More Goblins Come to Companion!

Posted in Magic Companion Updates on 2019年 9月 17日

By Wizards of the Coast

In our latest update for the Magic: The Gathering Companion app we focused on sprucing things up a bit.

One of the challenges with building a companion style product within a gaming company is that you lose some of the panache of your normal products. The home tournament organization feature set that we rolled out with to kick off the open beta playtest is something of a fancy bookkeeper. That’s not as fun as opening a booster pack or actually playing a game of Magic so it was important to our UX team to try to bring some of Magic’s personality into the product.

We asked ourselves which characters from Magic’s background could bring some levity to Companion as well as make sense as tinkerers. The answer? Goblins!

You may have noticed the loading screen which features a prominent display of a goblin flying through the air from a contraption of its own making. That was the look we wanted but in order to get the product into your hands we filled out some of the other needed images with art from Magic’s history. In the latest release we’ve updated those images to match the look we’ve been going for and all are the same goblin who we lovingly named Feet’chur. We’ll have more art updates in the future and more to say about Feet’chur and the artist we’ve been fortunate to work with, Sam Wu.

If you’re wondering, “How hard is it to change some images in an app? Wasn’t there MORE you could be doing?” I have an answer for you: yes, and in fact we are! In addition to these cosmetic changes the dev team has spent the bulk of their effort on large feature requests behind the scenes that I’ll be talking about more in coming weeks. I’m very excited about those changes because they’re going to fundamentally change how Magic events are played. Thanks to all our Companion users who have taken the time to provide feedback.

Bigger changes are in the works, so keep providing feedback!

Latest Magic Companion Updates Articles

2020年 7月 24日

魔法風雲會配套APP上線 by, Bill Stark

這一天終於來了!在經過開發團隊一年傑出的努力後,我們終於得以向大家介紹魔法風雲會 配套應用,專為桌上魔法風雲會對局所設計的官方應用程式。魔法風雲會配套APP能夠幫助你規劃魔法風雲會的賽事(在人群聚集時請確保遵守本地規章!),加入 Wizards Play Network 店家所舉辦的比賽、記錄對局結果、檢視配對、追蹤血量,且全部可以直接在手機上完成。在我深入介紹這些之前,...

Learn More

2019年 10月 1日

Companion Gets a Round Timer! by, Wizards of the Coast

Update Overview: Addition of a Round Timer Insight to the dev process during Open Beta Words from Our Devs: Our latest update for Magic: The Gathering Companion features a request that...

Learn More

文章

文章

Magic Companion Updates Archive

想閱讀更多文章?瀏覽我們的文章存檔,閱讀數千篇您最喜愛的作者針對魔法風雲會所寫的文章。

See All