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Oroboros is the Daily Game on Nonoba

Posted by: Sam Horton on Jun 5, 2008 at 12:38 PM

I just saw that Oroboros got picked as the Daily Game on Nonoba today, and had to make a celebratory post about it!

Thanks Nonoba! And a big thanks to all the players!


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By: Sam Horton | Jun 5, 2008 at 12:38 PM | | Leave a comment

New Oroboros Achievements on Nonoba

Posted by: Sam Horton on Jun 4, 2008 at 6:31 PM

If you haven't heard of Nonoba before, it's a relatively new gaming portal with some great features for players and developers alike.

I recently integrated their Developer API into Oroboros so that achievements and high scores could be added. Basically, you get to pick any milestones in your game, such as reaching a certain score, collecting a specific number of coins, or in my case, slicing a specific sequence of Seekers! On top of that, they allow you to upload your own icons representing the awards or badges for each achievement.

The Seeker Slicer Achievement
To earn this one, you need to get the Tail of Blades, then slice at least 10 Seekers—which are the little yellow guys that follow you around and stick to your tail. They first appear on level 2, then again on levels 6 and up. Be sure to power up your Blades in the Evo Menu!

Million Point Madness Achievement
This one is pretty easy. Just score a million points and it's yours!

Max Tail+30 Achievement
If you can earn this award, then the million point madness challenge will be a snap. Max Tail combo multipliers add up when all of your tail segments are intact, and you successfully devour 10 energy particles. One bad move and you start back at zero, so easy does it!

That should get you 3 fancy new badges and a nice chunk of experience too. Now go and earn them!
Nonoba Oroboros

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By: Sam Horton | Jun 4, 2008 at 6:31 PM | | Leave a comment

Finally Broke a Million

Posted by: Sam Horton on Nov 5, 2007 at 4:30 AM

Oroboros Finally broke the 1 Million mark on or around Nov 4th 2007. It may not be a million bucks, but It's pretty exciting to know that millions of people from all around the globe have played this game!

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Oroboros Featured as Kongregate Weekly Challenge Game

Posted by: Sam Horton on Sep 8, 2007 at 1:13 AM

Oroboros Challenge on KongregateI wanted to personally thank all of the people who wrote reviews and linked to Oroboros. You have really helped bring tons of players to the site, and things have been buzzing ever since.

Oroboros also received a Kongregate front page challenge! Challenges are used to distribute custom cards for a new game they are working on called Kongai. You can obtain the "Blood Vial" card by making it to dimension 9 in Oroboros!

With so many eyes on Oroboros, the bug reports were bound to arrive. I spent all day yesterday trying to put out fires and make sure it was working properly so people could enjoy the challenge. The biggest complaint so far has been that the game is a bit unclear and people don't quite understand the objective. That has been remedied in the updated version!

Oroboros is an arcade-style game, simply put. You move the mouse around and collect stuff. Some stuff will hurt you, some will help you, some will do both. I've seen 10 year old kids pick this game up in as many seconds, and I've seen others that quit after the first failure. Most games require a certain trial period of playing, learning and failing before you can become an adept player -Oroboros is no different

Play Oroboros Now!

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By: Sam Horton | Sep 8, 2007 at 1:13 AM | | Leave a comment