Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ShackTac Attack!

Last Friday David and I played some Sub Rosa matches with some members from Shack Tactical organized by CHKilroy (if you haven't watched every one of his YouTube videos do it now).  This was especially cool since Sub Rosa was inspired by videos and descriptions of a ShackTac OpFlash/ArmA mission called Dark Business.  The three team dynamic they came up with makes for some really interesting results, it's kind of surprising that no one else has stolen the idea yet.  But I guess when you can just ship Cod BO 2 and make a billion dollars there's not much incentive to mix it up.

The matches were a lot of fun, we had voice chat (I am working on an in-game positional voice chat) set up for the three teams, and rotated the teams every few rounds.  There were plenty of deals gone bad, murders and car crashes to go around.  I think my favorite part from the first video is when Kilroy says "I have a better idea, I'm just gonna murder this dude right now", that was me as the last surviving Blue team member still trying to do the deal, obviously I didn't do a very good job of keeping them at a distance.

I'm working on finishing up version 0.04, I have a bunch of fixes/additions, I think the main thing I need to do is get dedicated servers working.  I've been hosting a server here and it's been full every time I've checked it over the last few days.  If you're interested in hosting a server send me an email or tweet or postcard.


Talisman said...

I'm excited for 0.4! I can't wait to make some new videos with the new features. Thanks for posting my last one on your twitter. (Here's my latest, I think it turned out pretty funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eLOL0vmEFM&feature=plcp)

Do you have an idea on when the new version is coming? I'm just itching to play it after seeing the teaser screenshots you posted on twitter, and do you have any long term ideas for new features? Do you think you're going to heavily update Sub Rosa or move on to A New Zero? (Or a little of both!?)

Anyways, good luck, I can't wait.

Oliver Lataste said...

Can you somehow make this blog higher up in google search? That'd be useful for people to find out. All they'd have to do is search "Sub Rosa" and they'd be led into this site.

ray said...

This game is amazing dude and I'm excited for updates. Here's a few things I'd like to say

-Put in a way of checking for new updates and letting the player know "New version available now!"
-Please don't change up the main game mechanics, they are awesomE!!!!
-Again this game is AMAZING!!!!! I'm sure my math grade has gone down a few points because I've been playing this so much lately..

Alex Austin said...

@Talisman The new version might be ready tomorrow, I'm going to do a test here around 4:30 PST and I might try to get some people to join online. I have a lot of ideas, I'll keep working on Sub Rosa but I want to get back to ANZ soon also.

@Oliver I can't really do much about google search, I do need to create a webpage for Sub Rosa soon though.

@ray Thanks, I'll put some update info in the next version, I forgot to even say Cryptic Sea anywhere in the game. I'm not going to change the mechanics, I do have some ideas for other modes that should be interesting.

Talisman said...

I'm going to cry if the update is delayed another day.

Adam Seavey said...

For some reason I can't see any server when I try and play. Why is this?

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