Monday, December 27, 2010

Doug Kefling: Builders Are Best

Take off! You mean, I get to write a guest blog post, and all sorts of people, including gamer hotties, will read it? AWESOME!

I'm Doug, and I'm a Builder, eh? So uh, that means like, me and my brothers are big muscley Keflings that can lift massive building pieces like they were made of wool. Which, some of them actually are, eh? And my brothers and I think you're SOOOO awesome that we want to follow you around and help you build your kingdom.

If you build a bunch of pieces we builders will pick them up and follow you around until you find a place to build, eh? Then we'll bring you more pieces while you put them together like a giant puzzle of awesomeness!

Oh, and if you're like, putting together something we've already seen you build then we'll know how to finish it for you, eh? Like, if you ever need to build a bunch of houses, eh, all ya gotta do is, like, build the first one by yourself. For all of the rest, just set down the first piece and put some love down next to it. Me and my builder brothers will take care of the rest. That should leave you with more time for your, uh, lady friends, eh? Unless of course you're... a girl, or... don't like the ladies or... something.

Keep in mind though, we can only keep track of one building at a time. So like, if you start building pieces for a bunch of different buildings all at once, we'll get super confused - like that time I watched Yellow Submarine.

Oh, and like, we don't get level-ups like regular Keflings, but you can drink potions that make you more awesome, and the more awesome you are, the more awesomeness rubs off on us.

Somebody as mind-bendingly amazing as you can totally help me find my lost brothers, and they'll start helping out, too!

Anyway, I'm SUPER pumped to help out with your kingdom. It's gonna be a beauty - like if heaven and the X-Games got married and had a baby, eh? So, see ya around.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Play A World Of Keflings With NinjaBee This Sunday to Unlock 2 New Avatar Emotes

Ahoy. Captain Ratbeard at yer scurvice, I mean, service.

I love to dance a merry jig while singing sea shanties. It be just the thing to lift me spirits before pillaging, I mean NEGOTIATING with another merchant ship. Argh! All you gotta do to jig up a storm is use your emotes in game. YARGH!

To do an emote, just use the D-pad. It be that little grey area on the controller that looks a little like an anchor. Alright, maybe it looks more like a ninja star, but ninjas be pansies, so pretend it looks like an anchor. YAR! If ya press the anchor, the emotes menu will come up. Just choose the first one up and press "A" - you'll start bustin' a move fit to call the kraken! Truth be told, that dance only calls Keflings to yer side, not krakens, but that be just as good.

There be other dances and special moves you can learn too but they be secret, like buried traysure, and the only way to find them is to build up yer kingdom to the fullest. There also be emotes you can only get with friends in local and live multiplayer, and there be emotes that are only unlocked by gettin' achievements in other games! You can learn some pretty sweet moves from those land-lubbers in Band of Bugs, let me tell ya.

Also keep your eyes open for those sneaky NinjaBees. They'll be teachin' people two secret emotes that you can only learn from someone else that knows it. Aye. If ya be playin' on Sunday December 26th around 7:00 p.m. PST (I think that stands fer Pilferin' the Seadog's Traysure...) ya may run into one. They'll be playin' their little hearts out, spreading their viral emotes like a bad case of scurvy.

I think you've heard enough from me, mates. I'm off to swab the poop deck... I mean CLEAN THE BATHROOM. Aye, merchant's gotta keep his bathroom clean. See ya in game.

Capt. Ratbeard.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Get A World of Keflings Early!!!

A World of Keflings officially releases tomorrow!!! We're throwing a launch party tonight in 'A World of Keflings' forums on and to count down till release. We'll be there to answer questions and give away some fun prizes.

But wait... there's more! If you come to the party just ask us and we'll send you an invite to play A World of Keflings - at which point, you'll have the option to buy it early!

Okay, so actually anyone could help you get it early if they already have the game, but for those of you who don't know anyone who has it, show up, ask, and we'll invite you!

See you tonight!

(P.S. We're not sure if you have to be a Gold member or not for the early access to work)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tick tick tick tick... boom!

Just two more days until A World of Keflings arrives on XBLA!!! We thought we'd wet your whistle with some added info about one of the game's new features - musical cannons.

You've seen this teased already in the trailer, but here's some interesting info about this new feature. The cannons were designed as an end-game feature to extend gameplay possibilities and give players something fun to do in their kingdom once they've finished the game.

To build cannons players must first collect gears they find around the world or receive as rewards for completing quests. Take the gears to the Machinist building and you'll be able to build cannons. By the end of the game you'll be able to build more than 80 cannons.

Different sizes of cannons hold notes for different lengths of time. Each cannon can be assigned a different voice (instrument) to sound when a Kefling fires through it. With more than 80 distinct instruments to choose from and a slew of firing effects, the musical possibilities are endless!

Tip: The cannons in the video that rotate are using counters. They're a great way to make your 80 cannons go further. A counter holds still and let's a Kefling fire through it as many times as you set, and then rotates to send the Kefling through another track of notes. After it rotates it returns to point its original direction.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Launch Party!!!

Are you excited for the release of A World of Keflings? We are too! Come count down to launch with us in digital launch party on our forums and in games of A Kingdom for Keflings over Xbox LIVE!

We'll be talking about the new game, answering questions and giving away cool prizes like this poster (and just maybe a couple game codes)!

Here are the details:

When: Tuesday Dec. 21 beginning at 10 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Pacific.

Where: NinjaBee A World of Keflings forum A World of Keflings forum
Within games of A Kingdom for Keflings on Xbox LIVE!

It's almost here!!! See you at the party!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Confessions of a teenage tiny queen... er... princess

Sharing Collectibles Gets You More Stuff to Build in A World of Keflings!

Hey, everyone! It's me, the Princess. Andrew asked me to explain one of the new features in the new game all about me, A World of Kefling Princesses. Wait, no, I forgot they changed the name at the last minute. Marketing people suck.

Anyway! As you probably know, I'm super passionate about saving the planet, especially the *cute* parts of the planet. And nothing makes the planet cuter than a variety of collectible custom building pieces. And it turns out that "collectible" means I can get more of them. Hooray! Getting stuff is my favorite hobby!

Daddy says it's better to giftinate than to receptify, and he's right just this one time because it's the best way to prompt your friends to send me stuff! I mean send you stuff.

So, how to share collectibles: From the main menu or from the pause menu, hit the "Sharing" button. This shows all the collectibles you've gotten so far, and all the ones you still need in order to feel a sense of self-worth. Hit the "Share Collectibles" button. Now you can select a gamertag or enter a new one. On the next screen you can edit the text that gets sent along with your collectibles. (Maybe you don't want to use the L word with somebody you just met!)

Of course, doing this one at a time for each of your friends could take forever, if you have as many friends as I do. I heard Microsoft is installing a new server to keep track of all the messages about how lovely my hat is. Fortunately, you can add a bunch of recipients to a single message by hitting the "Edit Recipients" button before sending your message. You might also want to add voice to your message, like an enthusiastic A'capella performance of Teenage Dream by Katy Perry. Everybody loves that song.

One more thing: If you want to send collectibles to somebody not on your friends list, but the "Enter Gamertag" button is all grayed out, it's probably because of your crappy Privacy settings. From the Xbox dashboard go to My Xbox, select your profile slot and hit A, then scroll over to the "Online Safety" page and hit "Change Settings". Make sure "Voice and Text" show up in the "Allowed" section. If your dad set up your safety settings and you can't change them, then go tell him to let you live your dreams and stop stifling you! Sheesh!

And that's it! Together we can save the baby sea-whale-condor, restore the lush rainforests of lower Idaho, and make the world a better place for me to visit!

Check back each day between now and Dec. 22 for new info about my game!


The Princess

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

New Games for the Holidays Trailer

Check out the cool cross-game content offered as part of "Games for the Holidays."

By the way, have you seen this week's episode of 'The SENTUAMESSAGE Show?" They talk about A World of Keflings. It's currently up on the Xbox Dashboard. Go check it out!

Also, we're going to have a virtual launch party for A World of Keflings in the evening of Tuesday Dec. 21. More details to come! Check back on the blog for more info soon.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

A World of Keflings to Kick off Microsoft's "Games for the Holidays"

The wait is over!!

Release Date: December 22, 2010

Price: 800 MS points

This holiday season A World of Keflings will kick off Microsoft's "Games for the Holidays" for Xbox LIVE Arcade when it releases Dec. 22, 2010, for 800 Microsoft Points.

Along with Raskulls and ilomilo, A World of Keflings is one of three titles in the holiday-themed promotion. All three games include unique content that unlocks if a player owns and earns an achievement in one of the other games.

"The cross-title features are really cool," said Steve Taylor, Keflings creator and President of NinjaBee. "If you buy Raskulls or ilomilo you can build homes for characters from those games in A World of Keflings. Then those characters live in your game world and you can kick them around with the rest of your Keflings. At the same time, if you own A World of Keflings you can choose to have a Kefling as your playable character in Raskulls or dress up ilo and milo in swanky Kefling costumes."

As part of "Games for the Holidays," players who purchase A World of Keflings will get early access within the game to buy the full versions of Raskulls and ilomilo before they officially release. Each of the three games can be purchased from within the others.

"Something all three 'Games for the Holidays' titles have in common is a strong local-multiplayer experience," Taylor said. "A World of Keflings, for one, has this amazing dynamic split-screen system for local multiplayer. The second player can join and leave on the fly at any time."

A World of Keflings also supports online multiplayer for up to four players over Xbox LIVE.

"Games for the Holidays" is the perfect collection of games to let players create, compete and collaborate together with friends and family over the holidays.

About A World of Keflings

Build a robot, rescue the princess, make friends with a dragon and help a creepy witch get even creepier. Take your Xbox LIVE Avatar on a journey through exotic

lands while you help the tiny Keflings build and customize their kingdoms! Play with a friend on the same console or with three friends over Xbox LIVE in

this story-based, kingdom-building adventure.

The game includes several new key features not found in the first game, namely local-multiplayer, ability to push buildings, upgradable Keflings, musical Kefling cannons, magical kingdom gates that transport players between the different kingdoms of the Kefling world and much, much more. A World of Keflings will be the first game on the Xbox 360 to allow players to bring their avatar props and pets into the game world.