Saturday, August 29, 2009

Extraordinary fan-art

Every now and then you come across some great fan-art. This one is not only awesome, it's pretty unusual, too. Gupu, the mastermind behind it, has even given instructions on how to make one of your own and suggests you start with the larger one if you're new to papercrafting.

Another version built by Hmar9333 based on Gupu's instructions. Moody lighting in this one: 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

John Gore caught hanging around the PSP

What, is Minigore coming to the PSP? John Gore has been seen running around recklessly and hibernating them poor furries over here.

Rumor has it there's going to be helluva lot more furries on screen and while the game is definitely Minigore, there is something distinctly different about it this time around...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

On Episode 2

Yes, we are waiting. No, still no word from Apple. Yes, we did submit on the 6th. C'mon Apple, it really shouldn't take three weeks to approve a simple update! People want updates, we have them, and they are taking forever to emerge from the other end.

What's your current mood - feeling insane already? That's the one on the right.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Vote on John's new ability

Things are looking very infernal in Episode 3 right now. Oh, what do I mean? Two new enemy types have been implemented: the Flaming Furry which runs very fast and the Giant Flaming Furry which spawns furries of the fiery kind. When you set the difficulty to insane, things get very infernal indeed.

Today's topic is something different, though. To celebrate 100 000 sold units of Minigore and to give John a fighting chance against the infernal furries, he is going to learn a new ability for Episode 3. The new ability is something that we are planning to make unique for each character in a later episode. The ability is activated by double-tapping the right pad (the one you shoot with). It's always available and you can use the ability as many times you want, but it will take a certain amount of time to reload.


Contender number one: Power dash. Power dash literally makes John dash towards the enemies and get out of tight spots while causing damage. John will slice through the larger furries and knock off the smaller ones.

Contender number two: Grenade. John gets a new weapon he can toss into a pack of furries chasing him. The grenade will bounce a few times after landing and explode after a few seconds or on contact with any of the furries.

Vote for your favorite! Also, note that the details of an ability may change slightly during implementation according to our internal play-testing.

UPDATE: This time around the winner wasn't as clear as before, but still the grenade ended up a gathering the majority of votes and did that by a pretty wide margin. Therefore Episode 3 will contain the grenade as a new ability for John Gore!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Episode 2 submitted, episode tracker available

As some of you may have noticed from our Twitter, Episode 2: Thousands of them... one of you was submitted last week. I'm hoping it is going to be available later this week!

We also added an episode tracker as a sticky post of sorts on top of this blog where we are posting what's going on with each episode. Voting and discussion takes place in the actual posts as usual!

Another thing people have been suggesting is we release new episodes more often than initially planned and that's exactly what we are starting to do right now. Instead of a huge co-op update, we already submitted the second episode as mentioned and we'll also release a third one before co-op goes live. It's going to bring you all kinds of flaming furries and an insane mode for those who feel expert is too easy! Probably some other stuff, too, so let me hear what you'd like to see next and I'll see if we can make it fit into the update!

Latest episodes

Episode 5

Minigore: Episode 5 iconElder Gore AI partner.
Emperor Penguin.
Penguin Mob squad.
3 New Encyclopedia pages.

Episode 4

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v4.0) Local co-op multiplayer over wi-fi. Elder Gores. New voice files.

Episode 3 (update 9): Thanksgiving Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.293) White Gangster Gore. Encyclopedia with 3 pages. Bug fixes.

Episode 3 (update 8): Halloween Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.292) Undead Jenny Gore. Game Center support. New scoring system with multipliers. iPod Touch 4G support. Graphical improvements. Remade snow level. Health indicator hearts.

Episode 3 (update 7): Zombie Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.291) Bug fixes. Retina display support and faster framerate for iPhone 4.

Episode 3 (update 6): Zombie Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.29) Fur Bombs. Auto-aim. Rebalanced Predator Furry. Inferno mode.

Episode 3 (update 5): Zombie Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.28) HD-certified, completely redone graphics. Weapon recoil effects for all characters. Performance options. Kill restoration against OpenFeint achievements.

Episode 3 (update 4): Zombie Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.271) Fixed critical bugs.

Episode 3 (update 3): Zombie Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.27) Predator Furry. Zombie Gore. Easter Bunny. Bullet shells. Improved controls. Larger play area. Prettier shadows. Level selection. Bug fixes.

Episode 3 (update 2): New Year's Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.26) New guest star character: Hook Champ. Special traits for Gangster Gore (machine gun dual-wielding), Sensei Evan (grenade launcher dual-wielding) and Sway's Ninja Man (long sprint when damaged). Improved character and environment animation. Major bug fixes.

Episode 3 (update 1): New Year's Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.25) Gangster Gore. New guest stars: Lizzy, Ninja Man and Zombieville Guy. Dual wielding. Kid Gore redux. OpenFeint 2.4.

Episode 3: Christmas Episode

Minigore: Episode 3 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.20) Wormwolf, the boss unit. Day/night cycle. Grenade launcher. Upgradeable weapons. A full roster of additional characters including Santa.

Episode 2 (update 1): Thousands of them... one of you

Minigore: Episode 2 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.11) Improved Furry Sense, extended battle music, flip screen/update freeze bug fixed, OpenFeint 2.2 and minor fixes.

Episode 2: Thousands of them... one of you

Minigore: Episode 2 icon
AVAILABLE! (v1.1) Furry Sense, a third health with a headband, automatic save and restore of game state, two achievements (expert and insane mode), giant firefurry, normal firefurry, new death animations, new sound effects and voice acting, minor gameplay fixes, major bug fixes, OpenFeint 2.1 and a drastically improved shotgun.

Episode 1: Tiny creatures, giant adventure

Minigore: Episode 1 iconAVAILABLE! (v1.0) Four furries, two weapons, beast mode, voice-acting and lots more.