Category Archive: contesques

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, […]

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 […]

N++ Beta Contesque!

12 Jun / by: M&R / 89 comments / tags : ,

As faithful readers of this blog know, we are getting all the N++ code prepped for certification, but launch day may still be a ways off. We’ll keep you posted, but in the meantime, we have some exciting news! We’re doing a private Beta Test with a small group of players, to make sure the […]


13 Aug / by: M&R / 7 comments / tags : ,

Good news, N++ fans! We’re ready to debut the new and improved Race Mode and we’re going do it at PAX (August 29-September 1), in the Indie Megabooth. Come check it out, and say hi! You might remember Race Mode from N+ on XBLA — it was a great party game that where you could […]

Check Out the Holiday Contesque Highscore Replays!

21 Jan / by: M&R / 15 comments / tags :

We spent some time reviewing the highscore replays and they are very impressive. It really is amazing what skilled players can do, and moreover what they can make look so easy! There’s a real elegance to the replays: they are a carefully choreographed succession of restrained, efficient moves and yet despite that palpable determination and […]

The N Holiday Contesque is now CLOSED!

14 Jan / by: M&R / 7 comments / tags :

Yes, the N Holiday Contesque is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated, and to everyone who provided feedback on N v2.0 so far, we really appreciate it. We’ve got a lot of hard work and bugfixing ahead of us, but we’re bursting with renewed enthusiasm because of yours — your support and comments have […]

SeasoN’s Greetings!

23 Dec / by: M&R / 64 comments / tags :

After many frustrating days and sleepless nights, we have for you a small holiday gift: a quick beta test of N v2.0, in holiday contesque form. Yes, that’s right, there’s a new Contesque! (For those of you just joining us, “contesque” is a delightful and non-legally-binding portmanteau of contest + the suffix -esque. We coined […]

Robotology: A Bunch of Circles and Lines (..and N+: a Tattoo!)

22 Apr / by: M&R / 28 comments /

First of all, we have a few new winners for Contesque #3, at long last. The first win goes out to Duncan, who sent us a whole bunch of drawings of N+ costumes. We chose the one we thought was the most fun 🙂 Duncan’s Ninja Mask And next, we have to share what may […]

N Other News…

19 Jan / by: M&R / 7 comments / tags :

A few years ago, at Slamdance, we were introduced to a game we liked very much, called Rumble Box. A beat-em-up game with characters made of cubes and spheres, cel-shaded graphics and a cool mechanic whereby the parts of your bested opponents assist you in your climb to the top — what’s not to like? […]

Robotology: Edit Mode

16 Nov / by: M&R / 23 comments /

Before we get started on the continuing saga of Robotology, we should quickly give you an update on Contesque #3, The Creativity Contesque. Thanks so much to everyone who entered! We saw some really great work. However, since we received far fewer entries than expected, instead of immediately awarding a prize, we thought we’d keep […]