Friday, April 13, 2007

That's it...I'm calling this bitch!

Calling All Cars is done.

Incognito sent the code off to first party QA a few hours ago for weekend test. If they find no serious bugs, it goes to Format and will be up on the network soon!

If there are bugs, the Incog guys will tackle them over the weekend.

But 99.9% sure, those bugs will not be design related. This late in the game, they never really are.

Because of that, I think it's safe to say that the designers on the game- and probably the rest of the team- are done with this thing!

What was that? Like 11 months total? Ahh....and it's still light outside!

And it's my fucking birthday today to boot! Nice ass present, if I do say so myself! Thanks Incognito!

So to all the CALLING ALL CARS folks who worked on the game and who are reading this, congrats to us all! It was a blast to work on with you guys.

Now we just gotta see if players enjoy playing it at all! Focus tests have been going real well last week and EGM gave us a nice blurb/review in the latest issue, putting us in the 'buy' category for Download games (not sure where they were able to review it as I was not aware we've sent anyone code yet, but hey, we'll take all the good press we can!!!)....maybe they were basing it off playtime at GDC?!? Hope so as the game has gotten better since then! :)

But I feel we've made a game we can all be proud of and I really, really hope players give it a shot and enjoy themselves with it!

I am sure you guys will let us know either way!

David

ps. just to be clear, the game is done for the MOST part. It's not 'gold' yet (not that there are gold masters with DL games) cause it needs to clear all the proper channels. I will let ya'll know when we've cleared those last vew hurdles!

pps. Virtual cake for us all...birthday cake AND 'Celebration for finishing the game' cake!


Man, the graphics in the actual PAC MAN game for the 2600 were WAY WORSE than this fucking cake decoration!!! Amazing!!!

58 comments:

Max A said...

happy birthday Dave!

Eric said...

Happy Birthday, Dave! Enjoy the cake. :)

Josh said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! Friday the 13th huh? People better watch you haha.

I can't wait for CAC to go live. I'll be sure to let you know what i think of it when it does.

Again, Congrats and Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dave!
Hope all is well.

Daniel

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday. Congrats to you.

Chip said...

Happy Birthday. Looks like someone is becoming an SOF

S = Some
O = Old
F = Fart

Welcome to the club :)

khcloud_gavlin said...

Happy Birthday Dave. 11 months is pretty short of a development period. I know that the current 'small' project I am working on is gonna take probably twice as much time. Grats on being done with Calling All Cars, can't wait to see your new stuff.

Anonymous said...

happy birthday. and you should make a blog entry the day the game comes out so we can tell you what we think w/o goin off topic on another entry.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, man.
One thing that has been bothering me is the bonus round in Gametrailers. They make such a f'cking fuzz just because of your opinion on Blu-ray. Frikkin' media!

Jutah_f8 said...

FUCK! IT'S 12:02AM 4/14/2007...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DAVE!

and CONGRATS TO YOU AND THE FOLKS OVER AT INCOG. FOR FINISHING UP CAC!

-OSCAR
-PSN - GROUCH

Carlos said...

Happy Birthday, David!

Zodiak said...

congrats on the game and have a happy bday...belated style.

PlayStation Museum said...

Happy Birthday Dave, from all of us at The PlayStation Museum! Great to see CAC is making it to the final release stages.

Adeeb said...
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Adeeb said...

Hey Jaffe,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

I have a lot of respect and admiration for what you do. I never posted any comments but I am a regular reader of your blog and always follow up on your interviews etc.

Being part of a development team, I must say your passion for what you do always reminds me why I am in this field in the first place. So yeah, "FUCK YOU UP YOUR ASS!!!" to those who say you gotta make big budget games to be happy and successful. I say... if you aren't passionate and happy doing something then no point doing it at all; no matter how much it kicks ass! Speaking of which, hope Calling All Cars does well. Cant wait! :)

-Adeeb
www.aminator.net

p.s - cool cake!

Dan said...

Happy Birthday, man, you are so young. (exactly one month younger than me!!!).

:) Congrats on the completion of the game, what a relief.

Later.
Danny

Joel said...

woo! that means we all get to play it soon!


personally i cant wait to play some online multiplayer


...do you think theres any chance you guys will release some bonus material later on, like new cars, a new level, a new play mode, anything like that?

i think that would be really awesome, especially if they were either free, or REALLY cheap.

anyways, happy birthday, i hope you guys get a little time off in between projects, although, not TOO long. :p

Christopher said...

Happy one day belated birthday. Hopefully CAC gets through without a hitch and it will make it that much better for you. I can't wait to see how it plays and hopefully me and a few buddies will have a blast.

Leonard said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your family and live it up.

derrickgott007 said...

Enjoy your birthday, and when you are ready I'll give you your present....Its your ass handed to you by me in Calling All Cars...Brazen aren't I? Most of all have fun and now you can relax...

Robin said...

Happy birthday David.

My birthday is tomorrow (15th)!

I hope, it does not take too long for CaC to be released in Germany!

rudolph said...

i hope ur game fails and u have the worst bday ever gayvid eat shit and die bitch

Anonymous said...

rudolph, you are a huge tool dude. grow up bro.
live life, enjoy, love, respect.

Dan said...

Grats!

Don't forget not to grow up :)

Torgo said...

Awesome David!!! I can't wait to play it! Happy Birthday too. All in all, a good week for ya man.

http://playstationnationpodcast.com

Joe Laurino said...

Happy Birthday, Jaffe!

Fel said...

"Man, the graphics in the actual PAC MAN game for the 2600 were WAY WORSE than this fucking cake decoration!!!"

So true, so true. Can't wait to download CAC. It better be 'teh shit' or else! Also, Happy Birthday.

Trey said...

Congrats on finaling and Happy B-Day Cap'n!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday man! How old r u now 46? ;)

Sadeq (aka EViD) said...

Happy Birth Day!

Nice, soon we will be able to try CAC. It better be AWESOME!!

Anonymous said...

he's only 36

Dutch DeGay said...

Happy Birthday Dave!

Schweet cake too.

I finally broke down and bought a PS3 so I'm looking forward to playing CAC.

Dutch
www.thedigitalblast.com

Aaron said...

Awesome! I can't wait to buy this game! :) Congrats David and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

http://nextgengamer.wordpress.com/

NO FEAR said...

Congrats on finishing the game, I look forward to seeing it on the PSN...bring it biotch!

I hope you had a happy birthday...mmmmm chocolate cake!

Keep us posted on your next project...and what ever else stikes your fancy.

Be sure to check out the Playtation Forum after release, send me a PM there if you need anything.

NO FEAR!!

Avacado Platypus said...

That is a sweet-ass cake. Happy Birthday, and congratulations!

UnRealGamer said...

Hey Dave,
Hope you had a happy birthday.
So Dave now that your done with this game do you get a break or do you go onto another game?

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dave! Hopefully you can kick back and take a deep breath before you head into your next project!

78503 said...
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mAri0jUaNa said...

Gay, you're all gay. All you do is kiss this chubby motherfuckers ass. "Happy Birthday Dave, Happy Birthday Dave." It makes me fucking gag. Calling all cars would be lucky to look like a fucking cheap PS1 title. Give me a god damned break. No one outside of the gravitational orbit that is Jaffe's smelly asshole is even remotely interested in this piece of shit. Quit fawning over this fucking dumbass and see the reality. The reality that Calling all cars isn't worth the space on an infinite hard drive. Fuck you all.

R.Bunk said...

Happy Birthday!

R.Bunk said...

mAri0jUaNa you are an asshole.

grasshopper said...

I just watched the new Bonus Round. Love the answer to who you would trade places with, took me a little while to figure out what you said due to all the bleeping but still really funny. Why the hell did they start bleeping the show.

Anonymous said...

mAri0jUaNa, your a fuckin ass hole. get bill gates' cock outta your throat and get a life you fucking loser ass bitch.

Fel said...

mAri0jUaNa, is there no end to M$'s 3.2 billion viral marketing?

mAri0jUaNa said...

Ignorance runs rampant, I guess I shouldn't be surprised considering the fact we're on this chubby motherfuckers blog. I own a PS3 and fucking LOVE IT! Resistance OWNS fucking Halo. I DO NOT own an XLAX or an XLAX 360. I also own a PSP and play it constantly. Triple E is the FUCKING SHIT. Not to mention the fact that I can run all my old school NES, SNES, shit on it. The fact that you thought I was an M$ fagboy goes to prove my original point that you are all gay, and now ignorant. *Tell 'em what what they've won Bob* A lifetime of stupidity. Fuck you all again.

Anonymous said...

I use my PSP to play Amiga games. I have to ask though; if you don't like DJ so much then why would you even bother coming to this site or bother posting?

GoBlue said...

Hey Jaffster, now that your done with CAC, what's next? Let us know in your next blog post!! Anyways, im sure the big guns really want you to work on a AAA title again $$$$$$ thats what they see when they talk to you. Anyways, so whats it gonna be next, a new twisted metal or are you joining the god of war guys again???

Thomas said...

Happy Birthday, and cant wait for CAC it looks like a blast to play.

and on an unrelated note...

mAri0jUaNa just needs to go outside, go for a walk or something, or make a friend. You know real life stuff. Something I’m sure he knows little about.

Gods Dice said...

Hey David, You gonna be involved with anything at lollapoalooza this year? i know sony is gonna be there, along with pearl jam!!!! and some other great bands, and sony as well!!!!

Dan Allison said...

First off, congrats to you and the team on the completion of cars. I'm excited to try it out... now all I have to do is get a PS3...

... and finally Happy B-day!

Jarod Smiley said...

Wasup David, Just a fan of many of your previous games and looking forward to Calling All Cars. I haven't had a twisted metal caliber experience in quite some time so I hope you and your team has pulled off a little magic with CAC. No more delays Dammit!!!

Anyway, be sure to check out PSINEXT.COM to see what myself and fellow forum members think about your title. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. We all feel that true hardcore gamers simply play GREAT games-there isn't a genre that we don't touch. So keep doing what your doing-PS3 needs more devs to distinguish it.

rudolph said...

damn this mAri0jUaNa is stealing my spotlight fuck u bitch i am the original shit talker no one duz it betta. and jarod smiley no one wants to visit ur shitty forums its obvious ur desperate attempts at plugging ur desolate boards is a cry for help. please please sign up we need more than 9 ppl talking on our shit boards. haha rudolph is taking the reigns back bitches. u have been schooled.

Charlie said...

My friends and i are really excited we've been waiting for a cheap fun easy to get into arcade game for the PS3 and have been watching the Calling all Cars trailer from the PSN everyday getting excited. We even bought 2 new PS3 controllers to get down on some 4 man action.

BTW, Thanks for including the splitscreen playing online is fun and all but I can't punch my friends through a headset.

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