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Our plans for Curve Fever 3

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As you know, we are working on Curve Fever 3: Snakes on a Plane! Internally we have laid out a great plan to bring you a fresh and new Curve Fever. In the upcoming weeks we will slowly, but steadily tell you more about what it will be. It will have a lot of new and interesting gameplay elements. But today I want to tell you about some things that we will improve upon the old Curve Fever 2.

State of Curve Fever 2

We all love Curve Fever 2. It is a great and simple concept, that you can quickly play during a break on schools, or when you are at home. But the game also has some problems, which make the game less fun to immerse into, or to play for a long time. These are the problems we see in Curve Fever 2, that we want to improve in our next installment

  1. Repetitive gameplay Let’s face it. Curve Fever is for many the same game, over and over again. Yes, there are powerups, but they are always almost the same set. And from the first time till the 100th time you played the game, the game offers you the same. There is no sense of progression. If you are not blessed with a fantastic index finger and ring finger, than there is no feasible goal you can reach in the long run. We want to give players the possibility to make meaningful long term choices and goals in Curve Fever 3. And we want to give casual players a reason to come back, an ever changing way Curve Fever is played.
  2. Content locked away If you read point 1, you might think: “Hey, there is team games, and custom powerup settings, and friends. The game is not repetitive at all!” This is true, but you have to pay to make really use of them. We have met quite some people who love our game, but many don’t know that you can change powerup settings, or that you can play team games. The content is there, but you have to pay for it, making only a small group of people enjoy the most out of Curve Fever. This has to change!
  3. Competitive play only interesting for top 200 I personally, love competitive gaming. Therefor we have the - seldomly seen - FFA rankings, and it actually works! But it is not interesting for 99% of our players. They are below 1400 rank, and don’t care what their rank is. Why should they, as they have none to compare with. We have great ideas on how to make ranking and competitive play more interesting for everyone.
  4. Social interactions are average at best The friendslist is not a friends list, but a beggars list. People who want to play team games because you bought a premium account. And there is no clear way to solidify your friends group, no group chat or clan chat. In a game that wants to be about social connections, this can be done way better.

With Curve Fever 3: Snakes on a Plane! we try to improve on these points. How we will do it exactly, we will tell you in the upcoming weeks, but for now we want to first tell you some important news:

The release date

We can tell you that we will start a beta of the game at the end of March 2016 for the big public. This means that we have a big list of features we want to have in Curve Fever 3. We try to implement as many as we can before March 2016, but in March 2016, you can play Curve Fever 3. We won't close Curve Fever 2 when Curve Fever 3 is released!

Curve Fever 3 vouchers for our customers

We value the support you already gave us, and therefore we want to make you a good offer. As Curve Fever 3 is a brand new game, and therefor won’t have the same content or products as Curve Fever 2, it will be impossible to give you the same products in Curve Fever 3. But we do value that you spend money on our game. Therefor we will give players who have bought stuff in Curve Fever 2 a voucher so they can buy whatever they want in Curve Fever 3. It will be valued at 150% of the unconsumed value in Curve Fever 2. So let’s calculate what that means:

Premium subscriptions When you have bought a premium subscription for a year (9.99 euro) and are left with half a year, you get a voucher for 1/2 * 9.99 * 150% = 7.49 euro

Coins People who will buy coins for Curve Fever 2 now (from November 2015 and onward) will get a voucher in Curve Fever 3 too! If you buy a coin pack now (for example 9.99 euros) you will get a voucher of 150% of that coin pack. So that is 9.99 * 150% = 14.99 euro.

Rewarded prices We will treat the rewarded prices for official tournaments as money prices, so you get a voucher for the unconsumed value times 150%.

I hope you liked this little blog. From now on we will make biweekly updates on our progress in our blog! Stay tuned! Soon, there will be an Q&A where you can ask all your questions, and we will answer them!

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Can't wait for the CF3..

 

What about champions who were gave free membership for a year will our time remaining as premium be transferred over as well?

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yes, prizes given to champions will also be transfered


 

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What about the unlimited premiums? Biggrin

And 2nd question: There will be any possibility to test cf3 before release day?

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unlimited premiums will get a voucher for what they payed * 150%. 

Yes, we will test the game before the soft-release


 

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So that's a voucher for €8,99, which gets you 3 months of premium at the current rate (or 12 months for an additional €1).

Why do you drop the loyalty to your earliest supporters? Unlimited premium was sold with the promise that premium would be "available as long as this website and this game are available." Since CF3 is designed to "fix the underlying problems the game currently has", I don't see why unlimited premium should end with CF3. Please comment.

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We do appreciate the earliest and most loyal customers, who already played our game for 3 years, and also enjoyed their premium subscription for 3 years.

The point is that we won't have a premium membership in Curve Fever 3. Curve Fever 3 is going to be a totally different game. Now we talked about what the underlying problems are, but this is jsut the start of our journey in making a brand new game. We are very excited to show you the differences in the upcoming weeks. As there won't be a premium subscription in Curve Fever 3, it would make the unlimited premium obsolete. Therefore, we do offer unlimited premiums some value for the money they spent 3 years ago.


 

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It looks very nice. I also wanted to ask about lifetime premiums.

Also, will you keep the same controlling as in cf2? Like, will the curves or snakes turn the same amount in every frame and will their speed be the same as in cf2?

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The controlling might change a bit, although at this moment we don't have the intention to change it. Tests will tell if it feels good or not


 

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Will it be in HTML5? Because I don't like to install Flash on every computer I want to play.

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Yes, we go to HTML5 in combination with WebGL


 

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"yes, prizes given to champions will also be transfered"

If a player has won more than a year of premium from tournaments and has for example 2 years of it left, how big voucher will they get? And what about coin prizes from tournaments?

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2 years left = 19.89 euro * 150%

coins is for the price they are sold. 

What do you think of the ideas?


 

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I think the ideas sound good and hopefully the game will be succesful

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What about colors/ icons (in general: the coins i played for and the coins i spent into things withought paying real money) ? Smile

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As the coins in Curve Fever 3 will have a totally different value, we won't transfer those. So earned coins will be lost. Also, colors you bought, powerups and/or icons won't be transferred


 

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What about my statistics, as the number of games i played? and my winning rate? and the ranks?

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As they are for a differnet game, they will be lost


 

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Ok, firstly, heads on the snakes look really good, i hope there will be more like this for CF3.

The holes look smaller but is this final, or can be changed depending on the gameplay?

You say prizes for champions will be kept so will crowns be kept? Blum 3

Will old accounts be deleted for inactivity, and how will you go about doing this?

Will there be a special icon for CF2 players that moved to CF3 xd?

Will you be able to have a higher FPS, as i find 60fps not really super smooth and the likes of 100fps would be awesome to see I-m so happy - Be able to change the graphics settings aswell to optimize performace or how well it looks. 

Will you be getting new servers?

 

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Hi Nick,

A lot of questions. Let me try to answer the questions that I can answer:

 

  • Design is still changing, as are other gameplay dependent things
  • Champions will be shown in Curve Fever 3
  • Old accounts with very little plays, and no orders bought, will be deleted. Where the border will be exactly, We don't know yet...
  • About icons: Curve Fever 3, as we see now, won't have icons as you know them in Curve Fever 2. About moved players, we might do something special... Might also not do something special... It is still unclear at this point.
  • 60FPS will probably be the max
  • Yes, we will get new servers!

 

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Geert you're going to delete inactive accounts from cf2? But I thought you said cf2 and cf3 were two completely different games. So why delete accounts from cf2? I don't understand really. Will you be transferring accounts from cf2 to cf3 and then deleting the inactive ones? But then what do we use for cf2? So confused :c

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Will be ingame titles given as a prize for winning the Clan Olympics transfered?

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Will be ingame titles given as a prize for winning the Clan Olympics transfered?

Already answered : No, CF3 will be different, so...

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What will happen with CF2? You gonna close it?
If yes, why won't you just call it CF2: Snakes on a Plane! ?
If no, is it good choice to run two games at once? It would mean that less players will play each version, which is bad :c

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I think Cf 2 must be closed, because if Cf 3 is a completly different game, the most of the cf 2 player won´t switch. The cf-community tends unfortunately to reject new things.

Other point is that the developer have to focus on two games than. This would mean a lot more work. Furthermore the quality of both games would suffer.

Nevertheless, I am disappointed that the time investment of four years playing in the new game is not rewarded.

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Great to see you're going to solve the main problems of second Curve Fever. Gonna even consider coming back to the game Wink

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I do not quite get it with the coins that were bought with real money. does a voucher mean, that i can buy coins AGAIN for 9.99 and get coins in a value of 14.99? or do we get the new coins 150% they are worth for free? Because closing a game and then having to spend a lot of money again is not really good. I can´t really follow that

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If you bought coins for 9.99 euros in November or late, you will get to spend 14.99 euros in Curve Fever 3 on whatever content there is in Curve fever 3


 

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Hi, i was really happy to ohear about new version. Also i made topic for "new divion in chat into group " which i think it will be in CF 3. But reading forums comments i am sad, sad and sad..

For 2 years i was playing as normal player with some weeks and month breaks. Now I am back (i think 2 months ago) and i am playing everyday cos its really good game. I am really happy with my statistics. more than 1050 plays with 48% wins. . I have my purple and lava favorite color which means I was saving my coins for months to buy these colors and now I am reading that all statistics will be deleted, all coins are deleted, al colors are deleted. I bought premium for year in 29 october, that mean i have no right to have 150% back?

....tell me reasons for not to cry.. :'(((

PS. Sorry for english, better spanish if you can

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Hi Cornello,

I don't speak Spanish, unfortunately. However, I do understand your feeling. Curve Fever 2 won't be closed when Curve Fever 3 is released. They will live next to each other. It is quite common that things you achieved in one game are not transferred to the next installment, as they are 2 different games.


 

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Thanks for the read, hope the game will be great. 

 

I really hate the idea of losing all the colors, that will make me less likely to play the game for sure.

 

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Looks good, I'm curious!

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If there won't be premium system ,will there be something simmilar? I only hope you won't go into microtransactions..

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if will be microtransactions, i am sure I quit this game at the same day.

I have smart phone for 5 year and i instaled for thounds of games but every game I unistaled, this game, CF is the unique i didnt stopped to play.. so I hope, NO MICROTRANSACTIONS.. 

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Geert, i gathered 40k coins by buying several premium accounts, and playing many many games, (over 9k team 4k ffa), are you saying my coins are gonna disappear and that i won't be able to play any premium games with those (if there are premium games)?

I think you could give some bonus for those who gathered coins in cf2...maybe not the same amount yeah but find a reasonable compensation

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and don't forget the romantic lover life prize

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I hope CF3 won't change into a pay2win game.

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@Haru.

No worries, we will never go pay2win.

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New servers? I really hope so!!

It's kinda sad that we will lose all the content gathered over years but oke...

good luck.

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i can understand why player statistics wont be carried over to cf3, however i think most of us would like to keep the statistics so maybe in cf3 you could just show every users cf2 stats, if they have any.. so would be like:

               CF3 rank    CF3 #games     |    CF2 rank     CF2 #games

FFA             1550              340            |       1627              1287

teams          1230              520            |       1365              2429

1v1              1184               76             |       1293               N/A  (why actually?)

 

ofc it would be better organized and displayed. Plus, i think it would help when determining the capabilities of a player

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Earned coins will be lost? I am sure you can do something about it,atleast give 75% of the earned ,at a fair deal? Because many people have around 10k+ (my friends,precisely). Leaving the coins behind, don't think it really is a good idea.

"10k+ coins" do indicate that they are your loyal customers, right? 

Hope you can do something about it,Thanks!

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My opinion:
As long as CF2 is available, all things said above make sense!

When u shutdown CF2: Give a reward to all the players who have invested coins in the game. Example: if u bought Rasta silver gold, you spended 4k + 10k +13.3k = 27.3k coins, so you should get that value back on CF3 in whatever value CF3 uses. It would also be nice, if CF2 stays the way it is, that premiums on CF2 get more advantages, like cheaper features, less rank lose when lagg out, etc..

Another nice idea, since I feel lots of people will be thinking 'omg my colors', u could give an extra bonus, example, every 5€ u ever paid for CF2, gives you a free new color on CF3 (depends on the value of the colors ofc, but for example the regular ones like in CF2 rain lava artic candy jungle .. ) 

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When will be curve fever 3?

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It looks like we are slightly delayed. So I think in April - May :(


 

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If there will be a beta test?

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Yes, there will be, more information on that will still follow


 

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I dont know is this possible, but i have an interesting idea. It would be nice if host could choose the music in his room... maybe trough other servers, or i dont know... but would definetly love to see this ide come to life...

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Hi Lerid, it sounds like a cool thing to do, but I think we will do this after we released cf3, as we have to make priorities.


 

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When I can expect Curve Fever 3 or the beta? I want to test it... >.< :o Biggrin

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Please tell me there is a parallel project on cf3 developing a version for ios and android users which will eventually be integrated with the players playing on html version, so we can all play together on any device

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