I was told to write a post describing why my game is awesome and how did it come to it. I’m going to be pretty shameless, please forgive me 😛 There we go then…
So, When I finished the LD version, I wasn’t satisfied with it, and thought that it would be a waste of weekend not doing anything about it. I decided to finish, polish and release the game. I spent about a week on that, and started spamming the internets with it, starting on Kongregate, Newgrounds and some random flash sites.
I managed to get a deal on it, but I guess I shouldn’t disclose the details…
And then… I was completely amused with what started to happen… Since I’m pretty new to flash business, I haven’t thought of sitelocking or encrypting the game, and the flahs game sites become flooded with the game, just see for yourselves:
But! Since Newgrounds has a game name length limit, I got rid of ‘the’, so there’s more to it….
Also, Some guy on tigsource forums made a 30 minute gameplay video bundle!
Attack of the Heavenly Bats Game Let’s Play EP1
Attack of the Heavenly Bats Game Let’s Play EP2
Attack of the Heavenly Bats Game Let’s Play EP3
Attack of the Heavenly Bats Game Let’s Play EP4
Attack of the Heavenly Bats Game Let’s Play EP5
Attack of the Heavenly Bats Game Let’s Play EP6
And some other guy I don’t know where from, made another three videos!
also, some flash websites took their time to make a +2 trained version!
But well, they didn’t notice that I actually added a cheatcode there (Hint: Get Psyched!)
Also, the game was featured on Video Game Hot-Dog webcast!
The game was featured on newgrounds frontpage for several days, got ‘Awesome’ rating, and some good reviews. It also got ‘3rd best game today’ award’ when it was released. Moreover, today my 4 medals got accepted!
Anyways, Any minute now the game will top 150,000 plays! For now it’s 149,721 hits, and it’s up for only two weeks! It gets about 6k hits daily!
Hmmm… what about Kongregate then… Well.. as soon as it dropped from the frontpage, it stopped getting hits, and kongregators forgot about it 😛
See for yourself: Kong version
And what about Flash Game Licence? Well, i managed to get a deal without FGL, and on FGL I got 1 buyer view, and he spent 16 seconds playing the game.
My point is, that Kong and FGL are not suitable for every kind of game…
For all I’m pretty much excited and hyped! I was even asked to make a sequel, and I will surely do so! It was hard work to get there, since I have a programming dayjob and needed to do tons of fixes early after the release. But it payed back, and I can shamelessly state, that I made an awesome game 😉