Monthly update #11 — July
July update's here! This month has been a little slower than usual. The heavy workload really has taken its toll on our small team, so we've decided to take a small break—we're talking a couples days here—earlier this month to blow some steam off. Nonetheless, a lot of work has been done, and here's an idea of what we've been working on this month:
We've cast voice actors and chose the right people for the majority of the characters, including the protagonist, and we're very pleased with the acting they've provided. Ranging from raspy breathing of forsaken souls to the mad screeching of an old mad woman, these voices will make sure to lift up the hair on your skin!
Environment & Gameplay
This month, we've been working on a special puzzle-oriented segment of the game. In this segment of the game, the whole house is completely changed. Rooms are missing and replaced by other mysterious ones, some paths are blocked, and wholly new rooms are added. In this specific segment, expect to solve a lot of puzzles à la old survival horror.
Also, we've added quite the range of new environments to the game, that are tied to one chapter essentially. Expect to visit a cemetery, to be lost in endless corridors, leading to infernal fleshy and bloody sights, to walk into moving and weirdly shaped corridors, and much more.
Work with the backers
We've begun the work on some of the backer's pledges. Notably, we've finished the 3D model of Rakan Al-Mutawa, the backer who pledged for the "Become the ghost" package we've mentioned in an earlier update, and it's a' lookin' good! Sorry though, we won't show any screenshots ;).
We've also begun the work with a devoted backer named Chas! Pangburn. He's a Writer | Editor, and he's gonna be bringing a "side-quest" into Visage in the form of a comic (a dark one at that, of course) that will explain some of the back-story of the game! He has also volunteered in helping us make assets for the game and has contacted many artists to draw us some posters to display in the game, making the 80's house vibe feel even more real. Wanna know more about this kind fella, head out to his page right here: http://www.chasexclamationpoint.com/writer.
So yeah, maybe it wasn't such a slow month after all. Thank you all for supporting us, and know that the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight!