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Ashen Empires

Ashen Empires Newsletter

July 1, 2008

Denis Loubet on SciFi Surplus
Our Art Director Denis Loubet is making a guest appearance today on SciFi Surplus, a geek-centric podcast that is truly out of this world! He'll be speaking about his experience in the game industry from the time he was hired as the first artist at Origin all the way up to today. Download and listen to the podcast straight from the SciFi Surplus website

Premium Account Giveaway
Want to win a free subscription? We're co-sponsoring a giveaway raffle with RPGRank.com where 10 winners will be selected at random to win a subscription. One lucky winner will also receive an expansion of their choice! To sign up just post your player name and server by July 25th at RPGRank.com.

Player Spotlight #16
Check out the latest player spotlight on Legends' Loganata and Heroes' Dark Destinie. Loganata comes to us from Ohio; a dedicated parent and poet in real life, a wyvern-bashing warrior in game. Dark Destinie of Lake Charles, Louisiana just started playing with us in May and is currently adventuring on the Plains of Krog with her husband and mother-in-law. Read more.

Dev Bio on MonkeyFist
Neither Monkey nor Fist, but a designer and developer! MonkeyFist joined the team last May and his latest work includes several of the faction quests as well as content for the upcoming Tides of Fate expansion. Read more about MonkeyFist's experience in the industry as well as a few fun tidbits about his real life.

The Hills are Alive...
...with the sound of new music for Ashen Empires! We are currently working to enhance the music in Ashen Empires with re-mastered versions of the classic Ashen Empires/Dransik music. Visit the AE Website home page for a sample of the new music (you can also download mp3s of the current music courtesy of the Videogame Music Archive).

Week of Power
We want to say thanks for your patience with the technical issues and crashes over the past few days. Once we're confident that all of the problems are resolved we're going to run a week of power hours and give everyone a week's worth of subscription time. We determined the cause of the crashes was a series of old draw routines, fixed several of these over the weekend, and will be touching up the rest of them this week. A positive outcome of discovering this bug is that we think we'll be able to fix crashes that have been previously very difficult to pinpoint. Thanks again for your patience and continued support.

About Iron Will Games
Founded in 2004, Iron Will Games is an independent game development studio located in Austin, Texas.
For more information, please visit www.ironwillgames.com.

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