Cellulose Says Hi (Day 1 review)

Hello, Citizens of the Blank.

The response to the prerelease was sudden!  The temp world is up to 150 cells as of 24 hours after launch.  For the most part things are going smoothly, but there was one little hitch…

I made the poor decision of using a temporary admin password, “cellulosesayshi”, which was compiled into all the copies of the game that were released.  I knew it would be possible to find, but didn’t expect it to happen so quickly!  Some clever fellow scanned a copy of the program and lightly graffitied a few cells (leaving them unpassworded) I’ve fixed the bug in response and apologize to anyone who didn’t want their cell edited.  I have at least one friend who was a little frustrated about their work getting broken into.

To  M :  thanks for being relatively courteous, but I’ll be avoiding such vulnerabilities in the future.

That aside, things are going as well as expected and I’m getting a ton of feedback on things I need to work on.  I’ll be releasing a probably-optional update adding multiple entry points and fixing favorites soon, and giving a lot of thought to changes to the painter, new wall colors for things like ladders and water, and other stuff.  Not to mention various crash bugs and some kind of moderation scheme for 0.3.0.  Again, this is a prerelease, so it’s got a lot of problems I still haven’t fixed.  Let’s just hope I can tackle them in short order.

I’ve got one more thing to say, but someone else already said it for me!

<3

That’s all for now–
Cellulose

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17 Comments

  1. zoid

     /  2011/04/05

    yeah! it’s me :)
    About “clever fellow” – why always russians? btw, i’m also russian :D

    • cellulose

       /  2011/04/05

      Russia seems to be different in many ways in terms of computing culture. I think it’s really cool that the game is catching on with a foreign player base, though.

  2. zoid

     /  2011/04/05

    Strange, but it’s really popular among russian gamers… I see a lot of russian phrases on the blank’s map :)

    • cellulose

       /  2011/04/05

      The huge rush of players was all during the 12 hours after launch — night and morning in the US. I think a russian site may have mentioned the game.

      You’ll have to tell me if anyone’s writing dirty words. :P

      • zoid

         /  2011/04/05

        Hey Evan, what’s the problem with passwords? I can’t get access to any of my cells o_O

        • zoid

           /  2011/04/05

          oh, somehow problems have gone)

      • Kastuk

         /  2011/04/05

        Uh, this site is popular:
        http://www.small-games.info/?go=game&c=2&i=5143
        Thanks God, it’s doesn’t russian 2ch.ru
        Maybe coming soon…

        • zoid

           /  2011/04/05

          I found information about this game on this site – it’s really popular!)
          About “M” – everybody on small-games.info angry with him… now he promised not to sign all the cells :)

  3. Rares

     /  2011/04/06

    If u go right to the spawn you should see 2 cells of mountains 1 has an ufo on it and the M sign…those 2 mountain cells were mine :( i want access to them too….he cant just go around stealing cells…

  4. Headhunter

     /  2011/04/06

    Hi, i’m from Russia too XD
    I think we all need registration and moderating incorrect cells.

    If you don’t understand me i’m sorry, i’m don’t know english so good…

  5. zoid

     /  2011/04/06

    Why everyone around my cells started to sign “by …”? I hate you all xD

  6. cellulose

     /  2011/04/06

    I’ll be adding user signatures for 0.3.0. :D

    • zoid

       /  2011/04/06

      sounds great!:) can’t wait to sign something in 0.3 version)

    • that would be awesome! xD i cant wait for 0.3 version >.<

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