Welcome to our second monthly Miniclip Roundup!
Get ready for all the latest info on our new games, videos, and all things Miniclip. Don’t forget, this is your chance to get involved and ask us whatever’s on your mind in the Comments section below.
What a busy few weeks it’s been – here’s what’s been happening on the site and with the team.
We are beyond excited for some of the titles we’ve got coming out in December, but November’s line-up was also full of awesomeness. Guns of Anarchy combines action movie thrills with some very cheesy one liners – we totally approve. Our other big action release was the zombie survival game After Sunset 2. In this sequel, you control Sid the butcher as he takes on waves of the undead with some very cool weapons.
After Sunset 2 has proved to be a big hit on Miniclip since its release – in fact, one of our team came to work dressed as Sid on Halloween. It was terrifying.
We also released some superb puzzle games, including the latest in the Fireboy and Watergirl series, Crystal Temple. These have been some of the most popular titles on Miniclip down the years, and Crystal Temple picks up where they left off: you control Fireboy with one hand and Watergirl with the other, using teamwork to beat each level.
One of our other most popular puzzlers from last month is DynaBoy, from the creators of Slime Lab – there’s plenty of jewels and loot to be found in those caves, so grab some dynamite and start treasure-hunting! We really loved the retro look and feel of this one. Check out the rest of our latest releases on Miniclip.com.
Miniclip’s Best Games of 2013
With awards’ season upon us, we ran a vote on our Facebook page to see which of our games would be picked as the best of 2013. We were delighted to announce that the winner, after some intense rounds of voting, was… drum roll… 8 Ball Pool! It’s been a great year for 8 Ball – which recently went past the incredible landmark of 10 billion matches played – and you can read more about some of the reasons behind its win right here.
In case you missed it, here’s our video round-up of our top games of 2013. Did your favourite get picked?
Around Halloween, we took an in-depth look at scary games: we asked you to tell us the scariest game you’d ever played (Slender was a pretty clear winner, with honourable mentions to Resident Evil and Outlast), plus we went over what it takes for a game to be scary, and whether we actually like to be scared. On a similarly flesh-crawling note, James Vaughan, the creator of our Android hit, Plague Inc, was interviewed on Bloomberg TV about its success. We also enjoyed this Polygon article which looks at how Plague – a game about a killer virus – went viral.
So, apart from games, what else have the Miniclip Team been up to in the last month?
Well, a number of our team ran a race in Lausanne, Switzerland for the charity Foyer Des Jeunes. Into a strong headwind and battered by rain, seven hardy runners covered a total of 125 kilometres (78 miles) and raised over £260 for our chosen charity. Awesome work!
Several team members also took part in Movember last month, taking their inspiration from Super Mario, Hulk Hogan, and maybe even a little bit of Borat, on their way to raising over £600. Good stuff, MoBros! And, of course, it’s not too late to donate.
What else has been going on? Well, it looks like some fairly famous names made guest appearances during a company game of Lasertag last week (check the pic on the right – not sure who Steven Seaga is though). Unconfirmed rumours suggest that everyone ganged up on some of the Miniclip directors to make sure that they didn’t win…
The festive season is upon us, and we’ve launched some special Christmas awards for you to win. There’s 1 award for every day leading up to Christmas (24 in total) – start your collection now from our games hub - and we’ve put together a blog post with everything you need to know about how to get these awards.
And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got a whole host of wintry titles for you to play, from skiing to ice hockey to a winter version of Bow Master. Speaking of winter versions, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll soon be bringing you special Christmas editions of Free Running 2 and After Sunset 2 :)
We are incredibly excited about some of the games we’ve got coming out over the next few weeks… you can take a sneak peek at the awesome Turbo Racing 3 below, but that’s just the start. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed, YouTube channel, and Facebook and Google+ pages to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest news and releases!
We’re hiring for lots of new roles in our London and Lisbon offices right now – take a look at our Vacancies page. Come work with us!
Don’t forget – this is your chance to ask us whatever’s on your mind in the comments section. The best questions and comments may appear in next month’s update :)
That’s all from Miniclip for this month – we’ll be back with your next update at the start of 2014! Happy holidays!