Archive for the ‘playtests’ Category.

The New Gallery Map!

The new map, Gallery, is out in the latest build! The design goal for this map was to make it long and narrow with a lot of dynamic occlusion caused by the partygoers. It seemed to work pretty well, we played it during the release notes stream, where I did two different “birthday games”, the […]

PAX West 2013 Report and Gallery

Another PAX, survived. This one was a little more nuts than usual, and that’s saying something.  Allow me to enumerate the additional levels of difficulty this year: FOUR DAYS LONG instead of three, for 33% more exhaustion! Getting the new artwork playable1 in the game. SpyParty was chosen as the secret final game for the […]

Release notes v0.1.2769.0 – Veranda Double Trouble

New build! This is a relatively quick update since the last one, but with one fairly small change with potentially large consequences on the Veranda map: I’ll write more about this change later, but the impetus for doubling up the statues at the front of Veranda was a series of player-designed and requested game modes. First, […]

Human Loadtest Tonight, Monday June 3, 10pm PDT!

Update:  The loadtest was a success, thanks everybody!  It was fun to hang out and chat, and a bunch of other indie game developers showed up as well, including Davey Wreden (Stanley Parable), Alexander Bruce (Antichamber), and David Rosen (Overgrowth), which made it in to a bit of an indie lovefest loadtest!  Fun seemed to be […]

A Perfect Game of SpyParty

I have a lot of stuff queued up to post about, but the other day, tytalus was playing theinfamousnolan and they were streaming both sides,1 and this game happened, and I simply had to write about it. First, since Nolan’s the Sniper in this game, you can sort of play along with him, so watch […]