Nomuda Games Launches "Making of..." Series to Offer Inside Look At How Video Games Get Made

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With their first game, the first in a series of game 'episodes' named "Reedu: The First Explorer," set to launch in November exclusively on the Android Market, gamers, aspiring game artists, and anyone who loves a good story can spend the next two months learning about every angle of this mysterious game’s development.

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Nomuda's episodic games will offer imaginative, engaging, and dynamic content to mobile gamers on an ongoing basis. We sought to provide the entertainment that I was missing on my phone. - Joe Chard, CEO and co-founder

Fresh off a win at FundingUniverse's popular CrowdPitch event in Baltimore, MD, Nomuda Games - a mobile game startup in Charlottesville, VA - is announcing an intriguing look into the creation of a unique new model for entertainment on your Android phone. They plan to produce 'episodic games,' with intricate plots and vivid virtual worlds to explore, intending to give players the same engaging, imaginative experience they would expect from addictive television shows like Lost, Battlestar Galactica, or The Event.

You can spend the next two months following this mysterious game's development through a recently launched blog series that chronicles the making of the first episode. The series will cover everything from the plans for episodic gaming to establishing an art style, overcoming programmatic challenges, communicating story in a mobile game format, and developing simple but addictive puzzles that target the growing ranks of casual mobile gamers. The company hopes the series will appeal to everyone from gamers to developers to avid TV junkies.

“Nomuda Games is attempting a new type of episodic game, a genre whose full potential has yet to be seen in the mainstream gaming world,” says Jacob Richardson, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer. Since development started in earnest in June, Richardson has been invigorated by the fever-pitch of 'crunch' (the industry term for working long hours to get a product feature finished) and the long, hard slog of bringing his and co-founder/CEO Joe Chard's idea through to fruition. They launched the blog series as an ideal platform to give the public an in-depth look into what goes into making a game, and what they hope to establish as an exciting new genre for smartphone games.

The company promises 'leaks' of new graphics, story lines, and game play in the coming weeks through its Facebook page at facebook.com/nomuda. A rare chance to go behind the curtain and get an early glimpse at a wonderful adventure that everyone will soon be talking about.

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