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Dev Log | Gameplay Sneak Peek, NPCs, New Relics, Indy Pop Con!

Attention Jumpers!

We’re inching ever closer to our STEAM EARLY ACCESS DATE (JULY 20!!!) Here’s another micro-update to get you psyched:

  • Gameplay Sneak Peeks
  • Online Backer Wall
  • New NPCs
  • New Relics
  • Level building
  • INDY POP CON 

Dev Log | Early Access July 20th, Wii U FAQ, Scorcher Boss, Aliens and Weapons!

Attention Jumpers!

It’s been a busy few weeks since the last update, and we have more good news to share with you! Here’s what you have to look forward to in this HUGE update:

  • Early Access Date Announced!
  • Scorcher Boss Preview
  • More Aliens Detected in the Hive!
  • Weapons Upgrade!
  • New Relics Located
  • PAX EAST Photos!
  • Kickstarter Spotlights!
  • Wii U FAQs answered

Early Access on Steam: July 20th.

We want to start this section by saying a deep and sincere thank you to all of our fans. You all have been amazing throughout Hive Jump’s development. THANK YOU!

Giving specific release dates is always difficult for game developers. What if you fail to meet those dates? What if you reach that date and the game just isn’t fun? These are real questions that haunt developers every time we sit down to plan our next few weeks or months of work. However, we’ve reached a point in our development where we’re confident enough to share our target month for Hive Jump to release on Steam as an Early Access game.

Hive Jump will be available on Steam Early Access July 20th, affectionately referred to as “JUMP DAY”.

Check out our “Coming Soon” Steam Page here http://store.steampowered.com/app/295670

2016 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

ANNOUNCING THE HIGHLY COVETED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT GRAPHITE LAB!

Graphite Lab is reviewing candidates for summer 2016 internships! The program runs from May 16 – August 12th. General hours on site are from 10AM – 4PM Monday through Friday, but will be negotiated around school or other work schedules for the right candidates.

We’re offering 2 ART internships, 1 PROGRAMMING internship and 1 GAME DESIGN internship!

Dev Log | Crawling Walls, Mushroom Forests, and Community Alpha Launch!

Attention Jumpers!

It’s time for another monthly update from JUMP Corps HQ! Here’s what we’ve got for you in this one:

  • New AI: Swarming Drones
  • New Environment: Mushroom Forest Concepts
  • New Forums: Hive Jump Community

It’s a shorter update this month because we’ve got a lot of irons in the fire as far as new content and features goes. We’ll have plenty more to share very soon!

2015 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

ANNOUNCING THE HIGHLY COVETED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT GRAPHITE LAB!

Graphite Lab is reviewing candidates for summer 2015 internships! The program runs from May 11 – August 14th. General hours on site are from 10AM – 4PM Monday through Friday, but will be negotiated around school or other work schedules for the right candidates.

We’re offering 2 ART internships, 1 PROGRAMMING internship and 1 GAME DESIGN internship!

How to Successfully Relaunch a Failed Kickstarter

Greetings from the Hive Jump Team!

Now that we’ve successfully Kickstarted Hive Jump, fans and fellow Kickstarters alike want to know how we overcame the failure of our first campaign to clutch success with our reboot.  Below are a few questions we seem to get asked most often. So, we thought we would fire up the ol’ blog-o-matic and get these questions answered in a shareable fashion! Enjoy!

2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

ANNOUNCING THE HIGHLY COVETED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT GRAPHITE LAB!

Graphite Lab is reviewing candidates for summer 2014 internships! The program runs from May 12 – August 15th. General hours on site are from 10AM – 4PM Monday through Friday, but will be negotiated around school schedules.

We’re offering 2 ART spots, 1 PROGRAMMING, 1 GAME DESIGN, and 1 WEB DEVELOPMENT internship.

My Little Pony: A Partnership with PlayDate Digital

A Partnership with PlayDate Digital

We first began talks with the partners of PlayDate Digital at GDC in 2012. As a younger studio, they wanted to match our experience in developing apps for kids with their experience in promoting products to the same market. With Hasbro Publishing as the first licensing partner in our collaboration, our team at Graphite Lab began working on concepts for a My Little Pony app for kids in late 2012.

BUY NOW: iPad and iPhone

My Little Pony: Party of One hits the App Store!

My Little Pony App IconBringing My Little Pony and Hasbro publishing to the App Store

Get ready for an adventure with Pinkie Pie and her friends in MY LITTLE PONY Party of One app, an intriguing new interactive tale about the magic of friendship from Graphite Lab and PlayDate Digital!

Who throws better parties or more parties than Pinkie Pie? Having just finished off one celebration, Pinkie Pie sets off to invite all of her favorite ponies to a NEW party, but suddenly every pony seems to be QUITE busy. What’s going on? Join the investigation as Pinkie Pie visits her My Little Pony friends looking for clues.

Bold graphics, bright colors, and lots of animations make Party of One an enjoyable and engaging way to be entertained and learn reading skills. Perfect for My Little Pony fans and beginning readers.

BUY NOW: iPad and iPhone

Play-Doh Create ABCs – A Partnership with PlayDate Digital

A Partnership with PlayDate Digital

We first began talks with the partners of PlayDate Digital at GDC in 2012. As a younger studio, they wanted to match our experience in developing for a younger audience with their experience in promoting products to the same market.

With Hasbro Publishing as the first licensing partner in the collaboration, our team at Graphite Lab began working on concepts for a Play Doh app for kids. Given that Play-Doh is such a flexible product, we wanted to both educate kids as well as work in the unique properties of the modeling compound. Over time, a focus on letter writing surfaced, leading to the focus of the app being the creation of ABCs with virtual Play-Doh.

Play-Doh Create ABCs Hits the App Store!

Play Doh Create ABCs App IconBringing Play-Doh and Hasbro publishing to the App Store

Little ones learn their ABCs using ‘virtual’ PLAY-DOH modeling compound with this delightfully interactive educational app from Graphite Lab and PlayDate Digital! PLAY-DOH Create ABCs application is designed to help children develop the essential skills required for reading and writing. Using this app, children will learn to: recognize letters, write letters using proper stroke order and associate letters with sounds.

BUY NOW: iOS

Now Hiring: Gameplay Programmer

Now Hiring: Gameplay Programmer

Graphite Lab is continuing to expand our portfolio and we need experienced Gameplay Programmers to help us create more amazing games on mobile platforms!

2013 Summer Internships

ANNOUNCING THE HIGHLY COVETED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS!

Graphite Lab is reviewing candidates for internships this summer. We’ve opened spots for Game Programming, Art, Game Design and Web.

Monster Match hits Google Play today!

We are very excited to announce that our first original property has been launched! Monster Match is a classic memory matching game, with educational value as well! Each letter of the alphabet has been cleverly disguised as a fun monster! Let us know how we did by following the link below and rating Monster Match!

Buy Now on Google Play

GLI ART INTERNSHIPS

ANNOUNCING THE HIGHLY COVETED WINTER ART INTERNSHIPS!

Graphite Lab is reviewing candidates for art internships this winter. The program runs from 1/2 though 3/29. General hours on site are from 10AM – 4PM Monday through Friday, but will  be negotiated around school schedules. As a GLI intern, you will learn a ton. Selected candidates will get to contribute to real game development projects for high profile clients.

Please send over some of your recent work [info@graphitelab.com] if you are interested. Motion, Graphic, Interface & Traditional work is all appreciated.

Decisions will be made the week of 12/17 for the two open spots.

Send via weblink if you can. If you email, make sure to zip/rar to keep filesizes small.

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