• Monthly Archives: December 2014

    Merry Christmas from Robot Fans!

    We wish you all a very Merry orc filled Christmas! Congratulations to all who entered our EU closed beta key give-away for Orcs Must Die! Unchained – those keys have now been sent to the winners.

    As it turns out, Orc’s also like to get in the festive spirit at this time of year. Check out this excellent community art from Moltenink:

    There is also a festive OMD themed poem this year from Robot Entertainment – “The night before Orgemas”, where everyone Order and Unchained alike join together to celebrate the night before Christmas, waiting for the Orc sleigh and Father Bloodspike Christmas.

    Click here to read the full festive poem.

    100x OMDU closed beta key giveaway this Christmas (EU)

    We’re feeling the festive spirit here at REF. If you are in the EU and havn’t yet scored yourself a closed beta access key and would like to play over the Christmas break, never fear! With our 100x closed beta key giveaway you can be in with a chance to check out Orcs Must Die! Unchained phase 1 over the Christmas period.

    All you have to do is complete your entries below. Remember you can come back to REF each day to add another entry. The give-away runs from now until the big day itself – December 25th! We’ll be getting keys out to the winners on Christmas day. Good luck!

    100x Orcs Must Die! Unchained closed beta key giveaway (EU)

    Behind the scenes on Insider Access

    Did you catch last weeks Insider Access? If not you missed out on some great behind the scenes footage showing the making of the PS4 OMDU trailer which was completed in house at Robot Entertainment. I’m sure you will agree the trailer was excellent and certainly shows the talent on hand at Robot. The making of video shown in last weeks Insider Access gives us an insight on how it was put together, and in such a short space of time! Check out the extract from the show here:

    Also shown last week was a look at some of the marketing events that have been going on over in China with Tencent Games. There are some great pictures of the extravagant material Tencent put out, including a real-life Bloodspike!

    The show featured Community Manager, SixOkay speaking to Robot head-honcho, CEO, Patrick Hudson and Lead Producer Chris Rippy. Be sure to catch up via the VOD below!

    The Master is missing!

    If you have been following Orcs Must Die! on Facebook, you may have heard the news that The Master has gone missing.

    But what does this mean? Click the poster to find out. Don’t worry he is still available in-game, he’s just.. up-to something.

    Last chance to get OMDU Founders Packs – also store going offline

    Robot Entertainment has posted some important news in their latest blog post on the Orcs Must Die! website. This important news affects both new and existing players alike.  From from 9am CT on Friday December 12th until Monday December 15th the North American Unchained servers will be going down for maintenance.

    Players who are looking to join the closed beta of OMDU need to do so BEFORE December 12th as after this date the founders packs will be going away and players will have no means to get instant access to the closed beta until Phase 2. If you are thinking about getting exclusive closed beta access along with all the founders benefits such as in-game gold and the Enchanted Armor you need to purchase your founders pack pretty sharpish!

    For existing players it should be noted that after December 12th the in-game store will be disabled. This means that you will no longer be able to buy any card packs or vanity skins. If you are looking to buy items for in-game use between now and phase 2, you must do so BEFORE December 12th. From this date on wards card packs will only be available via leveling up in-game. If you hit the height of level 40, you will earn a pack of cards for every 300xp.

    Be sure to read the full blog post to ensure you are fully in-the-know about the changes that are coming to Orcs Must Die! Unchained this weekend. Please note these changes are for the North American servers only. Changes to the European servers are not yet announced.

    For a reminder of these sweet sweet Founders Packs that you can get your hands on only for the last few days now, check out the image below. Click the image if you would like to purchase a pack. This really is your last chance to be an OMDU founder under this scheme!

    Orcs Must Die! Unchained on PS4 FAQ

    Following on from yesterdays announcement at the Playstation Experience Keynote that OMDU will be coming to PS4 next year. You can check out the moment OMDU was announced at the keynote by skipping to 50:23 on the video below:

    Robot have published an FAQ for fans about the newly announced PS4 support over on the official forums. Some of the most interesting tidbits from the FAQ are that Robot is working with Disruptive Games to bring the title to PS4 The game will work in the same way as the PC version and will be free-to-play. Players will not need Playstation Plus to play. Trophy hunters will be pleased to hear that the game will be supporting unlockable trophies.

    Be sure to check out the full PS4 FAQ on the link below.


    Orcs Must Die! Unchained coming to PS4

    Today Robot Entertainment announced at the PlayStation Experience keynote that Orcs Must Die! Unchained will also be coming to PS4 along side the PC version of the game in 2015. This is Robot’s first return to console since the original Orcs Must Die! on XBLA and is the first title that Robot has produced for a Sony system. Robot’s CEO Patrick Hudson said:

    “We’re very excited to welcome PlayStation 4 players to our community, Orcs Must Die! Unchained delivers a unique blend of tower defense and competitive multiplayer action along with the game’s signature humor. We can’t wait for PS4 fans to jump in and start slaying Orcs!”


    To get us and PS4 fans excited about OMDU, Robot have also released a brand new trailer, with OMD humour aplenty this excellent trailer has been playing at the Playstation keynote:

    Its great to see OMDU being launched on an additional platform, expanding the audience greatly. Fantastic news!