaway!

This giveaway is open to everyone in the USA. All you have to do to enter is tweet a picture of you and your friends or family playing Millennium Blades, using the hashtag #MillenniumBlades. Just make sure to include @Level99Games in your tweet, so we see it. And if you want to add any comment about the game in your tweet, we'd love to hear what you think! :D

The giveaway will run for 1 week, until next Friday, so get gaming!

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BattleGUIDES: Eustace

A New BattleGUIDES Video is here!

This episode features Eustace, a fighter from the latest game in the series: BattleCON: Fate!

Eustace is a tough character to master, but extremely strong while he can maintain control of the fight. He has a brutal, high-damage combat style and can end a fight quickly in as few as three hits. As usual, Marco does a great job explaining the intricacies of the character and how his cards interact. 

Don't forget to vote for the next episode at the end of the video! My vote was for Thessala! :D

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BattleCUBES - Clive

Greetings everyone! It's been a long week here at Level 99 Games, with coordinating the shipping for EXCEED and finishing up coordinating Millennium Blades. A few reviewers have already gotten copies of EXCEED, so look out for their reviews soon!

If you want to guarantee your copy of our newest upcoming fighting card game, you can find it in our online store. Don't wait! We didn't print a ton of these in our first run, since it's a new product line. Pre-order all the games at once, and you'll get them for 20% off!

Next week, we'll be showing off new art and some card previews from the upcoming Duelist Library. Look out for it! :D

Until then, have a great weekend! o/

If you're looking for the new BattleCUBE figure, you can find Clive at this link!

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BattleCUBES - Kehrolyn Ross

Greetings everyone!

Another week, another BattleCUBES figure, and here she is: Kehrolyn Ross!

 

It's been a really eventful week here at Level 99 Games. We received word that all copies of Millennium Blades we allocated for distribution have been bought, just a week after the release. It seems like Millennium Blades is a big success!

We have no immediate plans for a reprint, so if you are still considering this game, I encourage you to reserve it at your local game store or online retailer of choice before the window of opportunity passes!

I hope you all have a great weekend, and look out for another announcement for our Duelist Library coming next Monday!

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Millennium Blades Playthrough with Cardboard Stacker

A truly incredible video by the Cardboard Stacker team! Thanks so much to our friend Ferdinand for putting this playthrough together!

If you enjoyed the video, make sure to share it and to subscribe to Ferdinand on Youtube!

If you want to secure your own copy of Millennium Blades, you can get it in our online store, and it should be shipping out in the next two weeks!

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Level 99 Games Announces Duelist Library!

Level 99 Games is excited to announce Duelist Library, a collection of 5 two-player games that will debut as a single collection in late 2016.

The Duelist Line contains some of Level 99 Games’ most well-known productions, including Pixel Tactics, BattleCON, Sellswords, RESISTOR_, and more. Now, we are expanding the line with 5 new games, which will be available both individually and as a complete bundle. For the past year, we’ve been working to find and test the best two-player games to add to Duelist Line. Now, we’re looking forward to bringing them to life!

In 2013, Level 99 Games released the Minigame Library, containing 6 different games across multiple genres, group sizes, and play lengths. Duelist Library aims to continue this tradition, while improving component quality and focusing on a core theme of 2-player games. Rather than being available exclusively as a collection, four of the games will also be designed and packaged as fully-fledged individual releases. The complete collection will come with an exclusive bonus game, and a package of additional expansion cards that tie the various games together.

The titles and the descriptions of the new games will be released over the next few months via the Level 99 Games newsletter and on our homepage. Each game in the library is primarily designed for two players, and has a different theme, play length, and designer, to ensure that gaming groups of two have a game on hand for any mood or situation.

The Duelist Library will be available on Kickstarter in Summer 2016, and is expected to be delivered this winter. Look out for upcoming announcements introducing the individual games in this new library over the next month, as we build up to the launch of the project!

 

If you want to keep track of current and upcoming events from Level 99 Games, the best way to do so is to sign up for our Mailing List.

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Brad's thoughts on game design.

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Check out a series of tutorials by Brad about how to run your own Tournament (and other organized play events!)

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A collection of lore articles about the characters, places, and plotlines in the World of Indines.

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