Here Be Monsters

AOP – A story of how we localized a MMORPG with minimal effort

In Here Be Monsters*, we have a story-driven, episodic MMORPG that has over 3500 items and 1500 quests, and with more text than the first three Harry Potter books combined – so it represented a fairly sizable challenge when we made the decision to localize the whole game!   The Challenge From a technical point …

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Here Be Monsters – updates and hello, Neo4j

Here Be Monsters is one year old! Big things are happening behind the scenes in the world of our episodic MMORPG Here Be Monsters, since the beta started back in September 2012 we have attracted a small but dedicated group of players who have watched the game grew with us and who has lived through …

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Run Taotie Run – new Here Be Monsteres mini-game made with Dart and StageXL

Using StageXL and Dart, I built another mini-game themed around our MMORPG Here Be Monsters this week. The game follows a pack of Taotie monsters, which is a type of spirit monster created when a ghost with immense hunger possesses a Chinese pot. Taotie originates from Chinese folklores and is one of many monsters that …

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Whack A Meng – new Here Be Monsters mini-game made with Dart and StageXL

Hot on the heels of making my first game with Dart and StageXL at the London GameCraft 2013, I decided to strike whilst the iron’s hot and make a mini-game featuring characters from our MMORPG Here Be Monsters.   The result, is a whack-a-mole style game where the antagonist is ‘Meng the Terrible’ from the …

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Here Be Monsters – New features, quests, items and more!

It’s been 2 weeks since we released any new content into the world of Here Be Monsters and for our trappers that no doubt feels like an eternity! So with great pride, I’d like to tell you that the wait is over and that you have plenty to look forward to!! It’s the end of …

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