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September 30, 2014 / KingsIsle Entertainment

KingsIsle Heads to Texas Conventions!

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A few members of KingsIsle will be attending a couple of local conventions here in Texas this week, and we thought we’d give you a heads up as to where you can find us!

Austin Comic Con will be happening October 2-4th at the Austin Convention Center, and KingsIsle will be hosting a couple of panels on Saturday, October 3rd.

 

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From 1:00pm -1:45pm, KingsIsle will be hosting a panel on How to get into the Video Game Industry:

“A discussion about getting into the game industry. Texas has a lot of great video game companies and many of them are hiring. They want to hire the right people with the right skills. Find out what skills you should have to excel in art production, game design, programming, or even sound! Whether you want to design your own game or work for a large game company, this panel will have something for you.”

Panelists will include Jeff Toney, Gary Smith, Valerie Kromas, T.J. O’Leary, Kiko Buyo, and Leala Ulrich.

From 5:00 – 5:45 pm, KingsIsle will be hosting a panel on Wizard101 and Pirate101:

“KingsIsle Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality online family games that appeal to a wide audience. We have released two titles: Wizard101 and Pirate101. Both are multiplayer online adventure games that are fun for all ages and playable on a personal computer. Developers from both titles will be at the panel discussing everything you want to know about both games and the video game industry in general.”

Panelists will include Jeff Toney, Gary Smith, Valerie Kromas, T.J. O’Leary, Kiko Buyo, and Leala Ulrich.

For a full list of what’s happening at the Austin Comic Con, please see this link.

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We’ll also be attending Realmscon in beautiful Corpus Christi, Texas if you’re down that direction with similar panels on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to join Jeff Wand and Nathan Sumison as they talk about Wizard101, Pirate101, and how to get into the games industry. More information can be found here.

September 29, 2014 / KingsIsle Entertainment

Your Favorite Year of Wizard101 – David GoldenSword

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All good things must come to an end, and today we have our final Blog Contest entry!  Thanks everyone for submitting so many lovely posts… it’s a shame we can’t publish them all!  We end with David GoldenSword, level 50 Death Wizard, telling us about his favorite year of Wizard101 – 2009.

It’s been 6 years since I first defeated Malistaire’s evil minions during the tutorial at Golem Court and began my journey to stop his sinister plan, I was so young and so inexperienced to the game but luckily I made a friend that day, one that helped me throughout the game, a friend that I will keep and cherish for the rest of my life, Zachary. That is why my favorite year in wizard101 was 2009 when I met my best friend Zachary.

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Zachary and I battled our way through the Spiral saving world after world, each one more challenging than the last and brought us one step closer to defeating the evil Malistaire. After our triumphant defeat of Meowiarty and the end of the most frustrating world, Marlybone (which reminds me of home) we ventured off to the next world, Mooshu. This world was stunningly beautiful and its scenery took you back in time to the old Chinese era of monks, samurai’s, emperors and of course ninjas! It was easy to see that the developers at KingsIsle put in some extra time and effort in order to make this world and I am very grateful for that.

After weeks of questing Zachary and I were finally at Malistaire’s door step. The battle was intense and very difficult at the time but we managed to survive and put a stop to Malistaire’s plan once and for all. At first we couldn’t believe that we did it but we did and Zachary and I had saved the Spiral and rid it of evil, for now at least.

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I would just like to say happy birthday KingsIsle and thank you for making my favorite game, it is truly something my friend and I love and appreciate. We wish you many more years in the gaming industry and hope you continue to create many more successful games such as Wizard101.

September 26, 2014 / KingsIsle Entertainment

Your Favorite Year of Wizard101 – Tyler Mythcaster

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You know what year we haven’t heard about in our Birthday Blog Celebration Contest?  2011!  Luckily Tyler Mythcaster, level 19 Myth Wizard, has a lot to say about why 2011 is his favorite year.

What has been my favorite year of Wizard101 and why? Well, out of all of the great years of Wizard101, I’d have to say year four, or 2011. I chose this year because this is the year that I truly experienced Wizard101’s greatness for the first time. I had so much fun battling all of the different creatures and traversing different worlds all while talking to friends that helped me along the way.

I liked the game more and more as I went on, getting new spells became glorious achievements. Once I had made it to the end of the lava-filled world of Dragonspyre, I knew that I was about to face the biggest threat I would ever fight in Wizard101. Fighting Malistaire on top of the Spyre was very hard and took teamwork and great strategy to win. After that battle, I realized that there was no game like Wizard101 nor will there ever be. It is a great game and is unique in its own ways, and, above all, the game is full of fun!

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As the year went on, new amazing features were added, making the game so much more entertaining with every update. Going to the new worlds was amazing! Wysteria brought a world similar to Wizard City, but not nearly as friendly nor powerful! Wintertusk brought a great winter wonderland that the game needed significantly. And Zafaria brought a world full of wild animals whom you needed to help to progress through the story of Wizard101. The new spells added a great new fun to strategizing in battles! The new pets for level 58 grandmasters were very nice to have around to keep you company! And the roaming mounts feature let your mounts roam free along side your pets in your massive castle!

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The year of 2011 was the best year I have ever experienced in Wizard101 and probably always will be! Hopefully more people come to join the Wizard101 community so they too can experience the greatness of Wizard101!