Wow! So we have some amazing Voodoo closed-beta highlights to share! Earlier this week, way before we had ever planned, we opened up our closed-beta 1.0 to a select group of playtesters. From feedback, to screenshots, to gameplay videos, here are just a few of our favorite closed-beta highlights from this week.
Voodoo Closed-Beta Highlights
(1) Gameplay Videos: So far most of you have only seen trailers, screenshots, and concept art from Voodoo. That’s why one of our favorite closed-beta highlights is the fact that lots of playtesters went on to make gameplay videos. Vezsstur created a video that (a) shows combat mechanics, (b) goes into some depth about what Voodoo has in store, and (c) is absolutely hilarious to watch! RODE 85’s video is quite analytical and Cryptic Hybrid created an exploratory video. Also, don’t miss KrazzykillaB’s video where he demonstrates his skill with our combat mechanics.
(2) Combat Feedback: We’re extremely delighted that our closed-beta 1.0, designed to test our combat system, was very well received. Our playtesters provided us with lots of positive feedback in Voodoo‘s community hub on Steam. Now that we’re comfortable with fighting mechanics and we know the improvements we have to make, we’re eager to move on to our closed-beta 2.0 in which gamers will finally be able to competitively battle the Izimu! Expect more closed-beta highlights on this soon too!
(3) Server Issues: Not all of our closed-beta highlights are positive though. We had server issues. As an indie studio developing an open-world multiplayer survival, we always knew this would be the case. We’ve implemented some short fixes but we’re looking into more solid ideas to address this once and for all. We’re actually thinking of launching a small Kickstarter campaign to get the funds we need for robust servers and to finish off some other cool extra features. Please let us know in the comments what you think about this or contact us with any other ideas you have.
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