Behind The Scenes

Miniclip Tech Blog: Transitioning to a DevOps Culture

Miniclip today has over 100 million players every month, our game library extending beyond 800 titles, and almost 200 employees across our offices in the UK, Portugal, Switzerland the USA. In our new Tech Blog series, written by our DevOps Manager Dave Shanker, we’ll take a look at the challenges faced – and overcome – in growing Miniclip from its origins to what it is today.

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Miniclip Interview: Zombality creator Yuri Shapkin

It’s the zombie apocalypse. The dead are rising, walking the streets in search of human flesh. There’s nowhere to hide. Nowhere. What would a zombie killing expert want in his hands in this situation? “A box of pencils,” he tells us. “And some sheets of paper.” Oh. Um. Okay. “To avoid boredom.” And here was us thinking that the only danger was having your brains eaten out.

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Miniclip Hackathon

Nine teams in a free for all battle to build absolutely anything. No limits. Two days to build a game, develop a tool or get creative with anything in the office. Here’s the lowdown on the Miniclip Mobile Hackathon.

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Judging the Swiss Games Awards

“What’s that? Judge a selection of super-intelligent Swiss indie games, you say? Well, if you insist…” Last week, we took part in the Swiss Games 2012/2013 Awards, as part of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland. Our mission? Play a load of games and pick the one we […]

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#128CharGame playtesting

When we saw the hashtag #128CharGame on Twitter, we had to get involved. The challenge, started by game designer Zach Gage, was to design a game prototype where the rules can be written out in 128 characters or less. There were tons of great ideas tweeted, so we decided to give five of them a playtest!

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Rounders in the Park

Last week, Shoreditch Park played host to an incredible blend of skill, strength and style as the finely-tuned athletes of Miniclip UK turned out for a game of rounders! Under the steely-grey skies of a typical British summer, we played out an epic battle between bat and ball in front […]

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