Thursday, 4 September 2014

Poll Results and Update

So we'd asked you about whether you'd be likely to help fund us if we did a crow-fundraiser, and the result was positive overall - 60% said YES (2 only if we used Kickstarter), while the other 40% said MAYBE.  However despite the positive response, seen we only had 10 voters, it's hardly left us feeling confident about the idea in terms of having enough people interested in the game to make a funding campaign viable... so we'll just plod on with making the game as quickly as we can in what precious little free-time we have, for now.

In terms of Troll Song's development, Verse One is complete (apart from some voicing), and Verse Two is in production as we speak.  We've looking at having a lot of variety in the game and different types of puzzles, so while Verse One slowly introduces Clod's verb-based GUI, and when you meet another character who starts following you, there's an extra GUI to use, once you start Act II you will use a further two different GUI's!  We're trying to make a game that has plot and character development continuity, but is constantly presenting you with surprises and new challenges.  It's all working out well so far and we've had very positive feedback from our beta testers.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Update post - publisher, progress

So... the publisher we had high hopes of doesn't want to take on the game, which kind of sucks but it's hardly the end of the world.  In terms of publisher we have several good options, but in terms of securing / getting help with funding, there was one strong favourite.  Perhaps we'll try the Kickstarter route - maybe I'll do a poll on that to see if people would be interested.

In terms of Verse One, we have 95% of the artwork and animation done, 90% of the puzzles, pretty much everything's in place to get a test build done in the next couple of weeks.  Then we'll get the game voiced, some final testing, and release as freeware.  This will happen whatever else may happen in terms of publishers or funding, so hopefully you'll all be able to see just how far the game has progressed since we released the demo.  

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

While you're waiting...

... well, we're also waiting for potential publisher feedback, but we're also building the rest of Verse One.  Here's Clod examining the 4 basic directional views of the newest character to be added to the game (hint... he's NOT a troll! :-D)