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July 11, 2013 / KingsIsle Entertainment

KingsIsle Goes Golfing!

It’s no surprise that there’s a lot of work to get done here at KingsIsle, with two major MMOs running and lots of secret projects in the works! Even though we work hard, we also play hard. About once a month, KingsIsle employees from all different departments get together for a company sponsored fun day. These fun days range from playing board games at the office to going to the Austin food bank and lending a helping hand. Last week we headed to a new Austin sensation, Top Golf, to practice our swing!

Top Golf takes the concept of working on your golf game to a new level by adding targets to the driving range and special micro-chipped balls that track each player’s score. Being a bunch of gamers, we obviously enjoyed turning golf into a live action mini game!

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We have some impressive golfers here at KingsIsle!  I however, am not one of them and was very content to hit the not-so-very-far-in red and yellow targets.  Hey, not everyone can be Tiger Woods!

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Even though my drives were pretty close in, we had some golfers with quite a bit of oomph behind their swing.  Wait a second, is this golf or baseball?  I thought the balls were supposed to hit the targets… not the cars!

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Of course, not everyone felt like golfing.  Many people here are gamers through and through, and that’s not limited to just computer games.  Just inside the driving range, several intense tabletop games were going on like Settlers of Catan and WizWar.

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Whether you played golf or games, this latest fun day was a great way to relax and socialize with co-workers outside of the office.  Having a fun day like this leaves us refreshed and ready for more hard work ahead.  Plus who knows, we may get some cool ideas from these outings!  Wizard golfing anyone?  Just kidding, but you never know… 🙂

Lauren Mauldin
Marketing Website Producer

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  1. Anonymous / Jul 12 2013 11:10 am

    Its nice you had a break but now can we have a convention for the Wizard101 and Pirate101 players

  2. Anonymous / Jul 12 2013 12:21 pm

    No golf101! LOL Glad you all had a fun day! Again thank for your hard work KI. 🙂 Best games out there! Lovin’ the cool blog too!

  3. LukeAshHeart / Jul 12 2013 12:41 pm

    I think you guys needed a break from making new things for pirate101 and wizard101.

  4. Michael Zigelman / Jul 12 2013 12:45 pm

    golfer 101 is a great idea, may be ease into it by introducing it in one of the mini games first.

  5. Anonymous / Jul 12 2013 12:48 pm

    you guys need a brake i mean you are working almost all day on the game so it looks like you had a lot of fun good for you guys! 😀

  6. Daisy / Jul 12 2013 1:07 pm

    lol i play golf! 😄

  7. darione / Jul 12 2013 1:09 pm

    nice just relaxing playing golf thats what normal people do sometimes but making it exciting thats really cool. but can you make all w101 worlds avablie except azteca

  8. Anonymous / Jul 12 2013 1:20 pm

    I love wizard101 and that’s what its manly about so go job

  9. o9er160 aka lavish finnagin johasson / Jul 12 2013 1:22 pm

    yeah i like to take a break from making ideas and such like at my countys ponderosa they have an ice cream machine so i get root beer and so i can put vanilla ice cream in it and make a root beer float

  10. Anonymous / Jul 12 2013 1:32 pm

    kingisle wizard 101 rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. John Carenco (@grashhoppa) / Jul 12 2013 2:02 pm

    I think it would be cool if they let players morph pets, & if hatched pets were evidently hybrids.

  12. me / Jul 12 2013 2:07 pm

    sounds fun! I like the dress up characters 🙂

  13. corey / Jul 12 2013 2:08 pm

    you should go and make a suit that gives you critical hit

  14. June / Jul 12 2013 2:35 pm

    I saw your blog and instantly got together with several of my friends and talked about it. We think, unanimously, that put put golf would be an awesome idea for a new pet game lol.. Imagine shooting your pet from a cannon kinda like in the castle game) at random targets throughout a course (rather like the one with the swinging hammers, etc). sounds like a challenging and rewarding way to level your pets. 😀 Just saying 😀

  15. Anonymous / Jul 12 2013 3:00 pm

    That sounds awesome :D:D:D:D

  16. Sophia Gawronski / Jul 12 2013 4:03 pm

    coolio love ur games play em all the time (especially wizard101) u guys deserved a day off 🙂

  17. Caroline Golden / Jul 12 2013 5:10 pm

    That made me so happy to see people that work so hard get to do something like that! Wish my job would do something like that..

  18. Eric / Jul 12 2013 7:20 pm

    Nice!! Glad you had a good time! Keep up with the games!

  19. morgrim deathsword yeah buddy / Jul 12 2013 9:10 pm

    please give us crowns is that to much

  20. Kaitlyn O. / Jul 13 2013 1:25 pm

    Thats great i think you guys deserve a big break. We Wizards and Pirates Love what you do Thanks a billion!!! 😀 – Christina Sunwalker from Wizard101 and Cunning Christina Parker from Pirate101 Love ya! 🙂

  21. Patricia Cross / Jul 14 2013 10:29 am

    Glad you had fun

  22. morgrim deathsword yeah buddy / Jul 15 2013 6:43 pm

    thanks for putting hard work and effort into making wizard101 and pirate101 wizard player :] Morgrim Deathsword

  23. Kaitlyn Osburn / Jul 16 2013 1:58 pm

    Oh i also think you guys should make it to where we can actually set down on like the chairs and beds in the game that would be kewl 😀 but i am still really glad that you all had fun! 🙂

  24. Anonymous / Jul 16 2013 5:55 pm

    i think you should work on making more lvls for wizard101 so the lvl 90 could go higher but take break every once in a while

  25. Anonymous / Jul 16 2013 5:56 pm

    add the pet selling at bazaar again PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ i would love wizard even more! a wizard101 fan

  26. morgrim deathsword yeah buddy / Jul 18 2013 11:30 am

    kingsisle
    when your brake is over you should make a create your own castle for wizard101

  27. Anonymous / Jul 19 2013 10:46 am

    Wizard101 has made me play for over four years

  28. Sly James Thackery / Jul 19 2013 7:16 pm

    You guys should make the captain’s quarters in pirate101 like a small home with a bank so we dont have to go all the way home to get something out.

    sincererly,
    Sly James Thackery

    • Lail / Jul 23 2013 1:02 pm

      Lail goes golfing, woo ~_~

  29. Hanny2704 / Jul 23 2013 8:19 pm

    Well, good work, love wiz101. Now, how about a convention for Wizard101 and Pirate101 players?

  30. lol glad you guys are not all work and no play 🙂 when I get older I am going to fly to America and work at kingsisle! 😀 I’m from Australia and I told ALLLLL my friends about w101 and p101 they love it but not as much as I doooooo 😉

  31. Anonymous / Jan 28 2015 9:13 pm

    enjoy the day out – looks like fun 🙂

    A convention would be cool!

  32. pirateboy / Jan 30 2015 11:51 am

    I LOVE PIRATE101!

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