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- Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:15
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Download Quaternion in the release thread at https://marbleblast.com/index.php/forum/quaternion/9678-release-quaternion-v1-0
I want to thank all of our community members who were able to participate in the 2017 Labor Day Madness event! We had a BLAST playing a few hours of Marble Blast with such a large group of players.
If you were unable to make today's event, we have a few more in store! We'll post more details on the Forums and Discord in the coming weeks.
This year, we started the event a half hour early to make sure we resolved any connection or incompatibility issues prior to the official event start time. We had a handful of users experiencing some difficulties joining the server, and we appreciated your patience and assistance working with us to troubleshoot and work through these issues.
Once we had a large sum of players with us, we played a couple rounds of Hunt mode, including our annual King of the Marble camp. Afterwards, we spent some time trying out a few Mega Marble War rounds, immediately followed by several rounds of Co-Op.
We ended the afternoon with the King of the Mountain/Island series before finishing off with an Ultimate Time on Battlecube Finale.
We've uploaded a few action shots of the madness below; several users also streamed the entire event, and we encourage you to upload and share your videos of the madness in the comments!
Early on in the event, playing some Mega Marble War
Our best round of King of the Marble "camp" - Our top score this year is 302 (only 200 short of our top score in 2016)!
Mega Marble War on Eye of the Storm - Pure chaos!
Players cooling off in a round of Wonky Waters
A race to the finish in a 14 Player Co-Op of Manic Bounce, PQ's hardest Expert level!
Some technical difficulties while trying out the Puzzle series...
Turns out, some puzzles just weren't meant for 16 players.
Things getting a little out of control during Nukesweeper Revisited
Jeff manages to crush everyone at skillshots
A fitting conclusion to the end of Labor Day Madness 2017
Thank you again, and we'll certainly see you in 2018 for more Labor Day Madness!
The Marble Blast Community Staff will again be holding our annual Labor Day Madness event!
This year, the event will run on Monday, September 4th from 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 UTC) - 5:00 PM EDT (21:00 UTC). Please join us in Aayrl's "Labor Day Madness" Server at the time specified!
The event will feature several rounds of traditional gameplay and a series of special Event Custom Levels!
Don't you want to be one of those lucky players who were able to witness this epic 29 player King of the Ring match?
Last year we had over 75 participants during the span of the event. We're hopeful that most of you will be able to attend this year again!
We'll see you online Monday!
Marble Blast Community Administrator
The Platinum Team is proud to announce the release of PlatinumQuest, the long awaited modification to Marble Blast! This new mod takes over Marble Blast Platinum in both name and title as the new official mod of MarbleBlast.com.
Through almost 8 years of development, PlatinumQuest has seen two separate development teams as it slowly came to fruition. This highly anticipated update contains more than 130 new and exciting levels, as well as dozens of new features. PlatinumQuest is the largest addition to the Marble Blast genre and we're sure you'll appreciate the work that went into it.
As you may have guessed by the name of this update, PlatinumQuest requires players to beat levels and special challenges in order to progress further through the game, as well as unlock unique Bonus levels. While PlatinumQuest aims to be easier than its predecessor, there are still mind-boggling challenges that will stump even the experts!
Included in this update is a massive upgrade to the base engine of the game, allowing players to select graphical enhancements including marble reflection, texture quality, animated backgrounds and more! Additionally, we've added improved joystick support for Xbox controllers which even work for several of the game menus. Users who enjoy making levels will find several major enhancements to the Level Editor, as well as several cosmetic changes. All levels also have a neat camera preview system, allowing you to showcase the level itself. The level select screen has been greatly modified and now shows many levels at once, giving you an easy way to find and select the level you want to play.
PlatinumQuest adds several major gameplay features, including new Powerups, a Hint system (available to Custom levels as well), general tips and trivia, as well as a new level progression system. This system requires players to beat previous levels (for the main game levels) as well as more specific challenges that unlock Bonus levels. There is much, much more in PlatinumQuest than can be covered here, so be sure to play and explore it thoroughly!
However, with all of these exciting new features, our minimum system requirements have changed, and now require:
We hope you enjoy PlatinumQuest as much as we have working on it!
- The Platinum Team
We're nearing the release of PlatinumQuest. In fact, we are so close to release, that we have an actual release date...
It's in two days, on July 6th!
During July 5th we will move the site to maintenance as we get it ready for PlatinumQuest. Once we're back up PlatinumQuest will be featured front and center. Returning players will be able to download it just by running the Marble Blast Platinum Launcher.
- Matan and The Platinum Team