Thursday, July 10, 2008


Do you feel an irresistible desire to have it all…or nothing at all? Or are you in the mood for some Dirty Pop? You're not alone. The cure for lingering boy band ailments is here: GoCrossBoyBandz. Our newest game is guaranteed to feed your 90's pop culture hunger.

The game pits fans of 9 memorable bands against each other in one epic battle: *NSYNC, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, LFO, 98 Degrees, 2ge+her, O-Town, and Hanson. Players can chose one boy band team to help conquer the battlefield -- a battlefield adorned with heartthrob faces, teen magazines, and 90's nostalgia.

It appears Backstreet is back for now, so join your favorite BoyBand and fight for control of 90's pop music. Remember, you're all I ever wanted, you're all I ever needed, yeah... so tell me what to do now, cause I want... you... back!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gaming Constitution

In every GXC game, there are casual players and there are intense players. We know our players can get really into the game, and that’s awesome. We’ve had users create full music videos for GXC, players pull all-nighters during an intense battle, even two students date each other after meeting on GXC. But this is the first time one of our players has written an entire GXC Constitution!

As an act of gaming pride for GXC, Brett Yang drafted a commander constitution to establish a governmental framework for the commanders of each team. In his own words:

Brett Yang: I'm going to draft up what I call a "constitution". What does that mean? Well, I want to give some structure to this whole Commander business (and at the same time make the game meaningful for those who play but aren't in power). What can you expect? Sub-Commander ranks, Division ranks, but all of it far simpler than the US Armed Forces ranking system. :)

Here is a link to view the whole constitution (pdf file).

We at GoCrossCampus admire Brett's ingenuity, pride and ideas. His constitution brings up many unique ideas such as a supermajority and specialized commanders.

Commanders lead teams in all manner of ways, and there are many options for how to structure, organize, and lead your team. We’re working on new features for Longbow that will give even more leadership options for commanders as well as further empowerment for all players, so that everyone has more influence in the game and more to do on-site.