Social Point Blog

Published: 4 years ago

PASS NOTES: HOW TO MAKE MUSIC FOR VIDEO GAMES

Social Point was honored this week with an invitation to The Breakfast Club, a monthly pow-wow on all things cultural hosted by the Catalan government and our local TV channel TV 3. This month’s theme was “Music and Video games” – an exploration of the relationship between gaming and music. We sent our Sound Guy and all-round musical Wunderkind, Victor Sola, to talk about music to soothe beasts with a crack panel of industry experts.

In the meantime, we thought we’d ask Victor to tell us a bit more about what’s involved in creating soundtracks for games.

In this 3-part interview, he tells us about the basics of composition in gaming.

Published: 4 years ago

LA MERCÈ TURNS BARCELONA INTO DRAGON CITY

Barcelona donned wings of fire this weekend. The city was ablaze with light, music, firecrackers, pyrotechnics and … dragons. From Friday to Tuesday, we celebrated La Mercè, our biggest, brightest and LOUDEST street party. The life and soul of this party, el correfoc (which literally means running with fire) is a full-on, no-holds-barred pyrotechnic blow-out. Party-goers dressed as devils, accompanied by fire-breathing dragons and armed with sparklers, fireworks, rockets and firecrackers took possession of the Barrio Gótico transforming the city into a living, breathing – and burning – Dragon City.

Published: 4 years ago

WHO’S NEW AT SOCIAL POINT?

Social Point is growing. We’ve welcomed a sensational 50 new Social Pointers to the fold in the last six months alone. And there are new team members joining us almost every week.
Yesterday five new, insanely talented Social Pointers enjoyed their first day here at our HQ in sunny Barcelona. Janos Perei (Mobile Marketing), Albert Manyà (PHP Developer), Pol Galeote (Game Developer), Marc Alloza (3D Artist) and Jean-Luc Lardoux (QA Tester) met the team and had the Gargantuan task of memorizing nearly 200 names in one go! We caught up with Janos, who is Hungarian and joins us from a mobile media management role in Berlin: “The first thing you feel at Social Point is the genuine community spirit, which for me is a definite plus. And the fact that there are so many nationalities is great – it brings different perspectives to the community and expands horizons.

Published: 4 years ago

SOCIAL POINT UNLEASHES MONSTER LEGENDS FOR FACEBOOK

Raise and breed! Fight and feed!

We’ve been dropping clues like crazy since last week… and finally it’s time to share the Big News! Our brand new strategy game Monster Legends launches around the world today on Facebook! And watch out for iOS and Android versions later this Fall!

Breed fearsome hybrids – more than 70 unique monsters to find! And more to come!
Battle head to head in Adventure or Arena mode and fight your way to the top of the Leaderboard!
Unlock treasures in the Adventure Map as you defeat your adversaries!
Dare you enter the exciting world of Monster Legends – a place full of mythical beasts, dangerous quests and fearsome battles that will test your skills and stamina to the max?

Published: 4 years ago

MONSTERS TAKE OVER THE 12TH FLOOR AT SOCIAL POINT

Mayhem has broken out at the Social Point Headquarters here in Barcelona!

Terrifying monsters of every type, hue, persuasion and star sign have invaded the office. The 12th Floor is currently under monster occupation, and Social Pointers have reported battles between these beasts involving meteor strikes, thunder twisters, tension drops and zen fury.
Efforts are under way to keep the monsters contained on the 12th Floor and prevent a wide-scale monster invasion, but fresh reports are coming in of new monsters using the elevator shaft to escape.

Social Point is therefore issuing the following warning: Be alert for monsters wherever you are over the course of the next few hours! If you see one, approach with caution – there’s no telling what they may turn into!

Published: 4 years ago

SOMETHING MONSTROUS IS HAPPENING AT SOCIAL POINT

It is panic stations this morning at Social Point HQ!

Something monstrous has taken over the 10th Floor. We managed to capture this action shot of the beast as it arrived at reception, unleashing chaos and panic on a legendary scale.
As we post this, we are receiving unconfirmed reports that more monsters have been seen penetrating HQ via the elevator shaft.
There is no further information at this point, but we will be sure to bring you live updates from this unfolding story as it happens, here at Social Point. So please stay tuned and try to remain calm – though you may wish to lock your doors and bolt all windows! There are MONSTERS about!

Published: 4 years ago

PHOTOGRAPHERS INVADE BARCELONA!!

Social Pointers were posing cheesily in front of famous landmarks all over Barcelona yesterday. In case you missed the fun, we thought we would share some action shots with you. But the question is: why are photographers snapping away at these glam Social Pointers? What’s the story? Does the sun shine every day in Barcelona? (In the main, yep!) And could those smiles be any cheesier? Something’s up at Social Point, but you’ll have to stay tuned to find out what it is, folks!