SkyBox Labs Monthly – November 2017 | New TASTEE Content & Tournament + Charity Stream News!

We had another busy month at the studio! This month we've got news on new TASTEE content & events, partner projects, and a charity stream: The TASTEE Day of the Dead Skins Are Here We released our coolest DLC yet: the Day of the Dead Skin Pack! Featuring the 12 most colorful skins you’ll find in the game, the DOTD Skin Pack celebrates Día de Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday where people celebrate deceased friends and family members with beautifully colored altars, among many other things. In related news: we’re also organizing a new tournament! The Tournament of the Dead will be the most challenging TASTEE competition to date since every round will introduce a different restriction: maybe [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


1st Time PAX Exhibitor – Things We Learned

PAX Prime 2015 was the first time that Skybox Labs has been at any conference, and it was a real learning experience for us. While titles we’ve worked on have been shown by other publishers, Lethal Tactics was our first time representing ourselves at an exhibition. It was a fantastic experience for us, and not only did we learn a lot about showing a title at a convention, we learned a lot about how people perceive our game and what really resonates with players.  It was an awesome opportunity to engage with the community and we had a great time. There are some fantastic posts already on Gamasutra about devs’ time preparing for and presenting at PAX and [...]

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