This will be the last thread I start on this - honest. Apologies to the Qt3 entity if this pimping is not allowed.
Thanks to the people who have helped us with the closed beta test, we quietly went live with GameShow yesterday. Nearly everything about this game has been completely different than what I’m used to at EA. It’s a small team working on a small, casual, download-only, ad-based, online game that we’re going to give away for free. Even marketing has given up on the usual “go big or go home” mantra which often leads to overpromising and underdelivering, and let us quietly roll out and try and build an audience organically.
I realize most people here are hardcore PC gamers and non-sports fans, so the low-fi graphics and subject matter will not appeal to many. We had to go with what we knew, so it’s North America-only, English-only, sports-only to start. However, we do a “happy hour” every friday at 5pm ET that is pop culture trivia, and we’ll have more and different “pilot” shows in the coming weeks (sci fi, music, video game trivia, etc.)
If you’d like to check it out and provide feedback here or in our forums, I’d be glad to hear it as I am the entire production/design team. Just go to the EA GameShow website and create an EA Account and EA ID, (use the reg process we built ourselves, not the one at ea.com), just download the client. The client itself is around ~170MB, and some people are reporting good throughput, while others have taken over an hour to grab it, so we’re still working some of the kinks out.
Right now our hours are:
Monday 7pm - 1am
Tuesday 7pm - 1am
Wednesday 7pm - 1am
Thursday 7pm - 1am
Friday 5pm - 2am
Saturday 6pm - 2am
Sunday 6pm - 1am
Music-only Sessions (no host)
2 hours before and 1 hour after every normal, live-hosted session
No Programming Session (no music or host)
All other times