The Festival of Champions

The end of the year is once again near us, and with it the Winterfest event.
To celebrate the year's end, I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting the second Festival of Champions event.

To make it truly the Festival of Champions, there is an open invitation*, as a guaranteed join, to the top 16 players of the 2018 Summer Hunt Tournament**.

To sign-up for this event please post here. Entries for this event close 19th December 2018***.
Further details will be posted within the thread of this news post, so be sure to check it out.

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Aayrl replied the topic: #1 05 Jan 2019 13:22
Hey folks,

Achievements have been distributed, apologies for the delay. Hope you all had a great time - We look forward to hosting more events in the near future!

~Aayrl
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Nockess replied the topic: #2 21 Dec 2018 22:19
Thanks for hosting, Matan. Had lots of fun despite the rather familiar final. Congrats to MBO (again) and well done to the rest.
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Alexnico replied the topic: #3 21 Dec 2018 16:04
You know what? I will join in!

Monster Mash

In a spooky twist for this upcoming Frightfest event (starting SoonTM), I am please to announce an extra spooky tournament called Monster Mash. This one-day tournament event will be in the joyful spirits of the Festival of Champions from last winter. Except less joyful and more spoopy. And ghosts. They like tournaments too.

To sign-up* for this event please post here. Entries for this event close 23rd October 2018**.
Further details will be posted within the thread of this news post, so be sure to check it out.

- Matan

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IsraeliRD replied the topic: #1 26 Oct 2018 22:36
Thanks to those who played! I know this was never posted but the link was: challonge.com/MonsterMash2018

Congrats to Kalle on winning, Robert for a very solid 2nd place, and Marson and [email protected] for being awesome semi-finalists!
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[email protected] replied the topic: #2 20 Oct 2018 09:46
I'm also in this time. Sign me up as [email protected]
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Kalle29 replied the topic: #3 19 Oct 2018 18:15
I'm in, using my normal username

Labor Day Madness 2018: Aftermath

Hey folks!

Thank you again for everyone that was able to join us for this year's Labor Day Madness celebration! We gave our servers quite the assault this afternoon, and we even identified and ironed out some deficiencies in our code base to further improve the performance and stability of Marble Blast!

We plan on hosting a few more events in the near future, so stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks!

This year, our turnout was much greater than anticipated, which resulted in several crashes, unstable games, and lots of exciting errors! We apologize for the trouble, so as a "Thank You" for your complications, we've awarded every participant with the exclusive "Laggy" prefix, which you can apply to your account from your User Profile.

Our chain of events went a bit unscripted this year to accommodate some of the challenges we encountered. We started off with a few custom Hunt levels before transitioning to a few favored classics, such as Sprawl and Horizon. We managed to even sneak a few Mega Marble War games into the mix to offer players some variety.

Due to popular demand, we also managed a 23 player Battlecube Finale Co-Op mission, where our group managed to collectively earn a record-shattering time!

After attempting a few more custom missions, we decided to attempt a large co-operative play through of the original Marble Blast Gold levels, rather than waiting for loading bars and game crashes. While we only managed to collectively progress through 51 of the original Marble Blast Gold levels (including all Beginner and Intermediate levels), you all made a profound impact on the Co-Operative leaderboard, by collectively attaining 36 Co-Op World Records in the process!

Check out some of our action shots below!

 

The original Example Mission!

A classic round of Sprawl

Players having a grand time on a Mega Marble War version of King of the Ring

An explosive round of Eye of the Storm: Mega Marble War edition

Marbles trying out a new Mega Marble War level: Skate Park

An amazing feat of teamwork and collaboration scored this time on Battlecube Finale!

We hope you all had a great time this afternoon - we look forward to hosting this crazy event next year, along with some other events planned in-between!

Lastly, feel free to share any screenshots or videos of the event in the comments below!

~Aayrl

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Nockess replied the topic: #1 10 Sep 2018 01:35
Oh yeah I did this too

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Yoshicraft224 replied the topic: #2 04 Sep 2018 00:19
Don't forget our Grand Finale, which turned out to be over 200 Grand Finales...
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Three replied the topic: #3 04 Sep 2018 00:15
Never forget: a record on Arctic Inferno that will never be shattered.

Labor Day Madness 2018!

Hello all,

The Marble Blast Community Staff will again be holding our annual Labor Day Madness event!

This year, the event will run on Monday, September 3rd from 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 UTC) - 6:00 PM EDT (22:00 UTC). Please join us in Aayrl's "Labor Day Madness" Server at the time specified!

The event will feature several rounds of traditional gameplay, a series of special Event Custom Levels (including some from the Marble Blast Developer Archives, not seen for years), and end with a full play-through of the classic Marble Blast Gold levels in a round of multiplayer Co-Op!

We're going to have an explosive time this year!

ldm17

We'll see you online Monday!

~Aayrl
Marble Blast Community Administrator

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Alexnico replied the topic: #1 01 Sep 2018 09:26
Man last year's Labor Day Madness event was crazy!
This year's LDM event is going to be even crazier and funner!

Can't wait!
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Kysterable replied the topic: #2 31 Aug 2018 21:42
im looking forward to this event

Marble It Up!, The Next Revolution in the Roll-Playing Game Genre

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The next-generation roller, Marble It Up!, is launching on Nintendo Switch™ in September 2018! A spiritual successor to the Marble Madness and Marble Blast series, Marble It Up! is a high-speed puzzle platformer that harnesses the subtle thrill of racing the clock and embraces the pure joy of rolling. Players use power-ups to slow time, launch into the air, and glide to the finish line as quickly as possible while exploring gloriously colorful and brilliant worlds filled with secret collectibles, unlockable marbles and more!

Marble It Up! is a collaboration between true independent studios. Launched by Bad Habit Productions and developed by The Engine Company, Alvios, Arcturus Interactive, and Shapes and Lines, the Marble It Up! team brings a deep and fresh breadth of game development experience to the Nintendo Switch™. Notable past titles led by members of this team include Starsiege: Tribes, Tribes II, Marble Blast Gold, Marble Blast Ultra, the Torque Game Engine, Social City, QuiVr, and Disney City Girl, to name a few.

More of the story can be found at GameSpot and marbleitup.com

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Three replied the topic: #1 28 Sep 2018 01:48
No. Marble It Up is a premium (paid) game made by a different team using a different game engine.
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Devean replied the topic: #2 28 Sep 2018 00:50
Will it be available on PQ soon?
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UmItsRed replied the topic: #3 19 Sep 2018 03:44
can't wait for this game to come up. I really love the graphics in this game, looks amazing.