Monday 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!

To celebrate Halloween today, we're giving everyone double their normal EXP for the next 24 hours. Enjoy!

In other news as I'm sure most of you already know, Dead Frontier now:
  • Has some cool music by Brodie Bowie in the Inner City.

  • Has weather cycles, including rain, fog, daylight and moonlight.

  • Has been updated to from Unity 2.6 to Unity 3.4, this should make the game much prettier whilst also giving better performance for the majority of people. It also means when Unity 3.5 arrives, we'll be able to upgrade right away. Unity 3.5 should give us yet another major performance boost for any computer with more than one processor core (that means basically any computer made in the last 4 years).

  • Has non-browser caching. This essentially means that you'll only have to reload the game client when a new update comes out (approx, 1-2 times per month). This will be a big improvement for people with slower connections.

  • Memory usage of the game has been reduced from around 1GB to just 400-500mb, which will help those with older systems.

Unfortunately I didn't finish getting those 40 new missions implemented due to being sidetracked with the above things. However I will now be adding those very soon.

Saturday 15 October 2011

Corpse Carapace and Corpse Mask

To celebrate Halloween 2011 we've just released some cool limited edition equipment: the Corpse Carapace and Corpse Mask. They are only available until November 10th so get them while you can!

Check them out in the Credit Shop:

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Let the grinding commence!

It has begun. Everyone will receive triple EXP for the next 8 hours. Enjoy!

Monday 3 October 2011

Triple EXP Tuesday!

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 4th October 2011) from 2pm EST until 10pm EST all characters will receive 3x their normal EXP.  This includes normal exp from zombies, boss exp, mission rewards and OA bonuses :)

Why am I doing this? Well we really want to see how well our servers can handle an abnormally large number of players. We want to get literally as many people online as humanly possible during that time, so we can find any weaknesses. This will mean that in the future a large spike in player numbers will be less likely to cause problems for our servers, which will make the game far more enjoyable for everyone.

So, make sure you're online tomorrow between 2pm and 10pm EST! And if you have any friends who have a DF account, be sure to tell them about this mini-event :)

Times around the world:
11am until 7pm PST (West Coast USA)
12pm until 8pm MDT (Central USA)
1pm until 9pm CDT (Central USA)
2pm until 10pm EST (East Coast USA)
7pm until 3am GMT (UK)
8pm until 4am GMT+1 (Western Europe)
10pm until 6am GMT+3 (Russia)
5am until 1pm AEST (Wednesday 5th) (Australia)