Prismata Beta Pre-Season Tourney Announcement

It’s time for us to start thinking about tourneys! As a lead-up to next year’s Prismata Beta Grand Prix and World Championship, we’ll be running a series of 1-day just-for-fun tournaments that we’re calling the Prismata Beta Pre-Season.

These Pre-Season tournaments will run every couple of weeks before the Prismata Beta Grand Prix launches next year. The exact rules will vary from tourney to tourney, but our goal is to create an enjoyable competitive experience for Prismata players of all skill levels. There will be prizes just for participating!

The first Prismata Beta Pre-Season Tournament runs this Sunday. Details and sign-up below!

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Prismata Blitz Brawls and Achievements!

Hi everyone!

Today, I’m pleased to announce a new Event Mode feature in Prismata: Blitz Brawl.

 

Blitz Brawl

As we approach Prismata’s Beta release, we’ll be running an increasingly busy event schedule. One new event that we’re adding is something we’re calling Blitz Brawl. Here’s the scoop:

  • Blitz Brawl is a 1-hour free-for-all Prismata event consisting entirely of 6-second bullet games.
  • Players can start and stop at any time, but the goal is to accumulate as many wins as possible over 60 minutes.
  • Each win is worth 1 point. Draws are worth 0.1 points each.
  • Blitz Brawl will run automatically twice each week from 9:00pm-10:00pm ET on Wednesdays and 2:00pm-3:00pm ET on Saturdays.
  • The first Blitz Brawl will occur at 9:00pm ET tonight!

To join the Brawl, just hit the PLAY button in the Event tab once the Brawl goes live! The Blitz Brawl has its own Leaderboard as well, which you can check by clicking “Event Leaderboard” on the left.

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Mac/Steam update

Hi everyone!

Just want to give a quick update on how things are going with our Mac/Steam testing. Thanks to everyone for trying out the builds and sending us their feedback!

We had a lot of players use the Steam version and it seems to be working great:

  • No major issues have been encountered so far.
  • Note: friends will not see you as “playing Prismata” because the game is still in “Beta” mode on Steam. That’s expected.

We received a lot of bug reports concerning the Mac build. We’ve fixed a few issues, including the following:

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Mac and Steam builds are available for testing

Hi all,

Two announcements:

  1. We have a Mac desktop build available for testing.
  2. Steam Beta keys are up on Humble for Kickstarter supporters for testing.

Both the Mac build and the Steam edition of Prismata are still very much in development, so you may encounter bugs or crashes. These are test builds! That said, they’re far enough along that they should work for most users.

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Fall Prismata Q&A, part 2

 

Lots of folks liked the Q&A from a few weeks back. I had meant to post a second part, but got a little sidelined. Here it is!

 

Q: What have you been up to since the last Q&A?

A bunch of stuff:

  • De-uglifying and polishing a lot of the in-game assets, animations, menu screens, and so on.
  • Switching our server runtime environment from cpython to pypy for additional speed.
  • Improving our build/deploy system.
  • Finishing up the single player menu screens and the flow for clearing missions and unlocking new content.
  • Completing our single-player cinematic cutscene system.
  • Rebalancing units like Vivid Drone and Deadeye Operative.
  • Sound!

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Prismata K-factor adjustments and Vivid Drone revamp

Hi all.

I have two announcements to make concerning changes that are coming to Ranked Play mode this week:

  • A redesigned Vivid Drone will be going live on Friday.
  • Effective immediately, we’ve adjusted the K-Factor scaling for highly-ranked players on the Ranked Play ladder.

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September Prismata Update and Q&A, Part 1

Hi all,

One quick announcement, plus some random Q&A!

 

Price Changes

You may have noticed that we’ve modified several prices in Prismata:

  • Flips in the Black Lab now cost 349 Shards instead of 399 Shards.
  • The bar in the Armory now requires 1050 energy to fill up instead of 1200.
  • 10 infusions now costs 299 Shards instead of 399 Shards.
  • Most skin and emote direct-buy prices have been lowered.

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Determining the Popularity of Prismata Collectibles using the Elo System

Like many competitive online games, Prismata has a variety of unlockable in-game collectible cosmetic items: unit skins, equippable emotes, and more. However, Prismata differs from many other games in that these items are not obtained randomly through pack-opening. Instead, players complete minigames in the Armory and Black Lab, where they have a choice of a number of different prizes. A consequence of this design is that by examining the choices that players make in these minigames, we can actually determine the most and least desirable cosmetic items.

Want to know what the most popular Prismata skins are? Read on…

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