HGWars open beta is alive. It's aliiiiiiiiiiive!
April 01, 2009

Imagine a hokey old monster movie scream right about now.

After weeks of preparation, HGWars has now entered the 'open beta' phase. That's probably a bit on the pretentious side when really all I'm discussing is a browser-based game, but there was a lot of work that went into this and a lot more will doubtless follow.

Open beta is a shot at seeing what sort of audience the game can attract. I've posted about it on the forums--and there's a forum section dedicated to it--and I've posted a news story. There's now an ad the displays throughout the site, as well. I also posted on my LiveJournal page and I encourage all of you to consider posting about it on other sites that you frequent. If you do, remember that you can also use your HG referral ID to earn yourself some HG Points for use in HGWars or toward prize drawings on the site.

I still plan to add features to the game over the coming weeks, but at this point I really need to see how the game acts with larger numbers of people using it before I can better tweak balance and such... if any tweaking is still needed at all.

If you've been interested in HGWars but haven't gotten around to trying it, now is definitely the time to change that. Go for it!

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bloomer bloomer - April 01, 2009 (05:02 AM)
You should link to it when you talk about it. I read this blog right here, thought 'Ok, time to try it,' but saw no link. Then I clicked 'Home' for the site and saw no apparent link on the front page. I then went to forums and to the HGWars topic, then due to slackness, still didn't see the actual link to the game before I read a post encouraging me to play the game. It was when I backed out of the post that I found the link.

In conclusion, please be more generous with the link which allows one to start playing the game :)
bloomer bloomer - April 01, 2009 (08:50 AM)
OK, you did link to it in your post. I was wrong on the first foot, but not on some of the others! Now I'm going to go change my font colours so I can see the links better <_<
honestgamer honestgamer - April 01, 2009 (10:12 AM)
Nah, I went through the site and added links based on your response to my entry. Though it never hurts to have links easily visible!
bloomer bloomer - April 01, 2009 (07:29 PM)
Hey, having played this all last night and then part of today, I want to say a big congratulations on making a really cool game. And with a lot of cute messages in it. I'd have loved to make something like this back in my 'Makin'' days, but lack of internet prevented the multiplayer aspect :)
randxian randxian - April 01, 2009 (11:06 PM)
Hmm I'm going to have to check this game out sometime.

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