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Cards! – MonkeyBox 2 available now!

Fantastic news for our MonkeyBox series. Not only has Polarized! won the Best Mobile Game award in the "Deutscher Computerspielpreis" 2021 – it is also the availability day for MonkeyBox #2: Cards!.

Cards! is a card based story driven puzzle adventure specifically designed with mobile in mind. Simple to start and easy to get lost in.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. And if you already played through it and this is old news to you, don't forget that the playable teaser features original content not (yet?) in the app.

With that being said, we are off to prototyping our next entries in the MonkeyBox series. Please make sure to follow @tcm_box to not miss out on our future boxes!

Introducing Cards! – MonkeyBox 2

Say hello to the second entry of our MonkeyBox series.

Cards! is a card based story driven puzzle adventure specifically designed with mobile in mind. Simple to start and easy to get lost in.

And this time we are doing something special: we leveraged unity to create a playable teaser with original content. It is playable on all modern browsers, also and especially on your mobile devices. Cards! will be released on April 15th and is available as a discounted pre-order now.

In addition to that we are happy to announce that the title that started the series: Polarized! – MonkeyBox 1 has been nominated for the prestigious "Deutscher Computerspielpreis" in the mobile category. The online award ceremony is happening on April 13th so let us all send good vibes to @sightwise.

If you missed it: Polarized! explores a unique way to use the camera for gaming. It leverages the fantastic Apple CoreML machine learning frameworks. This way it recognizes image content instantly, without ever leaving your device or needing additional server power. Authored, imagined and developed by @sightwise.

And while we didn't reach our goal of release two MonkeyBox titles each year, the story goes on, just at a different cadence. With everything going on in the world we are proud to continue to release and deliver experiences for you to enjoy, at a fair one time app store price. If you want to make sure you don't miss out on the next boxes, follow @tcm_box.

Introducing Tageslicht

Today we welcome this little utility to our family of apps. It fits into the basic category of apps we ourselves always wanted to have and use, and we hope you find it useful as well.

If you find yourself frequently in the vicinity of great TV screens with AirPlay support, this app is for you. For us and our famlies it has become second nature to just project our foto library onto them to have a great group experience. However, every now and then we want to show something physical too. But if you just mirror the built in camera or loupe app, you never get a pleasant result. Black bars, incorrect rotation or the touch interface icons overlaying everything.

Tageslicht in action

With Tageslicht you now have a great experience streaming your camera so it fills the screen, is low latency, and shows exactly what you want it to show. We like special purpose built apps, and we definitely found this area to be lacking one. We hope you have as much fun and pleasure with this App as we did developing and refining it.

Carcassonne availability extended

Carassonne is (edit: was) available for purchase again!

We (and Hans im Glück) got a lot of email and messages from you. Some of the most heart-warming are from people who are currently in isolation, or are practising social distancing to protect us all and save lives.

Since this is not a permanent solution, we will continue to offer it with the discounted price and only for a short while. Thanks again to Hans im Glück for allowing us to do so.

Update 2020-03-30: The cross platform version by Asmodee has now arrived in the App Store, therefore our version of Carcassonne has finally been withdrawn. You can still download your version on new devices, get updates, purchase expansions and support our online servers. More details at the Carcassonne FAQ.

Introducing MonkeyBox with #1: Polarized!

Say hello to our new MonkeyBox series.

MonkeyBox Logo

The logo of our new series. MonkeyBox.

So what is it? More than experiments, less than a multi year development cycle long form game. A format that allows us to explore new concepts, ideas or just fun little games. Actually anything that we want the world to see. View it as our current stab at making mobile games for you at a reasonable one time price – we'll continue to stay far away of any scammy business models.

We are kicking it off with MonkeyBox #1: Polarized! – a mystery photo story. Using your camera as the controller you help the protagonist remember the details of their story.

Polarized! explores a unique way to use the camera for gaming. It leverages the fantastic Apple CoreML machine learning frameworks. This way it recognizes image content instantly, without ever leaving your device or needing additional server power. Authored, imagined and developed by the great @sightwise.

We think this is a great start for the series and hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it. Check it out while we try to take a little release breather. After that we will continue onward with our next projects.

We do hope to release at least two entries for this series each year. 🤞