Discovery and Block Builder DX are released... what's next?

November 23rd, 2017

Hi all,

Discovery and Block Builder DX (that's how it is called in Japan) are released now. We're quite satisfied with the release and are already working on the first update that focuses on improving the VR experience by adding a lot of settings to adapt to your personal VR skills. E.g. we're adding additional rotation modes, configurable move speed and a VR vignette to avoid motion sickness. Furthermore there are some materials and a new "Quick Pick" action, that let's you pick a material straight from the world instead of selecting it in the material belt or the material browser. It's a small change that greatly improves the general gameplay (meaning also non-VR). You can see some of the stuff in the following video. Please make sure to follow me on Twitter for more up-to-date news.

Discovery is coming to PlayStation®4 and Playstation®VR.

November 2nd, 2017
Discovery is coming to PlayStation®4 and Playstation®VR.

We're proud to announce that Discovery will be released on PS4 in the US on November, the 7th.
It will be available as a PlayStation Store title for $11.99.
One of the key differences of the PS4 release is that we have implemented full support for PS VR.
Jump into Virtual Reality and experience your block world as if you were there with incredible 360 degrees immersion.
Apart from that we have also implemented Online Multiplayer to the game with up to 4 players.

We're also going to release in european countries as well as in Japan (over our publisher Rainy Frog LLC).
Release dates will be published later this month.

As always, we're already working on the first update for the game that is planned to contain the following features:

- PlayStation Move support.
- Additional 3rd person view for PS VR.
- Local cooperative mode (One player at PS VR the other one on TV, split-screen).
- New materials to build with.

So get creative! We're eager to see what you will build, alone or with your friends!

To stay up-to-date with the progress on the game and the 1st update, be sure to follow us on twitter!
There you can also give us feedback on the game and especially on the PS VR experience.

P.S. In case you are a Reviewer/Blogger/Streamer and you want a DL-Code, please get in contact over twitter!

 

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Block Builder (aka. Discovery) Wii U releasing in Japan today

August 31st, 2016

We're proud to announce that Block Builder (Discovery) is released in Japan for Wii U by our publisher Rainy Frog, today. It has been a long intensive time of work to bring that version out. We hope you enjoy creating new worlds with that release!

Discovery for Wii U releasing today in Europe, Australia and ...

February 11th, 2016

all other Nintendo of Europe concerning countries! It will be available in the eShop in the coming hours.

More reviews!

January 23rd, 2016

Sean Foster from Inside Gaming Online has written a nice review about Discovery.
http://www.insidegamingonline.com/discovery-review/

John Rairdin from 8-Worlds News
http://www.8worldsnews.com/discovery-review-wii-u/

And last but not least WiiWareWave
http://www.wiiwarewave.com/t5090-review-discovery-wii-u-eshop

Thanks to all reviewers for taking their time!

Another Discovery Wii U review

January 10th, 2016

Check it out

here

Thanks to Familiy Friendly Gaming for taking the time!

First review on nintendolife.com

January 7th, 2016

The first real review of Discovery for Wii U is online

Check it out at nintendolife.com

Objective and well written! Many thanks to Mitch Vogel and the whole Nintendo Life team!

 

Facebook page

January 6th, 2016

We have created a Facebook page in order to announce news and get feedback in a more convenient way. Feel free to leave a like!

https://www.facebook.com/noowandagames

Discovery will be released for Nintendo Wii U

January 5th, 2016
Discovery will be released for Nintendo Wii U

We're so amazed to report, that ...

Discovery will be released for Nintendo Wii U on January, the 7th in the NA eShop for 6,99$.

This is by far amount the biggest leap in development of the game. We have reworked the whole engine in order to smooth out problematic scenes and to use the latest render techniques to give the game a modern look though leaving the old school style. Furthermore we have added electric circuits to give more depth to the designing part and added a local cooperative multiplayer mode, where Player 1 can play completely on the Wii U GamePad and Player 2 can use TV and Wii U Pro Controller or Classic Controller (Pro) from the Wii.

The EU region will get the game later since we decided to fix minor issues and (re-)add multi language support. We'll announce as soon as the game has passed certification and we have a concrete release date.

Currently we're already working on an update to further increase the performance and add more features.

More news to follow soon!

One more important note: Since our marketing capabilities are limited, we cannot reach for all Nintendo sites/magazines/vlogger to ask if they like to write a news/review or make a video about Discovery. If you want to give informations about Discovery to your readers/viewers, please contact us for a Download Code!

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New Platform

November 11th, 2015
New Platform

Will announce new platform soon.

New Server

Juni 26th, 2015

Moving to new server, to split up services.

Discovery 2.0 on PS Vita!

Juni 17th, 2015
Discovery 2.0 on PS Vita!
Wow! That was a close one! Discovery 2.0 has been approved for PS Vita and is now available -for 4 weeks only- on the Playstation Mobile channel in the store. Browse it with your Vita here:

Discovery 2.0 on OUYA

Juni 4th, 2015

I'm very proud to report that Discovery 2.0 passed review on the new platform OUYA!

Get it here!

More news soon!

New platforms

Mai 31st, 2015
New platforms

I have submitted Discovery to a new Platform and it hopefully gets accepted.
For this platform I had to completly rewrite the whole engine. So Discovery's version jumped to 2.0.
This means:

  • More smooth gameplay through multi-thread usage
  • a lot of bug fixes
  • support for shaders
  • support for advanced lighting
  • better stability -> less data corruption
  • more comfortable menus
  • more flexible input by unifying all controls (touch, gamepad, keyboard, mouse)
  • faster updates with new content/features


That's why there weren't a lot of updates here in the last year, because it took so long to get this beast up.
Currently worlds from version 1.7 and below are not working. So I first have to write a conversion function for them, before I can release it to existing platforms. I guess it will take some 1-2 months more.

Long long time ago...

März 2nd, 2015
since last update. I'll try to post more often.

Discovery on sale!

Mai 12th, 2014

Discovery is currently on sale for Windows platforms, get it for the half of normal price!







Discovery 1.7.0.0 - iOS

Mai 6th, 2014

The iOS version has just been submitted to Apple for review.

Disappearing worlds after update

Mai 6th, 2014

Hi, as many of you may have noticed, your worlds are missing after updateing from 1.6. to 1.7. There's a small bug in there. The worlds should reappear after restart of the app.

Discovery 1.7.0.0 - Android and Amazon

April 29th, 2014

1.7.0.0 has been submitted for Amazon and Android.

Should be available instantly for Google Play users and in a few days for Amazon Kindle users.

Discovery available for Mac OSX (10.6.6 or greater)

April 5th, 2014

Good news for all Mac users. Discovery is now available in the Mac Asppstore. It is the newest version 1.7.0.0. You'll find it by clicking on the badge below