Community Announcements - Darknuke
Happy (almost) Halloween! 'Tis the season for candy, horror movies, costumes, and scary video games. Well, we just released Death Tractor, a goofy, fun, scary multiplayer experience that will complete your Halloween experience. We'd love for you to give it a shot. It can be enjoyed in minutes or binged for hours, so there's almost no reason NOT to try it!

Store Page: $3.39 introductory price!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGWokQWIGf8
Features:

-4 player online/LAN multiplayer
-Multiple levels
-Accurate corn harvesting physics and real-time growth patterns
-Tractors so frightening you will dream of nothing but them bearing down over your soul.
-Gameplay so easy to learn even your Grandma could do it. Until she has a heart attack from the TERRIFYING DEATH TRACTORS.
Community Announcements - BigMtnSkier(REVERB)
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 80% on Guncraft!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Wednesday at 10AM Pacific Time
May 27, 2015
Community Announcements - Rav3n
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my proud duty to inform you all that our sister game - Death Tractor - has just been Greenlit by Valve!! On behalf of Exato Game Studios, I thank you all for your support. What a week it's been for us!

I'll have more information for everyone once we have it (and when we stop partying xD).
Community Announcements - Rav3n
Hey guys,

Its time once again for those few minutes of your time we call the Newsletter! Sorry about that, but I promise you that this will be time well spent.

Lets start with the community. Do you remember that at the start of the year, we ran the Battle of the Clans competition? Well judging from the feedback we got back from it, its clear that many of you would be interested in doing it all again. Thanks in no small part to that feedback, we have decided to do it all again! We haven't yet set a date for registrations to open, but I can tell you that we will be aiming to have the majority (if not all) of the battles over the school Summer holidays, just so we can try to open up some more times for competitors around the world to beat the everlasting life out of each other! Keep watching both the News & Announcements and General Discussion sections of the board to get more information as its revealed!

Next up, we have a bit of bittersweet news. Due to various reasons, it has been decided between the senior staff and himself that Merlock should leave the team. I'm sorry to see him go, but on behalf of EGS, I wish him all the best for the future. However, Merlock's departure means that the Moderating team was left a little bare for a while. After much discussion, we eventually decided that both Turbozack and Zusheqiel are to be promoted to the Mod team! Let me be the first of many to congratulate you both on your new roles. Send me an e-mail and I'll get an NDA and instructions to you asap.

And now we've got the comparatively small reports out of the road, its time for the big one! Yes ladies and gentlemen, on May 15th 2015 at 5:15PM BST, our friend and developer Darknuke dropped me this bombshell:
#Discussions_QuoteBlock_Author
(note that we were discussing BotC at the time)

[17:15:24] Darknuke: ... That sounds like a good idea. Might also work when we release Guncraft on Xbox. We passed cert, but [there's still work to be done].

[17:15:58] Rav3n: oooh, you just made my day!
[17:16:22] Rav3n: and once I get it in the newsletter, it'll make everyone else's as well

Yes, if you didn't catch it in the chat above, let me spell it out for you.

Guncraft has passed Microsoft certification!

This means that in theory, Guncraft: Blocked and Loaded could appear on the virtual shelves from any point from now on. However, I would ask you all not to expect it immediately, as there are still one or two things the devs need to do in order to be ready for the launch. Having said that though, the certification was arguably the biggest hurdle that we faced, so now that we're through it, it really won't be long before our little voxel game is sitting on the shelves alongside some of the bigger titles!

When I come to write the next Newsletter, I hope that I'll be able to give everyone a definite launch date! See you all then!
Community Announcements - Darknuke
Are you ready for the most insane corn harvesting simulator you've ever experienced?! Prepare yourself, the DEATH TRACTORs are upon you!

VOTE FOR US ON GREENLIGHT

Death Tractor Website - Includes a link to play the game!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtyRypUInug

You are a member of the Nomsanto family. The luck of these average, run of the mill GMO corn farmers goes sour when their loyal tractors get fed up with the modifications the family is making to their corn. They transform into horrendous, murderous death machines hellbent on wiping out the Nomsantos and returning the crops to their pristine state. However, the darkness has also changed the Nomsantos. They've been consumed by their capitalist greed and will stop at nothing to harvest as much profit as they can, even if that means murdering their other family members. How much corn will YOU harvest before your eventual death by tractor? Don't let your family, or the tractors, stop you from becoming the ultimate capitalist in DEATH TRACTOR!

This totally serious, 100% accurate to life corn harvesting simulation experience will get your adrenaline pumping and nerves excited. You'll never be able to farm for corn in the same light again!

Features include:
-4 player online/LAN multiplayer**
-Multiple levels
-Accurate corn harvesting physics and real-time growth patterns
-Tractors so frightening you will dream of nothing but them bearing down over your soul.
-Gameplay so easy to learn even your Grandma could do it. Until she has a heart attack from the TERRIFYING DEATH TRACTORS.

VOTE FOR US ON GREENLIGHT and we'll make this a full fledged game.
Community Announcements - HibernateZ
Greeting Crafties!
Exato Game Studios has just announced the Battle of the Clans tournament!
It is time to bring your block heads together and prepare to fight for glory! Tournament registration and details can be found here:

http://www.exatogames.com/forums/index.php?threads/battle-of-the-clans-registration-and-tournament-details.6101/#post-20473

So what are you waiting for? Block n' Load!
Community Announcements - Rav3n
GUNCRAFT, THE EPIC VOXEL-BASED FIRST PERSON SHOOTER, AIMS ITS POWER SCOPE AT XBOX 360

Loaded with New Features Including Exclusive Maps, the Console Version of the PC Sensation to Launch This Year

Twain Harte, CA – August 28, 2014 – Exato Game Studios and indie games partner GameMill Entertainment announced today that Guncraft will be available for digital download on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft in Q4 2014. The digital version of the indie PC hit published by GameMill Entertainment on the Xbox Live online entertainment network will include a split-screen for intense local hot-seat multiplayer, an all-new levelling system, high-resolution models, and exclusive maps.

Download the all new Xbox Live Guncraft screenshots and video HERE: http://'http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=25254777&msgid=507205&act=60VM&c=275324&destination=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hightail.com%2Fdownload%2FZUczZm1aTlFVbStKUmNUQw'

Check out the new Guncraft video on YouTube HERE: http://'http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=25254777&msgid=507205&act=60VM&c=275324&destination=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DpNTjEYm-O40'

“The response we have received for Guncraft from the PC community has been nothing short of fantastic, so we’re thrilled to reach even more players by bringing the game to the Xbox 360 platform,” said John Getty, Lead Developer of Guncraft and founder of Exato Game Studios. "Guncraft is the perfect blend of sandbox gameplay, crafting, and intense FPS action.”

Marrying the addictive nature of block building sandbox games with the speed and competition of modern first-person shooters, Guncraft takes voxel-based gaming to a whole new level. Play through dozens of maps, then create your own level with secret tunnels and hiding holes to find the best look out for ambushing your friends. Players can create arenas based on anything imaginable, and once complete, utterly destroy them with bullets, bombs, grenades, tanks, helicopters and even laser swords. In the heat of battle, soldiers can create custom blockades and fortresses instantaneously.

GUNCRAFT XBOX LIVE KEY FEATURES:

  • Exclusive Xbox Live maps
  • Includes all PC DLC
  • Two-player split-screen local multiplayer
  • Player-controlled vehicles, perks, killstreaks, class load-outs, clan system, and ranks
  • Create custom levels, weapons and characters limited only by your imagination
  • Outlandish game modes for up to 16 players, including:
    • Lava Survival Mode - where magma slowly rises as players build upward to avoid the instant orange death. It’s a new variation of “Last Man Standing”
    • Onslaught Mode - Where four players band together to fight off endless waves of deadly robot spiders, soldiers, drones, and aircraft
    • Spleef Mode - Where players drill and destroy blocks on the platform near or under their opponents in order to cause them to fall to their deaths while fervently moving to avoid suffering the same fate.
  • Exclusive levelling system where you earn new rewards with every other level, all the way up to level 550 (50 levels per ReCraft rank - one base, 10 ReCrafted ranks)
  • New high-resolution models with an unlockable aesthetics system containing 300 pieces of unique gear to customize characters. Each are individually customizable, giving gamers over 4 billion different combinations
  • New tutorial system for learning the basics of Guncraft and each game mode

Guncraft players have all of the standard multiplayer shooter modes such as Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, plus tons of custom load-outs, perks, plenty of weapons, vehicles and more. Even better, the core crafting mechanics of Guncraft are available throughout every aspect of the game, enabling players to build maps, characters, and weapons on the fly and then decimate it all to take down enemies.

To learn more about Guncraft, please visit http://'http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=25254777&msgid=507205&act=60VM&c=275324&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.exatogames.com%2FGuncraft%2F', as well as ‘Like’ it on Facebook and follow the development @ExatoGames for all the latest developer updates and news.

Come visit us for a hands on look at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2014 at booth #3812

# # #

About Exato Game Studios
Exato Game Studios was founded on the premise of creating indie games of the highest caliber. Its first title, Guncraft, aims high in its grand goals of pushing the envelope, by offering one of the most diverse, user-driven, and customizable first-person shooters to ever be created.

About GameMill Entertainment

GameMill Entertainment, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a third-party publisher of casual games for the mass market consumer. Development platforms include PC, Nintendo handhelds and consoles including Nintendo DS™ , Nintendo 3DS™ and Wii™, Microsoft consoles including Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, XBLA, Microsoft Games On Demand and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, and Sony handhelds and consoles including PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. With development across the globe, GameMill is a source of entertaining and fun games for all ages. For more information, please visit: http://'http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=25254777&msgid=507205&act=60VM&c=275324&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.game-mill.com'.
Community Announcements - Rav3n
GUNCRAFT, THE EPIC VOXEL-BASED FIRST PERSON SHOOTER, AIMS ITS POWER SCOPE AT XBOX 360

Loaded with New Features Including Exclusive Maps, the Console Version of the PC Sensation to Launch This Year ​

Twain Harte, CA – August 28, 2014 – Exato Game Studios and indie games partner GameMill Entertainment announced today that Guncraft will be available for digital download on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft in Q4 2014. The digital version of the indie PC hit published by GameMill Entertainment on the Xbox Live online entertainment network will include a split-screen for intense local hot-seat multiplayer, an all-new levelling system, high-resolution models, and exclusive maps.

Download the all new Xbox Live Guncraft screenshots and video HERE: www.hightail.com/download/ZUczZm1aTlFVbStKUmNUQw

Check out the new Guncraft video on YouTube HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNTjEYm-O40

“The response we have received for Guncraft from the PC community has been nothing short of fantastic, so we’re thrilled to reach even more players by bringing the game to the Xbox 360 platform,” said John Getty, Lead Developer of Guncraft and founder of Exato Game Studios. "Guncraft is the perfect blend of sandbox gameplay, crafting, and intense FPS action.”

Marrying the addictive nature of block building sandbox games with the speed and competition of modern first-person shooters, Guncraft takes voxel-based gaming to a whole new level. Play through dozens of maps, then create your own level with secret tunnels and hiding holes to find the best look out for ambushing your friends. Players can create arenas based on anything imaginable, and once complete, utterly destroy them with bullets, bombs, grenades, tanks, helicopters and even laser swords. In the heat of battle, soldiers can create custom blockades and fortresses instantaneously.

GUNCRAFT XBOX LIVE KEY FEATURES:

• Exclusive Xbox Live maps

• Includes all PC DLC

• Two-player split-screen local multiplayer

• Player-controlled vehicles, perks, killstreaks, class load-outs, clan system, and ranks

• Create custom levels, weapons and characters limited only by your imagination

• Outlandish game modes for up to 16 players, including:

o Lava Survival Mode - where magma slowly rises as players build upward to avoid the instant orange death. It’s a new variation of “Last Man Standing”

o Onslaught Mode - Where four players band together to fight off endless waves of deadly robot spiders, soldiers, drones, and aircraft

o Spleef Mode - Where players drill and destroy blocks on the platform near or under their opponents in order to cause them to fall to their deaths while fervently moving to avoid suffering the same fate.

• Exclusive levelling system where you earn new rewards with every other level, all the way up to level 550 (50 levels per ReCraft rank - one base, 10 ReCrafted ranks)

• New high-resolution models with an unlockable aesthetics system containing 300 pieces of unique gear to customize characters. Each are individually customizable, giving gamers over 4 billion different combinations

• New tutorial system for learning the basics of Guncraft and each game mode


Guncraft players have all of the standard multiplayer shooter modes such as Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, plus tons of custom load-outs, perks, plenty of weapons, vehicles and more. Even better, the core crafting mechanics of Guncraft are available throughout every aspect of the game, enabling players to build maps, characters, and weapons on the fly and then decimate it all to take down enemies.

To learn more about Guncraft, please visit www.exatogames.com/Guncraft/, as well as ‘Like’ it on Facebook and follow the development @ExatoGames for all the latest developer updates and news.

Come visit us for a hands on look at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2014 at booth #3812

# # #

About Exato Game Studios
Exato Game Studios was founded on the premise of creating indie games of the highest caliber. Its first title, Guncraft, aims high in its grand goals of pushing the envelope, by offering one of the most diverse, user-driven, and customizable first-person shooters to ever be created.

About GameMill Entertainment

GameMill Entertainment, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a third-party publisher of casual games for the mass market consumer. Development platforms include PC, Nintendo handhelds and consoles including Nintendo DS™ , Nintendo 3DS™ and Wii™, Microsoft consoles including Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, XBLA, Microsoft Games On Demand and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, and Sony handhelds and consoles including PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. With development across the globe, GameMill is a source of entertaining and fun games for all ages. For more information, please visit: www.game-mill.com.
Community Announcements - EGSRantis
It's been one whole year... WOW. I honestly can't believe how fast that happened. Thank you guys so much for your support and making Guncraft a success. Without you, there'd be no future for us, so we're unbelievably grateful for each and every one of you :).

Now we know all of you have been wondering what we've been up to all this time. If you've been poking around our official forums, you've gotten hints that we've been working on a "big update." Well we are ready to announce when that big update is coming. We'd totally announce it today, but it's a Saturday and most people wouldn't even notice our announcement if we posted it today. SO IT'S HAPPENING TUESDAY!

Are you ready? I know we are. It's been a long time coming and we're so excited to finally tell you guys what it is.

Check back on Tuesday, August 12th for the big announcement!

Block and Load!

-Darknuke

Update: Change of plans. Read about it here. We made a boo-boo >_<.
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