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New online management game needs beta testers

Discussion in 'Cricket Game Development Projects' started by cchamp, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. cchamp School Cricketer

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    I've written a cricket management browser game and it is ready for some beta testers / early adopters.

    You manage a team playing four day matches as friendlies or in leagues. You can set your tactics for each session and then play unfolds in real time, with commentary and scorecard, during that session based on those tactics. There are management options to buy and sell and train players to improve your squad.

    If you are interested in having a look you can sign up at http://www.cricket-championship.com and there's a user guide on there with more information about what you can do in the game. I'd be very glad of some feedback.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Highlander999 ICC President

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    I've registered. It looks good, but I think it could do with an OD league
     
  3. ZoraxDoom Respected Legend

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    I'll be signing up in a moment.
     
  4. ZoraxDoom Respected Legend

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    I've signed up. Just reading the rules now. Want a match Scotty...err..Tommy? ;)
     
  5. lsaling School Cricketer

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    Have signed up. Team = Bmacs. Have sent some feedback too.
     
  6. KBC Panel of Selectors

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    Signed-up to the interesting game. :)

    MY team: Mayan Cricket Club :p

    Want a match? ;)

    And hey, good luck with this game! :thumbs..
     
  7. ZoraxDoom Respected Legend

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    Looks good. Some issues with players though, very simplistic. Would be nice if they had mnore skills and features.

    And I'm just trying to get used to the tactics, but they have potential. I am assuming basic interface managers have a default set of tactics to use?

    Also, how long are the matches? 3 day or 4 day?

    EDIT: I've created an 8-team league, called The Zoraxis. I reccomend you all join ;) Matches start this Thursday. FC games, and since Friendlies are 4 days, I assume this will be a 5 day competition.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
  8. cchamp School Cricketer

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    Fair comment. I'm working on exposing some more facets of the player skills. E.g. Batting against spin/swing/seam and bowling swing/seam/reverse swing/spin/flight/variation.

    Yep, with the basic tactics a simple, but hopefully sensible, default set of tactics is used.

    All of the matches are 4 day matches at the moment, friendlies and first class.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  9. ZoraxDoom Respected Legend

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    I must say, the game looks brilliant so far!

    Playing a friendly against a system managed team (MCC). Looks like a went a little gun ho with my bowling initially, they raced to 100/0 in 21 overs by the first session :p I've pulled it back a bit though, toned down the bowling aggression and now it is 148/3 at lunch :)

    The commentary looks great too. Not many repeated lines, and the little images next to each line are awesome :) Can we submit commentary of our own to the game?

    I'd like to know what are you planning to develop in the game? Other nations, effects of experience, proper 'official' leagues, etc.? I haven't seen training in action yet, would like to see how that works, and the draft idea seems interesting. I've got a few ideas on how experience can be implemented, I could PM them to you if you are interested?

    Oh, and The Zoraxis has shut down :( Didn't get enough teams. Hoping the other comps I signed up for are still going to go ahead!
     
  10. KBC Panel of Selectors

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    I'm stunned at all this!

    The Blind Society vs Mayan Cricket Club
    17 November 2008 at The Lion Stands - Friendly (4 day)


    Start: 10:30. Lunch: 12:30. Afternoon session: 13:15. Tea: 15:15. Evening session: 15:30. Close: 17:30.
    Mayan Cricket Club won the toss and elected to bat.
    Day 1 - evening session.
    The Blind Society trail by 248 runs with 8 wickets remaining.
    First innings of Mayan Cricket Club
    287 for 10. 61.5 overs.
    N.P. Candler
    94*
    J. O'Shaughnessy
    62
    F.J. Eele
    53
    M.F.P. Harrison
    56/4
    R.B. Rosenwater
    56/3
    O.G. Ablack
    62/2

    First innings of The Blind Society
    39 for 2. 18 overs.
    J. Cobden
    19*
    G.N. Wake
    11

    M.I. Harper
    2/1
    R. Mercer
    12/1

    The Blind Society XI: J. Cobden, +W.P.R. Freeling, G.N. Wake, S.F. Willetts, *U.J. Knight, R. Rushton, G.W. Wiggs, K.P. Mounteney, R.B. Rosenwater, O.G. Ablack, M.F.P. Harrison

    Mayan Cricket Club XI: F.J. Eele, *J. O'Shaughnessy, N.T. Smith, +H.D. Marsland, N.P. Candler, L.U. Birtle, M.L. Murley, M.I. Harper, R. Mercer, K.F. Wright, L.K. Wilson
    Notes
    Day 1 : Lunch
    First innings of Mayan Cricket Club 148 for 3
    (Marsland 15*, Candler 7*)
    Day 1 : Tea
    First innings of The Blind Society 5 for 1
    (Wake 2*, Cobden 3*)


    Mayan Cricket Club first innings R B M 4s 6s SR
    F.J. Eele Caught Knight Harrison 53 64 75 3 0 82.81
    J. O'Shaughnessy LBW Ablack 62 87 102 4 0 71.26
    N.T. Smith C & B Ablack 6 19 19 0 0 31.58
    H.D. Marsland LBW Rosenwater 44 62 67 4 0 70.97
    N.P. Candler Not out 94 95 115 8 1 98.95
    L.U. Birtle Caught Rushton Rosenwater 8 10 11 0 0 80.00
    M.L. Murley Caught Cobden Rosenwater 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
    M.I. Harper Caught Wake Knight 5 11 12 0 0 45.45
    R. Mercer Caught Freeling Harrison 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
    K.F. Wright Caught Willetts Harrison 7 18 21 1 0 38.89
    L.K. Wilson LBW Harrison 0 5 7 0 0 0.00
    Extras Byes 0, Leg byes 3, Wides 0, No balls 5 8
    Total (for 10, 61.5 overs) 287 RR: 4.64
    Fall of wicket: 1-103 (Eele, 21.2 ov) 2-122 (Smith, 26.5 ov) 3-133 (O'Shaughnessy, 28.6 ov) 4-220 (Marsland, 45.5 ov) 5-240 (Birtle, 49.1 ov) 6-240 (Murley, 49.3 ov) 7-257 (Harper, 52.6 ov) 8-258 (Mercer, 53.4 ov) 9-282 (Wright, 59.5 ov) 10-287 (Wilson, 61.5 ov)
    Bowler O M R W Econ Extras
    R.B. Rosenwater 12.0 0 56 3 4.67 (1nb)
    K.P. Mounteney 10.0 0 51 0 5.10 (3nb)
    M.F.P. Harrison 14.5 0 56 4 3.78 -
    U.J. Knight 12.0 0 59 1 4.92 (1nb)
    O.G. Ablack 13.0 1 62 2 4.77 -
    Notes

    * Mayan Cricket Club: 50 off 64 balls
    * F.J. Eele: 50 off 60 balls (3 x 4)
    * Mayan Cricket Club: 100 off 125 balls
    * J. O'Shaughnessy: 50 off 73 balls (3 x 4)
    * Mayan Cricket Club: 150 off 209 balls
    * Mayan Cricket Club: 200 off 258 balls
    * N.P. Candler: 50 off 52 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    * Mayan Cricket Club: 250 off 309 balls


    Amazing, simply amazing!
     
  11. lsaling School Cricketer

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    Having a friendly against Table Top. Rookie fast bowler Law "the enforcer" claimed a couple of vital scalps and we dismissed them for 246.

    The commentary looks really great. A nice clean layout with those important event icons on the side. And like the range of choices for match tactics, wider aggression levels. Makes you feel more in control of the play.

    Agree with Zorak, would like to see more skills. And a wider array of training options. In my view having just primary makes training choices and selections slightly too simplistic.

    Anyway top job so far!
     
  12. cchamp School Cricketer

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    I'm glad people are enjoying their matches.

    With the player skills: the batting skill is made up of a general batting ability, batting judgement and batting against spin, seam and swing. Bowling skill consists of accuracy and seam/swing/reverse swing or spin/flight/variations depending on the type of the bowler. I haven't explicitly exposed these aspects of the skills as I'd like them to be 'discovered' through players' performances and also the commentary.

    I think adding those areas to the training options too should make training richer too. Training reports will have been produced this morning too so you can see if there are any improvements in your players.

    cchamp added 10 Minutes and 3 Seconds later...

    There's no mechanism in the game at the moment to submit your own commentary but if people are keen to do it I can rush it through :)

    For experience I have no master plan at the moment. Any ideas gratefully received however you want to get them to me!

    I'm not planning any 'official' leagues as I think it'd be good if people commission their own. However, I'd like to extend the options available to a commissioner, e.g. adding more leagues with promotion/relegation and more formats for the league, e.g. top two in the league play off for the title.

    The league fixtures are currently prepared a week in advance of the first match so if not enough people have signed up before then, then the league won't run. As long as 75% of the maximum number of teams sign up the league will go ahead.

    Cheers
     
  13. WORLD CHAMPIONS PC Battrick Cup Champion S17

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    Just Registered :)

    Team name is Kolkata Knight Riders :D

    Anyone for a match ;)
     
  14. ZoraxDoom Respected Legend

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    Bring it on. I'm always open to matches.

    I like your system regarding skills. Many won't, but I'm all for having a very rough idea on your player, and discovering how they do on your own. I'm following this friendly closely. It is brilliant.

    Oh, and so the commentary means stuff? And edged four is different from a well struck four?
     
  15. cchamp School Cricketer

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    Yeah, the commentary is a reaction to the match engine. So, if the player plays a really good shot the commentary can reflect it. Similarly if the delivery is outstanding, that is reflected too. Also, the quality of the fielding is described so if it's a really hard catch or run out that will come out in the commentary.

    So you should see you best batsmen batting well and your tail enders scratching around a bit more.
     

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