Company:  Kixeye

Backyard Monsters: Unleashed Walkthrough

Nov 5, 2013

Backyard Monsters: Unleashed is a strategy game from KIXEYE. You'll build a base, assemble a team of creepy monsters, and attack other players' bases. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.

Backyard Monsters: Unleashed

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Backyard Monsters: Unleashed Review

Nov 4, 2013

What was once a Facebook game is now a self-contained mobile experience. Backyard Monsters: Unleashed from KIXEYE is an upgraded version of the Facebook combat simulation game Backyard Monsters. The game has made the transition to the portable world without losing anything, bringing iOS gamers one of the most organized, satisfying, and hilarious freemium strategy games around.

Backyard Monsters: Unleashed’s setup will be familiar to anyone who's played a combat strategy game in the past: run your village, build and upgrade buildings, raise an army, go forth and conquer. Your little piece of property is a backyard surrounded by greenery. By placing resource generators, defense and miscellaneous structures, you can turn your tiny village into a sprawling war factory. One that's nigh invulnerable from neighboring backyards' attacks!

Backyard Monsters: Unleashed

To go from zero to hero, Backyard Monsters: Unleashed spreads currency requirements out across four different types of resources: sticks, stones, putty, and goo. The first two make enough sense, as both are used to build basic and advanced structures, respectively. Goo is needed to spawn monsters, and it also serves as a currency for entering battle. Putty is used to construct certain buildings as well as to unlock new monsters. From what we can gather, monsters are basically just carefully shaped piles of squishy goop that live in stick houses. Doesn't stop them from being fierce on the battlefield, though.

In addition to the resources above, Backyard Monsters: Unleashed also features “shiny,” the game's "hurry-up" currency, along with an optional in-app purchase of an additional builder to let you work on more projects simultaneously. All resources are earned through normal play and as post-combat spoils, but you can also refill them with a quick microtransaction.

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VEGA Conflict Walkthrough

Aug 19, 2013

Vega Conflict is a strategy game developed by KIXEYE. Build your fleet, mine asteroids, and defend your business from the VEGA Federation. Gamezebo’s quick start strategy guide will provide you with detailed images, tips, information, and hints on how to play your best game.

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VEGA Conflict Review

Aug 16, 2013

Production values aren't everything, but all the same, it's hard not to do a double take when you boot up Vega Conflict and find yourself confronted with a well-voiced and decently animated cutscene. Here, such attention seems to suggest, is a social strategy game for Facebook among the legions of tired clones that's actually worth playing. For the most part, that's true. Vega Conflict may tread similar ground as KIXEYE's previous hit, Battle Pirates, but it handles the transition to space with panache.

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KIXEYE continues synchronous strategy with “Live Battles” in War Commander

Oct 17, 2012

Since its release, one of my favorite strategy games around has been Outwitters. The fog of war, the thrill of watching your opponent step into the trap you laid three turns ago...it’s all great. Yet there’s something to be said about the frenzy of synchronous multiplayer; of jumping into the fray live and fighting it out tooth and nail. And KIXEYE certainly agrees.

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Kixeye CEO responds to racism allegations

Oct 4, 2012

Yesterday we reported that a former contract worker at Kixeye was forced to endure several racist remarks during his time with the company. CEO Will Harbin was quick to state he'd look into the matter, and it looks like he was telling the truth: four employees have been fired, including the team manager at the heart of all these allegations.

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Former Kixeye employee accuses company of racist/homophobic culture

Oct 3, 2012

It wasn’t long ago that Kixeye took the web by storm with their rather extreme recruitment video, which systematically put down rival developers and built themselves up as an exciting company to work for. As it turns out, that boisterous company culture just might bring with it a few caveats – racism and homophobia, most notably.

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Need a job? You REALLY want to work for KIXEYE

Aug 1, 2012

KIXEYE CEO Will Harbin has developed something of a reputation for bold statements.  He says what he thinks, regardless of what’s “polite” or “appropriate.”  Like when he released a press release solely to call Kabam a bunch of copycats.  Or when he decided to taunt complaining players in the forums.  And now, this bold man wants to be your boss.

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Subscription-based gaming is coming to Facebook

Jun 19, 2012

It’s no secret that the primary source of income for social games is in-app purchases. As a model, it works just fine. Sometimes, though, other models work better for certain games – like the subscription model, for example. It’s coming to Facebook soon, and developer KIXEYE’s game Backyard Monsters will be one of the first titles to feature it.

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It's a big day for KIXEYE: a new studio in Australia, and a mobile partnership with DeNA's ngmoco

May 30, 2012

It looks like KIXEYE, the gaming company known for its online combat strategy games such as Backyard Monsters, is making a few strategic moves of its own. Today, KIXEYE dropped two major announcements, each from separate sides of the globe.

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