Free ACK color overlay pack for Indie game devs

Are you an Indie game developer?  Do you use the MACK or FACK pack from Broke Ass Games in your game project?  If you answered yes to both of these questions then you may be interested in a FREE skin overlay pack that we are offering!  Check out the details on the Visions website.

http://www.visionsgame.com/b-a-g-skins

This is a free download of 95 texture color overlays for the MACK and FACK Advanced Character Kits.  We think you’ll like it!

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Scheduled Down Time

NOTICE:

The website will be down for a period of time Saturday June 11th for planned system maintenance. Thank you for your patience! We should be back online by Sunday June 12th. This should only effect tinyzoo.com and should not effect our other websites.

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Volunteer your time

Happy New Year!  As we finish recuperating from the frenzy of the holiday season, we extend a renewed invitation to join our volunteer game development team.  Do you want to help us finish Visions?

Benefits include development experience on a massive scale MMORPG, new friends, and satisfaction that you’re using your gifts and talents for the Lord.

Requirements include a strong drive to achieve the goals set before you, strong self-motivator, strong team spirit, excellent communication skills, ability to accept instruction, personal interest in completing the Visions game project, and it’s very helpful if you have a strong faith in Jesus Christ to help you endure the trials that come our way.

We are looking for people to fill the following roles:

(Listed from greatest need at the top to lesser needs at the bottom)

C++ Programmers with a TGEA license *

Torque Scripters*

3D animators* (proficient in Milkshape and/or Fragmotion)- (Particularly those proficient in working with animals)

Worldbuilders *

3D texture artists*

3D mesh modelers* (proficient in Milkshape and/or Fragmotion)

Quest Writers (must work within very specific constraints)

Sound FX Engineers and composers*

Community Manager

Research Assistants (must be capable of working closely with the quest writers, and return results quickly)

Public Relations Manager

Marketing Specialists

Please apply online from the Visions website:  www.visionsgame.com

All positions are volunteer only. There are no paid positions on our team at this time.


*NOTE: We are contemplating an upgrade to T3D which will require all programmers, scripters, and worldbuilders to have a T3D license.  Artists may require a T3D license as well in order to be able to test their art for game-readiness.  Sound Engineers would need a T3D license to be able to interact with the worldbuilding tool to implement and modify audio FX in the game. As the license is an individual license that remains with the individual, our team does not provide these licenses to developers. Volunteers are responsible for obtaining their own T3D license from http://garagegames.com which will remain with the license-holder for life.

Heaven’s Blessings Tiny Zoo and the Visions game development team are not affiliated with Garage Games in any way other than we use their game engine to make our game.

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1st stage Beta launch delayed

I’m sorry to bring the bad news on the last day of the month but we must postpone the launch of the 1st stage beta test of Visions which was planned for this month. We just have not been able to get our server issue sorted out. And without a valid server connection we can not open the Beta test, it’s just technologically impossible at this moment in time. We are still working on it, fear not. As soon as we get this server issue sorted out and are sure that people will be able to log in successfully, we will open the 1st stage Beta test of Visions to approved testers. Be looking for the tester application on the www.visionsgame.com website in the next few days. This 1st stage beta is not a full-scale game, it is a tech beta, so please be expecting to test functionality and mechanics, not gameplay. Thank you for your patience.

~The Visions Team

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LAST DAY!

Have you registered for the CGDC Winter Retreat?  The theme this year is “Keeping the Light shining in the darkness” and TODAY Feb 6th is the last day to register.  Don’t miss your chance for this elite Christian Game Developers Conference event in the Oregon mountains just outside of Portland.  CGDC Winter Retreat is Feb 25-27. Hope to see you there!

http://cgdc.org/conference.asp

Come meet fellow Christians who are passionate about game development. Speakers, workshops, round tables, and networking opportunities and the chance to get face time with CEOs, developers, and artists of other game development companies.  The only conference in the world where you can talk about game physics, game mechanics and spiritual ramifications of game content all in one conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Register NOW!

-Laurene

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You can do big things!

The concept behind the Kickstarter program is for a lot of people to contribute a little bit to make great things happen.  Artists, musician, writers, explorers, even game developers all find a warm welcome in this community of aspiring creative minds. This is your opportunity to help with the final push to get Visions to open beta!  We just launched our very own Kickstarter page today.  Check it out!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1799801709/visions-a-christian-mmorpg

Thank you for supporting us!

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2 chances to help us win!

Still have 2 contests in the running. And people can vote once a day.

This one at startup nation is for a publicity package:
http://www.startupnation.com/homebased100/contestant/7272/index.php

This one at Idea Cafe is for a small business grant:
http://digg.com/d31788K

(Remember to Click the DIGG button!)

Both would be helpful to our efforts. We’re really close on the Startupnation contest, I have no idea how we’re doing on the Idea Cafe contest. Thank you for voting for us!

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