Dan Paladin; Best Blogger of 2009

I wonder what your new year resolution was? I don’t know what mine was, either!  If you have not read about the Title Update or the King DLC pack, please refer to the previous posts on our devblog!

Please allow me to share some new kinds of information:

– The Devblog has received a facelift! And a rainbow. This is to commemorate the mental shift achieved one notch higher than “tubular”.  We will tell you about our travels, our new cool stuff we’re building, and of COURSE we’ll keep you up to date on the new projects as soon as they are ready to be revealed.

– One of Emil’s secret powers is suppressing refracted light. I don’t know how that power can really do much. I don’t have the power so I can’t really tell if it is helpful or not.

– We’ve been prototyping a new title.  A new game, YES!!  Sorry, I can’t tell you what it is yet! I can tell you though that we are off to a very strong & solid start.  The game has proven to be a lot of fun for the people that we’ve shown!  Perhaps we can start posting imagery later on and begin a guessing game about the game. It’s like two games in one! Maybe we’ll just flat out tell you, though, and ruin the guessing game. 

You can talk about the new title on our forums at http://forums.thebehemoth.com

– Castle Crashers has returned victorious from battle being the #1 most popular XBLA game of 2008. Despite being released late in the year, Castle Crashers has achieved slot #17 on the most played XBOX 360 games (retail included) of all of 2008! Whoa!! Source: http://majornelson.com/archive/2009/01/04/the-top-20-live-games-of-2008.aspx      I am so proud of our team!!    Good job guys!!!

It seems that swords are smashing into shields around the world. While that makes me extremely nervous it also makes me very happy that you guys have enjoyed the game we have worked  on these past few years!  The leaderboards reflect 601,000 players right now!

– I’d like to take this time out to award myself as “Best Blogger of 2009″.   You know, looking back it was a really tough choice!!   I couldn’t help but feel biased during deliberation…. but…. it really just seemed like the right thing to do.  I’d like to thank myself for this award.  I’d also like to thank technology.  Please do not think this award will inhibit the quality of my future posts.  

Creepy question of the year: If you eat enough faces…… does that mean you can become the center of all faces?

13 Responses to “Dan Paladin; Best Blogger of 2009”

  1. pwnmaster - 5

    Congrats on #17 guys. Dont give away the title too early, I got really edgy last time. I just hope you do alien hominid 2 someday. Or something involving the giant rainbowsparkle chicken.
    Oh yeah i almost forgot, FIRST!

  2. Jai - 5

    If you eat enough faces, that just means that all faces can become the center of YOU.

    When you say you’re “prototyping” the new title, does that mean you give play-testers slips of paper with game characters and items loosely scrawled on them (Usually napkins or coasters) and a verbal premise? That’s what I do. Play-testing only lasts until the napkins fall apart or the restaurant closes, but it gives me a good feel for how very very unhelpful my friends are when I want them to do anything in a restaurant except eat.

    Congratulations, Dan!

    • danp - B

      very good logic on the face question.

      by prototyping i mean playable builds! nothing against, napkins, though. napkins are great!!!

      thanks!

  3. retrorex - 0

    Thats all good. Wish success on that project, any help you guys might need let me know. I am actually running a web game site of gaems I design and program, and some others done by some friengs you can check it out here http://www.phgaming.net if anything contact me at rex_cartagena@hotmail.com gonna release a title on monday called GREED… its a simple game where greed is your own succes/failure. Weird I know… Congrats. – Rex

  4. HairyAsHell - 0

    Congrats guys! You deserve it!!! I had more fun with Castle Crashers than any downloadable title and even more than a lot of disc-based games I played last year.

    I regret not being able to spot your booth at TGS since I was there only one day. Sure would’ve been great to meet you all in person :)

  5. GumShoe39 - 0

    Dan, Every time i try to get the objector achievement it doesn’t work… Please try to fix it. Thanks! (If you have a gamertag what is it? I’d love to have you on my friends list.) Please reply!!!

  6. ronlocke - 0

    Hay guys i hope its going to be fun!! I hope to see a bunch of cool gaming a game were you customize your character maybe a first person shooter.. lol.. kidding.. or a game were action game would be awsome again but something were you can level characters and do different sort of tasks maybe a long game were you can play lots more hours and lots more time instead of a quick game like alien homid you guys should go toward castle crashers type deal but at the same time something whats going to make us fans look at this game and be like AWSOME i hope you guys are going toward the hardcore fans not the casuels fans so much.. please please.. because we matter too!!

  7. nancy pants2012 - 4

    Dan your my new hero…..I love everything about your art style,witch leads me to my next words…i dont mean to spam the comments but i have no other way of asking..iam currently working on a castle crashers tattoo.. a sleeve to be precise..this is something very special and it needs to be perfect..and i feel the only way that is going to happen is if you can throw some ideas my-way…if you have the time that is…thats it..sorry for spamming..but i had to ask…..in soviet russia,castle crashes you