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August 16th...
July 21, 2018

Mission Me is launching on August 16th !

Our upcoming mobile game Mission Me will be released in a little under a month from now: on August 16th! We are super excited as we hit the final stretch...



Mission Me is a mobile game designed to help you live a more creative real-life! It offers you quests to accomplish in the real world, starting easy and ramping up to involve your friends and family as you progress through the levels...

Here are some beta screenshots of the game:









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Do you like to Twitter?

We are atweetin'! Follow along:

@dooq - Inside the business, development and personal life of Sillysoft founder Dustin Quasar.

@MissionMeApp - Featuring the best tweets from our upcoming Mission Me game...

@LuxGame - Because taking over the world is fun!

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ROMAN CAMPAIGNS 7

The latest map ROMAN CAMPAIGNS 7 has been released!
"The Conquest of Achaea, Asia and Creta."
Look for it inside Lux DLX and Lux Delux.



Stay tuned for more ROMAN CAMPAIGNS maps too...

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Luxtoberfest 2018

October hosts our yearly Luxtoberfest celebration!

We are starting to think about this year's event. If you have any bright ideas, please send them to us. Stay tuned for more details of the October festivities as the date gets closer...

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Retrieve past registrations

All registered Lux Delux and Lux Alliance users can always retrieve past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.

Hope you're having a great summer,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Lux on SALE
June 22, 2018

Lux on SALE - limited time only!

We're having a flash summer sale on all Lux games!

This is your best chance to pickup any of the Lux editions you don't own yet, or to get your friends into the game...

Lux DLX for iOS: 40% off now!

Lux DLX unlock for Android: 40% off now!

Mobile edition sales last for 1 week only, so act now!

Lux Delux for Mac/Windows/Linux: 69% off now!

Lux Alliance for Mac/Windows/Linux: 69% off now!

Desktop edition sales last for 2 weeks...

These are our biggest sales ever, hope you enjoy them. Smile




iOS 11.4 warning - don't update yet

We've been getting reports from some users that Lux stops working after upgrading their iDevices to iOS 11.4.

We're investigating the issue, although it's proving tricky, since everything works fine in our office, and for most users.

However, for now we advise you to not upgrade to iOS 11.4 just in case, until we sort out the problem.




Happy solstice, enjoy the summer!
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Mission Me ;; The Origin Story
April 23, 2018

Mission Me :: The Origin Story

It's been a decade since I first attended the Burning Man interactive arts festival. It's an eye-opening experience of cutting-edge art, technology and cultural experimentation!

Burning Man encourages everyone to participate fully in the event, for a maximal experience. Based on my expansion there, I returned some years later with a new art creation that I called the Mission Machine.

Here's a picture of me with the Mission Machine:



The Mission Machine is an interactive art sculpture that dispenses MISSIONS for people to take-on. It was designed to encourage everyone to engage in new ways with all the amazing life happening around us.

The Mission Machine has since travelled to a variety of art festivals along the west coast. Wherever it goes, it delights people by giving them fun and eclectic quests to accomplish!

Last year I decided it was time to create a digital version of the Mission Machine, so that everyone with a mobile phone could play and be inspired in their everyday life!

Thus began the creation of our upcoming app Mission Me!


So that's the back-story. Development of Mission Me continues to steam forward. It's grown out of its physical machine origins to take on fun videogame features, like experience points, particle effects and a progression through different levels of difficulty.

We are on pace to put out an updated beta for both Android and iOS next week. Expect the 1.0 public release in autumn. Stay tuned for more mission fun coming soon...

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New Lux Alliance Map: Civil War - Fredericksburg

Lux Alliance continues to explore the War Between The States with a new Civil War - Fredericksburg map.

"The union army is in dire need of a major victory to bolster norther public opinion.

After relieving General McClellan of command, President Lincoln is searching for a commander who will take the fight to the Rebels. He finally settles on General Burnside who has devised a plan to overwhelm the confederates with massive numbers and then make a quick run on Richmond.

However, Confederate General Lee is well situated in the heights behind Fredericksburg on the banks of the Rappahanock River."

Find this new map in the Map Manager inside Lux Alliance.



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Lux on the go

Take your Luxing on the go with our mobile version Lux DLX, available for both iOS and Android!

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Retrieve past registrations

All registered Lux Delux and Lux Alliance users can always retrieve past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.


Hope spring is warming you up,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Fall From Heaven
January 29, 2018

Dustin Quasar musical release

Sillysoft founder Dustin Quasar has just released an album of original folk music! It's 6 songs of love, loss and planet earth, performed on an exotic Tzouras instrument. It's available online now through Spotify, iTunes, Google, Amazon, and BandCamp.







Mission Me beta continues...

The iOS beta has started for Sillysoft's upcoming game Mission Me. It's a mobile app that adds adventure quests to your real life!

Beta testers, please keep sending us your feedback as we push out new builds! The app is still in development phases, so now's the best time to help shape it. Let us know if you would like to join the iOS beta.

We're testing 1 platform at a time. We'll start the Android beta later this year...



Lux on the go

Take your Luxing on the go with our mobile version Lux DLX, available for both iOS and Android!



Retrieve past registrations

All registered Lux Delux and Lux Alliance users can always retrieve past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.




Happy New Year,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



beta testers wanted
December 23, 2017



Mobile beta testers wanted...

Sillysoft's next game is called Mission Me. It's a mobile app that adds adventure quests to your real life!

Development has been moving along smoothly, and we are having a lot of fun with it. Beta testing will start in early January 2018. If you would like to test the app before it goes public, please email lux@sillysoft.net stating which mobile OS and devices you use.

Beta software can be quirky (buggy), but participating allows you to help shape the game while it's still in the early stages.

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New Lux Alliance Map: Ancient World - Platea
Lux Alliance continues to tour through antiquity, with the new Ancient World - Platea map.



"In response to a massive Persian invasion, many Greek city-states form a tenuous alliance to fight their common enemy. After a series of early defeats the Greek allies are desperate to turn the tides of war. Mardonius, the Persian general, has captured Athens and is now moving on the strategic city of Platea. Ultimately, the Spartans agree to join the fight and march out to meet the Persians on the field of battle."

Find this new map in the Map Manager inside Lux Alliance.


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Lux on the go
Take your Luxing on the go with our mobile version Lux DLX, available for both iOS and Android!

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Retrieve past registrations

All registered Lux Delux and Lux Alliance users can always retrieve past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.

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Happy Holidays,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Luxtoberfest 14
September 24, 2017

October 2017 brings the 14th Annual Luxtoberfest!



Luxtoberfest is a month of online contests and celebration of all things Lux! All are welcome to join in the festivities.

We get started on October 1st with an all-time high-seeds tournament of champions! For full event details and discussion, see the Schedule of Events in the Lux forums.


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Retrieve past registrations
All registered users can always retrieve past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.


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New Lux Alliance Map: Ancient World - Leuctra
Lux Alliance travels back to the days of antiquity, with the new Ancient World - Leuctra map.



"The newly established democracy of Thebes proclaimed their intention to re-establish the Boeotian League, an alliance of sovereign cities and townships. The mighty Spartans had previously disbanded the League and viewed this as a threat to their dominance over central Greece.

The Spartan King, Agesilaus, refused to recognize the Boeotian League and immediately dispatched an army to put down this new insurrection. While initially caught by surprise, the Boeotian's regrouped and awaited the Spartan army near the town of Leuctra."



Find this new map in the Map Manager inside Lux Alliance.


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In-Real-Life Missions are coming...
Sillysoft is currently developing a brand new mobile game. This app will help enhance your everyday life, by assigning you real world missions to accomplish. Work is coming along nicely, and we may even have a beta available before the end of the year. Stay tuned...



Stay silly,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Summer Luxin'
August 15, 2017

Lux Alliance on sale on Steam

Lux Alliance has a 20% off sale on Steam this week!
Available for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Lux Alliance is our follow-up game to Lux Delux. It features a
same-time-turns gameplay model where everyone plans their moves at the
same time. Most maps involve team scenarios where you can collaborate
with your teammates towards victory!

Lux Alliance was crafted as a mixture of the classic board games
Diplomacy and Axis & Allies. 2 games we at Sillysoft played a lot of
in our youth ;)

20%-off sale lasts for 1 week only... Get it now!




Free steam keys for all past buyers

Anyone that purchased Lux Delux or Lux Alliance (previously named
Castle Vox) direct from Sillysoft in the past is eligible for a free
steam key for the games!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.




New Lux Alliance Map: Medieval Battles - Grunwald

The Medieval Battles map series continues to grow with the new release
of Grunwald...



For years the Teutonic Knights have been raiding the lands of
Lithuania and Poland, taking control of strategic trade routes and
ports in the name of Christianity.

As a result, Lithuania and Poland form an alliance and unite their
forces in an attempt to repel the raiders and reclaim their lost
lands. In secret, King Vytautus and Supreme Commander Jagiello meet at
Czerwinsk and begin crossing the Vistula River. It isn't long before
Grandmaster Ulrich von Jungingen of the Teutonic Order is alerted to
the invasion and quickly moves to intercept.

The stage is set for the largest battle in Medieval Europe, the
outcome of which will change the course of history!


Find this new map in the Map Manager inside Lux Alliance.





Augmented Reality Teaser

Sillysoft is in the early stages of developing a brand new "Reality
Enhancement" mobile game. Slotted to come out sometime in 2018, stay
tuned for more news as the development unfolds...




Comedy Bit
Burning Man is a yearly gathering filled with art, music, technology, and experiments in community. I've attended many times, and together with my brother have crafted a warning song: Don't Go To Burning Man

Have a listen, and hopefully a laugh :)



Stay silly,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Lux Alliance is now on Steam
June 08, 2017

Lux Alliance is now available on the Steam gaming platform!



Available for Mac, Windows and Linux.


This release of Lux Alliance includes:


  • improved sound effects

  • battle display enhancements

  • option to allow bots to surrender

  • better international language support (including Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish, and German)

  • Steam turn notifications for multi-player games

  • Steam achievements

We're offering a 10%-off launch discount for the game, for the first week of release. Get it now!





Free steam keys for all past buyers


Anyone that purchased Lux Alliance (or Castle Vox) direct from Sillysoft in the past is eligible for a free steam key for the game!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.




Lux Alliance multi-player games


We continue to host a variety of online multi-player rooms. Click the 'Network Games' button to see the list of online games. The ones in green have available spots to play. Most online games of Lux Alliance have a 24-hour or longer timer, which allows you to take 1 turn a day in an ongoing strategic war. Join a room and type /play to join in!




New Lux Alliance Map: Civil War - Chickamauga


The Civil War map series continues with the new release of Battle of Chickamauga! Chickamauga was the first major battle of the war fought in Georgia, and was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater, incurring the second-highest number of casualties after the Battle of Gettysburg.



Find this new map in the Map Manager inside Lux Alliance.

Yours in world domination,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Lux Alliance is coming to Steam on June 7th...
May 19, 2017

A milestone release of Lux Alliance onto the Steam platform is scheduled for June 7th! We are excitedly preparing for this big launch to a large new audience. If you have any feedback or suggestions, NOW is the time to send them in, so they can make it into the Steam launch. Feel free to reply to email us at lux@sillysoft.net with your comments...

Lux Alliance 1.7 includes an enhanced battle display, giving a better idea of the outcome of each region's conflict.

Lux Alliance multi-player games!
We continue to host a variety of online multi-player rooms. Click the 'Network Games' button to see the list of online games. The ones in green have available spots to play. Join a room and type /play to be a player!

Most online games of Lux Alliance have a 24-hour or longer timer, which allows you to take 1 turn a day in an ongoing strategic war. Look out for some faster-turn rapid-pace online games coming in early June as well.

Download Lux Alliance 1.7 now!
Available for Mac, Windows and Linux.

New Lux Alliance Map: Civil War - Pea Ridge:
The Battle of Pea Ridge was an early conflict in the American Civil War. Re-enact this historical battle for Arkansas and Missouri as a 2v2 team map for Lux Alliance.

Find this new map in the Map Manager inside Lux Alliance.

Yours in world domination,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



LUX Capture The Flag
February 18, 2017

Lux Alliance version 1.5 is now available to download. This update includes a Capture The Flag game mode! When flags are in play, if 1 team captures all the flags they win the game.

This release also includes 3 CTF map variants:
American Civil War - CTF, World War II - CTF, and World War 2 Europe - CTF.

American Civil War - CTF

Your feedback on CTF mode is welcomed. We have some fresh CTF focused maps coming up as well. We are also working on more collaborative AI as well as other tweaks, as we approach a release of Lux Alliance onto the Steam platform, targeted for the end of March...

Lux Alliance is our follow-up game to Lux Delux, involving team-strategy and simultaneous turns.

yours in domination,
Dustin Quasar

PS: Quasar's indie band has just released a new environmental rock song Praise to the Water (feat. MC Save The Whales). Give it a listen :)



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