|The main focus of CPGN
|The gaming industry has no shortage of games, but what they
are short on, is ideas. And it also feels like splitscreen multiplayer
has been largely ignored over the years.
I know I'm not the
only 1 who'd rather compete with friends and family rather than
strangers on the net. This is CPGN at it's core. That social interaction
between friends in the same room, eating, drinking, laughing, and
yelling at each other is something you can't replace with an internet
There will be net games too, though. Read on.
|CPGN unique features
No "faked" (bullets from center screen instantly scanning a hit onto players) gun mechanics, randomly generated maps, 1:1 button to action gameplay, all
gear at all times.
|Randomly Generated Maps
|Since the core of CPGN is competition, it would only make sense
that RGMs are the way to go. This keeps players from memorizing
maps to their advantage, and instead, forces them to think on their
feet, and engage other players armed only with skill and awareness.
If however you'd like to play a
RGM again later, just press the "add to favorites" button,
or write down the code it gives you to share with friends.
Later support will add a map editor.
|Weapons & Stuff
|Players & Vehicles
|Team Death Match
||Paint Ball CTF
||Predator (1 VS 7)
|Couch VS Couch: You and 3 of your friends on
1 screen, against another 4 on theirs.
||Buddy Battles: You and a friend (online co-op)
against 3 other teams of 2. Team work!
|Lone Wolf: Just you, full screen,
on any game mode, with 7 other players.
|During the main event of splitscreen multiplayer, communication
is easy. Turn to your friend, and scream at them. Slap them if you
Net games however, will have 2 different kinds of
1, is team chat. Hold a button and speak
to your team as if they're wearing an ear piece. Your whole team
hears you at full volume.
2, is enemy chat. Hold a button
and speak to everyone connected, except the source of the sound
comes directly from your character and is limited by distance.
I always thought it was weird that in most shooters, you'd throw
a grenade for example, and hear your character yell "grenade"
at them, when it could just as easily been you, yelling whatever
A faint "kiss my ass!" echoes from a
|After you select your profile, you're brought to the game selection
screen to vote in a game mode or play style.
the lowest skill rating always get their vote counted as 2. Votes
also add up over time until that game gets voted in, which then
resets it to zero.
This will ensure that those who aren't
as skilled are still a relevant part of the game, and ultimately
the night. Not everyone's a pro, and some people don't care about
winning. They just want to have fun.
|The skill system keeps track of your performance and averages
it from round to round. This allows for deeper challenge for those
just starting out and those defending their rank.
that no one stays a winner for simply putting more time in. That's
not skill. If you're a better player, it'll show immediately, both
in-game and on the scoreboard.
|Whenever new content is created for CPGN, everyone gets it.
Not as an add-on, but as an upgrade, for free, for everyone.
From what I've seen, DLC degrades most games by splitting the players
away from those who bought DLC and those who didn't, until it's
supporting community is so fragmented that it dies off.
rather have a game that reaches perfection as a complete package,
than make money from it's death.
Yes, CPGN will be more of
a service that gets better and better over time, but there will
be no bloating due to a pruning system based off community feedback.
Basically, anything that sucks will be removed.
|So you've read all about it
|Behind all of these awesome features, the game is really just
an elaborate tool for beating the crap out of your friends and family.
It's 1 of my fondest memories growing up, and I think the same is
true for a lot of gamers.
So help me, help you, all of us,
reconnect with those special times and create many more with a game
that's very core is based around the love of gaming and bringing
people together, in 1 awesome package. Couch Party Game Night!