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You Dont Have To Break The Bank On Grain Free Dog Food Sponsored Post

When I talk to people about dog food, the subject of grain-free always comes up.

As yesterday’s post suggests, not everyone I encounter is familiar with the grain-free concept. Some even think I’m frivolous or eccentric for getting top quality food for my pets.

But my dogs are far from being lonely grain-free wolf descendants. Their food of my choice is increasingly easy to find and afford.

What is grain-free?

For the past few years, the major trend in dog food has been away from filler ingredients like corn and soy, i.e. grains. The grain-free revolution emphasizes meat first, followed by fruits and vegetables.

The idea is that feeding our dogs like this is more natural, closer to what they would eat in the wild and, consequently, more healthy.

There’s more concentrated energy in grain-free diets, which means they are more efficient – you can feed your dog less food with better results (and less waste).

I want my pets to be as healthy as possible, and I believe limiting their consumption of grains can help.

Notice I said “limiting.”

My dogs do get some treats (including my homemade beer biscuits) that contain grains, but the kibble and canned foods that make up the bulk of their diet have been sans grain for as long as I can remember.

This choice means something:

Over the years, I have spent a lot of money on dog food.

Justifying the Price

I am personally just accustomed to seeing the higher price tag on a bag of grain-free dog food.

I save money where I can.

Being a blogger helps, because I occasionally get samples for my pets to test. And I have developed relationships with brands wherein I am compensated with pet food or discounts in exchange for my time spent helping promote a business.

Prior to benefiting from my blogger status, I shopped around for the best deals on grain-free pet food and joined the loyalty programs for my favorite brands, which resulted in a free bag every once in a while. Anybody can do this.

No matter what I’m paying for grain-free dog food, I think of it as an investment. Pay a little more at the cash register and, hopefully, less on health issues later on.

But I snap back to reality every time someone asks me for dog food recommendations and they flinch.

I recognize that not everyone is willing or able to pay top dollar for their own food, much less their pet’s.

But there should be healthy options for every budget.

Luckily, it’s getting easier to go grain-free, affordably.

As with any trend, a growing demand for grain-free dog food is driving market expansion.

Competition means better prices for us dog parents and just a generally easier time accessing this stuff.

Fellow crazy dog ladies: Have you noticed that you no longer have to go to specialty stores in order to find grain-free food?

The newest grain-free option I’ve discovered is available at the farm supply store just down the street from my house.

 

What is Diamond Naturals Grain-Free?

Diamond Naturals Grain-Free is a protein-rich, dry dog food that comes in three flavors: Beef & Sweet Potato, Chicken & Sweet Potato and Whitefish & Sweet Potato.

This line of dog food is simple – no puppy or senior formulas, just protein-based recipes for dogs of all life stages. Priced lower than competitors, Diamond created these products to help make grain-free a more affordable choice.

My dogs haven’t had a chance to try Diamond Naturals Grain-Free yet, but I’m sure they’d be happy to know the company has a manufacturing plant right here in Missouri, the state where we live.

Where do you stand on grain-free diets for dogs? Leave your answer in the comments below!

Visit the Diamond Naturals Grain-Free website to see where this brand is available in your town.

Galaxy Battles Ii Will Be Having Stacked Qualifier Rounds

A great number of teams will be fighting over for a spot in the first Major Tournament of 2018.

As the Perfect World Masters continue on their group stages in China this week, another set of matches will be ongoing. The latter will see a couple dozen teams competing for one of the remaining eight slots in Galaxy Battles II.

The first Major of the season has a very massive qualifier series ahead of it, which starts today and will go on for the rest of the week. Each regional qualifier and wild card qualifier have the same if not more scale than the other Minors so far.

A total of 64 teams are expected to participate in the qualifier rounds, with ten teams participating at each of the six remaining regions, and four teams participating in the Wild Cards. One team from every regional qualifier will join the ranks of the Galaxy Battles II, while two teams will be coming from the Wild Cards.

The format of the regional qualifiers is somewhat different from the ones used in other tournaments. Each qualifier will have two tiers of competition. Eight teams will be distributed into two groups, with each group competing in a double elimination playoff ladder. The two teams emerging from these groups will qualify for the next round of the qualifier, a single elimination playoff ladder. Two directly invited teams for each region go straight to the single eliminations round. The winner of the final single elimination playoff will become that region’s representative to the Galaxy Battles II on January.

There are currently seven teams slated to appear in the main event of Galaxy Battles II, with one more direct invite yet to be revealed by the organizers. These teams are TNC Pro Team, Infamous, OG, Newbee, LGD.FY, Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid.

The teams for the Chinese Qualifiers are not yet revealed, and the Wild Card participants are not yet complete, but for the rest of the other regions, here’s a complete list of the participants( (*) denotes teams that go straight to the single eliminations round) :

NA – OpTic Gaming*, compLexity Gaming*, Immortals, Digital Chaos, Team VG.J, Team Leviathan, Blue Pikachu, Wheel Whreck While Whistling, Starboyz, CES

SA – SG-Esports*, paiN Gaming*, Luccini, Mad Kings, Midas Club Victory, Sacred, STARS, T Show, Team Unknown, SAGE Network

Europe – Team Kinguin*, Team Secret*, HellRaisers, mousesports, Mid or Feed, PENTA Sports, Team Doggie, Team Singularity, Evil Corporation, Silesian Earthshakers

CIS – Natus Vincere*, Vega Squadron*, M19, Team Empire, Team Spirit, Spartak Esports, Effect, Double Dimension, Whites, HunkysFromZavod

SEA – Fnatic*, Mineski*, WarriorsGaming.Unity, Fire Dragoon, Clutch Gamers, Execration, HappyFeet, New Beggining, Geek Fam, Signify

Author:

Neutral Neutral has been playing video games since he was a little kid. He started being competitive when he and his brother would bet favors for each other depending on who wins at the PS2 game Naruto Shippuuden. Recently he has been playing Dota2 and Animal Crossing on his revived 3DS. It is his dream to be part of the formation of the eSports version of UAAP through UP Gaming Guild’s Impetus 2017.

What Are Some Common Dog Skin Problems

What are some common dog skin problems?

Dog skin problems are more common than you might think.

One of the most common dog skin problems is an allergic reaction. Some of the most prevalent allergies include:

Allergies from inhaled substances 

Your dog may be allergic to some of the same things you are. Examples include tree pollens, grass pollens, weed pollens, mold, and mildew. Dogs are closer to the ground and therefore more susceptible to certain things.

Allergies from coming in contact with certain things 

This is another area where your dog may be allergic to the same things you are. Dogs can be allergic to poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac.

Allergies from bacteria

Dogs can develop allergies to certain bacteria. One of these is Staphylococcus, which can cause hair loss in patches of ½ to 2 inches wide.

Allergies to food 

Dogs can be allergic to some foods the same way as us humans. Food allergies can show up as ear inflammations, although this is by no means the only presentation.

Allergies to fleas 

Although you might not think it, flea allergies are pretty common allergies in dogs. Open sores or scabs can characterize them, which are caused by the dog scratching and biting the areas that itch.

Although allergies are the most common, other conditions can cause your dog to have skin problems. These can cause your dog pain or simply cause them to be uncomfortable.

Acathanosis Nigricans 

This is an infection that causes the dog’s skin to become hyper-pigmented (dark) and extremely thick. There may also be a seborrheic-type film and hair loss.

Canine Acne 

Presents as small and irritated bumps right under the skin surface

Dandruff

Pretty much identical to people dandruff, but in dog’s this can also cause hair loss

Hot Spots (a.k.a. Moist Eczema)

Skin lesions that are usually caused by moisture on the skin

Seborrhea 

Excessive scaling or flaking of the skin / is not its own condition but rather accompanies one or more other skin problems

Skin Tumors 

These are exactly what they sound like. Skin tumors are masses of abnormal tissue and can emerge anywhere on the body.

Drug reactions

Sarcoptic mange (mites)

You should also know that, although your dog may not have previously appeared to be allergic to something, allergies could develop over time. It might take repeated exposure to particular substances or repeated ingestion of offending foods to cause your dog to display their allergy.

Regardless of what type of allergy your dog has, you need to do all that you can to relieve their suffering. There are many easy and holistic things you can do to help your dog, and all of them cost much less than prescription medications or ointments that your veterinarian may prescribe.

Please understand that this does not mean you shouldn’t take your baby to the vet. You still need to visit the vet to make sure that allergies are what’s causing your pet’s symptoms, and (if they are) to get assistance in determining exactly what your pet is allergic to. Just know that there are alternative treatments to giving your pet possibly very expensive medications and ointments.

Why Balayage Is Life

What is Balayage??

Balayage is a technique of highlighting the hair that is painted on to create a graduated natural effect. This technique is meant to look “grown out”, or sun-kissed. Balayage doesn’t go all the way up to the root and it is meant to be touched up every 4 to 6 months. Balayage is meant to save you time in between salon visits.

Who wears Balayage?

Balayage can be worn by any one, this technique is very customizable and can altered to add color to any look. A lot of collage students and young people wear this look because it is effortless. Busy women will also wear this look because its chic and keeps their salon visits minimal.

Not for you if….

You like to see your highlights all the way to your scalp. Balayage is not meant to go all the way to your scalp it is meant to look grown out. This technique is meant to look very boho chic and it is meant to go from dark to lightest on the ends.

How to wear it

Balayage looks best with a soft wave, if you ever see a picture of this technique it is worn wavy. Balayage can be worn straight but you will not get the full effect of the graduation of color if you do so. This technique does not look as blended when worn straight as well. I feel that this technique looks great when worn in a braid or special occasion style.

Balayage is a great technique and can look very beautiful, make sure to consult with your hairdresser to make sure that it is the desired look for you! Check me out on Instagram to see some of my creations using this technique and many more!

What Trends Are Coming Our Way

Say Good bye to summer!

Sadly we are August is approaching us and summer is coming to an end. But what that means is that you will start to see fall fashion on the front cover of every magazine! Personally fall is my favorite time of the year and the fashion happens to be my favorite! I love the cozy edgy look and personally I love being able to wear more clothes! What should you be wearing? Well I’m about to get into that to get you ahead of the game!

Hair Trends…

I am seeing a lot of exciting things for men and women going on in the hair trends right now. I love the fact that I am seeing women being encouraged to style their hair again! Boho braids are simple yet in style this fall, and You guessed it tousled curls! Become adventurous and start adding some of double stand braids in your pony tales and buns for added texture. I know we did this during summer but I feel that there’s more of a finished look in our horizon instead of that I just got out of bed look. Balayage is still here to stay but I’m seeing the colors start to cool down and for brunettes I’m seeing more of a sun-kissed Carmel tone instead of such a drastic change in tone! Blended colors seem to be peeping out their heads which is nice and low maintenance for us.

BOYS BOYS BOYS

Guys you are not being left out of this equation.Tight clean fades and nice sharp lines are going to look great on you this fall, and don’t be afraid to leave it longer on top! Balayage for men is also becoming a trend ( it always has been). Don’t forget about the men’s crop hair cut which is very short on the sides with the longest length on top being a number 3. I personally love that men are braking out of their shell to add some color to their lives. Guys don’t be afraid to be to trendy it sets you apart and make you more attractive to your lady!

Fashion Colors

Recently I read an article about a new Fashion color that is going to be hot this fall. I love the color but I hate the name of it so bare with me. “Murple” is The love child of magenta and purple, It is shocking like magenta and deep just like purple. Personally as a hairdresser I can see so many fun ways to use this color! This color will definitely be wore by my clients in so many creative ways! This color is very pigmented which I love because personally I was feeling a little bored with faded pastels.

How To Use Shaving Cream

When it comes to shaving you will need to determine if you would like to use shaving cream or if you would like to use soap. Anyone that shaves can tell you that there are certainly positives and negatives to each of these. However, this post will explain why it may be better to use shaving cream over shaving soap in the end.

• You will see that you are using soap but it is in a different form when you use shaving cream. Therefore, using shaving cream can be much faster for you.

• Lathering soap in order to shave can be tricky. So, if you are just starting out with shaving you will want to consider using shaving cream because it will already be lathered for you and you will not have to be a pro at this.

• This can be safer for you as well when you are new to shaving. You are going to get a much slicker shave and you will decrease the chances of hurting yourself.

Now, here are a few reasons you would want to use shaving soap over the cream:

• You could save money because you will find that shaving soap will last longer for you.

• It is more traditional and part of the shaving experience.

• The shaving soaps will have a longer shelf life as shaving creams tend to expired much faster.

So, what do you need to get a great shave?

1. A bathroom

2. Shaving brush

3. Shaving mug

4. A great shaving cream

Six Steps for Shaving Cream

1. Make sure that your area is clean and ready to go. Run the water so that it gets nice and hot. Then, fill your sink half full. Be sure that you have enough water to put your brush in it.2. The lather that you get is going to depend on just how wet the brush is. You have to let the brush soak so that the bristles will soften.3. Be sure that you are getting your beard soak and wet. This makes the hair easier to cut. You can also get a warm towel and place it on your face to get your beard ready to shave.4. Put enough shaving cream on your brush to cover the small bristles.5. Place your brush in your shaving mug and then begin whipping it. You may need to add some water. The goal is to make it look like whip cream with very stiff peaks.6. Use your brush to massage the shaving cream onto your face. Go in small, tight circles to ensure that your skin is completely lubricated.

In the end, you will certainly need to take some time to find the shaving cream that works the best for you. It is important to remember that everyone is different and some creams will work better than other based on your skin type. It is always a good idea to spend some time trying different shaving creams until you find the one that you like the best.

Review: Closure – Gaming Unwrapped

There’s a very big space in my heart that I keep for indie games. I don’t know what it is about them, but I really like to see them succeed, and I usually try my hardest to at least give most of them the time of day. Ever since I first saw the trailer for Closure, I knew I was not only going to enjoy it, but I was going to be completely enthralled by it. After I have played it, I now know that my pre-game assumptions could not have been any more spot on. Not only is the concept of Closure something that was nothing short of genius, but the artwork just ties the game together into one pretty wrapped package that I couldn’t help but get excited over.

Closure is a puzzle game that runs on a very simple rule. Everything that isn’t lit by light doesn’t exist. Things can go from being there to not with the simplest move. It takes a bit to get used to, but it really creates some pretty awesome possibilities, and it kept me entertained throughout the entire game. Most puzzles usually took a lot more thought to actually beat, considering I had to take into account that I could jump over walls by simply making them not lit up. I also had my fair share of rage when I would move a light, and fall into oblivion as the fall went out before my feet. If I could only use one word to describe Closure’s gameplay, I would have to use phenomenal. Yes, I could have used a bigger word, but I think it gets the job done very well. Every puzzle brings a new element to the table, and it always keeps you thinking, something that some puzzle games can’t say.

The other part of Closure that really stands out is found in the game’s atmosphere. This was accomplished by using a combination of not only great artwork, but a creepy soundtrack. The closest alternative that I could use to describe it would be one of my other personal favorite games, Limbo. While the artwork styles were very different, they both managed to create a very eerie environment that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Take that artwork and add a soundtrack that was so dark and creepy that it made me cringe, and you have an atmosphere that is very hard to rival. It may not have been as good as ThatGameCompany’s hit title, Journey, but it definitely comes up in a close second in terms of artwork in indie titles.

As hard as I looked for something bad to say about Closure, I really can’t find anything that stands out to me. The only thing I could possibly say is that it was almost “too hard” at points. There were a few levels where it took me almost 30 minutes to solve a puzzle, considering I am far too stubborn to look up a guide. That just ruins the game. Besides that, I really couldn’t think of anything that stands out to me that would make anyone dislike Closure. It’s just a very solid game.

Overall, to say that I enjoyed Closure would be an understatement. It perfectly combined eerie, well-executed artwork with an equally creepy soundtrack to create a game that can only be artistically challenged by games like Bioshock and Journey. The puzzles in Closure will keep you entertained for hours, and not to mention there is a very good amount of content for being a $14.99 downloadable title. A job very well done, indeed. I would definitely suggest that anyone who likes puzzle games fork over the money to give this title a try. I can guarantee that you won’t be let down.

Incredible Career Opportunities As A Makeup Artist

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Incredible Career Opportunities as a Makeup Artist for 2019

In this article we gave supportive data about the various sorts of chances now accessible and a portion of the essential obligations regarding each. While this kind of profession probably won’t be the correct way for everybody, for people with an imaginative streak who love a difficult yet in addition remunerating vocation, filling in as a cosmetics craftsman would positively be an intriguing adventure.

Unique Job Opportunities

The vast majority are astonished to realize there are such huge numbers of various kinds of cosmetics craftsman occupations. While the idea of these employments is comparative, unmistakable contrasts do exist. Recorded beneath are alternatives an individual could consider for this specific vocation.

  • Marriage Makeup Artist
  • Style Makeup Artist
  • Film Makeup Artist
  • High Glamor Makeup Artist
  • Model Makeup Artist
  • Magazine Makeup Artist
  • Photography Makeup Artist
  • Embellishments Makeup Artist
  • Unique Occasions Makeup Artist

We pulled data together for three of the primary cosmetics craftsman employments to incorporate style, film, and TV, demonstrating the kind of work included. . For most positions, an individual would need to finish particular training to acquire confirmation however there are a few employments whereby an advanced education would be required.

Building a Career

Working at a Makeup Counter would enable an individual to pick up presentation to the business, meet proficient cosmetics craftsmen, learn subtleties for the distinctive cosmetics craftsman occupations, and start sharpening an expertise that would at last lead to an effective vocation.

Albeit a Makeup Counter position is passage level, it should in any case be seen as an incredible chance to learn. In this job, an individual would work behind the cosmetics counter for a prominent retail establishment, for example, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Jones Store, JC Penney’s, and others. As a major aspect of the activity, both paying and non-paying clients would plan arrangements to have cosmetics accomplished for a particular occasion. This sets aside clients cash and gives them an extraordinary look while enabling a person to push toward increasingly genuine occupations.

Fashion Makeup Artist Responsibilities

Because of the idea of the work, a cosmetics craftsman working for the design business would be in charge of making individuals look ideal for photograph shoots, runway appears, magazine covers, and different settings. In spite of the fact that there would be some course from a maker, chief, or editorial manager, regularly a cosmetics craftsman would have inventive adaptability.

Design cosmetics craftsman occupations are quick paced, requesting, and testing however with progress, they are likewise agreeable and fulfilling. The best expertise this expert would need to have is the capacity to work under hot lights for extended periods of time while keeping the customers looking extraordinary. As a result of the fervor in question and appeal for qualified cosmetics craftsmen, this has rapidly turned into a prevalent vocation decision.

Film Makeup Artist Responsibilities

Another of the exceptionally looked for after position has to do with film. For this situation, the expert would take a shot at a motion picture set most of time. The objective is to make look great in movie form as indicated by the character being played. While there are times when cosmetics would be progressively misrepresented, normally an inconspicuous and increasingly characteristic look would be required.

One of the difficulties in the movie vocation has to do with camera close-up shots. Thus exactness in cosmetics application would be obligatory. Another basic viewpoint is the formation of prosthetics, just as enhancements dependent on the sort of motion picture and characters included.

Theater Makeup Artist Responsibilities

The last case of occupations we needed to cover has to do with theater or stage execution. The intriguing thing about this specific vocation is that most experts complete instruction in cosmetics as well as ensembles. There are a wide range of points to this activity to incorporate utilization of prosthetics, embellishments, execution space examination, and changed performance center lighting.

A theater cosmetics craftsman must adjust various obligations, for example, making an entertainer look incredible under changed lighting situations yet still look suitable for the character played to the group of spectators. Since this can be one of the more troublesome cosmetics craftsman occupations, alongside instruction, the vast majority complete particular preparing.

What Is a Makeup Artist?

However, as long as the theater, motion pictures, and TV have existed, craftsmen have applied stage cosmetics as well as prosthetics to entertainers and on-screen characters to change their characters and enthrall crowds. How might individuals identify with the characters in the motion picture, Avatar notwithstanding the splendid utilization of cosmetics and prosthetics? Or on the other hand, for what reason would the violence in the motion picture Carrie, make audiences feel sick? Guaranteeing that the cosmetics looks persuading on a character in a film or motion picture or even on a model on the runway is troublesome, and turning into a cosmetics craftsman is no simple undertaking. Be that as it may, for those people with energy and imaginative ability, a vocation as a cosmetics craftsman can be fulfilling.

Embellishments cosmetics (or dream cosmetics) utilizes mortar castings, prosthetics, and cosmetics to change men into beasts. Digitally embellishing strategies give a higher profundity of detail to the cosmetics without the overwhelming development found with greasepaint. For instance, theater cosmetics specialists must apply cosmetics that can be noticeable from a long separation since the group of spectators is frequently far away from the entertainers in front of an audience.

Why Consider Union Label

Www.unionlabel.com is one website that is great for people who are feeling patriotic. One of the issues with this country is that a great deal of the work is being shipped out to foreign countries. However, with this company, people will find that all the clothing is made in the USA. This helps to put the American people back to work.

What are some of the brands?

Some of the brands include Roundhouse, Okabashi, Camber, Northstar Gloves and Kamik. These are some of the top notch brands in America, and they would make a great addition to any wardrobe. People who want to help support US companies would be wise to use the clothing that is made in America.

Other Things Being Sold

One of the great things about this company is that they sell a wide selection of different items. Besides clothing, people will also find cookware and toys being sold at this company. There is also cookware and knives that people can buy from this company. One of the great things about this is that they are all made in the USA. This is all helping to put the American people back to work. If an individual is looking to help their country, one of the things that they can do is to buy products that have been made in the USA.

Made With American Quality

Another one of the great things about this company is that American quality is put into these clothing. That means the pinnacle of excellence. The fabrics of the clothing is some of softest that you can buy, and the styles in clothing were made to be something that looks great.

Work Clothing

Another one of the things that people can get is work clothing. This clothing was made to be comfortable so that an individual is most comfortable while they are at work. People who are looking to be happy while at work should find ways to be comfortable. It will make for a better time.

What They Believe In

The people at www.unionlabel.com believe in providing their customers with top notch brands for clothing. The reason is because they know that when they do that, people will come back to them for all their other needs. They also believe in helping the USA to become the great, innovative country that it used to be.

Becoming the best that they can be is all part of what this company is about. People who want quality should not ignore this company. In addition to being a good company, this company offers clothing at affordable prices. If someone is looking to succeed, then they would be wise to give serious consideration to this company. They will be happy with what they get.

Call Of Duty Black Ops Zombies for IOS

Where did the idea to bring Zombies to mobile originally come from?

What sort of challenges, if any, did you face in converting the larger Black Ops Zombies maps to mobile platforms?

How involved was the original Zombies development team with the mobile process?

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies is available now in the App Store!

We definitely learned that there’s a market for authentic console experiences on mobile and that players show a lot of interest for those mobile offerings if you can execute your game the right way. With the original World at War Zombies mobile title, we were in the Top 5 on iTunes for nearly six months.Our start position for the new game was to take Black Ops Zombies to the next level and build on the success of the original game. Some areas we’ve improved are quite subtle, such as the collision system, AI and path-finding, which adds to the authentic feel of the iOS game in relation to the console experience.

We also had really good feedback from community members on improvements they would like to see, particularly the controls. I think we’ve responded to that feedback and made big improvements which we hope will be really apparent to players in the new game. Improving controls for both the handset and tablet has been a key focus. The iPad controls in particular have been significantly improved this time around and make it a much more satisfying experience on tablet. Adding sprint and crouch were also heavily requested from players, as they add an extra tactical dimension to the mobile game.From a technology standpoint, we’ve re-written the game to accommodate the scale and scope of the new Black Ops console maps. It has been a big challenge to balance performance and quality considerations, and we shifted our hardware to unlock much higher detail and visual quality levels. We also added depth to our tools to support bigger maps with complex collision. Also, having greater CPU bandwidth opens up intensive features like 4-way voice chat which is a really cool new feature in Black Ops Zombies iOS.

The game also utilizes two asset sets dependent on your device – one for 3GS/iPad 1 and another for the higher spec devices. If you have an iPhone 4/4s or iPad2, you’ll see we’ve really been able to improve the overall graphical fidelity of the game and maintain performance, even when you have a serious number of zombies on screen.We first met with Activision at GDC in 2009 and discussed the potential to take Zombies to mobile and what that would take to make that happen. As a studio we’ve always had a strong focus and a lot of experience in bringing high complexity, performance-based games to the mobile market.The cornerstones of our early design and production discussions with Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia, and the Activision team was to ensure we could bring an authentic and accessible adaptation of Zombies console to the mobile market. These conversations were key in aligning our vision and developing a great working relationship and understanding of the pillars on which we developed the game.Simply, the new maps are way bigger, more complex and much more detailed environments than in World at War Zombies. Also, major engine players like id and Epic entered the fray and raised visual expectations for everyone.

We’ve tried to respond to that challenge without sacrificing gameplay for better graphics. That’s always the challenge when working to the edge of mobile device capabilities while making the game accessible to the broadest range of devices, and of course players who want to experience the game. To accomplish this, we really had to redesign our workflow to produce content on this scale in pretty much the same timeframe we had available for the original game’s development.Mark Lamia was the original torchbearer for the product and the Treyarch team had lots of visibility and also provided great input during development. We’ve built a really good relationship with the Treyarch and Activision teams over the last couple of years, and we’ve had more freedom to drive development decisions this time around based on the trust we built from the original development.Any closing thoughts or stories you’d like to share?I think one of the cool things on this development was getting really good input from Dave King at Treyarch, the ‘Silverback Consultant’ who originally created Dead Ops and helped us on the underlying game mechanics and how we were adapting DOA for mobile.

I know our design team got a real kick out of having that kind of input during development.Looking down the road a little we’ve got upcoming maps and they are looking really cool. Ascension is coming and we’re working on some interesting ideas with Treyarch and Activision on special mobile-specific content like new weapons and content made exclusively for iOS, much like the Peter’s Grave Easter Egg in the Shi No Numa map, where players could dig up and use his prized Wunderwaffe with special shovels; that was a great and unique bonus for iOS players.I’m excited about how the community will react to the new game. I hope the players out there love playing Black Ops Zombies as much as we’ve enjoyed developing the game here at Ideaworks!