Category Archive: dev

The Year of N, For Real This Time.

29 Mar / by: M&R / 30 comments / tags :

So we have big news. Big exciting news. We’re working on the absolutely final iteration of N: it will be called N++ N++ follows in the tradition of N+ and improves on it; it’s a bigger, better, more fully-featured version, with everything N has, plus plus: New levels, new graphics, new sound, new game modes […]

Huge apologies!

28 Nov / by: M&R / 49 comments /

Oh wow, we just noticed now it’s been 8 months since our last blog post. We are so sorry about that! We’ve had our heads down feverishly working on the N v2.0 update and have been hit with some delays and unanticipated problems, and completely lost track of time. But to be totally honest, part […]

GDC you in San Francisco!

03 Mar / by: M&R / 53 comments / tags : ,

It’s that time of year again, the annual migration of game developers to the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. Our flight was delayed, which is kind of lucky because in our rush to pack we forgot to write a blog post! A couple weeks ago we reached +500 new N levels; initially we were […]

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 […]


03 Dec / by: M&R / 9 comments / tags :

Wow, December already. It’s been an incredibly busy year, and time is just flying by. First of all, in case anyone missed it, we’ve started the long overdue process of cleaning up the N v1.4 highscores, and can always use more help. If you know of a highscore that was acquired by cheating, please collect […]

The September Issue

04 Oct / by: M&R / 12 comments /

We spent all of September working on many different projects, and wrapping up the last few Difference Engine Initiative sessions, then working like mad to finish something cool to show you for this month’s post. Unfortunately, we didn’t get through as much as we would have liked, and we came up short. Probably not what […]

The Nd of Summer

31 Aug / by: M&R / 28 comments / tags :

We’re still soldiering away on multiple projects here. Among other things, the next iteration of N. Yes! Finally we’re posting about N. Hooray!!!   There has been a lot of internal discussion about what sorts of things we want to do with it, and beyond the obvious — make it a proper “web 2.0” dealie […]

The Difference Engine Initiative

31 Jul / by: M&R / 25 comments / tags : ,,

This month’s post will be dedicated to introducing a very exciting project that was recently announced, called The Difference Engine Initiative (DEI). You can read more about it here: The first two sessions are part of the Ada Lovelace edition. This is a game-making opportunity just for women, which Mare and world-famous Toronto-based community […]