Welcome to the Varsity Heroes blog

Posted in Feedback on April 12, 2009 by varsityheroes
Varsity Heroes is currently in beta. Naturally we need lots of feedback support from all of our well-wishers, so feel free to go ballistic with comments on this blog. In fact, staying quiet is a sin. All critique is welcome and will be acted upon with fake smiles pasted fully on. Promise!
P.S. if you feel more universities should be added to Varsity Heroes and know people whom we can talk to, get in touch through contact@varheroes.com¬†or leave a comment below. We’re eager to add more universities!

Wake up the tester in you…

Posted in Misc on November 18, 2009 by varsityheroes

Beta test it here or here.

Mad scientist syndrome

Posted in Misc on November 7, 2009 by varsityheroes

storkFor a while now we’ve been having delays in launching the newest incarnation of Varsity Heroes. So when you’ve got technical downtime, what do you do?

Well you can go fishing, for one.

Or you can lock yourself up in your studio for a couple of days like a mad scientist and make a quick, short and sweet Facebook game on the side. It’s amazing what you can accomplish in 48 hours of caffeine-powered, harakiri-inducing, focussed effort.

We’ll be shortly releasing this little gem for external beta testing, so in case any of you have extra time to kill, I strongly recommend you take the plunge. Do it. Do it NOW!

A little less conversation, a little more ActionScript please

Posted in Misc on October 27, 2009 by varsityheroes

Dynamite this, b*tchThe geek anthem.

Varsity Heroes goes international baby!

Posted in Game on October 25, 2009 by varsityheroes

RugbyReal football was born in 1874 when Boston staged Harvard and McGill’s historic on-field encounter. 135 years later, these two universities will again be involved in a “first ever” – the first ever international tournament of a social strategy game which will connect them across the Atlantic with their counterparts in South Asia!

As of now ,the line-up includes Harvard, McGill, GIKI, LUMS, FAST and IBA. GIKI – last time’s champions and title-holders – have been sharpening their knives since over two months now in anticipation of saying hi to their North American cousins. I’m majorly stacking up on popcorn. It will be glorious!

Note: people from Harvard, McGill, IBA – registration is now open. Come one, come all!

Kanye West, Barack Obama and a pet turtle

Posted in Game, Misc on October 15, 2009 by varsityheroes

I'mma let you finishSo the POTUS walks up to receive his Nobel and to say a few words in thanks, but just as he’s said the first few sentences, Kanye West jumps up on stage, snatching his microphone:

“Yo Mr. President, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but my baby turtle had one of the best-achieving peace-ideas of all time..”

Obama replies:


True story. Okay so this didn’t come out funny, but in my head it sounded hilarious. Perhaps even the best laid plans do not survive contact with the enemy. Which is a bit like what’s been happening with Varsity Heroes – the integration schedule’s been stretching out and testing’s getting delayed. But hopefully we’re over the hump now and can deliver to the millions and millions of Varsity fans pretty soon.

Keep watching this space, friends.

Major bummer :'(

Posted in Game, Misc on October 10, 2009 by varsityheroes

Bad dayNot a good day today. Though I’ve slept over it, I still can’t get over the fact that Obama beat me to the Nobel prize. I mean afterall we have strikingly similar resumes as far as working for peace is concerned: both of us have done zilch. Also both of us love war. Where’s the difference, anybody?

I don’t know why they chose him over me. Maybe black is trendier than brown.

Or maybe because he’s POTUS and I’m not (yet).

It’s one of those mysteries of the universe we’ll never uncover I guess. I’m hoping they’ll still give me a consolation prize though. Like a Nobel prize for literature (anyone who’s ever read this blog can vouch for my literary talents). Or for physics (I once mentioned Newton in a speech). Or medicine (also mentioned Dr. Phil in that same speech).

C’mon c’mon c’mon.

p.s. Integration of new Varsity Heroes features is almost complete. Next stop: testing.

Oh please not now!

Posted in Misc on October 6, 2009 by varsityheroes

power-outageAnother power outage. Nice.