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Quasr Alpha Tournament Screenshots

There were some interesting games played and interesting bugs killed. Here are some screenshots:

Quasr Alpha Tournament 1 - masa vs fishy

Tournament favorite masamunemaniac vs fishy (fishy POV)

Quasr Alpha Tournament 1 - kuan vs crazyplayer

kuan (red) vs crazyplayer (blue)

To be continued…

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June 30, 2007 Posted by | Quasr, Quasr Tournament | 1 Comment

Encephalon in Production : Day 13

An older blog draft by Roshan. I thought of posting this up for old-time sake.

8th February 2007

Dear bloggers, we are facing some minor problem in the production team. There will be reshuffling of roles in our team with more additional team members within a few days. Especially, the web development team should have more web programmers.

Last night, we attended a meeting by MobileMonday. It was amazing to blend with people from various backgrounds. Learned a lot from the successful entrepreneurs who were present yesterday. It shows how fast is the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry is moving in Malaysia. Not to forget the lovely food and beverage served.

June 30, 2007 Posted by | Encephalon, Game Development, Quasr Updates, Working Environment | Leave a comment

Rushing into Quasr Alpha Tournament

Here is the report from Jarod posted on BaseCamp, our internal project management site.

Date: 29th June 2007
Time: [GMT +8] 9am – 1pm

There were some hassle of getting the game to deploy to production because of some bug here and there. It took some time to settle everything. We chose to implement various temporarily fixes for the tournament. The game started with many Hatchlings Games members in the lobby; some with duplicated usernames (johntan and DrAlpha, jarodfjk and bartholomew).

We had a problem with the spectator mode as it was not fully tested before deployment. Fortunately there were no critical problems for the moment that didn’t have at least a temporary and quick solution. So we proceeded with the tournament.

One of the problem we encountered was with a game that ended in a weird way. Full details of this game and others can be found in the forum. Also, the recently added spectator mode created some hassle for players. The first tournament game between johntan and fishy ended with their win/lose record swapped. johntan lost but was awarded a win and vice-versa. The same problem occurred with the game between Augustine and Zy Hao.

Some of the problems we had were:

  • Game viewing problem with the card view display in not correct style.
  • Aspect froze game temporarily.
  • Number of draw card is not displayed correctly.
  • Whacker abilities are still not playable.

My (jarod) conclusion:

  • There is a minor problem with the code structure for data implementation. [fixed]
  • Spectator mode will be disable until further notice from Zy Hao. [fixed]
  • johntan/fishy and zyhao/augustquasr wrongly recorded win/lose requires some fixed Kuan. [fixed]
  • Kuan and Zy Hao still has to identify the card and board viewing matters. [fixed]
  • For the aspect-froze-game bug, we come to a conclusion that it might be caused by a network connection related problem. There were no major indication on the code side.
  • Kuan is fixing the whacker’s ability.
  • I received feedback that the new UI looks quite nice and that the fonts in lobby are too big (impact all caps).

Extra Note: Overall I satisfied with the current situation of Quasr as we eventually move on to second stage of debugging. We all (Kuan, Leong Kee, solid, Augustine, Kwang, Zy Hao) fixing it all night for the launch of Alpha Tournament. Some decision been made temporarily to enable the tournament going as planned.

I just thought of sharing that with you guys. There were many more games played during the second session of the tournament and lesser in the third but overally the tournament was good. Too bad I was sick again (one of my internal nickname is firegod) or I would have played some more games. I am proud of the guys and hope that the tournament will provide many insights that can be turned into a great game.

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