Why Facebook ?

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Why the heck is this awesome game over facebook ? Are there any plans about an normal client, without facebook ?
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Artuurs Zemaitis

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for now i very much like it on facebook, wheare are other good games like dragon age legends and risk factions but you asked con artist a question so then letts hear it
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I HATE IT !
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really? or you just kidding.
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Tran Trung nam

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This guy is funnny =)) How could you hate a game that so awesome like Dead Zone ? =.=
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Dead zone is tone of the best online zombie games i like how i can log on to my facebook and it is easy to access i give mad props to the creators of this game good work i am playing it now at 2:13 in the morning!
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i think he hate facebook,not the game.this game is not...hateable
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You can not hate this game if you like CON as a artist. I personally love the game, I've been following his progress for quite some time. Even though Real life time is not my cup of tea I love the stratagy aspect. Yeah, it's on Facebook..the number one social networking site.. that has a stock that is immensely high, man needs to make money! Welcome to the decadence of capitalism my friend lol.

And Con. games great; can tell your getting a big audience from this. Look forward to your future work!
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Can't give specifics, but we're looking at other platforms in the future, yes.
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Can u give me a reason why you choose that u want to dev it over FB ?
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Connectivity, user base and monetization options.
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Is this just a way to test the game on facebook or is it a temporary median for the game. I like it, it has a good set up, but Facebook is more of a graveyard for games than a starting point.

While I wouldn't necesarily say in its current state, it should have its own area of operation, and its a little advanced for sites like Armorgames, but it can be made into either one easily enough, and personally I'd prefer an Armorgames one than a browser. Different reasons why.
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the game on facebook , i only can see half game , i enter in inventory to close it need reload page

please fix that to can see all game

the game it ́s wonderfull i hope to fix that
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'Facebook is more of a graveyard for games' lol... you have no idea what you're talking about timothyjc1994.

It's great that we're getting real and more mature games on Facebook!
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i think it best to use FB as the main platform of Dead Zone .:)
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Facebook has hundreds of millions of users and if you promote DZ i can promise you it rise in players by the hundreds of thousands. Just look at minecraft if you put it on facebook your going to be swimming in fans.
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i thank fb is a good start i hope you come to psn
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must have this game on kongregate ^.^ I need my badges :D
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If this game come on kongregate it would not be adges becuse you could easily hack them by having a freind send you the sttuff
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I honestly cannot stand facebook games. Almost every facebook game is on there because they want people to pay for micro transactions. When you see a free flash game on the internet, you can really see that they made it because they have a love of making games and want to share their artwork with the world.

Conartistgames used to be this way, and maybe they still are, but now that they have released a facebook game, they have lost some respect. At least from me. I mean if you have to remove features from a game or add features that block a player from the full experience (I.E. Adding time between missions, time to remove junk, time to upgrade, time to get food, time to have survivors return, actual waiting time to progress), you have began your journey into becoming the next Zynga.
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Dead zone is perfectly playable without micro transactions, what a generalizing comment to be made when micro transactions aren't even available yet in this beta stage, indeed, when micro transactions become available, it can improve the pace of the game, but even at its current state, its realistic, if you raid a store a mile away, you're gonna take awhile to get back. If you're gonna clear junk, it'll take awhile. If you're gonna build something, it'll take awhile. the more survivors the faster work gets done. Its like a Flash game that so happens to have perfectly OPTIONAL micro transactions.

While Zynga games comprise of many employees who need to be paid, and have game limiting micro transactions, ConArtist is a one man organisation that has just churned out a game that has bested these games in depth and quality. All he's guilty of is including micro transactions as a means for players to show our appreciation and support for his work.

If you've lost respect for someone who's getting paid for good work and ensures it is the best it can be (with open Betas & hopefully, Alphas). Then should you be paid for your work? unless of course you don't put in your best in your job.

This is a beta, there's no need for a loss of respect, play it, and give constructive criticism on how to improve it (like ensure balance between paying players and non-paying players) instead of brushing it off and passing unfair unchecked judgement.

And con, when the micro transactions go live, have a beer on me... I'm payin...
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Thanks, Abdul - appreciate that there are some people who get it.

Nick, here's some reality for you. Nearly all of the top quality Flash games you enjoy are made by people who do this as their profession - the Popular Games on Armor Games, every one of those is made by someone who does this at a professional level. I've personally been doing it full time for 4 years. They are not hobbyists, they are not kids who are living at home with their parents. They have bills, they have responsibilities.

I'm sorry that after 20 years of making games in some form of another and providing 100% playable, free entertainment to people for 4 years that I can't attempt to make my life more comfortable by trying to earn some money, build my company and continue to make games for a living.

Sure I can keep making games in a home office on my own. But there's this thing called ambition.

I'd like for you to compare our game mechanically to any other Facebook game and you'll quickly realise that we're actually quite lenient in terms of our timers and virtual currency costs. This is because those things annoy me too. You'll also notice a distinct lack of share points and friend walls. Look these terms up, they're filed under Zynga, not what we're doing.

Moral of the story - nothing in life is truly free.
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Agreed. As long as it doesn't get too much and become pay to win, they should earn something for making this game.
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I've seen a lot of other MMO's out there with open beta's that don't have real money buyable equipment, instead they started off with a monthly donation cap that they had to reach. It was a fair while ago but i remember it being successful and worked very well.

Have you considered a donations link ?

Also another point for open-betas is to have users find out its flaws for you and for them to be fixed, what are you going to do after the Beta ? will people be refunded their paid for gas and start clean ? There will always be some bug abusers out there so getting everything wiped would be the best option in my opinion.

I also really hope you stay active in the forums in the future when this game becomes a hit, a lot of solo developers such as your self go in the dark and hire moderators etc...
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Agreed with all the above opinions. You know, I personally think this series is awesome not only because of the gameplay, but also the interactive story line. I believe most people who were dying to play this game want to know how will the story continue. How is Jack, and how will the disease be cured. If you put it on Facebook for beta, it's fine, but I don't think it will be cool if it becomes a FB game. It's true that the game is different than other FB games, but then the game will continue eternally. And I don't think anyone would love that. We want to see the end of this amazing game series you know.
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Cuddlesaw: nearly every Facebook game launches in beta. There's no end to this beta, it'll just roll into it's finished state. There's no bugs to abuse as we've got very very stringent anti-cheat measures in place.

Donations don't work - at least for me. I had a link up for 3 months, made $5 from one dude. My Flash game audience tends to skew way too young for that to ever go anywhere.

Kotaro93: I've got bad news for you, it's a Facebook game.

You guys probably fall into my traditional Flash game playing audience. This game is only partly for you. Sure it's from a series that you like, but that doesn't mean that it has to be exactly what you expected. The thing about the Flash game playing audience is that you guys don't like to pay for things, it's been shown. The premium content in The Last Stand: Union City from the nearly 9 million plays it's had on Armor Games has only had a handful of payments.

Building a game with the hopes that someone will pay $15 for it enough times to cover the cost of production when you're self funding is extremely risky. This is why "Indies" are either extremely lucky (Mojang) or extremely poor (everyone else).

I could argue this until I'm blue in the face - the game is the way it is. It's what it is. If you guys have legitimate suggestions to improve the experience within the current structure and show a clear understanding of the game design, I'd be happy to hear it.
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>If you guys have legitimate suggestions to improve the experience within the current structure and show a clear understanding of the game design, I'd be happy to hear it.

Con i can pay _for game_ . Could you open second server - payed _for play_ - but without premium - extra payed - content? You know - so you can find a lot of fuel, not buy it.
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yeah I myself advocate the secondary payed server,just as the EVE Online.
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I really agree with Nick, I don ́t think I will play any of your games now anymore, It ́s just so poor you made such a bad game, let your players wait for an action that takes 5 (!!!!!!!!) minutes and asking them if you could have a little bit more money to let him drive home fast.... This is so poor that i will stop playing your games.... Maybe sell your games on steam for a normal prize, but never beg for money like a poor beggar
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I really don't understand what you are complaining about at all. Is anybody there asked to buy fuel or anything? No, it's just an easy bypass, but that already was in Union City. What you can buy is a bonus, but not needed at all.
I think they used facebook for testing because there word about it spreads around fastest, so anybody would at least have heard about it. Don't blame it for being on facebook, that's in my eyes just as good as racism on internet platforms.
And by making it a game combining action and strategy, of cause it always will take some time to finish a building, causing some time to wait until it's finished. But this really is nothing to complain about, you really can play any game where you have to build something, there will always be this time to wait. If you don't like base-building games it's fine, but don't put it like it's all about this zynga and so on. It is just a realistic way, or would it be better if anything there went totally instantly? If you ask yourself it will become obvious that making it an instant-game would've been the worse choice.
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I really don't understand why these people will not play Conartists' future games anymore because they've made a great app for FB for free and it's up to you if you want to buy something as a bonus/convenience. c'mon peeps Devs also need income to produce your games. why not create your fucking games then eh? its a good thing that Conartist made deadzone this way because, Hey, who the fuck can plant a veg plantation and reap its harvest the moment it is planted? who the fuck can go to a place 2 blocks away and get back in an instant? HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU GUYS COMPARE THIS TO FUCKVILLE? there's no energy required or max shit before you can do something again. Anyway for me, It's a long-term playable, upgradeable, enjoyable game. Peace out brothers goodluck CON, great game.
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i agree with mark and felix..its realistic..and forces you to manage your time appropriately while not limiting you to one construction at a time..i tend to be great at time management. the only problem i have with pay to "enjoy more benefits" is the fact that some people see it as a quick way to gain power and then terrorize everyone else..
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Asdas Asda

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Uhh if there's less than 5 minutes you could go back home instantly for FREE.
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But the thign is that that this game isnt like that the guns and such you buy for money doesnt make you op.
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For those who dont like the game opening in facebook, login to facebook with "keep me logged in" checked.
Then go to http://fb.deadzonegame.com/canvas/
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Why don't you guys give the game 15 minutes? You'll find it's fairly different from the Zynga style of social game. The game being within Facebook doesn't make it any less enjoyable :)
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Normally my attention spam for typical social game is a few hours; some of the better ones have hooked me for a few months (I can only think of two that qualify for this) but this is the first social game where I feel the build queues make sense and actually add to the immersion rather than detract.

Specifically I like the large build queue (ie. the number of different builds you can do at once). In most social games you are limited to a max of three different build items at once which is used to both control player growth as well as to create another income stream for the company. I don't mind limits on build queues that make sense and am hopeful that Con Artist isn't planing on changing this drastically in the future.

As to the FB issue itself, I will disagree with you in that, while FB itself is just a platform, it is a poor one (from a user perspective). I much prefer Chrome over FB but I know from a development perspective, Chrome is not as appealing (less users among other reasons). It is a testament to your game that I'm even on FB playing it lol. :)
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wait, what?
Chrome vs. FB (Facebook)?
you surely mean Firefox, or.... I am confused
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As am I, Peter.. As am I
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DZ being on facebook doesn't have anything to do with it. If it is a good game dont complain where it is being put onto
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I totally understand the reasons for choosing the facebook market. It's a great way to earn some money and get lots of users.

On the other hand this choice makes me sad bacause I can see the potential this game would have as a single player game (perhaps with multiplayer too). I'd easily pay 15 bucks for it just like any other indie game in that form, but I probably won't spend a dime on it now since I really hate the facebook-profit model. Sorry.

But I'll keep following it and keep hoping for some games from you in the future outside all of that which is facebook and social media.
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We've talked about making single player offline games and hope that one day we could possibly do that. It's a tricky thing though, there's lots of risk and I can tell you that production of this game was far from cheap.

Hopefully success with this game will let us do what we want in the future.
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Con Art Put Dead Zone In FB so that they can have the budget to upgrade the game engine... so please Understand them... And they will just tell you the other Site...
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It's basically a single player game o_O. Just because it's on Facebook it doesn't mean it's multiplayer or gated by friends. This game is the most free Facebook game I've seen (and I work in the industry)... that will probably mean it doesn't make tons of money but whatever, it's Con Artists' choice.

You guys should be thankful it IS so free! 99% of other Facebook games have a lot more viral spam only features. I haven't seen any in this.
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I also understand reasoning behind game being for FB. I never really understood phenomena of *Ville Zynga games before, (and still don't). Dead Zone is a good game, even considering it's BETA status. I will happily throw some money into it, not to get fuel (don't really need it [ATM at least]) but to support Con and the Team in their future endeavors. I will enjoy the game for now, and see where it leads us.

Hope the best for the Con and the Team.
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Cheers - like I've said, we're trying to make the least Facebooky Facebook game possible.
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sounds complex..
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I agree with Viktor Sander in that you should make another version available for purchase. I would buy a game like this. I love the mechanics of it. Facebook will be a good way to get more fans and then you could release another version for offline. I would suggest shorter waiting times on an offline version though lol.
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There's a whole slew of problems with this. Distribution, publishing, anti-piracy, managing transactions. That and the game is designed entirely to work interconnected to databases and online resources. It'd have to be built from the ground up.
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Seems like a pretty good game so far, but I'm very disappointed with it being released on Facebook.

I hate games with micro-transactions, and there's no way I'm going to financially support this game if it stays along the same track. To me, there's really no point in spending loads of money on a WhateverVille clone with no story or replay value.

Sure, some could argue I don't need to pay in order to enjoy the game. But what if I want some of the really cool gear in the Fuel Trading Post? How long will it take for me to scrounge up all that fuel? A very long time, I bet.

I would definitely support the game if it came out on a different platform for a one-time fee. If you had a donate button on your site, I'd definitely throw in a couple of bucks to help out. But there's no way I'm spending 20 dollars (200 fuel) for one in-game item. I could buy two classic PC games for the price of one imaginary rifle.

So far, the game has a very cool concept. I'd love to see what else you guys are going to do with. I'll stick around through the Beta to help improve the game. But I'm not spending any money on it.
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So your biggest problem with the microtransactions is that they're too expensive?

Considering what you know about the game and the amount of fuel you can acquire for free at a level which you could use the $20 weapons, what would you feel is an appropriate price?
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$20 USD get's you 2,500 FUEL. The best deals are for the Recoil-less AK-74 or Custom Action M4A1, which are less than $3 each if you choose to buy them. A good deal, if you ask me. The stupid $20 ones are just flashy and have little advantage over other weapons that are 1/10th the price. I spent a few bucks on fuel because I wanted to support the game, and hey; it's only a few dollars for an otherwise free game, and it's totally optional. My only concern about the cash-shop is having trouble competing with people who have way more cash to burn than I do, I'll only ever buy the 350 fuel for $3 deal every once in a while if I get impatient or if I need protection.
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Yeah PirateGuy tought the same, just spend some bucks in the game too now. but my mind is still the same (:
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Pirate Guy gets it - the $20 items are vanity items, that's all.
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i agree with pirate guy on everything he said...we do need to watch for those guys that burn through cash
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If you see anything on Facebook for $20, you know it's for rich people who have too much money.. and why not? It supports the developers and stops them spending it on.. crack or something.
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I've played it for a bit and I've had enough. The time penalty aspect if the game is infuriating and all just to drive real sales of virtual fuel. The fact that it's integrated into facebook is another massive turn off.

I bought the survival kit for the last game and was happy to do so, it was a nice sized extra bit of content for a game I really enjoyed. I would have much rather seen con artists go down one of the more traditional models for 'indy' software. Either a short but fully playable demo followed by a pay-for full release (and follow up dlc) or the more TF2 style of full game and paid for but largely cosmetic extras. I'm sure there are plenty of other models that could be adopted to allow your players to actually enjoy the game for however long they want without effectively forcing them to either stop playing or pay up after every 5 minute mission.
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This.
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How would you feel about the game if it was running on it's own site away from Facebook and nothing was different about the pay structure?

Aesthetic extras only work in a heavily interactive or competitive space. People only buy them to show off, if you don't have the opportunity to show off, people don't buy them.
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Yes put it on Kongregate and I will be several times happier
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Agenda2Kill

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Put it on Kongregate and Ill be fine
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con speaks truth...its the way of humanity and competition
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You don't need to pay up after every 5 minute mission, you can accelerate for free at 5 minutes or less. Once you make it out of the first few levels (I am at 9 right now), you have enough people to leave a couple at home (or send them on a mission that's automated), while you do the 5 minute or short duration missions, so you can continue to play while things are developed.

Great work on this, would *LOVE* to see it somewhere... else. Facebook has caused conflicts with some apps on some OS's and hardware combinations in the past, and I would hate to see that happen with something like this. Looking forwards to more stuff!
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It's Missing the Action from the previous games. And where's the story?!??! If I had a better computer and I hadn't played Union City, I would say it's a good game. But I fell in love with the style of Union City's action where you controlled the attacks. I also dislike the idea of it using facebook. what was wrong with it being just a normal flash-based game?
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I agree. Why can't people that don't use Facebook enjoy Con's games?
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Because only weirdos aren't on Facebook.
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I completely agree with MrZackarius. I would have preferred that the game...

Hadn't been on facebook
Had mechanics similar to TLS:UC

Also, the waits for things are ridiculous. Facebook games ALWAYS have that, and it's annoying.
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Dead Zone and Union City are completely different games, set in the same universe. Some people will like the action of UC, others will like the strategy and tactical gameplay of Dead Zone. It is completely personal - not everyone likes every type of game (I'm not a big fan of FPS games, but that's OK, I just don't play them!).

As Con asked above, how would you feel if the game was exactly the same, but in an environment outside of Facebook? Would this change your opinions of the game? We're looking into options other than just FB, it's just a starting point.
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It would change my opinion with some minor changes. For example removing fuel (I don't like the "buying power with real money") and also removing or decreasing the timers so that you can actually play the game continously.

It would improve my view even greater with some kind of clear storyline.
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i wouldnt say remove fuel completely...devs need to eat right?but there is a storyline that spans from last stand to deadzone if you want to find it look for it at wikipedia. i see how the story flows and i love it...i lvoe games with well thought out storyline that spans different games...and syncs well
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I dislike the idea of BUYING POWER with real money.
Cosmetic vanity items yes, but weapons, resources and time (time = power; in this sort of game) is bad.
That said, I DO understand why you do it.
And I hope it will help finance great games from you guys in the future that are FAIR towards all users.
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1) con i love almost alll of your games... when i find that a armorgames game is made by con artist i go hurray and play it
2) i agree with the others however... if this wasnt an interactional strategy game id pay to buy it (like an RTS game... you guys should look into making something like that :D)
but yes... people who like con games plzzz give this game at least 15 minutes of playtime...
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I would definitely change my opinion about this, Its awesome but could be BETTER
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thanks for the fast and mind building posts here. Many Guys include me would pay for this game, I just have a look on minecraft the gameplay is not mine but the idea behind the project is awesome. U have to pay 20euro for it or 30$ and u get the game and the devs bring more and more content. Iam not negative about this facebook stuff but in my mind this is the best game in this category and Iam sure that this game can get larger. For me its cool to see that CONA. cares about our ( the customers ) minds and want to bring their ideas in the project thats awesome, so if the game is in the customers mind worth to be spread in the world they will share it with their friends, for this part we dont need facebook ;)

And even if we will wait 1 year more for the normal release we will still be fans and supporters.

Regards Dani

p.s. sorry for my well trained english skills :D haha
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Total Agree
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HTARY

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I will spend some bucks in it too if its an official released game with an client. The Minecraft thing is very good.
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I'd like to take up the point you made earlier. The thing with spending money in an client like minecraft, I wouldn't put it quite that way but I'd assist it.
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masallah
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true
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give con artists a break they been makeing this game so long jezz you step on there hard work D:<
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Alexandre Bérubé

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Think about it, you won't have to worry if you can play on your school computer, cause its facebook browsed. So no matter where, it'll work!
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Daniel Rossa

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haha awesome :D but if u have an iphone u can play via Teamviewer if its an client ;)
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Syythe

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oh thats sneaky...also yes you can if your school doesnt block everything above G rated..
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Khaylor

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or your school or work doesn't block social networking sites entirely.
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Jonathan Widjaya

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Personally I don't mind about the platform being on Facebook. In fact, unlike other games, not "buying" points does not give you a big disadvantage in this game.

The problem I have is the real time scenario. I dislike how we have to wait hours for people to clean up piles for resources. I think its just a waste of time. Maybe it can be something turn based instead?
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The idea, specifically with the junk piles is to start them when you're done playing for a while.

Having dinner? Set a few guys on a 2hr junk pile, it'll be done in an hour.

Going to bed? Set a few guys on a 12hr junk pile, it'll be done in 6.

Progress happens while you're away from the game and you can pull guys off the task and it will save what they've done so far.
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Phil George

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Will there be a hybernate option at some point in the future. Something that stops all the upgrades/building/junk removal and also stops food and water consumption. I can't see myself investing great amounts of time in a game that punishes me if I go on vacation or only having time to play on the weekends.
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Protection allows you to stop people from attacking you.

We're looking at an option to set your survivors to "rations" which would slow or stop food and water consumption for a time.

There's is absolutely no reason you'd want to stop upgrades, junk removal. Not that I can comprehend at least. You like waiting for them to finish?
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Phil George

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I was thinking more like a stop time button for when I was away. If you want to let my buildings all get completed AND my survivors not be dehydrated and starving when I get back then I won't complain. I also have played a little more and realized that I most likely will be able to stock pile more than a week of food and water so I don't think I will avoid the game. It's just too fun.
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Wesley Wu

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I support the hibernate option. It's a lot more fun to pick up games when your people aren't dead after leaving them alone for a bit.
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Raul Ramirez

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You ask why facebook i ask ¿why the hate? if you didnt notice this is still a beta and you dont really need the fuel to play properly luckily it doesnt has social building and crafting like zynga games(i hate that kind of gameplay) so there arent really a lot of things to hate on this game even tough its still a beta
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Syythe

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yes i hate the "oh you have to ask your friends to send you this this and this" then you do that and your friends reply "IM NOT GONNA PLAY THAT STUPID GAME!!"
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As many people are saying i would rather play this on a separate client rather then facebook. For me and im sure others aswell facebook really slows down your computer. so that on top of a game that would probably have lag issues anyways almost makes it unplayable.
Also, im having this issue where its saying i need the latest version of flashplayer but i already have it. i downloaded the one if tells you to download and it is still saying i need the latest version.
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Phil George

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Austin I had a similar problem, but when I restarted my computer the problem went away. Give your computer a restart and see if that fixes your flash problem.
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Syythe

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austin..if facebook slows you down get an adblocker app..the biggest problem with facebook is all the ads...block em and yoru com speeds up a bit
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Khaylor

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or hit CTRL+F5, clearing the cache and reloading the browser page.
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Mascardo Adrian

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Con Artist I Don't Take Sides From You Or The Games... But Wouldn't It Be Good If You'd Just Made This Like UC cuz i really hate waiting... its like Zombie Online... Its So Boring waiting and waiting... and could u released the continuation of TLS:UC .. cuz i really like it...
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Are you considering something like MochiGames for the future? I'm guessing you're going to be keeping the micro transactions, I really like the way Mochi has it set up, they just need more (quality) games. It might not put off some people like "facebook game" does.
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I think that the game is not any less enjoyable as a Facebook game, though I would have prefered if it wasn't. Putting it on Facebook is simply a way of opening it to a wider audience and possibly gaining some money out of the venture.
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Justin Shepherd

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Finally someone understands why devs do this! My hat goes off to you, sir. That said, I agree 100% with everything said.
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Khaylor

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Same! Though, I especially emphasise that I wish it wasn't on Facebook. >.< But if that's what it takes to get more of this quality of content and gameplay... Facebook away!
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Daniel Rossa

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Thank's for all ur reply's what u guys said is all right and it helped me personally to understand the way this game is going and in my opinion this is the right way, so keep it up and be sure the most of the players will keep supporting this game too like me :)
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Rob Arth

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i have problem i recycled my last weapon and i can not go out of town or fight a invading hord if u plz reset my accout :) ty

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