Hello guys. Something bad happened to Antumbra... Sorry, it won't be a short text. But bear with me please...
As some of you might know - on Kongregate games are being awarded monthly. 10 games can get in. Antumbra was nominated 8th. For which I am very grateful. But I've also learned about a very... Dirty tactics that are going on Kongregate every month.
Basically, each month when the Top10 awards are closing in - all developers downvote each other. To increase their chances by decreasing the chances of their competitors. And this also happened to Antumbra. Suddenly, the day before the awards, a huge mob of my "fellow" game developers, rushed in and attacked Antumbra.
All positive comments - DOWNvoted
All negative comments - UPvoted
All game Tags - DOWNvoted
Game - DOWNvoted.
Which made Antumbra fall from 3.9 rating down to 3.0 in matter of minutes. I have asked some of my GameDev friends and it appears this happening is quite normal on Kongeregate. Its usual. Like everybody does that. I was not aware of such thing to exist. At least - not in this spectrum. I find it disgusting.
And I am pretty sure that my friends are right. Because there is a pattern.
Every positive comment had -20 votes. Every negative comment +20 votes, every game tag -20votes. The number 20 was everywhere. EXACTLY number 20. And "surprisingly" it all stopped, right after the winners had be announced.
I couldn't stop it. I could just sit and watch the destruction. But now I am trying to clean up this mess. So I am coming to you. Please, if you are a fan of my, or you just enjoyed playing Antumbra - please follow this link and UpVote each and every game tag. Of course as long as you are okey with it. I am not asking you to do something against your will. Just the tags. Broken TAGs kills the game visibility. I don't consider this cheating. More like "cleaning up after a hurricane". :(
Here's the link:
I would be most grateful.
And sorry for taking your time :(
Hope you don't mind.