Armchair Historians Guide 2015

Rise of Heroes Standing Event Announced

wsn_news_release(Jul 12, 2014) – The WorldStandings Network (WSN) announces its first ever standings event at Video Game Summit 2014. The WorldStandings Rise of Heroes Standings Event will allow gamers in North America and around the globe to enter the record books of achievement on the first leaderboard for indie games.

In the Rise of Heroes open call tournament, gamers eligible under article II of the Articles of Play will be able to set world records on the brand new proof of concept for the indie title, Loaded! from Egsa SoftWorks. This title will have its first ever debut on the convention floor at Video Game Summit 2014. Gamers will have a chance to do a play-through to get a feel for the game during the convention and attempt to best the game’s built-in house scores. Beginning in late July, gamers will be able to submit official record attempts for certification.

About WorldStandings(tm)
The WorldStandings Network (WSN) is the premiere leaderboard for indie games. The World Standings Network concept was the cornerstone of The Armchair Historian’s Guide – which included the first ever print edition of the Articles of Play. The 2015 Edition of the Armchair Historian’s Guide ISBN 978-0-9884167-1-0 is now available.

About Egsa SoftWorks(tm)
Egsa SoftWorks develops video games for mobile devices, personal digital assistants, notebook and desktop based computers systems. Devoted to the true hardcore gamer, the division’s titles include the cult hardcore hit Circuit Breaker.

Rise of Heroes Standings Event

uf071214Records will fall, heroes will rise and history will be made at Video Game Summit 2014. The first ever standings event for WorldStandings will be held today for the first game in the leaderboard of indie gaming. Gamers will have their first chance to prepare to set world records on the newly inducted WSTR-1 title, Loaded! This event will be the first chance that gamers will have to try the game at tournament settings. Rise of Heroes will be an open call tournament meaning all eligible gamers (according to article II) may compete. Good luck and updates and official standings will be posted as they are made available.

WSN Versus is Here

uf050414WorldStandings continues to blaze new trails as the leaderboard for indie gaming. Now you can Follow the Leaders of WSN on Windows Phone with WSN Versus, the first official app for the WorldStandings Network. The WSN Versus platform allows you to check news, record attempts and officially sanctioned events at a glance. Be there as new WSTR-ready titles rise, old records fall and heroes around the globe make history!

WSN is available now from the Windows Phone Store.

WSN Versus App is Coming

uf050314The first and only official app for the leaderboard of indie gaming is now under development for the most powerful phone on the planet. Get ready for WorldStandings Versus. It’s a new app that will allow gamers to track the achievements in indie play and get updates on records as they are set, spot all new bounties as they are announced and even to allow gamers to launch directly to WSN score submission with nothing but the power of their voice. WSN Versus is coming for Windows Phone this summer!

2015 Armchair Historians Guide in July

uf071214The 2015 edition of the WorldStandings Armchair Historians Guide is heading to gamers in July. Slated for release just before the 2014 Video Game Summit (VGS), the new edition will feature an expanded view of the rich shared tradition of gaming along with a print edition of the Articles of Play. The Armchair Historians Guide is the perfect pocket guide for heroes that are ready to make history. Gamers will be able to pre-order the guide beginning July 5.

WSN Game Bounties

game_bountiesGet ready for exciting new game bounties at World Standings. On a select number of games, WSN will be partnering with a number of developers to offer an incentive for gamers to smash the records on games at World Standings. Announcements and results will be available here.

North America Standings

North America Standings UpdateThe North American Zone has been tapped to be the first zone to be open for new gaming records on the World Standings Network. The opening of the zone for competitive play is scheduled for mid-2014. An announcement is slated for May to announce locations for record setting events and bounties for new records.