Last wednesday, we've had our first playtest/demo session with complete strangers which means people supposedly not biased into being nice to us. And we got positive feedback, the art was praised, but also the gameplay is really starting to shape up. Accessibility was pretty good, most players could pick up the basics of the game without hints. But most importantly, a lot of them wanted to keep going, some even stayed for over 20 minutes. That is big news, because it means the game is starting to be seriously fun, and although there is still a ton of work to be done, we are almost ready to roll out the alpha.
The plan for the future is as follow: we will select a group of online players to test reasonably big games, and have a few private playtest sessions online to see how the servers and the game handle 10 or 20 players on the same map. Making sure that this work properly is probably one of the last big obstacles to the alpha.
We fear that the image bellow might inspire some sparks of jealousy, so we've decided to protect the identity these lucky players. But fear not as you will soon be able to put your hands on the game.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.callofcombat.com/blog/achievement-unlocked-first-playtests-are-a-success
I love successful tests.
a lot of work to go.
donations are always welcome.
+1 for the projector
Good job guys. Sign me up for the "reasonably big games".
Of course people will want to play such a great game .
But this is great news to hear, good job guys.
That fella that is front and center has a proper trucker tan on his left arm. That's about as much input as I have.
Nice to see the game coming together! Guess I picked a good time to get my computer back up and running, go ahead and sign me up for some of these test sessions you speak of! my nostalgia is killing me.
Have the technology and the time to partake in the testing.
Definitely wish to be a part of it..email and do let me know if you'd have me!
Excelent. I hope you will consider me as part of the alpha testing crew. Hope to hear more news soon.
We all want to play it. If nothing 20 min just to satisfy soul
If game gets released soon, i will fail semester for sure....
Well then we should wait to release the game, we want you to succeed
Awesome! Looking forward to it Keep up the hard work, we all appreciate it
Well, we appreciate you guys are still here after all this time. So we'll be sure to reward that in one way or another! It will be a rough diamond initially during alpha though, so be sure you know what you are asking for!
... then again, now that I think of it, you guys all managed to play and love the original CoC. Now that was pretty much as rough as they get .
The roughness was part of the beauty. Looking forward to a polished version though everything i have seen so far looks incredible. Keep it up guys.
seems like this is not happening fast enough. winter is among us and i need something to do while i hibernate.
For our reward, a free name change, and have a once in a lifetime soldier skin to be recognized by new players who was not with us during the development.
Maybe to something in game to highlight players from V 1?
I am glad the game is progressing as well as it seems.
It would be very cool to allow us vets to have some indicator that separates all the new players that this game is sure to attract!
Super excited for this. Great job guys. I have tons of time for testing over the holidays, keep me on your list.
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