We’ve been busy. We would like to first apologize for our lack of communication over the past two weeks. We’ve been working on our game jam project. It was a bit more ambitious than intended, and we’ve hit snags, but it’s almost to the point where it is fully playable. We thought we were almost done for the last week and a half, but our minimum product is nearly there now.
So, for our game jam we had been sitting on an Idea of an Action/RPG style game in 2D. The exact details are fuzzy because it’s a prototype anyway – we don’t want to flesh out too much work outside of the jam time, so our attention can be focused on our main game the rest of the time. We picked something in the direction of The old Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages and Seasons games for Gameboy Color. We have our music made, we have our visual assets, we even had a test level. We, however, have had trouble with our manpower coding. We’re making progress, though – we’ve got a few minor objects and the finer details of combat, and we’re good to go. The sounds will be lacking – one of the other snags we had to look into.
We’re going to be trying to used rigged skeletal animations for this project, as that was our experiment. We were hoping it’d allow us to take time off of our artist’s shoulder for this project, as you can see by the time it takes for us to do sprites now. Our music was given a test, and it’s actually stuff we’re happy to hear! The game play will be overly simple, but that’s something we expect with a small project like this. We’ll have a better feel for our operations after this, thankfully.
That said, we’ll have our work for our patrons hopefully in the next few days! And then we’ll get back to our main project – one that feels very ambitious in comparison to our current game jam product, if we were to plan for a full-length game out of it. But our ship sails on! We are going on, for you, our followers, but mostly, for ourselves and our dreams.
Thank you all for your time, and your patience. We apologize for the delay, as we are re-organizing internally after this project. Hopefully, this will help us operate more smoothly in the future. Thank you for reading, and we appreciate your support. Don’t forget to follow us on this blog and on twitter. And if you ever find our work something you want to support, don’t forget our Patreon! Have a wonderful week, and we’ll see you next week!