Splash DamageSeptember 2012

September 2012

Community Question: Restoring Team Balance

Thanks everyone who posted suggestions for Community-based Community Questions! One that immediately piqued our interest came from Humate and concerns the small and yet precarious matter of balanced teams. Playing in a match that has significantly more players on Team A than on Team B isn't fun for anyone, so we'd like to get your thoughts on the following this week:

What's the best way to rebalance teams that have wildly different amounts of players on them?

We've assembled a few of the most common things in the poll for this week's Community Question. Please cast your vote for your favourite or, if none of them seem adequate, suggest all-new ways of tackling this age-old multiplayer problem. We look forward to your suggestions!

Paul Wedgwood Joins Ukie Board, Will Help Shape Ukie Policy

Splash Damage's Executive Chairman and WarChest CEO Paul Wedgwood has been elected to the Board of UK games industry trade body Ukie. Ukie is dedicated to turning the UK into the best place to develop and publish games, and as a Board member, Paul will help shape what Ukie does for the UK's games industry. The Board also includes SCE MD Fergal Gara, Eidos's Life President Ian Livingstone OBE, and Sports Interactive's Miles Jacobson OBE. Here's what Paul had to say about his appointment:

"I’m absolutely delighted to be appointed to the Ukie Board. UK based developers and publishers are leading the transition to digital distribution and I’m looking forward to helping Ukie shape the UK into the best possible environment for creating digital entertainment."

You can find the full list of Ukie Board Members here, and there's plenty about Ukie 's mission to be had over here. Congratulations, Paul!

Get Early Access to RAD Soldiers!

RAD Soldiers is now available in a handful of countries, including Canada and Scandinavia, but what if you live elsewhere and can't wait to get your fingers on the game? If that's you, we've got good news! We're giving away 50 early access tokens that'll allow you to play RAD Soldiers before it's available worldwide, and they include that special scent of exclusivity.

To enter our giveaway, head on over to the RAD Soldiers page and throw your hat in the virtual ring before 29 September. Good luck!

RAD Soldiers expands to Scandinavia, Ireland, and New Zealand with Big Update

Following its Canadian debut, RAD Soldiers has just been released in several additional countries, including Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and New Zealand! If you live in one of these countries and have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can download RAD Soldiers right now!

We’ve also just released a huge update for RAD Soldiers, addressing much of the feedback we've had from players, and adding several new features and improvements. For a detailed look at all the new goodness, check out this juicy blog update over at WarChest.

RAD Soldiers Update: Canada, Front-end Menus and Release

RAD Soldiers has been in limited release in Canada for two months to thoroughly test its proprietary multiplayer back-end to make sure it’s ready for a worldwide audience. Ever since launching in Canada, the RAD Soldiers-focused corner of the internet has been alight with the following questions: How long does it take to test these things, and when will RAD Soldiers reach the rest of the world?

A shiny new blog update over at WarChest addresses both of the questions and reveals what the RAD Soldiers team has been up to recently. It's a delightful mix of unforeseen issues and brand-new game features - if you're looking forward to RAD Soldiers, give it a read!