Meet Lane, one of our Software Developers!

  • Date: November 5, 2018
  • Posted by: Concrete Software

Lane has been a Software Developer at Concrete Software for over a year and has been a great asset.

In his time at Concrete, Lane has worked on major titles such as Rapala® Fishing – Daily Catch and its most recent Saltwater update. Some of his favorite parts have been working on the shark encounters and the rewards sequences, especially when you catch a monster or legendary fish!

Lane says his favorite part about working at Concrete Software is the work environment – not only are his coworkers fun to be around, but they are also experts in their given craft and easy to collaborate with. He also likes how the company encourages everyone on the the team to share their ideas and think out of the box.

When he’s not at Concrete, Lane makes his own digital and board games! He even teaches a board game design class in the Twin Cities. It’s safe to say he loves all things games!

Lane credits his competitiveness and in-and-out knowledge of strategy games as a useful asset for his job, giving him not only passion but also a high level of competence in his workflow. However, he also says a necessary skill is to able to recognize your own bias, as what you want or envision for a project may not be in line for what is being produced, so sometimes stepping back and keeping an open mind is crucial.

A big piece of advice he gives for any professional field – but especially programming – is keeping yourself accountable to keep learning and perfecting your craft, although he admits it’s easier said than done. The first thousand hours can be shaky because it takes time to get comfortable when learning a new skill, but he says being held accountable by a team to create content is what pushed him the most, such as participating in game jams and working on professional projects.

Rapala® Fishing – Daily Catch Update 1.6 is Now Available!

  • Date: August 23, 2018
  • Posted by: Sarah

MINNEAPOLIS – August 23, 2018 – This summer Rapala® Fishing – Daily Catch, goes even deeper with an all-new Saltwater expansion! New rods & reels! New Rapala lures! New line! New challenges!  New tournaments… and new fish! 

Tackle new saltwater fish with the new X-Rap® Twitchin’ Mullet, X-Rap® Twitchin’ Minnow, X-Rap® Long Cast, X-Rap® Saltwater, X-Rap® Magnum®!

Reel-in and land Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Snook in the channels of Venice, Louisiana! Tackle Tuna, Tarpon, and Spotted Seatrout in the relaxing warmth of South Padre Island! Hook into glorious Sailfish, Redfish, and Snook in the legendary waters of Key West. Oh, and watch out for the hungry sharks…

Update now available for iOS and Android: http://bit.ly/DownloadRapala

PBA® Bowling Challenge Update 3.2 is Here!

  • Date: December 8, 2017
  • Posted by: Sarah

MINNEAPOLIS – December 8, 2017 –  Concrete Software has released a new update in PBA®Bowling Challenge.

We’ve added an extension to Career Mode. Rise through the ranks in the all-new Elias Cup Tournament! A new League venue and tournament will unlock each week! Update today and bowl your way to the Elias Cup Finals!

Update available for iOS and Android.

NEW RAPALA® FISHING PRO SERIES GAME NOW AVAILABLE!

  • Date: November 16, 2017
  • Posted by: Sarah

MINNEAPOLIS- November 16, 2017- Concrete Software releases Rapala® Fishing Pro Series on PlayStation 4 and XBox One. 

Welcome to Rapala® Fishing Pro Series! Rapala® is looking to sponsor the next great angler to be part of their Pro Series team, do you have what it takes? Compete in world-class tournaments and daily challenges all to improve your skills by earning bonus money to climb the ranks and become a professional angler for the #1 fishing brand in the world.

Build your reputation, gain sponsors, battle for awards and trophies as you try to catch the top 17-species of fish from Large Mouth Bass to Northern Pike in some of the most iconic fishing locations in North America.

Unlock and choose from 100s of authentic lures and equipment combinations as you try to outsmart your competition.

Navigate the waters in official Ranger® boats equipped with Mercury motors to locate your secret hots spots.

Unique above and below water catch-cams will allow you to fight fish with great visual representation and true-to-life battle action! New tournaments will appear daily, encounter real world weather conditions, character creator, monster and legendary fish are just some of the great features waiting for you in Rapala Fishing Pro Series, so start your angling career and “get fishin’ TODAY!”!

Available Now on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

See Rapala® Fishing Pro Series Video Game PlayStation 4
See Rapala® Fishing Pro Series Video Game Xbox One

 

Original post by Rapala.

Concrete Software Featured at Firebase Dev Summit 2017

  • Date: October 31, 2017
  • Posted by: Sarah

MINNEAPOLIS – October 31, 2017 – Concrete Software is proud to have been featured at Google’s Firebase Dev Summit 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

The Firebase Dev Summit is Google’s annual event showcasing the latest product releases and features. Developers learn how Firebase helps solve key infrastructure and growth challenges for their app. Concrete Software partnered with Google to test the new Firebase Predictions feature in their games. The results were extremely positive. Concrete Software looks to continue their work with key partners like Google to build better games.