Posts Tagged ‘games’

Algo-Bot: Kickstarter Update

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Facts, observations and tools that could help you for the future!

Read it on Kickstarter

Hi Folks! 

We really hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks to the Belgian National Day it’s was a long weekend for us and most of the team spent some quality time with their friends and families. 

Back to work, we are doing our best to drain traffic on the project, which is not that easy. Here are some facts and observations about the project: 

  • We are 15% funded.
  • There are still 15 days to go.
  • We need $2,276 per day to succeed.
  • Press coverage didn’t help that much (brought 10 backers – Thanks to them for the support BTW).
  • 1/8 people that visits our page, back our game.
  • The solution is to get known via social networking
  • I am really brilliant in paper crafting! 

Based on that, our action plan will remain the same. We’ll spend hours talking about Algo-Bot on social networks. If you could help (one more time) to drain traffic to the page it would be awesome. You can see the power of your network using simple tools. Here’s one of them.

If you shorten a link with https://bitly.com/ you can track the traffic on it. All you have to do is to copy-paste that shorten link on your browser, add a + at the end of it and press enter. Then, you’ll know how many people clicked on this link, when they clicked and where they are located. You can do this with any bitly-link. Here’s the one I am using for a few months now. Feel free to check its stats: https://bitly.com/1uEHxbv+

The fun part

Today, I took a few minutes to build my Algo-Bot papercraft. It was the right occasion to show to $20+ backers how to build it  :) 

 

 

Just an idea

 We were thinking of creating collector papercrafts with other skins from the game. What do you think? The papercraft would be awesome with the Steampunk skin! 

 

Another programming game

This guys asked me if we could cross-promote each other. After having a look at their project we immediately said YES. Here the reason why we accepted: 

  • We support indies! 
  • It’s a programming game.
  • The concept is quite interesting but needs help to get better.

They only have 31 backers for the moment but I am sure some of you would like to support the project. 

Debugger 3.16 – My daily life as a debug function

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1126778555/debugger-316-my-daily-life-as-a-debug-function

 

We all wish you to have a really nice week! 

Creatures Online Update #45

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Weekly Update #45: The Crafting Machine in detail

Read it on the forum

Hello everybody ,

Sorry for the late weekly update ! It will be a bit different today. Between the technical tasks, fixes and things which cannot be showed because still in progress, I can’t really do the usual update. So let’s say a bit more about the Crafting machine instead.

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Right above, you can see a simple screenshot of the crafting interface. It allows you to obtain some objects by combining various components. It mainly means that you have another way to obtain objects / agents (rather than buying them with the coins generated with time).

The components are obtained when Norns do actions (watering / cleansing a plant, using a toy, tickling a critter…), so it may be interesting to “push” new players to experiment the various actions Norns can do.

If you don’t have the required resources, you can buy them with some Golden Eggs, but all resources can be found in normal gameplay.

The categories on the left are still subject to change, but you will be able to craft genes to be used with the Splicing machine or potions / food for the item kit.

That’s all ! Have a nice day^^.

Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #44: Technical features

Weekly Update #43: The genome patch tool

Weekly Update #42: Incoming closed beta

Weekly Update #41: Apple validation

Weekly Update #40: Fixing bugs and working on the crafting system

Weekly update #39: The Nest Crash

 

Creatures Online Update #43 & 44

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Hi Guys! 

Sorry for sharing these updates that late but we were very busy with the Algo-Bot’s Kickstarter campaign. Feel free to have it a look and share it around you :)  

 

Weekly Update #43: The genome patch tool

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This week we worked on a tool to ensure the Norn genomes will be modified like it should in case of a genome update. It means that if a game update changes the way the Norn behave, we should be able to “update” the already present Norns too. It was a bit tricky, and we still have some work to do on it.

We also worked on an improvement of the loading screen. If for some reason the game data has to be redone, it now displays the progression at the loading (before this modification, the loading bar stayed at 0% for some seconds in that case).

Also, we fixed a bug where the game looked for a pregnant male Norn model and crashed^^”. 

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Weekly Update #44: Technical features

Read it on the forum

This week, we mainly worked on some technical features / fixes.

Whenever selling objects, we now send a message to the server. In case of a server’s latency, selling an object will now be better handled.
We also implemented a “stage” server, which will allow us to keep versions of a game waiting some approval before pushing the modifications for real.
Also, we are working on the science kit, in which the informations are currently too clustered.

We also finished the genome patch tool I’ve mentioned last week. It covers our main progress for these last days.

 

Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #42: Incoming closed beta

Weekly Update #41: Apple validation

Weekly Update #40: Fixing bugs and working on the crafting system

Weekly update #39: The Nest Crash

Weekly update #38: Chasing the white rabbit bug!

Weekly update #37: The nests

Algo-Bot: 24 hours to succeed

Monday, July 7th, 2014

vignetteHi Folks!

The moment you’ve been waiting for has come. Algo-Bot hits Kickstarter for the second time this year and we have 24 hours to do better than the last time.

What?! 24h? But this Kickstarter will run during 30 days!

YES, that’s true but based on our observations we know that we less than 2 days to get as much backers as we can. Because Kickstarter is not about money but about backers! Backers are the key! So, every backer helps even if you back a single little dollar!

You don’t want to back our project? That’s just fine! Maybe you could share it around you and let potential backers the possibility to discover the game. Here’s a short list of what you can do to help us. Do what you want but please, do something :-)

 

  1. Back the game
  2. Watch the video entirely to increase our stats
  3. Share the page a lot on Twitter, Facebook and G+

 

Link to the Kickstarter

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Creatures Online Update #42

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Weekly Update #42: Incoming closed beta

Read it on the forum

Hello everybody,

With the closed beta incoming, we had a lot of things to prepare and it took us most of our week. That’s why this will be a small update!

However, we still managed to :
- update the localization file with some new entries
- fix some arrows displayed as default textures in the world monitor
- do a small improvement of our backsave system

 

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Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #41: Apple validation

Weekly Update #40: Fixing bugs and working on the crafting system

Weekly update #39: The Nest Crash

Weekly update #38: Chasing the white rabbit bug!

Weekly update #37: The nests

Weekly update #36: The starvation issue 2/2

Creatures Online Update #41

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Weekly Update #41: Apple validation

Read it on the forum

Hello everybody :) ,

As you have seen, the beta is coming soon. The game has been validated by Apple, it is really a good new for us.

As for this week, we did some minor fixes (removing a “fake” tab in an interface which has no use, changing some background colors, updating some localization…).

Ensuring the game will be available on Android is a long task, as we need to port the game on a more recent version of our engine to ensure some performance improvement. But it starts to bear fruits, as the game finally runs on Android ! There is still a lot of work on this side though (a lot of glitches to fix). I wish you a nice week-end !^^


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A bright yellowish yellow Norn wandering in the cavern

 

 

Some previous updates:

Weekly Update #40: Fixing bugs and working on the crafting system

Weekly update #39: The Nest Crash

Weekly update #38: Chasing the white rabbit bug!

Weekly update #37: The nests

Weekly update #36: The starvation issue 2/2

Weekly update #35: The starvation issue 1/2

Time has come!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

See the original post on facebook

You have been waiting a long time for Creatures Online and today we are proud to announce how we will bring the game onto the next level.

Very soon you will receive more information regarding the starting date of the regional beta-phase. Do you want to know more? Don’t miss our next update!

 

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Creatures Online Update #40

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Weekly Update #40: Fixing bugs and working on the crafting system

Read it on the forum

Hello everybody!

Last week we fixed an issue with a quest asking to repair a toy which the Norns weren’t able to interact with, it appeared it was due to the quests being launched slightly before the world was fully loaded.

Also, it sometimes happened than Norns stand up right after entering into a sleep, because of some stimulus received just before they start the sleeping animation. It has been fixed now !

Also, we continued to work on the crafting system, though there is nothing I can show you for the moment.

That’s all ! Have a nice week !

 

 

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Some previous updates:

Weekly update #39: The Nest Crash

Weekly update #38: Chasing the white rabbit bug!

Weekly update #37: The nests

Weekly update #36: The starvation issue 2/2

Weekly update #35: The starvation issue 1/2

Weekly update #34: Floating objects issue

 

 

Creatures Online: Introducing The Gene Splicing Machine

Friday, June 13th, 2014

See the original post on facebook

Today we would like to introduce a special feature of Creatures Online to you: The Gene Splicing Machine! With this feature you can change the look of your Norns only by combining the genome. The easy swapping of genes enables you to see an instant preview of how your Norns will look like, before initiating the final splicing process. 

Eye and fur color are just two of the many features that can be changed to your taste – your Norn can even become more muscular! There are endless possibilities to create your own unique Norn!

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Creatures Online Update #39

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Weekly update #39: The Nests Crash

Read it on the forum

Hello everybody :)

This week we fixed one remaining crash with the nests (when teleporting a Norn which was in a nest).

The game can now also supports Turquish localization, we just need the translated corresponding Excel file.

There was also some various tasks done such as a better transaction history, a small modification of our way of building versions sent for testing, and we also implemented a way for us to easily interact with the Java libraries specific to Android.

That’s all for this week ! We wish you a nice week-end!

 

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Some previous updates:

Weekly update #38: Chasing the white rabbit bug!

Weekly update #37: The nests

Weekly update #36: The starvation issue 2/2

Weekly update #35: The starvation issue 1/2

Weekly update #34: Floating objects issue

Weekly update #33: Crazy debugging and the crafting machine

 

More updates on the forum:

http://creatures-online.fr/forum/viewforum.php?f=9