Hey, We're Streaming Our Playtests!
If you’ve been especially plugged into Planetary Annihilation’s forums and social media over the last couple of days, you’ve probably noticed that we’re doing something really exciting: we’re starting to stream our internal playtests! Today, we’d like to go ahead and say that this is something we plan to continue to do throughout the creation of our game. Awesome, right?
Watching a playtest is a wonderful opportunity to see changes before they make it into official builds. Also, it’s a great way to learn about our iterative process. Playtests help us decide what goes in and comes out of builds. If a mechanic, unit, tweak, or feature is solid, we keep it. If it isn’t, we put it back in the oven.
Our last two playtests have had a ton of game-changing balance tweaks, as well as new units. In today’s stream, our build featured prototype gunships and increased build speeds. Check it out:
So, when can you see a playtest live? Unlike our production-heavy streams, our playtest streams happen on the fly. Basically, when a build is ready we test it as soon as possible. So, we won’t be able to give you specific start times well in advance. But, we’ll definitely give you heads ups on Twitter, Facebook, and the forums whenever a stream starts. It also wouldn’t hurt to subscribe to our Twitch channel, either, since it’s the new home of these live tests.
Cool? Cool! We’ll see you guys soon. Have fun with Planetary Annihilation over the weekend!