Me and DonTomaso have been working on a cooperative game called Maplebits on and off for a long time - originally as a university project with three other friends, and lately as a hobby project. We've now got a version that we would love to get your help testing. The gameplay is a simple falling blocks affair. What makes Maplebits different is that it's entirely focused on cooperative play.
Please note that while the game is playable alone, multiplayer is what it's all about. Therefore, if you don't have anybody to play with, don't hesitate to add bots to your game.[size=12pt]Play it[/size][size=20pt]www.maplebits.com[/size][size=12pt]Key features[/size]
- Cooperative multiplayer
- Bot players
- Experience and levels - if you play while logged in to the site, you'll level up as you play. Don't worry, you don't need an e-mail to sign up.
- "Avatar pieces". If you have created an account, you can design a custom piece that you can use in any games that you join. It's activated in game with a special powerup.
- Custom piece sets. Anybody can create and submit their own piece set once they've reached level 5. You can also vote on piece set to affect how they're sorted ingame.
We're planning to hold a few world-wide game sessions to try and gather a somewhat larger number of players. Since we're in Europe, however, we cannot guarantee a lag-free experience on other continents. If you're willing to host games on your local continent during these sessions, that'd be awesome. Please let us know in a reply.
The game sessions will be held on Sunday, July 17, at 09:00 GMT+1 and 18:00 GMT+1. Please join us then![size=12pt]Screenshots[/size][size=12pt]Feedback[/size]
Any feedback, positive or negative, would be very much appreciated. Please let us know what you think! We're also cross-posting this on the TIGSource and Slick forums to try and get some additional feedback. We're definitely planning some further changes, but it's getting there.