72-Hour Buildbox Game Jam Theme Revealed!

By | Buildbox

We’ve just kicked off our 72-hour Buildbox game jam sponsored by Kwalee with a shot to win a lucrative publishing deal plus tons of other cool prizes. Participants only have 72 hours to create and submit their entry. The deadline for submission is Sunday, August 2nd, at 11:59 PM PST! Ready to find out the theme and bonus challenges? Watch our theme reveal video below …

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Why a Prototype Is All You Need to Land a Publishing Deal

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

As a publisher of mobile games, one of the biggest misconceptions we come across at Kwalee is that developers need to have fully-fledged and complete games to even stand a chance of striking a publishing deal. For us and especially within the world of hypercasual, this couldn’t be. It’s something we do with our own internally developed games, so why change the rules for the external developers we work with? Here, we’ll talk …

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What Does It Mean to Get Published?

By | Buildbox, Game Dev Tips

With thousands of apps being released each day on the app store, getting your game noticed can be tough and, for many indie solo developers, a daunting task. Luckily, you don’t have to do everything alone. You can work with a publishing company, like Kwalee, our official publishing partner, to help optimize your game and boost success. Going the publisher route is one of the best ways to gain support and visibility in the …

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Buildbox Game Spotlight: Railway Canyon

By | Buildbox, Game Showcase

This week’s game spotlight is Railway Canyon by Tepes Ovidiu’s Crevasse Studios. It’s a relaxing 3D puzzler that won the ‘Most Visual Impact’ category in our recent hyper-casual game jam sponsored by Kwalee. Railway Canyon also was featured in the ‘New Games We Love’ section of the app store and ranked Top 100 in 42 different countries. This unique 3D puzzler has been featured globally in the arcade puzzle category, including countries like China, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Germany, Russia, Australia, and …

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Boxnation Podcast Episode 3: Ask Kwalee Live Q&A

By | Buildbox

We’re happy to announce that episode 3 of our Boxnation Podcast has just dropped on Buzzsprout, iTunes, Spotify, and more! Each episode of Boxnation Podcast brings you the latest trends, news, and inspiration from top guests and developers in the gaming industry. In an interview format, Boxnation hopes to entertain you while getting informed on what’s happening in the fascinating and ever-evolving …

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Buildbox Game Spotlight: Donuts Delivery

By | Buildbox, Game Showcase

This week’s game spotlight is Donuts Delivery by Rakshak Kalwani from VRPlaying Games. It’s an extremely fun sliding puzzler that won third place in our hyper-casual game jam sponsored by Kwalee and has been featured in 167 countries globally, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Australia, France, and Germany. It also was recently featured in the ‘5 New Games We …

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Catch Fehst Dedicates His Buildbox Game Jam Entry, Panic-Demic to Essential Workers

By | Buildbox, Game Showcase

Panic-demic was one of the many fantastic entries in our recent hyper-casual game jam sponsored by Kwalee. The game was created by a 17-year-old game developer, Catch Fehst, from Vancouver, Canada. He dedicated his recent game jam entry to his mother and all the essential workers on the frontline working during the COVID-19 pandemic. We had the honor of chatting with him about his upcoming …

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Buildbox Game Spotlight: Balls Attract

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This week’s game spotlight is Balls Attract by Gheorghe Mereuta. It was a finalist in our hyper-casual game jam sponsored by Kwalee and has been making its way on the global charts in both the action and arcade categories. This sleek 3D puzzler has such a unique style of gameplay that it caught the Kwalee team’s attention, earning the title of ‘Best Level Design’ out of all the entries in our game jam. So, …

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Buildbox Game Spotlight: One Wheel

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This week’s game spotlight is One Wheel by TapMen Games. It won first place in our hyper-casual game jam sponsored by Kwalee and takes players on a wild ride up in the sky. This game jam winner has also been featured in the sports and arcade category in the app store in multiple countries, including China, Australia, Japan, Germany, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom, and even the Netherlands. So …

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Buildbox 3.2.3 Update With New Martian Marathon Template Now Available!

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We’ve just released Buildbox 3.2.3 update with several improvements and some out of this world freebies to help take your game development to that next level! Although the focus of this update was to improve the software’s performance with fixes for Windows 7 support, scene switching, and controls on the Multitool, you’ll notice a few cool new additions as well. There’s now a storyboard …

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