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Mondrian Returns to Groupees!

Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty has returned to Groupees for the Best of Remute Bundle! From now through August 31, you can pick up Mondrian plus 10 more games for just a dollar. Choose anywhere from 2 to all 11 games. The more you buy, the more discounts you get! https://groupees.com/remutebest

We have also just pushed a small Hotfix update to Mondrian to clean up an issue with the “No Paddle” challenge that prevented the ball from moving. If you still have trouble with this, please let us know.

Make sure to share the bundle with your friends and pick up some extras for gifts!

– Danny

2017-08-18T10:45:01+00:00 August 17th, 2017|

Join us at Spring Play on May 31!

We are excited to announce that we will be at Playcrafting Boston’s Spring Play event on May 31! The show will be at Laugh Boston, between 6:00 and 10:00pm EDT. We’ll be bringing Mondrian, so come by, play the game, meet the team, and find out what the future holds for this award winning, art history brickbreaker (and yes, there is a future for it). Early bird tickets are just $5, or $10 at the door.

Get your tickets here and make sure to follow Playcrafting Boston on Twitter for more information.

2017-05-17T09:57:16+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

SurvRAM 7 DRM Being Added to All Lantana Titles

Lantana Games is proud to announce a new partnership with SurvRAM, a Digital Rights Management company and the industry leader in consumer protection, piracy prevention, and incomprehension. Their SurvRAM 7 software will be included with all Lantana Games titles, past and present, going forward. SurvRAM offers our customers a whole new way of protecting their games and totally won’t install any malware to your computer or anything. Really!

Starting April 1, when you launch Children of Liberty Early Access or Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty, you’ll be greeted with SurvRAM’s user-friendly interface for validating your games. SurvRAM uses a convenient 2FA check to make sure you’re not a pirate by running both an online validation in the software itself, and also by sending you an Authy code or text message. You only need to do this once an hour, so SurvRAM will barely seem like it’s getting in the way!

Going to be out of WiFi range for a while? No problem! SurvRAM offers a convenient in-app store to purchase offline validations in bulk, or permanent validations per game. Offline validations are an affordable way to keep playing your game, and are good for 24 hours from the moment they’re used. We promise you, the whole process is as smooth as butter!

With SurvRAM’s dedication to developing a high quality, stable product that that won’t spam your address book about free Steam gift cards (their words) we know you’ll love the extra layers of security and inconvenience that SurvRAM 7 will bring to all our games, from now until APRIL FOOLS’!!!

– Danny

2017-05-17T16:54:02+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

Screenshot Saturday – The Hancock-Clarke House

Today we’re showing off progress on the latest scene from Children of Liberty, the Hancock-Clarke House. Using reference material from the latest renovation, as well as photos and videos of the building, we’ve been able to accurately reconstruct the house as it would have been in 1775. Note that some textures may get shifted around later, but all the wallpaper is also period-accurate.

The Hancock-Clarke House plays an important role in the story of Children of Liberty, being the initial destination of Paul Revere’s Ride. Two very important cutscenes take place in this house, but like everything we build, we’re looking into more ways we can use the house in the game itself.

More detail is obviously on the way, but we thought we’d give you just a little taste of how things are shaping up! Make sure to join in the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and gives the screenshots a thumbs up!

– Danny

2017-02-18T15:20:07+00:00 February 18th, 2017|

Upcoming Events – Winter 2017

Want to come chill with Lantana Games? We have a couple upcoming events later this month and in early March! Come play games, buy merch, and meet the team.

MassDiGI Game Challenge

February 24 & 25, Microsoft New England Research & Development, Cambridge, MA
We’ll be returning to the Game Challenge for our third year in a row, and we’ll be bringing Mondrian with us! The MassDiGI Game Challenge is a one-of-a-kind pitch competition and event that helps aspiring game developers launch new games. Come play the latest updates to Mondrian while you’re there and learn more about Lantana’s endeavors to help students jumpstart their careers in game development.

Made in MA at PAX East

March 10, 2017, District Hall, Boston, MA
MassDiGI would like to welcome all to the annual Made In MA at PAX East Party! Lantana Games is headlining the Indie Showcase again, and we’re going to be bringing everything we got. Compete in a high stakes Mondrian Arcade Mode challenge to win awesome prizes! Early bird tickets are just $10 (ends 2/13), $15 after, and $20 at the door.

Hope to see you there!

– Danny

2017-02-09T15:15:38+00:00 February 9th, 2017|

Welcome to the new LantanaGames.Com!

Well LantanaFam, Version 6.0 of our website has officially arrived! As we jump into our eighth year, we wanted to deliver a cleaner, faster-loading, and more on-brand homepage for everyone. In terms of actual content, what you will find here is identical to what we had before, but with several major improvements:

  • Lighter Branding: We have updated our branding to be more colorful and modern, and matched the site to our new color scheme. Readability and simplicity were key in designing the new site.
  • Mobile Friendliness: The whole site has been pre-cached in an effort to greatly improve load times on both desktop and mobile. Certain elements of the site are also controlled differently or turned off on the mobile page to make it as mobile-friendly as possible.
  • Game Pages: Game pages are now laid out in a clean manner, with small galleries, clear info, and easy-to-find links. Scrolling credits are still included!
  • Openings: Team Openings are now listed in a convenient Toggle Box.
  • Content Creators: The “Press and Streamer Keys” page has been renamed to “Content Creators” and moved from the footer to under Community. Key access has also been placed into a convenient Toggle Box.

This new layout is also going to make things a lot easier to add new content, blog posts, and pages, so keep an eye out for more goodies coming soon!

2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Lantana Games and this new site is just the start. Stay tuned, we promise there’s a lot in store.

– Danny

2017-01-17T22:37:09+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

Mondrian OST now on Youtube & Bandcamp

Have we got a treat for you today! Lantana Games is proud to announce that the soundtrack to our latest game, Mondrian – Abstraction in Beauty, is now available for streaming on Youtube and Bandcamp! The music was written by our composers Davidjohn Blodgett & Hannah Hoyt, and features nearly an hour of jazz, trip hop, j-pop, piano, and ambient tracks. You can also buy tracks on Bandcamp for $1 each, or $8.99 for the whole soundtrack which includes an exclusive bonus track, Tonalism!


Stream it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/xVjbQjDh8KQ
Buy it on Bandcamp: https://lantanagames.bandcamp.com/releases

We hope you enjoy the music!


2015-11-10T14:58:30+00:00 November 10th, 2015|

PAX Panel – No Indie is an Island

Ahoy Patriots! Who’s going to PAX East this weekend? If you’ll be there on Saturday, make sure to come to the panel “No Indie is an Island” at noon in the Cuttlefish Theater!

“Being an Indie developer doesn’t mean being alone. Learn from indie developers how finding the right team, engaging in the development community, and creating events can help you become a better developer and become a champion of friendships. Join the developers of Closure, Children of Liberty, Go Home Dinosaurs, Jungle Rumble, Elegy for a Dead World, and the event organizer from Indies Need Booze on how you can get involved in the community at large.”

The panel features myself (Dan), Jacob Clark (Indies Need Booze), Trevor Stricker (Disco Pixel), Ichiro Lambe (Dejobaan Games), Eitan Glinert (Fire Hose Games), Tyler Glaiel (mega indie, check out his upcoming game Bombernauts), and a surprise special guest:


You can learn more about the panel and other great talks in the PAX East schedule here: http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/no-indie-is-an-island

If you have any questions about Children of Liberty or Lantana Games’ “teaching studio” efforts, Dan will be hanging around after the panel until The Enforcers tell him to clear out.

And yes, we’ll have EX12 news VERY SOON! This is a big one. Stay tuned, Patriots, and see you at PAX!

– Dan

Via:: Children of Liberty News

2015-03-05T03:42:47+00:00 March 5th, 2015|

America’s Foods – Tidewater Chili

Image/s Courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or www.history.org All rights reserved.

Image/s Courtesy of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or www.history.org All rights reserved.

This week’s Winter Colonial Recipe is a hearty bowl of Tidewater Chili! The Tidewater region is the easternmost portion of Virginia in what is known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. The term tidewater can be given to any area where the water level is significantly affected by the tides, and will vary based on the maximum tide height when the water comes in. Settlers of early America would plant fields of tobacco around this area to reap their crops using the excellent drainage system that came with the land. This recipe comes from the book Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg.

Ingredients (18-20 servings)
4 large onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup peanut oil
3 cans (28 ounces each) Italian plum tomatoes
2 cans (29 ounces each) tomato puree
2 teaspoons oregano
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons basil
1/3 cup chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
2 pounds Surry County, Virginia, smoked sausage or Italian smoked sausage
5 pounds lean chuck
4 cans (15 ounces each) red kidney beans, drained

It’s unclear to say if the region was known the chili bowl, or if the meal is representative of the watery characteristic that tidewater regions are known for, but one thing’s for sure: it is definitely delicious. This bowl of onions, red pepper flakes, smoked sausage and kidney beans are sure to warm the many stomachs of freezing Patriots all throughout the New England region. Begin by sauteing the chopped onions with some garlic in peanut oil. After a little bit stir in tomatoes, herbs, and spices and simmer this with the inclusion of lean chuck (ground meat). Drain the sausages and add this to the mixture, then simmer the whole thing for one hour. Finally, add the beans to the pot and you’ve got yourself a great colonial meal for the cold nights! The full recipe, with additional ingredients and instructions, can be found here (hyperlink: http://www.history.org/almanack/recipes/tidewaterchili.cfm?showSite=mobile-regular).

2015-02-19T21:32:28+00:00 February 19th, 2015|

Meet the Team – Max Meisel

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Greetings, Patriots! Today, we’d like to introduce you to the newest addition to the team from the MassDigi program, Max Meisel!

Hi, I am Max Meisel. I am an amateur Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Sound Engineer, and Musician. I primarily like to make Music and Sounds for games but i do other things too! LIke music and sound for animations! And mixing and mastering for trailers!

I am currently a student at Becker college, as well I am doing Sound work for a game called Children of Liberty that is currently in Steam Early Access, go check it out!! www.childrenofliberty.us/

Max is helping out with sound and music, and has already done some great work for the game and our latest two trailers. He will be specifically contributing to in-game level music and sound effects. Everybody say HI MAX!

Make sure to swing by Max’s SoundCloud page in order to check out some his previous work: https://soundcloud.com/max_meisel

We’re super excited to have Max on board and can’t wait to share more of his great work with you!

Via:: Children of Liberty News

2015-02-19T21:04:35+00:00 February 19th, 2015|