SkyBox Labs Monthly – October 2017 | Happy Halloween from SkyBox Labs!

Happy Halloween! We've got a great update for you this month featuring a bone-chilling TASTEE update, and some exciting studio news.awesome April - here's what we’ve been up to: Announcing the Day of the Dead Skin Pack! We're happy to announce our latest set of skins - The Day of the Dead Skin Pack! This new pack includes 12 skins, featuring some of the wildest and most vibrant TASTEE designs yet including: Ares as Lady Calavera Denton as The Undead Desperado and The Baron as Barontula, the Spider King. As a special Halloween treat, we've added Seraphim's Day of the Dead skin to the game for free. She's available right now - just check your character selection screen! The [...]

SkyBox Labs Monthly – September 2017 | Watch the New SkyBox Labs Twitch Show!

Hey, we’re SkyBox Labs - a game studio based in Vancouver, BC, that does three things: Create, Develop, Play. We Create games, Develop games for our partners, and Play games! Congrats to the TASTEE: Lethal Tactics 'Beat the Devs' Tournament Winners! The Beat the Devs tourney has wrapped! Congrats to the three community members who came out victorious and took down our dev team: Passy Kundovich Wizaro Elementaro Lord Newbie Each of the winners will be taking home a custom 3D-printed prop from the game! If you'd like to see how it all went down, you can view their matches in-game or watch our recap on YouTube. In the meantime, stay tuned for more TASTEE updates and community events! [...]

SkyBox Labs Monthly – August 2017 | Introducing TASTEE’s Newest Map, Jurassic Narc!

We had an awesome August! Check out our new TASTEE map, and read up on Rise of Nations: Extended Edition's Cross-Network play! New Jurassic Narc Map, New Game Updates & More! Our newest TASTEE map is here - Jurassic Narc! Journey through the deep wilderness and claim your territory in this jungle fortress. Will you fight an uphill battle to take the bunker or will you mow down all who attempt to siege your throne? Jurassic Narc takes attacker vs. defender games to the next level. Get it here. We've also been hard at work building new community-requested features and fixes! We’ve added chat features, an all-time leaderboard for Daily Missions, and more! See the full patch notes here. In [...]

SkyBox Labs Monthly – July 2017 | New Prizes Announced for TASTEE’s ‘Beat the Devs’ Tournament

Hey, we’re SkyBox Labs - a game studio based in Vancouver, BC, that does three things: Create, Develop, Play. We Create games, Develop games for our partners, and Play games! Here's what we've been up to in July: Sign Up for the Next TASTEE Tournament and Beat the Devs!  We’re excited to announce our next TASTEE: Lethal Tactics community event: Beat the Devs! The rules are simple: Beat the devs, win a prize! This will be a standard async-match tournament – with a twist! Every player that advances to the finals will take on a member of our development team. If you can beat one of us, you’ll take home a special TASTEE prize! Winners will be taking [...]

SkyBox Labs Monthly – June 2017 | Congrats to All the TASTEE Tournament Winners!

Another busy month! This month we've got a great feature on our recently wrapped TASTEE Tournament! The Results are in! Congrats to TASTEE Community Member Rogdhor! Our second ever tournament is now over and boy, it was super exciting! The TASTEE ROYALE: Guns & Gladiators Tournament set the stage for the best TASTEE players to compete asynchronously, giving plenty of time for each player to plan their moves extra carefully and showcase their best tactics on our newest map: the Backyard Colosseum. We'd like to give a big congrats to the top 3 finishers: 1st place: Rogdhor 2nd place: ashley89 3rd place: ubq We're currently planning the next big community event! While the details are still secret, you can [...]

SkyBox Labs Monthly – May 2017 | TASTEE Tournament Finalists Announced + We’re Hiring!

This month we shine a light on three of our top TASTEE: Lethal Tactics players, Age of Empires II HD updates, and our studio's expansion! The Guns & Gladiators Tournament Update We've hit the final round of the TASTEE: Lethal Tactics Guns & Gladiators Tournament! Congrats to these titans of tactics, our finalists: ashley89 - a newcomer to the TASTEE tournaments. ashley89 can regularly be seen at the top of our monthly leaderboards. Rogdhor - our Daily Mission Deadliest champ, and writer of some of the best and most in-depth TASTEE guides. ubq - the first TASTEE tournament champion! Can ubq defend his record and remain the only person to own a TASTEE trophy? These are three of the best TASTEE: Lethal Tactics players [...]

SkyBox Labs Monthly – April 2017 | New TASTEE Content!

With some great work done on TASTEE: Lethal Tactics and Age of Empires II HD, we've had an awesome April - here's what we’ve been up to: The Backyard Colosseum DLC Map is Now Available! We're excited to launch the first of a number of new TASTEE maps, the Backyard Colosseum! Located right across the TASTEE diner, the Backyard Colosseum is where mercs cut their teeth and train between missions. What better place to test your mercs’ skills than a modern day scrap yard Colosseum? This arena is filled to the brim with tight twists and turns where scrappy battles quickly erupt. Prepare to battle for each step you take in this claustrophobic setting! Map Features A combination [...]

SkyBox Labs Monthly – March 2017 | The Guns & Gladiators Tournament is Coming!

We've got a great update this month: a new TASTEE tournament, Age of Empires II HD updates, and we're on Instagram! The TASTEE ROYALE: Guns & Gladiators - Sign Up for our Next Tournament! We are excited to announce our next tournament, The TASTEE ROYALE: Guns & Gladiators. The tournament will be an asynchronous PvP single-elimination bracket tournament. Signups will be open for the next 3 weeks, and we'll be announcing the tournament bracket on Monday, April 17th. The TASTEE ROYALE: Guns & Gladiators: The tournament begins and ends in our newest map, the Backyard Colosseum - a makeshift arena built for both long-range combat and close-quarter skirmishes. The new map will be added to the game in [...]

SkyBox Labs Monthly – February 2017 | Who won TASTEE’s Daily Mission Deadliest challenge?

It's been an awesome start to 2017 at the studio! Check out what we’ve been up to: Congrats to Rogdhor, Winner of the Daily Mission Deadliest Challenge The TASTEE: Lethal Tactics Daily Mission Deadliest challenge - a grueling 5-day test of tactical prowess – is complete! Over 5 days players took on 5 different missions, the average of each day's score amounting to their final ranking. Congrats to our top three players: 1) Rogdhor (average score: 63358) 2) TheNameIsBob (average score: 62158) 3) ubq (average score 61054) Full results here: http://tasteegame.com/daily-mission-deadliest/ It was only a matter of time before Rogdhor, a very active member of our community, won a TASTEE challenge. He's written incredibly detailed guides for TASTEE: Lethal Tactics, which [...]

How we (didn’t) name TASTEE

This is the story of how we changed the name of our game 3 times (twice while we were live). This isn’t an advice article, or even a “here’s what we learned, apply it” article. This is just a quick story about our struggle to name our game. Our journey was far from perfect, it was full of potholes and we still don’t know how it will turn out, but hopefully you’ll find some value in it (as we did), even if it’s just a good laugh. With so many fantastic games on the market today, the name of your game can mean the difference between a click on your banner and being passed over for the next [...]