Twin Boys and Their Sister Eating Sweet Potatoes For the First Time

This was 7 years ago, but people seem to enjoy talking about it, so here it is.

 

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20 Reasons EverQuest is the Greatest Game of All Time

Played it so much that I dropped out of college. Still no regrets.

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The Ultimate Risk-Like Multiplayer Strategy Game Hits Steam!

At last, gamers can play the real-time Risk-like strategy game that the world has been waiting for! Firmament Wars was released via Steam’s Early Access on June 23rd. Throughout Early Access, several new maps and features have appeared. There will be about 12 maps upon the official full release on August 8th, 2018.

Several key new maps have appeared such as a larger world map, China, Germany, and a map called Europe Mena, which includes Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Firmament Wars also more than double the number of flags in the game, including every existing nation, US state flags, and several more historic flags.

Two new leaderboards also show off the top ranking nations, by actual player nation, and the top ranking nations by player flag choice. So you’re not only playing for your own state, but for your nation and flag as well!

No other Risk-like game on Steam compares. I checked out the reviews for other Risk-like games on the platform and they all seem to lack proper network multiplayer and other features that one would expect from a Risk-like game. Add in the fact that games only take 15-20 minutes and you have a unique and refreshing way to enjoy the gameplay of Risk without waiting for your turn and exorbitant time commitments. Most of the other Risk games had moderate or unfavorable ratings, but, at this time, Firmament Wars is maintaining its perfect 100% rating. We’ll see how long that lasts… !

Firmament Wars is a great party game to play with friends with a lot of potential for future content. I could easily add more content and features such as custom flags, more maps, scenario modes, and perhaps a bigger tech tree! Check it out and let me know what you think!

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About Neverworks Games

Neverworks Games is a veteran-owned independent game development company founded by Joe Leonard. It was founded in 2015 with the vision of creating exciting gaming experiences with enduring value.

Their first game was Nevergrind, a single-player browser RPG which received widespread praise after a successful Kickstarter in 2015. Its development started in 2012 and was a labor of love for many years. Thousands of people have played Nevergrind and it continues to be enjoyed, today.

Neverworks moved on to its next game, Firmament Wars, which was originally developed for browsers, but was ultimately released on Steam in August, 2018. Early Access started on June 23rd, 2018. Firmament Wars is a multiplayer real-time strategy game featuring tile-based warfare on a multitude of maps.

Firmament Wars - Earth Omega

Firmament Wars – Earth Omega

They are also working on Nevergrind 2, the follow-up to its popular initial offering, Nevergrind. And this time it will be multiplayer! Parties of up to six players can team up to explore Vandamor’s most daunting dungeons! Nevergrind 2 will feature more rogue-like elements including traps, scouting, and a grid-based dungeon crawl system.

Nevergrind battle scene – Currently in development!

 

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NWJS + Greenworks – Distributing a multiplayer HTML5 app to Steam + Web Backend

I didn’t see a good explanation on the web on the general workflow for deploying an nw.js app to Steam, so I made this video. I also mention how to use Greenworks to make it easy to talk to Steam’s API to do authentication and achievements.

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Firmament Wars Early Access on Steam Begins!

Firmament Wars is now available for purchase for $4.99 on Steam. The game is available in 13 different languages:

Firmament is scheduled for a full release on August 8th, 2018 (8/8/18)! I plan to do bug fixes, optimizations, and add more maps to the game up until that time. If you want to give feedback, join the Neverworks Games Discord Server and give us some feedback in the #firmament-wars channel!

Also, if anyone would like to help improve the translations, I am accepting help! I’d be happy to accept help from anyone that is an expert in the languages shown above.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/849790/Firmament_Wars

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Firmament Wars now in Beta on Steam

Valve has approved our build and Firmament Wars is now playable via Steam! If you’re interested in joining the beta, join the Neverworks Games Discord Server and request a key. Go to the Firmament Wars channel and feel free to give feedback, make suggestions, and report any bugs you find.

Firmament Wars is scheduled for release on July 6th, 2018 for the Windows operating system.

Firmament Wars - Earth Omega

Firmament Wars – Earth Omega

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Firmament Wars – Official Trailer – Coming to Steam July 6, 2018!

If all goes according to plan, Firmament Wars will be on Steam July 6th, 2018. Check out the trailer below!

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Firmament Wars Icons

As a small indie development company, Neverworks Games is always looking for ways to keep development costs low. There is a constant need to come up with icons, but I don’t want to use common libraries like Font Awesome too much. I don’t want my games to look like a web page! But I did find an awesome website called Icons8 that has a plethora of free icons. I used them quite a bit in the development of Firmament Wars for its in-game iconography and for its Steam achievements.

Where needed I also made minor adjustments to some of the icons such as changing the color to grayscale or rotating their hue, but most of them were used as-is!

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A Message to the Two-Timing Two-Timer, Dr. Disrespect

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