Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dev Diary #5 Quick and Dirty Gameplay video and updated character outfits.

Hey guys, this is Coralee. I created a quick 3 minute gameplay video for our IndieMega Booth submission to Pax East (hope they pick us!). It is a quick explainer video as trailers or fancy fluffy stuff wasn't allowed in the submission. I also figured out what was going on in our last video and why everything wasn't looking as nice as it should have in the end. It was being recorded at 320 px, the default for the new program we were using (Action!) This new one was recorded at 1020px so it is much clearer and doesn't look so pixelated. Chalk it up to using a new program. I edit our videos in Adobe Premier.

Alexander has been working on updating the character model's outfits, you can see his work in progress above in the video. I'll be editing their textures before release. Yaroslav is the only character whose textures are complete. He plans on working on the castle upgrading system next. It will be where you can upgrade your castle walls from wood to stone for example and pay for town services to open up like a dock and smithy. The castle you see in our trailer is the final iteration, when you arrive, you will have very little in ways of a castle for Kazakrom. 

This is Kazkrom's end result minus the services.

He will also be doing the halberd animations soon. It is what almost everyone in the demo wants to pick when we are at shows. Go big or go home.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Gameacon, Atlantic City Recap, New Demo now available

We had a great time in Atlantic City for the first ever Gameacon. We had a brand new demo to show off with a new audience though we had some people come by who saw us at Boston FIG and said that they loved how much the game had changed and improved since they last saw it.

There were quite a few characters in New Jersey. We had uploaded to our facebook page a player of the day for each of the 3 days of the show. Ms. Curtis was our player of the day for day 1. Her run and scream method worked really well for her, she beat the demo.

Run, Scream, Repeat = win

We found out something interesting about the New Jersey players vs the Boston players we didn't expect. The people in NJ were nicer to the prince. Most of the players in Boston told Prince Volga to "Sod off" in our demo and only 2  dissed the prince in New Jersey. 

Boston has no love for the monarchy.

Check us out on Indie DB, follow us and give our new demo a try, you can submit suggestions and bug find in our IndieDB forum, If you like what you see consider voting for us for Indie Game of the year on Indie DB. We would be eternally grateful and love to hear everyone's feedback.
Now for some more pictures from Gameacon, more can be found on our site.

Our friend from SWDTech games checking out Legacy of Svarog.