Design Notes

October 29, 2013

Arklen’s Artist Showcase Shop

Animation Wizard turned Featured Artist

Just when you thought your favorite day was Friday Release Day… here comes Tuesday taking the spotlight with the Featured Artist Showcase Shop!

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Special Tuesdays throughout the year are dedicated to an AdventureQuest Worlds artist who gets to express his or her creativity by creating unique items for YOU! We have been blessed with the artistic talents of… *a really big deep breath*… Zoshi, Diozz, Tyronius, Aegis, Jemini, Ven, J6, Dage, Mido, Hizu, Nuglath, and myself, *another big breath* aaaand now it’s time for Arklen to ignite the stage.

Give me the Goodies

As much as you’d love to learn more about Arklen as a person, you’re probably a bit more excited about the items in his shop. And for good reason, too—Arklen conjured up some of the HOTTEST items we have ever seen!

Plasma Pyro Armor and Helm

Plasma Pyro Armor and Helm

Plasma Pyro items

Plasma Pyro Cape, Plasma Pyro Blade, and Battle Pet Pyro

Arklen Banana Blade

B’Naner Blade… because you’ve always wanted a delicious concealed weapon… some might even call it a conpeeled weapon...

Starting at 5pm Sever Time, open your Game Menu and claim your favorite Arklen items from the Featured Artist Shop! You can also speak with Arklen in Battlecon to access his hot stuff.

Pyro Pricing

Due to insane inferno animations, the items in Arklen’s Shop will be Legend-Only, OR you can use AdventureCoins instead! If you haven’t already become an Upgraded Legend, then this is the PERFECT time to Upgrade your Membership because the LAST day for 5th Upholders is Thursday, October 31.

5th Upholder badge and star swords

Click here to become a Legend now!

Additionally, we are running a special on AdventureCoins: 10% More AdventureCoins when you buy with a Credit Card.

Earn 10 percent more ACs when you buy with your Credit Card

Click here to order your AdventureCoins bundle and receive 10% more ACs!

So if you wanna be the hottest thing in AQWorlds—literally—then help support your favorite online adventure game and show off your smokin’ hotness =D

Hark Arklen’s Story

Arklen’s adventures began 10 years ago when he started playing the original AdventureQuest—it was the only Flash RPG back then! After scoring some animation software, Arklen created a magical floating turtle that shot a blue water blob at its enemies. When Captain Rhubarb and Galanoth caught sight of this reptilian rascal, they invited the intrepid animator to join the Artix Entertainment family.

Arklen first animation in AdventureQuest game 

For as long as he can remember, Arklen always liked drawing. Japanese TV shows made drawing seem a little more accessible, and his immensely more talented friend kept him motivated. Arklen calls himself an Animator first and an Artist second. He’s been focusing on effects animation (hence the Plasma Pyro armor set), but character animation is close behind. To this day, Arklen continues to animate and is leveling up his artist abilities with the help of the AE community!

Arklen Featured Artist

Not only has Arklen traveled across AdventureQuest Worlds, but also all across the real-world; he’s found artistic inspiration in Poland, London, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Arklen also loves raviolis, sweet chili, and spaghetti squash. Douse that with red sauce, and he’s in love. Wash it all down with an almond milkshake and Arklen is in heaven! 

Wowie! Arklen sure is a fascinating fellow. And come later this afternoon, you too will be fascinated by Arklen’s fiery items as you Battle On to victory!

xoxo Beleen


September 23, 2013

Artist Showcase Shop Returns!

Yippie! Tuesday is dedicated to Zoshi!

Happy Monday hero! Did ye enjoy Talk Like a Pirate Day? AYE AYE!

Talk Like a Pirate Day in video game AdventureQuest Worlds

Now that ye pirate ship has set sail, ye wants to plunder new treasures, ye say? Well… OKAY!

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The grand return of the Featured Artist Showcase Shop hits Battleon tomorrow! Come Tuesday afternoon in the Game Menu, you will receive a FULLY LOADED Artist Showcase Shop featuring exclusive Zoshi the Monster Hunter items.

Zoshi the Monster Hunter featured artist in online game

Give me Zoshi!

One of the most exciting things about the Artist Showcase Shop is getting to see the featured artist unleash their artistic expressions, leaving a lasting impression in our hearts and on the battlefield! Check out all of Zoshi’s items arriving tomorrow =DZoshi Monster Hunting Armors


Dragon Hunter  - Color Customizable!

Hydra Hunter

Ronin Hunter

Titan Hunter


Atlas Gatlings

Ronin Katanas


DragonFire Spear


Hydra Bow


Hydra Rapier


Hydra Battle Pet 


WOWZA! Now that’s a monstrous collection suited for any Monster Hunter! And come tomorrow afternoon, you too can become one of Zoshi’s fellow Monster Hunters and easily slay any foul beast that crosses your path.

Zoshi Monster Hunter Items

Even though Zoshi is up-to-his-neck in monster battles, the two of us have scheduled a date later this evening at the local AdventureBucks Coffee Café so I can interview him. I shall report back to the Design Notes with my findings!

Until then…

Battle on!

xoxo Beleen  


July 09, 2013

Meme Moglins!

The Memes you Love now in AQWorlds!

ZOMG. No Wai. Meme Moglins?!1!!one!?! WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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Today we are releasing a shop FULL of your favorite memes—in Moglin form! Later this afternoon, check your Game Menu for a shop loaded with Pet and Battlepet... Memeglins!

Pancake Meme moglin

Pancake Moglin Pet


Pancake Battlemoglin

Courage moglin meme pet

Courage Moglin Pet


Courage Battlemoglin

Grumpy cat meme moglin

Grumpy Moglin Pet


Battle Grumpy

Lorestuck meme moglin

Lorestuck Moglin Pet


Lorestuck Battlemoglin

Like a boss meme moglin

Like A Moglin pet


Like a Battlemoglin

Trollolol meme moglin

Trollolol pet


Battle Trollolol

Stay epic, my friends.

xoxo Beleen  

Tags: Beleen, Meme, Moglin, Shop,

May 28, 2013

Featured Artist: Jemini

Magical Items and Magical Birthday Wishes!

Happy Tuesday everyone—and a very Happy Birthday to our beautiful, perky, and friendly AQW Artist, Jemini! Today is her special day, and so we’ve dedicated this week’s Featured Artist Showcase Shop to Jemini and all her magical goodies =D

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Starting at 5pm EST today, Jemini’s shop will be full of AMAZING “Magical Anime” items to quench your anime thirst. Cat ears, costumes, alpacas, and sparkles await!

Jemini's Magical Anime characters in flash games

When the clock strikes 5pm Server Time, it's time to get your Anime On in Battleon’s Featured Artist Showcase Shop >^.,.^<

Jemini on the Fly

Sorry J6, but Jemini is my favorite Time Traveling Kleptomanic EVAR! Jemini has traversed space and time, collecting awesome artifacts and adorable loot. Throughout her travels, Jemini picked up a message from Korin and landed her spaceship, The Yaris, at the Secret Underground Lab in February 2008.

Jemini the bounty hunter in the free online game AdventureQuest Worlds

Jemini has always loved drawing. Disney played a major roll in helping her develop her skills at a young level. And once Jemini found the wonderful world of Anime—especially Sailor Moon!—she really got into drawing people and portraits.

Jemini's School Uniform Armor Set with cat ears for flash games

Jemini has contributed her art style to almost every Artix game at one point or another. And now this week’s AQW Featured Artist Shop is dedicated just to her! Jemini can't help herself—she loves Magical Girl anime. She feels like if anyone could deliver this theme to AQW, it would be her!

My thoughts exactly =D

Magical Alpaca!

Oh. My. Goodness! Jemini’s Alpaca Pets are magically adorable!

Alpaca pets are free to play with you!

But what’s the story behind Jemini’s Alpaca-infatuation?

Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch

A few weeks ago, Jemini took a trip to a local alpaca farm called Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch. Nestled on 75 acres and home to over 160 Alpacas, Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch was the perfect place for Jemini to play with…erm, do “research” on… alpacas!

Jemini visits Alpaca Ranch for video game research

Jemini LOVED her trip to Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch and just HAD to create an in-game Alpaca Pet for AdventureQuest Worlds. Now that you can have your very own Alpaca, here are some fun facts about Jemini’s favorite furry friends!

Alpaca Facts

  • Alpacas are part of the camelid family, most known for the humped camels (also related to in-game Bupers Camels) Alpaca Sketch Doodle by Jemini
  • Alpacas come in two varieties: the most popular are “huacaya” (pronounced  way-KI-ah) and the other “sure”
  • Alpacas live 15 - 20 years
  • Their fleece is used for high-end fashion pieces 
  • Alpacas love to roll in dirt pits
  • Alpacas have only one row of teeth—derp!
  • Alpacas are quiet docile animals, like Moglins!

If you are in the Tampa Bay area and would like to visit a real-life Alpaca ranch, make an appointment with the super friendly Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch family! But if you’re too far from Florida, you can always get an Alpaca Pet inside AQWorlds right at your fingertips.

Jemini sketches another adorable aplaca drawingLet’s make this Tuesday the most magical one ever whooohooo!

Give Jemini much love and many birthday wishes on her Twitter!

And then get your Anime On in Battleon! Starting at 5pm Server Time!


May 21, 2013

Artist Showcase Shop: Nulgath

OverSoul infects AQWorlds!

Tuesday is here—and that means an all-new Featured Artist Showcase Shop has arrived!

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If you couldn’t tell by my glaringly obvious Design Notes title, this week is dedicated to everyone’s favorite Archfiend of Oversoul, Nulgath! As the mortal enemy of Dage the Evil, Nulgath has unleashed his own collection of ALL-RARE killer armors, weapons, capes, and more to show Dage where the REAL artistic talent lies.

Nulgath's Shop includes:

Nulgath fantasy games armor set

  • Duality of Nulgath set - 600 ACs
  • Celestial Evolution Staff - 150 ACs
  • Fiendish Face - 75 ACs
  • Serene Countenance - 75 ACs
  • Bright Wings - 100 ACs
  • Fiendish Wings - 100 ACs

Broodfiend of Nulgath armor

  • Prime Bloodletter Blade of Nulgath - 2,000 ACs (color-custom)*
  • Dual Vital Bloodletters of Nulgath - 250 ACs
  • Vital Bloodletters of Nulgath Cape - 100 ACs
  • ArchFiend's Sneer Helm - 150 ACs
  • Icy Predator Pet - 300 ACs
  • Double Stealthy Crossbow - 200 ACs
  • Golden Rune Cape - 100 ACs

* Includes a quest to farm Diamonds/Uni 13s/weapon.

Rare weapons and capes of Nulgath

  • Broodfiend of Nulgath armor - 45,000 gold (Member only)
  • Vital Bloodletter of Nulgath - 25,000 gold (Member only)
  • Light's Defender Spear and Shield - 20,000 gold (Member only)
  • Valiant Defender Battle Pet - 25,000 gold (Member only)
  • ArchFiend's Sneer Helm - 15,000 gold (Member only)
  • Stealth Crossbow - 17,500 gold (Member only)
  • Ruby Rune Cape - 5,000 gold (Member only)
  • Golden Rune Cape - 5,000 gold (Member only)
  • Victor's Dual Glory Blades - 20,000 gold (Member only)
  • Fiendish Spy Pet - 15,000 gold (Member only)

Bask in the glory of browser games gear

  • Victor's Glory Blade - 15,000 gold
  • Undead Gutter - 15,000 gold
  • Emerald Rune Cape - 5,000 gold 
  • Sapphire Rune Cape - 5,000 gold

All of the items in Nulgath’s Artist Showcase Shop will go permanently rare—they will NEVER be offered again—so if you wanna own a piece of history (or like 27), you better stock up today!

Nulgath Revealed

As the former Master to Dage the Evil, Nulgath is the General of the Great Abyss, looming over the battle-hungry souls of OverSoul. Nulgath has appeared in many forms under many names, but his current evolution is quite pleasing to him …even if his appearance does strike fear into all those who gaze upon him!

Nulgath NPC character

Outside AQWorlds and OverSoul, Nulgath’s real-world artistic inspirations stemmed from Conan the Barbarian book covers and fantasy art at an early age/level. Back then, Nulgath was known as “Miltonius” and was contacted by Artix about doing a short film for DragonFable. That movie, Artix vs. The Undead, is AMAZING and incredibly popular and ZOMG if you haven’t seen it you NEED to right now!

After the world(wideweb) was blown away by his film, Miltonius joined forces with Artix in February 2006. Miltonius started off as a Game Clerk, leveled up to Animator, and completed his evolution into Nulgath the OverSoul Game Developer. Nulgath praises the positive enthusiasm Artix Entertainment brings to every project and looks forward to another 7 years of awesome developments for an awesome game development company =D

Feed Nulgath’s self-esteem by giving him a shout-out on his Twitter!

And now, get your Gear On in Battleon’s Featured Artist Shop!


May 14, 2013

Featured Artist Shop: Mido

Begin your Prowl as a Werejaguar!

Tuesday is here—and you know what that means: an all-new Limited Time Featured Artist Showcase Shop has arrived!

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This week is dedicated to Mido, local Werejaguar and graphic designer for AdventureQuest Worlds. Mido has just released a ferocious fury of Werejaguar-themed items passed down from his ancient ancestral kin.

Mido jaguar fantasy games

Who is Mido?

Artix Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We hire all sorts of talent from Bounty Hunters to Mad Weaponsmiths to even… Coffee-Wielding Werejaguars! Mido, former barista and full-time graphic designer, first caught wind of Artix Entertainment when his classmate was playing MechQuest... instead of studying for finals!

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After Mido finished school with a Master of Fine Arts in Illustration and a Masters of Arts in Graphic Design, he began his prowl for internships within the video game industry. When he discovered that the local indie gaming company was the same one that produced MechQuest… POUNCE! Mido snagged the internship in April 2010 and became a full-time graphic designer three months later.

Mido NPC online flash games

Mido’s artistic inspiration comes from years of “studying” video games, cartoons, and comic books. Now all that hard “work” is paying off! Mido enjoys collaborating with a diverse group of people who all share a passion of working hard and playing harder.

Wise words from a wise Werejaguar

Mido would like to share some inspiring words: “Never EVER say ‘I'm not any good’. That's negative thinking. Say ‘I'm working on getting better’ and be proud of how far you've come. Love what you do and show it by never stopping the creative process.”

Give Mido a roar of approval on his Twitter!

Now, get your Jaguar On in Battleon’s Featured Artist Showcase Shop!


May 07, 2013

Hizu in the House!

Well, technically, in the Artist Showcase Shop.

It’s Tuesday! And you know what that means: an all-new limited time Artist Showcase Shop in Battleon!

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This week is dedicated to Hizu, our very own volunteer animator for AQW. Hizu has a hoard of Ninja-themed items that will make you stand out of a crowd rather than blend in!

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Shinobi Senshi Armor – Rare!

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Kaze Cape of Shinobi – Rare!

Hizu battle pet browser games

Inu-ken Battle Pet

Hizu Shinobi helm mask online games

Shinobi Kao

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Shuang Gou of Shinobi

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Dual Doragon Katanas – Rare!

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Reversed Revenge

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Katana of Meiyo

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Gekido of Shinobi

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Shinobi Naginata

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Veil of the Shinobi

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Shinobow and Arrows

When you look THAT good, you WANT be seen. Just make sure to buff your Stealth Stats if you wish to pursue the way of the Ninja.

Hizu Who?

Ever wonder how AQW Monsters learn their attacks? Hizu teaches them! Every week when Hizu isn’t slaying pirates and robots and robo-pirates, that Ninja sneaks into Lore’s monster training camp and animates Monsters with vicious attacks. He’s been hard at work since June 2011—and now you know why those Monsters are so dang difficult! Grrrr!!

Hizu npc shinobi ninja online fun games

Hizu wanted to be an animator/monster attack trainer ever since he feasted his eye* on Samurai Champloo back in 2005. Hizu always wanted to create something that others could see and enjoy, and thus began his vigorous animation conditioning. Hizu’s favorite thing about Artix Entertainment is how accessible our games are for newcomers but insanely deep with thousands of years of lore to tell an endless story.

*Hizu only has one eye! Perhaps he dodged a Ninja Star a second too late?

What is the Artist Showcase Shop?

Every Tuesday**, AQWorlds releases a limited-time Featured Artist Showcase Shop loaded with items that an Artix Entertainment artist creates. Using his or her own style and flair, our wonderful artists create truly amazing Armors, Weapons, Helms, and other Items just for you! But these items are only available for 1 week, replaced the following week by another artist’s items.

**Quibble got a brand-new shipment of items last Tuesday and wanted to showcase his stuff instead! We’ve known that traveling sales Moglin for a long time, so we gave him dibs.

Get your Ninja on in Battleon’s Artist Showcase Shop!


April 16, 2013

Limited Time Artist Showcase Shop

The start of something epic every week!

Artix Entertainment has so many amazing artists that harness wonderfully unique art talents. The artists of the original AdventureQuest, DragonFable, MechQuest, AQWorlds, EpicDuel, HeroSmash, and OverSoul implement their own artistic flair and style into everything they create for their game.

Artist Showcase Shop


Wouldn’t it be AWESOME to see an entire AQWorlds Item Set made by one of the Artix Entertainment artists every single week? In some sort of limited-time Artist Showcase Shop? Right in the Game Menu?



The Showcase Scoop

Starting today, Tuesday, April 16, and every Tuesday that follows*, AQWorlds will release a special “Limited Time Featured Artist Showcase Shop” loaded with items that an Artix Entertainment artist creates using their own style and flair.

The Limited Time Artist Showcase Shop will feature a complete Item Set made by an Artix Entertainment artist, created in any manner they so choose. This shop encourages our wonderful artists to unleash their creativity and make some truly epic Armors, Weapons, Helms, and other Items for AQWorlds.

And because it’s called the Limited Time Artist Showcase Shop, the artist’s items will run for 1 week (Tuesday until Tuesday) with a new artist’s Showcased Items replacing the previous set.

At least one RARE item will be included in each artist’s showcased shop. All other items in the shop may or may not return at a later date—that’s all up to the artist! The Rare Item will always sell for AdventureCoins (free storage woohoo!) and will ONLY be available during that week.  

*We say every Tuesday… and we mean it! We’re ganna keep on releasing new Artist Showcase Shops every Tuesday until we run out of artists… or run out of coffee. 

The First Limited Time Artist Showcase Shop

Vokun is the first to be featured in the Limited Time Artist Showcase Shop!

Vokun's set

Vokun’s person stash of undead pirate items is guaranteed to shiver the timbers of friends and foes throughout your swashbuckling travels. 

  • Void Blade of Vokun – RARE!
  • Pirate of Vokun Armor
  • Vokun’s Pirate Hat
  • Vokun’s Pirate Hat Hair
  • Plume of the Pirate Wings

The Void Blade of Vokun will be going forever RARE on next Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The Void Blade is selling for 200 AdventureCoins—so get more ACs now if you wanna score this awesome Rare blade!  

Who is Vokun?

Legend foretells that Vokun was a Lord of the Forgotten Tombs, guarding its fabled treasures and dark magic. When the Forgotten Tombs collapsed during an earthquake, Vokun locked himself up for a millennium. Now that Vokun has resurfaced, he has harnessed the Tombs’ dark magic, creating a new breed of dark army followers.


In the real world, Vokun is an AQWorlds volunteer artist hailing from the Netherlands. Inspired by the artists of Artix Entertainment, Vokun began his own artistic adventures with Flash less than a year ago. Vokun receives lots of help and positive energy from the Artix gaming community and continues to master his art and style.

Want to thank Vokun for his hard work? Give him a shout out on the Forums!

Now that you know everything about Vokun and the first Limited Time Artist Showcase Shop, get your gear on in the Battleon Game Menu!

PS: Soon you'll see Vokun's NPC in-game permanently! He'll be moving to a room in the Underworld. Look for him (and the shop he'll have there) in the near future.

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