Posts tagged The Time Tribe
Posts tagged The Time Tribe
GAME DEV THURSDAY - Just a quick update this week, to say that we’re working furiously behind the scenes, tinkering and improving the Time Tribe game experience, shaped largely by the fantastic feedback from our devoted beta players. Thanks so much for all the love - both the straight-up and tough kinds. You all are the reason we’re doing this in the first place!
And happy happy start to summer for everyone US-based, wishing you the best Memorial Day weekend ever!
As it happens, the iconic BBQ is rooted in the earliest cooking methods humans devised. In part because they were scavengers far more often than hunters (enjoying first pick of cuts), the archaeological record suggests that, for their BBQing efforts, our ancient cousins were most likely to enjoy a juicy meal of…. BONE MARROW. So be extra appreciative for your burgers and dogs this weekend!
Twelfth journey. Descent of the balloon Jean-Bart into the Seine, near Jumièges.
From Histoire de mes ascensions (Story of my balloon ascents), by Gaston Tissandier, Paris, 1880.
We want to float into the Seine in a 19th century balloon, too. Really, really badly. Luckily, we can make that happen!
Today we invite you to consider climate change from an archaeological viewpoint. We wish the view were pleasanter…
Reversing millions of years of human adaptation to our environment, we’re in uncharted territory as the so-called ”Anthropocene” Era dawns, due to human behavior leaving an ever more super-sized imprint on Earth’s climate, geology, hydrology, and chemistry.
Two girls in a music room, playing yangqins, a dulcimer-like instrument, at the Children’s Palace, Shanghai, China.
So interesting to see how the venerable Qin Zither has evolved over the centuries!
Nice one, you beat the next highest civilizations list (over on Facebook) by TWELVE!!! :D
Enjoy your ingots!
How many ancient civilizations can you find hidden in this puzzle? Post your answers.
The longest lister gets 10 ingots… GO!
(PS - thanks to Archaeology News for sharing!)
GAME DEV THURSDAY - This week, it’s a sneak-preview of some of the 3D objects that the *awesome* Pipes is creating for our upcoming Keep Mystery episode!
Now that you know Egyptian intrigue anchors one of the intertwined plot lines, stay tuned to see what mysteries the other quests harbor…
Whether or not it all went pear-shaped at Babel, it looks like our ancient ancestors may well have shared a common language, a cool 15,000 years ago.
Review Fix chats with Karen Bellinger Wehner (Founder and CEO, ThunderSnow Media, The Time Tribe Producer, Creative Director, Writer) and Lucas JW Johnson (Founder and CEO, Silverstring Media Inc, …
Click through for 75 more cool composites that stitch together past and present:
The ruins of this religious house are perhaps most remarkable for the sword trapped in stone on the site. The abbey was built to honor 12th-century Tuscan nobleman Galgano Guidotti, who renounced his life of riches and retreated to this area to dedicate himself to a hermetic life of prayer. Legend holds that he smashed his sword against the rock as a symbol of breaking from old ways, but instead it plunged into the stone and held fast. Attempts to link the site to the legend of King Arthur continue to this day.
NEWS FROM THE FIELD - Read about these and more, in the latest update from the Walbrook site, where astonishing finds from the earliest days of Roman London just keep on coming!
British archaeologists have unearthed the remains of what might be the first queen of Windsor in a 4,400-year-old female skeleton adorned with some of Britain’s earliest gold jewels. The find could predate Windsor’s royal connection by more than three millennia. Read more
To mark Earth Day, this week’s MONDAY QUIZ takes us back to the first recorded human civilization, in Sumer, and gives us a glimpse into how its people reacted to a bona fide environmental crisis in their time.
Sumerian civilization arose in the so-called “Fertile Crescent,” a wedge of land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in modern Iraq, about 6,000 years ago. If you’re thinking that’s not a particularly fertile area, you’re right. And it’s a problem that stretches back thousands of years. The epic of Gilgamesh describes a curse laid on Sumer when their legendary hero-king, Gilgamesh, killed the forest guardian appointed by the gods, and cut down vast tracts of cedar forest to support his monumental building programs. In return, the gods swore to destroy Sumeria with fire or drought.
Indeed, by 2100 BCE, cuneiform tablets lament barren soil and ‘’earth turned white.’’ Gods or not, soil erosion from deforestation, combined with salt buildup from the intensive drainage and damming needed to support agriculture in the desert, had depressed agricultural output to critical levels, making the Akkadian conquest of the Sumerians ca 2000 BCE that much easier. This was despite the efforts of lawmakers over roughly 700 years, in which they passed various laws seeking to protect the remaining forests in the region.
THE QUESTION: In what ancient city was the representation of the Sumerian forest guardian pinned to our pinterest page recovered?
All correct answers are in the running for 10 ingots!
GAME DEV THURSDAY - BETA NEWS!
Hey Time Tribers,
In large part thanks to you, our open beta phase has been really fantastic so far! Just take a look at the numbers.
We’ve quickly built a committed user base through word-of-mouth, with no paid advertising, and you’ve been great at helping us identify sticking points in the game. Things are moving along nicely with development of the iPad version and a few new quests to tide you over, as we continue to seek the outside support we need to produce the rest of the episodes we’ve got up our sleeve.
There is one major change that we wanted to highlight particularly, as it affects many of you.
The pricing structure of The Time Tribe is changing.
Based on a combination of user feedback, logistical concerns, and App store regulations, we’ve decided to abandon the subscription model, and replace it with a simpler payment method using the in-game currency ingots for all paid content. The core of the introductory episode will remain free-to-play, with an extended version of that episode, and future episodes requiring a one-off payment in ingots. Ingots will still be used to buy other things in the game, such as Boons and premium Artifacts and Furnishings for your customizable Chamber in the Keep. The physical mailers, rather than being part of premium subscriptions, will now be sold individually in our online store.
We think this system will be a lot less complicated for everyone, and heads off worries that we can’t deliver promised content as quickly as monthly subscribers would like.
Thanks for your patience and continued support. And stay tuned for exciting announcements about the iPad version and new quests in coming weeks!