State of the Game #268: PAX East Recap!


WOW, what a whirl wind of a weekend! WARNING: This is going to be a VERY picture heavy post, and most of the are selfies 🙂   It all started at an incredibly busy Austin airport. Apparently flying during the SXSW festival is going to be a crowded affair. The best thing though was I was sitting around 3 awesome guys …


State of the Game #267: Let’s Prep for PAX East!

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Wow, it seems like just yesterday that I was at PAX south! It’s that time again and I will be heading up to Boston this Friday to be attending PAX East! I have my stickers ready, my massive stack of business cards, my heavy coat, and my exclusive MAV brand sweatshirt! [Thanks to the Bombdog studios master of merch 🙂 …

State of the Game #266: A Face Lift!


Did you notice anything different on the site today? That’s right, the website is getting some nice polishing touches through out. It started with a better experience when creating an account, has migrated to a completely new homepage, and will likely be touching the entire site before I am done. As exciting as web development can be, something more interesting …


State of the Game #265: Post Release Bliss


Oh, what a beautiful week! Last week saw the release of the February update and a quick hotfix for some minor issues. This week, I have been gathering a lot of data on the new heat system and working on more and more secretive projects! One of the most fun and interesting things I have added to the game has …



Fixed overheating fireworks. Heat damage threshold is set to 85. Fixed Alpha 2 Silver camo not showing correctly in certain cases. Fixed Alpha Gold camo not showing correctly in certain cases. Fixed the M-RAD radiator collision issues.


State of the Game #264: The February Update is Here!


In January MAV brought in the Ice with No Mans Pass, but with February it’s bringing the heat! The heat system is in place and acts as it’s own damage type now. This means that Flamethrowers and ground fires will no longer do direct damage, but will instead add heat to the parts they touch! Each part has a few …


State of the Game #263 : The Vice Article


What an exciting week! I have been very busy, dealing with taxes, doing business type stuff, polishing up the February update, and get settled into a nice marketing groove. Suddenly, I get a message, telling me an article that was started way back in November would be going live. To be honest, I had forgotten about the article. So many …


State of the Game #262: Pax South 2017 Recap


Wow, what an amazing weekend! Lets start with the mission goal. To start off the trip, I arrived at the entry gate at exactly 7:30am on Friday morning. It was at exactly 7:32am that I realized that I had completely forgotten to bring my PAX badge on the trip with me. Crap. After about 45 mins of frantically talking from …

State of the Game #261: Rubber Duck Programming


Rubber duck programming is awesome. Oh, yes, that is a real thing. Don’t believe me, check it out for yourself. I do have to admit, I don’t own a rubber duck. But, I do have a very effective method for not only debugging but also for solving general design questions as well. I call this revolutionary method the ‘Explain it …


State of the Game #260: Looking at the Data


Welcome back for this weeks State of the Game! While I have been very hard at work on the next update for MAV, I wanted to take a look back at the January update to see how it went. So, part of why I like to track data and look at data is because I not only use it to …