step#78 = Last step of the year!

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I’ve released the 1.0.9 update today, and that’s it for this year!

Things about iubes are very quiet. The official trailer hasn’t been distributed yet, as I thought it would be a waste of time to do such between Christmas and New year celebrations. Still a couple of days to wait and I’ll start to spread the word.

My two first video about iubes have been viewed 5469 and 7440 times. I’m happy with that for a first shot, but I’ll have to reach another order of magnitude for the 3rd video. In a way, that’ll be a whole project by itself…

Anyway… HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!

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step#76 = never ending work!

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Now rendering and compressing official trailer. But before sharing this video, I will have to work on the 1.0.9 update. It looks like there is a bunch of issues with solo mode’s AI. My fault, I remember having changed something there… without reviewing my code. Errrrrr. Other mistake: I receive weird questions about iubes which lead to a new fact: I didn’t explained good enough the gameplay to people:) Some players are quite lost inside iubes. Sounds like this game will get its “tip of the day” popups! Mood of the day: keep calm and carry on.

step#75 = it’s alive!

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I did it! Right now, guys are in the middle of online battles. This game is alive, for real. I sent 1500+ beta keys to be sure there is enough activity from the first days, looks like it worked.

What I would LOVE to do: start my 2nd game.
What I MUSTN’T do: start my 2nd game…
What I HAVE TO do: start marketting stuffs.

I’ll stay with this last one. Learn about PR, mail back press, bloggers, youtubers… start the final video…

step#74 = life insurance against… you.

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Network issues, on/offline switching, user and/or server lags, overloads, lame proxy, transmit errors… There is an infinite field of possibilities here. And when it occurs in the middle of a 2 hour heroic online game, those stuffs lead to this little rage, when you’re yelling about the “fraking idiot who coded this s*hit”. So, to avoid some gamers rage in my mailbox, I polished a little more the network aspect of iubes. This is what took me another extra couple of days, and why you haven’t played iubes online yet!