Friday, March 5, 2010

Quake Live: Year One - Interesting Statistics

Author: Adrian Nowak, 9:00 AM, Friday, March 5, 2010

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A quarter million players since the first year and a tremendous success due to its simplicity and convenience - it's just some of the facts characterized the browser game Quake Live. For the first time a fully fledged 3D game came to the network without the need to install additional software or take out a license.

In practice, the only thing we have to do is to install a Firefox plugin that will allow the browser perform simple instructions using OpenGL. Hardware requirements are not large, so the game quickly gained popularity and has gained unprecedented number of permanent members.

Here are some screenshots of the new map called "Fallout Bunker":

The number of people that registered when the QUAKE LIVE Beta opened far exceeded our wildest expectations. Over a quarter million players created accounts right after its launch and that was through word of mouth only! Since that time, players have spent over 8.9 million hours in over 60 million ranked matches, earning an impressive 8 million awards and 810 million frags.

The title of 'Most Time Played' goes to Pudrick, who has spent nearly 56 days in-game on ranked servers since launch. Our two Dark Angels, Yakumo and Trajan, have been battling for the title of 'Most Frags', a title currently held by Yakumo, who has gained over 258,000 kills.

Quake Live is currently taking place at CeBIT where twelve competitors qualified to continue on to the ESL Intel Extreme Masters World Championships to be held March 3rd-6th at the CeBIT convention in Hannover.

It is not difficult to see that more and more tools is transferred to the Internet and thus we have easier access to them and we also more likely to use them. Simly. :)

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