zorkie to me this morning: "Bloggie seems kinda slow." Me, 3 hours later when I deigned to load Bloggie for the first time this morning: "Yeah, it is sorta poky." I checked the load average and it was fractional, under 1, so there was no reason for it to be slow. We decided there must be gremlins in Slicehost's network and left it at that. Then people started showing up from Google looking for hints for Ferkakta by Night and posting comments.
Not grasping the enormity of the phenomenon just yet, I checked the logs to see where these two kids came from. I thought maybe some teeny tiny site linked to that one game. I did a grep and the screen just kept scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. That's when I realized something was going on! Holy crap! World discovers zorkie's games!
The reason Bloggie is a little poky today is that over 8,000 people and counting have been playing zorkie's games all day. She's been linked from Turkey (over 2000 Turks are playing her games), Poland, Brazil, all kinds of weird places! I made this referer snapshot about ten minutes ago and it was at 8,326 players. Since then it's already gone up to 8524!!!
Cheers zorkie mou! Congratulations, the world has beaten a path to your door. It's hilarious, I wish we could understand what's written on all those foreign language sites. On the Turkish one, she has received 33 comments for House, 68 for Ferkakta by Night, and 53 on Shipwrecked. On the biggest referring site so far, escapegames24 which linked to House, she's got a thread with 207 comments!
Update Tuesday 12:46 AM: 26890 now! When I last checked it was 300 less, just a few minutes ago.
Update Tuesday 3:51 PM: 50370. Un-fucking-believable.
Update Monday 10/20 2:35 PM: our logfiles are rotated every week. The total until Sunday is 128,060 players, and the total since Sunday is 9,337 players, for a total of 137397 players.