Recent posts by TheDavidCarney on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Titanium Frontier - From the devs of The Company of Myself

Hey Kongregites!
So Eli Piilonen ( 2DArray ) and I got our start here on Kongregate 5 years ago, you might have played some of our games like The Company of Myself, Fisher-Diver, Fixation, and a half dozen others. A lot has happened since then, and now we are making full-fledged commercial games. Last year we released Not the Robots (you can play a free demo of it here on Kong) on Steam and it’s been a wild ride. But I’m not here to talk about that…


We’ve been working on a new game over the past year called Titanium Frontier, and it’s a wild twist on the bullet-hell genre. It’s an action packed shoot-em-up game with strategy elements. I won’t talk your eyes off, but we think it’s pretty cool and we wanted to show you what we’ve been up to for the past year! You can check out the trailer and some screenshots on Steam Greenlight.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=269656805

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] RIP Vorp

I’m not into LoL at all really. Is anyone playing a game without complicated inventory management or anything like that? I love Vorp because it’s focus on your ability to aim and maneuver your ship, I like vehicles. Someone’s been mentioning World of Tanks or something like that, is it any good?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] ENDGames, please remove "Teaming" function, and cloak lobby names. Games are 100% one sided now.

I disagree that everyone should have close to 50% win/loss ratio. The entire average of the player base is 50%, but there are outliers when it comes to individuals. I can’t speak for pig, but at times I was accused of this sort of thing when the truth was, I was just at the peak of my game. Same with most of the other top guys I can think of. There’s such a weird high and mighty attitude goin on around here. Some people are just in the zone and have good teamwork with friends. I’ll play nights where I only lose 1 out of 10 matches with a buddy when we communicate well and work together.

Playing with friends and advancing your tactics to a deep team level is my favorite aspect of this game.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] This is not "OK" - Vorp *cannot* survive when things like this happen

Originally posted by Drefaen:

How can the match maker work when people make alts? repsow may rank 1240 or so, but you know that you can play at 1400+ level. Teaming and leaving lobby deliberately are the two things that kill the match maker, remove either and the community will whine even more.

Seriously… the same guys who are saying the ELO system is broken are saying matchmaking is terrible, too. If ELO isn’t a good meter of how good a player is, then why is it the measurement of fairness here?

I’ve found my vorping to be consistently enjoyable, and I rarely team up with people. Sometimes we get slaughtered, but that’s the way it goes.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Awards Idea

Originally posted by Rexonon:

Of course… I teamed with a reliable teammate…

I can tell you with absolute confidence that this is what MOST of the top 10 players do and that’s it. All these stories about stacking, leaving games and all that isn’t done by at least 5 of us, the others I don’t team/talk with that often so I couldn’t tell you.

Originally posted by Rexonon:

While top 10 may still be good players, they have almost certainly tipped the balance in their favour in one way or another.

Practice and playing well :P

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Flight Guide: Circe, with your pilot, Alectrus Nyx

Originally posted by Kiech:

The AI targeting stinks, plain and simple. I hope they figure something out as well…like prioritizing the “almost dead” and “most dangerous” targets first.

This I don’t mind so much. It’s one of the qualities of the ship that make it not-OP. There are still ways to focus your fire on what you want by positioning yourself in the right place.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Ship Balance: Low vs High level

Nah, I don’t think everything needs to be balanced the same way. Diversity is what makes this game so fun! :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Scoring question/idea

Originally posted by mammel:

I am also thinking higher level players should get progressivel less points for hard targets too. This would push people who go for points to either act sooner, or refrain from levelling up because of their reduced performace impact.

Just a thought…

what? lol no. Why would you punish a player for doing well? That makes no sense.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] An awesome idea to prolong match and promote PvP!

I still don’t see what the big deal about backdooring is. I’ve played many many matches and backdooring in no way guarantees a win, and often if done wrong actually sets a team back.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Competition] Vorp Cup #1

:)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] An awesome idea to prolong match and promote PvP!

Just my 2c. I really really don’t like DOTA for this reason. It’s all just pushing your lanes and farming mobs. That’s why I play Vorp because there’s more strategy involved on where you decide to attack.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Flight Guide: Circe, with your pilot, Alectrus Nyx

I just want to formally complain that the circe nerf on ghost field made this a really boring to play ship. :/

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Competition] Vorp Cup #1

Originally posted by TheDavidCarney:


My first try with dread. I like it!

not that it’s a winning score or anything, but you missed this one :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Competition] Vorp Cup #1


My first try with dread. I like it!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Competition] Vorp Cup #1

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Flight Guide: Circe, with your pilot, Alectrus Nyx

I think that ghost field isn’t the smartest thing to do early. I only upgrade that when the first line is down and you have to start doing some longer flight-lines. So I tend to do something like 2,1,2,1,3,4,2…

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Competition] Vorp Cup #1

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Competition] Vorp Cup #1

well, I upped my circe score. anyone gonna challenge me? :D

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Heard the devs stopped supporting the game

Originally posted by duemellon:

Mammel,

Remember, this might not be (probably isn’t) their day job on top of that. This could be 4-5 ppl who decided “let’s to do this” & now they’re debating how to go about this.

Keynup,

if you think ppl left because the game went without an update for 2 weeks those ppl might’ve been a bit easy to panic. Imjustsayin.

This is likely the answer to the situation. They are a real studio with employees. Vorp is most likely not profitable right now, so their efforts have to be focused on their other projects that are doing well. From the Kongregate survey we can infer that they DO want to keep working and improve on it. Vorp is not their only game and they have to pay the bills.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Competition] Vorp Cup #1

Originally posted by S7ChronosMike:

What are the categories?

read the first post ;)

Originally posted by TAO_Arecibo:

Updated. Hmm… is anybody going to compete with somebody for the same spot?

I’ll be trying for wolf, too. I hadn’t even looked at the sheet yet. I just <3 my circe :)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / [Competition] Vorp Cup #1


Doin some circe work :)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Contest] Win Steam Games for FREE! (Winners inside!)

I’m a big big fan of Limbo. The best atmosphere.

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Energy tech's Are Not working.

I’ve been finding that many of the techs introduce bugs or flat out don’t do anything :/

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] [MOD EDIT] Un-Official Hacker List

Originally posted by Darth_Sirov:

Well, I don’t want to throw any accusations, but doesn’t anybody else find it strange that those accused tends to use Hirudo? Which means, the lag is actually working for them in most cases.

Well, if I liked the game and was lagging a lot, I’d definitely use the ship that actually makes it somewhat playable (Hirudo.)

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Vorp!] Multiple Tech configurations

I’d like to be able to have multiple tech configurations to use with different ships. I’d even pay for this :)