A game based on the popular Call of Duty series has been quickly climbing up the ‘most played’ list on YoYo Games. The game, titled Modern Warfare 2D, is a two-dimensional take on the sixth instalment in the Call of Duty series.
Although it was uploaded just 2 months ago the game has already reached 25th place on the list of all time most played games with over 40,000 plays tracked. It has also been featured on a large number of non-Game Maker gaming websites.
I got in touch with the Australian creator of the game, Callum Foot, and asked him about his games success.
“I didn’t use any special promotion techniques, but I think the fact that Modern Warfare 2D was featured on Pixel Prospector helped a great deal – the game is scheduled to be released on the cover disk of Xbox 360 magazine in the UK so I might have to make some promotional cover art.
I think the name definitely contributes to the amount of plays because the real game is extremely popular at the moment which lead to the game being picked up by sites like Pixel Prospector.
With a different name I don’t think the game would have been so successful, but I did base it on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 from the beginning to end so the name wasn’t a last minute decision.
Top 25 most popular yoyogames in two months? I think that’s awesome! (is this some kind of record?) I do think thats pretty cool, but shouldn’t it be featured or something? Meh, I don’t mind!
I am working on creating an online version of the game and extending the campaign.”