Hey, folks! We've taken a little break here at Edgeworks HQ to make room for my wedding to Lacey Hannan, of The League of Ordinary Gamers fame, but now it's time to get back to work!
First up, I am happy to announce the first spinoff of Espionage: Operation Ares! Espionage has been a huge hit, and we always knew we'd be releasing spinoffs of different genres. And since I've been on something of a Mars-kick due to working on TerraGenesis (more news on that coming soon!), I thought it might be fitting to set the first spinoff on the red planet!
Operation Ares allows you to lead a revolution on Mars. Choose your faction, build safehouses, recruit and train agents, and complete missions that will bring you closer and closer to throwing off the yoke of Earth and taking control of Mars for yourself! It's an exciting game, and a wonderful addition to the Edgeworks Interactive lineup.
So check it out, and as always, let us know what you think!
Genesis 5.3 Now Available
A quick update for today: Genesis, the story generator companion app to Characterize, has been updated with all of the features that came to her sister app a few weeks ago. These include:
-The ability to add/delete rows within a saved entry
-The ability to add entirely custom entries, not based on any generator at all.
-Various bug fixes and performance enhancements
As always, the update is available immediately and for free, plus we've been adding lots of great content over the last few weeks, so check out Genesis now!
As we continue to transition into the new Edgeworks Entertainment, we've been hard at work updating and adding more apps as part of Edgeworks Interactive. Today, we're proud to introduce the first of our business-oriented iOS apps, Dividender!
Build and perfect your dividend portfolio with Dividender, the DRIP calculation suite for iOS!
Simply input your stocks and shares, and Dividender will give you all the information you need! Stock details are automatically updated with the most up-to-the-second data available, and results are displayed both in total and broken out by year, quarter, and month, so you can plan for the future with ease.
Instead of sifting through endless menus and confusing readouts, Dividender puts a premium on simplicity and easy-of-use. Simply input your portfolio once and get the most important information in seconds, allowing you to hone and perfect your portfolio with confidence.
Keep track of your portfolio and plan for the future with Dividender!
We've got more business and other apps to add in the coming days and weeks. But for now, check out Dividender for all your dividend reinvestment needs, and stay tuned for more from the all-new Edgeworks Entertainment!
New Characterize Generators
As the integration of Edgeworks Interactive continues, we've hit our first app-related news! Characterize, the free character generator for iOS, has been updated with six new generators. Check them out below:
- Modern Children
- Modern Families
- Element Controllers
- Galactic Knights
- Royalty & Nobility
- Space Marines
If you've got an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, check out Characterize and tell us what you think!
And if you've got an idea for a new generator, send it in and it might end up benefitting the entire community.
Happy February 9th!
I have to admit, it's been a slow year for Edgeworks Entertainment. Even I was surprised when I realized I'd only made one newspost since this time last year. A lot of people have been thinking Edgeworks is dead, and I'll admit, sometimes it has felt that way even to me. But I promised you that the story wasn't over yet, and today I make good on that promise.
As many of you know, I've been on a break from filmmaking for a while now. I suppose I got spoiled by machinima, with its great sweeping potential and low production costs, but the process of organizing and funding live-action projects has proven quite the challenge. Because of that, my efforts over the past few years have been increasingly focused in another area: programming.
I got into programming by accident. And, as with so much in my life, I have Edgeworks to thank for it. What began as learning HTML to update the Edgeworks website slowly developed into learning PHP and MySQL to add new features, and then learning Objective-C to create an Edgeworks Entertainment iPhone app, and now ten years later I am an accomplished professional iOS app developer. It's been a wild ride, but along the way I've built up quite a portfolio: 23 apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac App Stores, with thousands of downloads and more coming every day.
But as my apps have grown, they've taken more and more of my focus away from Edgeworks. The intoxication of success and the allure of projects that can be completed quickly and affordably make for a potent combination, and for a time I thought perhaps Edgeworks would no longer be a part of my life.
But that ends now.
Today, eleven years to the day since the release of Episode 1 of The Codex, I am announcing the biggest shift in the history of Edgeworks Entertainment. From now on, Edgeworks is no longer a video production studio, but a fully-fledged entertainment company. Our webseries and other videos have been re-organized under the new Edgeworks Studios banner, and my complete portfolio of apps are being re-branded as an entirely new division: Edgeworks Interactive.
Overnight, Edgeworks has gone from having a portfolio of three completed projects to over two dozen.
Gone are the days of a silent, empty newsfeed. I will now be posting updates regularly, both for my forthcoming audio and video projects and for my large and growing slate of apps and games. And who knows? Maybe a few other projects might crop up too. Edgeworks is throwing open its doors, so be ready for anything from video games to podcasts to books and more.
I cannot express how excited I am to get back into the swing of things. It truly feels like coming home. And to honor that feeling, I have redesigned and relaunched the website and the forums at our brand-new location: EdgeworksEntertainment.com! I've already added banners and links for the first batch of apps alongside our webseries, and I'll be adding more over the next few months, along with tweaking and expanding the new site. Be sure to check back regularly, because things are about to get a lot more active around here!
I could go on and on, but this newspost is already one of our longest ever, so I'll spare you the rest. For now I'll just say this: welcome back, check out the new digs, and stay tuned.
Edgeworks Entertainment is back.
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