It has been going through a process of bidding for sponsorship. For those not familiar with the Flash games industry we’ve put the game up for sponsorship to game portals. We’re offering them a licence to have the game on their sites. The licences vary between exclusive, primary (there is an initial period of exclusivity plus they get their branding in the game on their site) and secondary (the game will simply be licenced for use on the site). As we have further plans for the game and it’s complimentary application ’Beastie Builder’ on social networking sites it’s unlikely we’re going to go for an exclusive deal – that’s unless the price is right. It’s going really well, we’ve had a few good offers and it will definately be getting sponsored. We expect to be launching it any day now!
We put it through its second round of independent user testing and we received some excellent feedback. We also got some pretty average feedback but nothing really too negative so going on the basis that when asked for an opinion some people will always try to find fault we are extremely pleased. Our favourite comment is:
“This game is fun as heck, I got sucked in for an hour and a half!”
… and that is exactly what we were aiming for. Making other people happy. Distracting them with nonsense. I shall be slapping that quote on every bit marketing I can. Whats even more satisfying is that people seem to have really understood where we’re coming from.
The fantastic graphics were created by our great friend Phil Alderson who we have done a lot of work with. A lot of the feedback we had commented that they loved our twist on the cooking frenzy theme and a large part of that is Phil’s graphics. Here is a screen grab as a taster.