The online game 1066 won a BIMA last Thursday (19th Nov 2009) for Best Online Game, The BIMA awards ‘celebrate the work of the UK digital creative industry’. As previously blogged we were responsible for creating over 270 animated assets in just over 2-weeks. Preloaded did all the creative and site development, and we created the Norman, Viking, Saxon and Villager character animation elements. We are very proud to be part of its success, the quality of the game speaks for itself in terms of the gaming results:
Since launching in May 2009, the game has received an overwhelmingly positive response from both the gaming community and online press.
The project has received no marketing budget, simply relying on the audience and community to seed and share between themselves. The traffic to date is testament to the quality of the game and the compelling nature of the content.
The Multi-player mode plays a large part in the distribution mechanic of the game and this is reflected in the continued and sustained and growth in traffic and game-play duration.
> Number 1 search result in google for ‘1066’
> Current total game-plays standing at over 5 million
> Average game duration over 25 minutes
And the reviews:
“If half the Proper Wargames released each year showed as much imagination, style and spirit as 1066 the genre would be in a far healthier state”
Tim Stone – rockpapershotgun.com
“Pleasing to play and pleasing to the eye. Check it out.”
Brian Ashcroft – kotaku.com