Posts tagged with ‘codod’
So early on Saturday, I woke up and saw this:
Holy crap, right?! And then over the course of the next 48 hours, it was followed by:
- The Verge
- The Escapist
- Superlevel (German)
- Indius (French)
- Gamesblog (Italian)
- Videoyun (Turkish?)
- Game*Spark (Japanese)
Absolutely blown away both by the coverage and the positive response by the people who took the time to comment. Thank you, everyone!
As of this post, Cod of Duty has had 16,579 unique visitors from 116 different countries. Here’s a map of the distribution (darker green = more players from that country):
Preferred Play Method
- Web Player: 5786 downloads
- Windows Binary: 4525 downloads
- Mac Binary: 745 downloads
- Linux Binary: 362 downloads
- Source Code Views: 175 clicks
I’m really glad that developing in Unity gives me a wide variety of options for deployment, since it seems like there’s no clear favorite for players. I’ll definitely spin a full set of builds like this for future games!
All of the downloads ended up generating just over 100GB of traffic on my web server this weekend - I’m very happy I have a good server, a lower end one might have melted.
Again, Thank You
It was a wild ride this weekend and one of the most encouraging ones I’ve ever had as an indie game developer. If you’re looking for more fun games to play, check out some of the other crazy games over at One Game a Month! And if you like the sound of co-op arcade multiplayer, come back at the end of February for when I post my next game. :)
The only big change is an invert y-axis button for the folks who wanted that. Bring up the pause menu during play (esc key) and toggle to your heart’s content.
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For my January #1gam, I wanted to do something that’d be both small in scope and something that I hadn’t really done before. Based on a joke that my friend John made about Call of Duty always being abbreviated ‘CoD’ on the internet, I decided to make a first person shooter where all of your enemy are fish.
A lot of the ‘joke’ is how I feel about the standard FPS single player campaigns. Short, not terribly interesting, and completely over the top with their story elements.
From a development perspective this was actually a lot of fun to work on, even if I spent way more time on it in January than I ever anticipated to. I had never made anything like a FPS before, and I had never had any sort of scripted elements in a shipped game before, and this let me try out both of those things.
Things I had wanted to do that I ended up cutting in the interest of time:
- Co-op multiplayer
- Controller support
- An underwater level
In retrospect I think any more levels probably would have taken too long to play, and the joke frankly gets a bit old by the end of it. The 10-15m it takes to play through now seems sufficient.