sample blog banner copy.jpg

Blog

Goings on at the Because We Cannery

Whirled goes Beta!

Whirled!

So this happened a little while ago, and we've just now gotten around to blogging about it due to the move and all, but one of our beloved clients just went Beta with their new game. Well, it's actually many games, and a platform for making more games, as well as a lot of other fun stuff. It's called Whirled, and it's from the creative folks at Three Rings!

Whirled!

So this happened a little while ago, and we've just now gotten around to blogging about it due to the move and all, but one of our beloved clients just went Beta with their new game. Well, it's actually many games, and a platform for making more games, as well as a lot of other fun stuff. It's called Whirled, and it's from the creative folks at Three Rings!

Whirled Logo

We cut that nice logo for them recently, and soon will be hanging it on the wall.

We've actually been wandering around inside of this delightful social networking / social gaming mashup since the Alpha, and it's a really fun way to hang out and connect with friends. As well as waste some time. It's almost like a big web-based graphical MUD or something. See, you can upload your own creations, from simple background graphics to more complex flash-based avatars & pets to full-blown multiplayer mini-games. You can make rooms, as well, that can hold these items and connect together and even become their own larger game within the whole. You can also 'buy' other folk's stuff they have uploaded (you get credits for contributing stuff and/or doing well in games) to drop into your little rooms.

 

The ready-to-go multiplayer web-based game engine is really, really nifty. If you know a little Java or Flash or both you'll really dig it. Lots of folks are uploading and sharing all sorts of things, and the games are fun and filled with Three Ring's distinctively creative graphics. The LOLcats game is a total hoot with a good crowd!

Drop by our digs there sometime and say hi!

Jeffrey McGrew