The World’s Best Platformer is out on Steam!

25 Aug / by: M&R / 2 comments / tags : ,,

We’ve been waiting a long time to say this: N++ is available on Steam! And it’s only $15! Get it while it’s hot (ie discounted an extra 20% for launch week): http://store.steampowered.com/app/230270/ While it’s downloading, why not enjoy the Steam launch trailer 😉 (For now N++ is Windows-only, but we’ll be adding Mac and Linux […]

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N++ Enemy Spotlight Video Series

20 Aug / by: M&R / 0 comments / tags : ,,

Last year, we collaborated with Richard E. Flanagan, of FRACT fame, to make some super cool videos that will help you get a sense of what N++ is. Richard is an incredible, multi-talented designer and has a great sense of style, and working with him on this project was just plain awesome. The concept for […]

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N++ is coming to Steam – 25 August 2016!

17 Aug / by: M&R / 24 comments / tags : ,,,

Hey, that almost rhymes 😉 Yes, you heard right, future N++ enthusiast: the answer to your prayers is almost here. The World’s Best Platformer™ is coming to Steam (Windows) on August 25th, 2016. That’s only about a week away! Mac and Linux versions will follow shortly. Wait, What is N++? N++ is a fast-paced, momentum-based […]

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N++ PC Beta Sign-ups are Now Open! Plus, EU Summer Sale!

03 Aug / by: M&R / 12 comments / tags : ,,

ONE: Yes, you heard right, not only is N++ coming to Steam, PC Beta Sign-ups are now open. SIGN UP HERE If you have a Mac or Linux machine, you can request for us to keep you notified about those versions via the form above as well — they won’t be ready at PC launch, […]

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N++ Contesque: Steam Trading Cards!

20 Jul / by: M&R / 1 comments / tags : ,,

It’s that time again…time for another N++ contesque! As you may know, we’re working on porting N++ to Steam, and the release is coming soonish. In order to help make the Steam version of N++ more awesome, we want to support Steam Trading Cards. We’re working on some art for that, and we’ve heard that […]

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Summer Sale!

14 Jul / by: M&R / 2 comments / tags : ,,,

Big news! N++ is 50% off in all of SCEA’s regions (North and South America) from right now until July 19th, 2016. This is the Re-PLAY sale, and N++ is part of it because it was also part of the PLAY promo last summer. This is a huge discount, and if you’ve been wondering what […]

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LATINO, 2002 Die Gestalten Verlag

23 Jun / by: M&R / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,

To create the look and feel of N++, we worked with legendary graphic designer MASA. We knew of his work because of this book, LATINO, which was another of the first graphic design books we ever purchased. Designing the graphics for N++ was daunting — we wanted to refresh and evolve the graphics, similar to […]

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The Designers Republic vs. IDEA Magazine, 2002

03 Jun / by: M&R / 3 comments / tags : ,,,

Formed in 1986, The Designers Republic has a vast body of often playful and subversive, imaginative and groundbreaking work in graphic design. Here’s a short video on some of their inspirations and aspirations that pretty nicely encapsulates what they were trying to do: tDR did a ton of striking designs on flyers, posters, album artwork […]

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DesignerShock DSOS1 – 2001, Die Gestalten Verlag

25 May / by: M&R / 1 comments / tags : ,,,

One of the first books we ever purchased was this one, DesignerShock DSOS1. It was published in 2001 by Die Gestalten Verlag, Metanet’s favourite publisher (they have, over the years, published most of our favourite books). We probably bought it brand new, right off the shelf! We loved the bright, contrasting colours and shapes, and […]

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Metanet Software’s Design Library

21 May / by: M&R / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

At Metanet Software, we love games — and we also love design books. We get a lot of inspiration from tons of different art and design books, and we think you can see that in our games. Since the early 2000s, we’ve spent hours and hours in bookstores and libraries poring over pages: bright colours […]

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