Thursday, May 25, 2006

Bang! Howdy

Bang! Howdy just released a beta client. It's a lot of fun and I reccomend checking it out. I think they still have some work to do to get their financial model working. I think they need better community hooks to give players a reason to want to spend money customizing their appearances, etc. (players don't pay money until they buy customization) It's the first pseudo-MMO world I've had time to play in a long time. If you see Billy der Kind, that's me.

With a recent trip to India, wedding preparations and a lot of craziness at work I haven't had a lot of time to work on game projects. I am working on a game that is somewhat based on the game Every Extend Extra which is to be released soon for the PSP (I got to play a demo at E3). I really like the idea of the game but I think that it could be made more interesting with some real physics as well as a more persistent "character development" system ala upgrades between levels.