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Hi guys, long time no updates! Last year I graduated from uni with a degree in... computer stuff. I've been looking for work, working full time, and working on my own projects ever since so don't worry, I haven't died. I majored in games technology so I am essentially a games developer (I spend 80% of my free time working on games). That's pretty much why I haven't been on deviantART or working on any Firefox add-ons or themes, I just haven't had the time and have put my games work in front of everything else. With that in mind, let me introduce to you the fruits of my labour over the last few months, Mech Arena:



Short version

Check out Besiege, it's kinda like that:
  • Build a machine out of parts
  • Fight against other machines (PVP or against computer)
  • Unlock new parts by completing challenges
  • Share you creations with others

TL;DR version


For those of you who have no idea what Mech Arena is (that would be all of you because it has absolutely no following yet), it is a physics building game inspired by Besiege.


The idea is pretty simple; you build machines out of a selection of parts including blocks, beams, wheels, pistons, weapons and a whole range of other things, and you fight against other machines with your creations in tournaments. If anyone here has played Robot Arena 2, the tournaments are similar to that. There will also be a challenge play mode, similar to what they are doing with Besiege. You unlock new parts by completing the challenges.

Obviously it's still a work in progress. It's a rather big game for one fledgling developer to be working on but it's coming together and I'm passionate about it.

What you need to do

I'm hoping to get a bit of community interest in this to keep me going and to get feedback so I can get a feel for what players are after in this genre so please, let me know what you think. If you think it looks promising, great; if there are some things that you really don't think work or need improvement I'm all ears. And lastly, if you like it, spread the word! :) I'm hoping to get as much coverage as possible.
Hi guys, long time no updates! Last year I graduated from uni with a degree in... computer stuff. I've been looking for work, working full time, and working on my own projects ever since so don't worry, I haven't died. I majored in games technology so I am essentially a games developer (I spend 80% of my free time working on games). That's pretty much why I haven't been on deviantART or working on any Firefox add-ons or themes, I just haven't had the time and have put my games work in front of everything else. With that in mind, let me introduce to you the fruits of my labour over the last few months, Mech Arena:



Short version

Check out Besiege, it's kinda like that:
  • Build a machine out of parts
  • Fight against other machines (PVP or against computer)
  • Unlock new parts by completing challenges
  • Share you creations with others

TL;DR version


For those of you who have no idea what Mech Arena is (that would be all of you because it has absolutely no following yet), it is a physics building game inspired by Besiege.


The idea is pretty simple; you build machines out of a selection of parts including blocks, beams, wheels, pistons, weapons and a whole range of other things, and you fight against other machines with your creations in tournaments. If anyone here has played Robot Arena 2, the tournaments are similar to that. There will also be a challenge play mode, similar to what they are doing with Besiege. You unlock new parts by completing the challenges.

Obviously it's still a work in progress. It's a rather big game for one fledgling developer to be working on but it's coming together and I'm passionate about it.

What you need to do

I'm hoping to get a bit of community interest in this to keep me going and to get feedback so I can get a feel for what players are after in this genre so please, let me know what you think. If you think it looks promising, great; if there are some things that you really don't think work or need improvement I'm all ears. And lastly, if you like it, spread the word! :) I'm hoping to get as much coverage as possible.

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:iconorphydian:
Orphydian Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you might want to join my group metrofoundry.deviantart.com/
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:iconsheppii:
sheppii Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Long time no news, we miss you man
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey, sorry about that. I graduated from uni and have been either employed full time or working on some games projects (I majored in games development). I've come back from the dead now to share some of my work :)
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:iconntim007:
ntim007 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Happy birthday !
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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:iconptukey:
ptukey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Birthday :cake:
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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:iconmagicalmirai:
MagicalMirai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:happybounce: :party: Happy Birthday!! :iconcakechocplz: :penguin:
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cheers! :P
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:icondafmat71:
dafmat71 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Happy birthday! :party:
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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:icondfsstarr:
dfsstarr Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Thanks for pointing out the Classic Theme Restorer. It makes FF a *little* more bearable, but nothing beats Stratiform! I'm seriously thinking about downgrading to v28 (again) cuz Australis blows so hard. I love your modern metro design and hope you continue with your design and programming.
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:iconzondajag:
zondajag Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   Interface Designer
Not much progress for a while...has this project been abandoned?
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Which one? Pseutro has been put on hold for a little while because of compatibility issues and a really annoying bug which I finally fixed this morning. Stratiform has been put on hold for a while because we are finding it hard to make the time to work on it at the moment (hopefully things should pick up a bit after my exams).
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:iconotiel:
Otiel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Hopefully you'll find the time to update Stratiform. I'm having a hard time using Firefox with the new Australis. Good luck for your exams!
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. We've got Stratiform on the back burner for now. Bit off more than we can chew with all the new updates we started work on. In the meantime there's Classic Theme Restorer, which could help you out a bit. Just promise to come back to Stratiform when we finally get it stable :P
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:iconcarloskoala:
CarlosKoala Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please... work on the new version of stratiform...
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
See here for an early alpha of the upcoming Stratiform 4.0.
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:iconniceboy76:
niceboy76 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Hello,

I would like to know if the NEW Stratiform will be available soon ?

Thanks & Have a nice day !!!!!
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
See here for an early alpha of the upcoming Stratiform 4.0.
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm afraid I honestly can't say. SoapyHamHocks has been a major contributor to the new version but his internet died over a month ago and I've only had contact with him a couple of times. All I know is he's done some major work on it but for all I know he could've finished the new version and just not been able to share it with me.
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:iconrclog:
rclog Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Ok Thank's !
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:iconrclog:
rclog Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Pseutro in not avaible for firefox 27 ?
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:iconmucksponge:
muckSponge Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not at the moment. When I have time I'll work on an update. There are some new features that require a lot of modification.
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:iconyttriumtyclief:
yttriumtyclief Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any news?
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