Miniclip Roundup #2

Welcome to our second monthly Miniclip Roundup!

Guns of Anarchy in action.

Guns of Anarchy in action.

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.

New games

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 2In this sequel, you control Sid the butcher as he takes on waves of the undead with some very cool weapons.

Scary Side from After Sunset, with members of the Miniclip UK team

FAR RIGHT: Scary Sid from After Sunset, with members of the Miniclip UK team

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 TempleThese 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

Here's the REAL Sid from After Sunset 2

Here’s the REAL Sid from After Sunset 2

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?

Plague Inc is one of our most popular mobile games.

Plague Inc is one of our most popular mobile games.

Essential Reading

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.

Team Miniclip

So, apart from games, what else have the Miniclip Team been up to in the last month?

Our runners warming up before the Lausanne race. At least, we THINK that's what they're doing.

Our runners warming up before the Lausanne race. At least, we THINK that’s what they’re doing.

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…

Holiday Games

Bruce Lee: Lasertag superstar

Bruce Lee: Lasertag superstar

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 :)

Our Christmas Games hub is live!

Our Christmas Games hub is live!

What’s next?

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!

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!

Anything else?

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!

6 replies

  1. yeah a site loads of cool games on it, although I have to admit, theres nothing as annoying as not being to submit your score because of an error, in a Christmas award game. when you have less than 24 hours to get it. yeah not a bad site theres a few other flaws and things, for example not being able to comment on any game for some reason ahem that’s me. theres a few flaws here and there but hundreds of games, and most of them are decent. and if someone can help me return to the comment system that would be great. I haven’t been able to comment for a month.

  2. Any ETA on when Disc Pool will be back up? We are going through serious withdrawal here! There is mothing like it on the web, so there is no substitute! Please hurry! As one commenter said… all we want for Christmas is our Disc Pool back!! At least give us an update…?

    • Hi Shoop, the games team are working on fixing Disc Pool at the moment. We hope to have it back up soon. We’re aware that it’s been down for a little while now, so thank you for your patience.

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