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First BETA Test Session Results!

 
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dgreen
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: First BETA Test Session Results! Reply with quote

Hey guys,

As some of you know my latest game Gettysburg: Armored Warfare has just entered BETA testing. The game is being published through Paradox Interactive. You can check out the facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/GettysburgArmoredWarfare basically the game is the U.S. Civil War with a mix of 2060s future technology brought back to the 1860s, in a 64 player-per-server RTS/FPS hybrid gameplay.

I've not really tested my technology with over 6 players at once, so this was a big moment for me. We only had about 36 players on hand for the session, all of them got into the game and the server ran for over 2 hours and many map changes without any crashes or anything like that [ server side ]. There were the expected client side issues that I've known about for a while. It was very exciting to finally see large numbers of players testing my game.

Of all the 10-billion things that could have gone wrong with a piece of technlogy like this, I'm actually very happy. Considering everything was written from scratch, the client, master servers, game servers, etc. There are a lot of things I'm testing for the first time in a heavily saturated real-world scenario. So overall I'm happy ... with enough iterations I know I can nail this whole 64-player-per-server-multiplayer-thang. Wink

I will try to post more entries here now that I've stopped serious uber development.

Also I want to say I'm sorry for not keeping with my previous record of development updates, since I've got a serious publisher for this, I can't just post my day-to-day work like I used to.

I'll be in Stockholm in January at the Paradox Convention showing the ( hopefully final ) version of the game to press, and all those in attendence.

I do have a screenshots or two for you guys though, I don't think we've actually posted official screenshots of the game yet ... so here is one for you ...


Here is a screeenshot showing 32 players in-game, there were 36 I SWEAR 2 GAWD.


Also here is a Chrismas-eeyyyy concept drawing for you guys Smile


Until next time ...

- Dan
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good, Danny. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work danny! First impression is really good *Thumbs up*
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