Ten Down – Post mortem

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August 27th, 2013 11:17 am

Hey. I wanted to write a short post mortem of sorts detailing some things that I have learned from the feedback on ‘Ten Down’. Handy link to it right here:¬†http://bit.ly/LD27Page

I’ll be closely monitoring the amount of clicks that link gets. Go on, make my day.

So the first issue people have had is with the control system. It’s a top-down game and the controls are basically up and down to go forwards and backwards and you character moves in the direction it’s facing (towards the cursor). I thought is was a pretty simple set-up, but I guess the main concern is that you don’t have the ability to strafe! If I ever make a top-down again I’ll remember this. If you do happen to play the game, please let me know your thoughts on the controls.

The second issue was a lack of tactical options so its basically just running and shooting at enemies until you die. I tried to add some sort of strategy by adding pillars that you can take cover behind, but it seems that wasn’t enough. Are there any suggestions as to what else I could have added to improve the game in this regard? Also, when you die, does it seem to be because of a fault on your part (bad aim, not using those convenient pillars etc) or does it just seems to be unlucky (the game’s fault).

Finally, the main positive feedback I’ve received is on the audio. I’ve learned that while creating your sound effects with your mouth might make you feel just a tad silly, it sure as hell is a lot of fun. I hope to do it again in the future.

Thanks, Seb.


A short video showing the gameplay.



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