This weekend we held a "Beta Test Fest" for two
upcoming independent titles: Our own awesome Void War, and the
incredibly cool "Outpost Kaloki" coming soon from Ninjabee.
Big LAN party, free food, and not one but TWO games to playtest.
During the Void War testing, some people got
some practice in single-player, but most of the time was devoted to
multiplayer matches. It got really noisy during that time as the
office was filled with shouts, questions, and lots of
trash-talking. The only time it quieted down was when people were busy
eating pizza & chips. It was a wild, fun party, and everything I
expected from a high-action multiplayer game.
Then we held a feedback session and discussed
the game. We loaded up Outpost Kaloki and set people loose on that one.
It is a single-player game, and instantly people got sucked into the
game. The office became very quiet as everyone got sucked into this
cute, light-hearted Tycoon game and its story. We laughed at how
different the office sounded between the two tests. But I think in both
cases they were good signs - people were totally getting into the games.
Here are some scary pictures from the event.
Unfortunately, the ones of me gorging myself on pizza didn't... um...
didn't turn out.
We're setting up the machines, but some folks
get an early start practicing their l33t Void War ski11z....
Believe it or not, that little guy is taking
everyone down in Void War! That's Brennan McEwan, son of one of our
Steve Taylor can't find anyone who isn't
enjoying Outpost Kaloki.
Don't forget about the food, guys! It's only a
Jay the evil overseer looks on....