Here’s something that might get you excited over the weekend: a free game demo
Here at Com2uS, we opened a game demo for 20-something to 30-something women for the not-yet-exposed game.
The concept of this game is all about animals building their own amusement park and expanding their circus. We don’t have a name yet and nothing is decided, but the phrase ‘Kokoma’ might be in it.
So.. what does ‘Kokoma’ mean? You guys must all be wondering if that’s even a word. Well, yeap it is. Kokoma is a phrase that stands for ‘small kids’ in Korean and this game is like the smallest yet cutest game ever!
All sorts of tigers and birds running around the amusement park.. how tempting is that? If so, let’s found out what girls (well..not quite girls..more like young women) think about this game.
The game demo was held inside Com2uS. After gathering around, they all got a chance to get their hands on this new game.
and without further instructions they all got REALLY into this game (I am quite sure no one was listening to the guides after all)
The power of concentration can lead us to another level…
for this group, they had a whole full hour to try out the new game! After a short discussion, they had to jot down what they thought about the game and we were open to all kinds of criticisms….
Some of the users were quite skeptical on how they weren’t any explanations on the game concept and some said there should be unique animals.
In either ways, their insights sure gave us a better vision on how to develop this game and I am pretty sure this game will become a mega hit thanks to this group!
So.. do you still feel that ‘Kokoma’ should be in the game title? or do you have a better idea?
Phew! What a whirlwind week. With a bag full of Com2uS swag and some awesome equipment, we sat in the airport and waited…and waited…and waited. Our airline had cancelled our flight after we got to the airport! After these terrible travel snafus around 3A.M. to Austin, TX! Our airline had cancelled our flight after we got to the airport! We showed off some GolfStar as they re-routed us. The next day we got up bright and early to head over to the Palmer Convention Center to attend the SXSW Gaming Expo. We made a few rounds, looking at thousands of people enjoying tons of games on many systems. We passed out our swag and tried to find someone at the IGN booth. The busy expo floor made it hard to stop people as they took everything in: it’s obvious SXSW Gaming has grown tremendously even over the last year!
In the back of the convention center was a large stage with a ton of chairs, filled with audience members who were watching the IGN Pro League battle each other in various games! They had the concentration of, well, pros! We introduced Com2uS to all the booths, including Nintendo and even Blizzard! Blizzard liked our graphics and one of the Nintendo attendants owned Tower Defense! We ran into Mario and Luigi, saw some cosplayers having a good time, and headed to rest, having handed out half our swag already!
The next few days we hung out in and out of the Expo, asking tons of people to play our games. Everyone loved them! The favorites wereSwing Shot and Homerun Battle 2. GolfStar’s graphics were smooth, and people generally enjoyed it. We met lots of different people as we asked people to demo our games. We met professors who were interested in having their students play-test our titles, a rapper who made up a freestyle rap about Com2uS on the fly, and some non-gamers too! I think we had them converted to Com2us after our demos!
SXSW Interactive featured such speakers as Al Gore and Peter Thiel. The interactive portion, minus the Gaming Demo, was very much about inspiring attendees and a more general sense of the future of what it means to be “interactive”. Although there wasn’t a general sense of specifics about mobile gaming, Com2uS made its mark!
OK, what do I mean by ‘Com2uS Overexposed’?
And what are these people doing in a office-like space that says “Sydney” but doesn’t even look like it’s really Sydney?
We had a fan club meeting last week!
17 people were invited from our ‘Naver Cafe’; a Korean forum like where we have over 50 thousand fans.
We greeted them with open arms and headed straight to a restaurant.
(So they can be ready for the tight schedule! HAHA)
After supper, our 17 awesome fans gathered in a Com2Us meeting room and…
they got a chance to get their hands on ‘Little Legends’; the new Com2uS game that hasn’t even been released yet!
It’s coming soon to the App Store and Google Play this year.
Yep, the air got hot between the developers and fans with great ideas and reviews of the game.
And of course we can’t let our precious fans leave empty handed!
Everyone got little monkey dolls from Swing Shot. Great!
They also had a chance to meet Tiny Farm developers and tour the office.
We hope one day we can invite our fans from abroad and create more awesome memories together.
According to EducateTube.com, 48 hours of video are uploaded every minute and more than 2.8 billion videos will be on YouTube by 2013. (Oct. 2012) Amazing isn’t it? If you think about the fact that YouTube was established in just 2005, it’s a surprising number for sure. It is impossible to watch every one of them, but there are certainly some videos that you MUST NOT miss. The Com2uS YouTube page, where you can see our latest trailers and teasers, had a blast last year too. We had over 11.5 million views in the second half of 2012 alone! I want to show you our three most-viewed videos! If you missed them, here’s your chance to catch up!
With over 1.4 million views, SwingShot got the honor as the best Com2uS video in the second half of last year! A wicked forest witch curses innocent animals just because she’s… bored? This cartoony video with a fun behind-the-scene story surely got people’s attention. The funny faces of animals when they got hit by these huge rocks always makes me laugh. Check it out!
The Homerun Battle series is one of our proudest achievements. And you can feel that pride in this video! The debut of a new sexy slugger was a hot issue back in 2012, and when she hits home runs and the ball flies across through atmosphere into space, it’s just magnificent! What is battle like in space? Watch it yourself. With also over 1.4 million views, the HOMERUN BATTLE 2 Trailer takes second place honors!
This little video (because it’s only 24 seconds) takes the bronze with just… 1 million views! All I can say about it is that… a little pony runs, and it multiplies and then multiplies again. How did this movie get over a million views? That is the real mystery. LOL! But one thing’s for sure, you can’t help but smile after watching it!
January 29th, 2013: SAN FRANCISCO — Com2uS has announced that its official domestic and global Twitter and Facebook fans have exceeded 1 million in number, and that the number of annual social media visitors has exceeded 5 million. The domestic and global followers of Com2uS’ official Twitter is above 230,000. On top of that, 810,000 domestic and overseas fans clicked ‘Like’ for Com2uS onFacebook.
The cumulative number of social media fans is around 1 million. Com2uS has firmly established itself with its cutting-edge game communication channels. Also, over 2.1 million fans have visited Com2uS’ domestic online channels, i.e. Com2uS’ blog and the ‘Com2uS Café’, in 2012. Around 1.9 million people visited its official global blog’ and well-kept forums. An annual total of 4 million people visit Com2uS specific social media outlets. The official domestic and global online channels grew 645% and 229% respectively when compared to 2011.
Each online channel of Com2uS is actively utilized as a communication window for delivering diverse information to users and listening to each user’s feedback. Currently, Com2uS has been continuously expanding its channels through domestic social media like me2day, Google+ and Tumblr, and is planning to reinforce service by providing contents related to IT culture in addition to gaming culture.
To showcase the new ‘All Share Cast’ function of Samsung’s Smart TV, Com2uS’s global hit mobile game Homerun Battle 2 was featured at Samsung Electronics’ CES booth this week. Homerun Battle 2 is a home run derby game, featuring ground-breaking global multiplayer match up that originally made it a classic. Along with the prequel, Homerun Battle 3D, the series accumulated 25 million downloads worldwide by the end of 2012.
At CES, Homerun Battle 2 was optimized and specifically designed to show off the brand-new ‘All Share Cast’ tech of the Samsung Smart TV, which allowed a player to swing a Galaxy Note 2 simulating a baseball bat to play the game. Check out Homerun Battle 2 for iOS and Android!
New Year’s greetings from Com2uS! Happy 2013! No matter what you did or didn’t do in 2012, may all your wishes for 2013 come true. What are your new year’s wishes and resolutions? Write them as a comment below and share this post! You’ll be entered to win one of three $20 Amazon Gift Card prizes! ★★
Well, I thought it would be pretty cool to visit some of our awesome developers here at Com2uS and see what they had to say about 2013! It’s better than me saying something cliché like ‘Happy New Year’s on behalf of Com2uS, right? So, for this month’s expedition I decided to interview a couple super cool Com2us employees and see what messages they had for our fans! And here they are.
2012 is finally over. Talking animals, Tiny Beaches, Toy Villages and so many events… It was such a busy year for TinyFarm but I think it was worth the effort! 10 million downloads and a million daily active users! We couldn’t have accomplished these great numbers without our fans. So I want to thank you for loving TinyFarm last year and don’t forget to look out for lots of surprises this upcoming year. Happy 2013 fans! Love you!! (Hee-Jin Kim, Game Designer of Tiny Farm)
2012 brought us so many wonderful things… At Com2us especially! We have a new building, our very own coffee shop, and so many new friends to work with. But if 2012 was great, 2013 promises to be even more exciting! People everywhere are celebrating new starts, progress towards their goals, and a whole new world of games they can play with their friends. Let’s welcome 2013 with open arms, and do everything we can to make it the best year yet! (Peter Van Dyke – Producer on Derby Days, currently Creative Co-Director)
2012 has been a truly miraculous year for Com2uS! We did our best to provide all of our users around the world with the best mobile gaming experience we could. But 2013 is going to be another exciting year for us and also for all of you! Keep your heads up. 2013 will be an incredible new beginning for Com2uS! Stay Tuned! (Hyun-Se Chang, Global Business team Business Development)
Hello fans, I represent team STEAM: The devs of the Homerun Battle series. First of all, we wish a great new year to all of our Sluggers! I can still feel my heart beating so fast from all the support we got from you guys all around the world. We’ve tried hard to bring you more fun even after the launch of Homerun Battle 2 – events, updates, prizes… But I wonder what it was like to our fans. Did all of your wishes come true last year? I believe so because every slugger so much passion whenever they put their minds to a task! Our team, STEAM, is so ready to make this year even better with Homerun Battle and the new series! Are you ready? We are! Let’s go STEAM! (Jong-Hyun Seong, Chief producer of team STEAM)
This year was a very busy year for Derby Days’ team. An Autumn update, Spring update, Midsummer update, Halloween update, Cinco de Mayo update, Valentine’s Day update, and … a Christmas update to wrap up 2012! Oh my, SO many new horses were introduced this year. So, let me ask you, which horse is your favorite? This morning, I suddenly wondered “How can so many creative horses come from the Derby Days team?” and then I wondered “Which 3 of the year are their favorites?’ So I headed over to the Derby Days team after lunch and met HyunSoo, the current producer of Derby Days. He was a bit shy to take a picture so I don’t have any photos of him (I’ll try to get a candid shot of him next time, but only if you guys want). Here are the 3 horses he chose as his favorite. Too bad Flamingo wasn’t included, he’s the best looking one in my farm. And he’s my favorite.
Name:Rabbit Ears Date of Birth: On the 25th of December, 1895, as the sun was at its highest point in the sky. Characteristic: So fierce that if will strike you back if you get on her nerves! Why is she your favorite?:I’m Catholic and I’ve attended church for as long as I can remember, so Easter always reminds me of my childhood. I retired my position as a choir leader when I had to prepare for my SATs, and I couldn’t start again due to my busy life – but I become sentimental whenever I think back about those happy days. When I look at Rabbit Ears, I can hear and see the little kids giggling and running around after the quiet Easter mass.
Name: Spring Lotus Date of Birth: On the 8th of April, in the year B.C.E. 563. Characteristic:Very generous but also full of passion Why is he your favorite?: I happened to attend a Buddhist high school so whenever Buddha’s Birthday comes, I think of my high school friends and art class mates. I designed a Spring Lotus to reflect both the excitement of the 21st century (his lotus likes funky hair) and the inner peace of Buddha (his yellow body). Yeah, I think that Spring Lotus reflects the life and dreams I yearned for.
Name: Flame Runner Date of Birth: Unknown Characteristic: His eyes are full of flames so it’s hard to tell his emotions. But the flames turn pink whenever he’s in front of pretty girls! Why is he favorite?: Even after all my childhood schooling, I somehow still made games and violent RPGs with plenty of skeletons and monsters. I guess it’s just my nature. So, I took a chance during Halloween season 2012 and created Flame Runner! He stands out from all those other pretty and dreamy horses in Derby Days and… I LIKED IT! Hopefully he burns away all of the bugs in Derby Days
It was very interesting to see every horses has their own special stories. I’ll try to bring you more next time! Can’t wait to see what kind horses will surprise us next year. Oh, guess what. Derby Days just got a Christmas update! Get it updated now and let it snow in Derby Days~!
G-Star 2012! How many of you know what G-Star is?
It’s the largest annual international game exhibition in South Korea. And this year, it was held in Busan, Bexco. (Busan is all the way down from Gang-Nam.) And we, Com2uS, participated in G-Star 2012; showcasing 17 games including 10 brand new titles!
Yes, if you guys remember last year, we had the largest booth for mobile games in G-Star 2011. We prepared even bigger and better one this year and this is how exactly our booth looked like from the dog-point-of-view.
And this is how it looked like in real life! Do you see all these people experiencing our new games? We were so excited to see tons of people visiting our booth and lining up to play our new games.
I’ve got some sneak preview picture of the new games that will be available on the App Store and the Google Play next year. This image below is a screenshot of Little Legend, a social RPG game with stunning 3D graphics.
I guess you will know what Wild Catch will be like just by looking at the image! It’s a fishing game where you become a fisherman on the boat and catch fish! Oooo watch out for the hook right above you people~
And the League of Heroes is an action battle game. As you can see in the picture, we came to a conclusion that boys prefer this game more than girls..
We had a fun Tiny Farm trivia time! Everyone is shouting to answer first to the quiz. Some of them went home with a prize; a legendary animal Phoenix!
There’s our Com2uS girl helping a visitor on how to play our new game. We had about 100 staff members and 100 mobile demo devices at our booth to let as many people try our games easier and… faster.
Akoo and Azzi (also our staff member) did a job quite well on taking pictures with visitors with thousands of different facial expressions. Oh, hold on a sec, is Akoo asking Azzi out for a dinner after the show? Oh please, no affairs at work!
Officially over 190,000 people visited G-Star 2012. Huge number isn’t it! We are so looking forward to the next year’s G-Star. But of course we hope to see YOU in other exhibitions or shows in other countries too! It’s always our joy to meet our fans and show them the new world of fun and excitement~! Thank you
KGC 2012 (Korean Games Conference)is where the top game developers of Korea gather to evaluate which games were the best from July 1st of 2011 to June 30th of each year. The conference is held in Seoul, Korea.
From thousands and millions of games in Korea, only the best game from each category gets the award! Game Design, Graphics, Programming, Portable, Business, and Open Track. And so there we were, waiting for the announcement of the Portable category award. Sweaty hands! Beating hearts!
And YES!!! Tiny Farm by Com2uS received the KGC 2012 Award for the Portable category! Tiny Farm took the top spot in the Paid category on the Korean App Store and it had more than one million daily active users in June 2012.
And last month, the number of global downloads of Tiny Farm hit 10 million! Tiny Farm is the third Com2uS game to pass the 10 million mark, after Homerun Battle 3D and Slice it!. This is great for us and we want to thank all of our fans, Tiny Farm users especially, for helping us build to this great moment in Com2uS history.
The executive director of Tiny Farm is treating every member of Com2uS to a coffee for the whole day today in our cafeteria to celebrate, so it is even greater news for Com2uS. (Which cafeteria? Click!). It is so great to see millions of people enjoying our games and Com2uS will do our best to bring you more fantastic games in the future!
If you are playing Tiny Farm already, that’s great! But if not, get it now on theApp Store orGoogle Play because it’s absolutely FREE in both markets! Thanks again fans!