Development Update #24
Hello there folks, hope you are all doing well, and happy pride month!
Like I talked about in the last update, this update was going to be another "bare update" since the bulk of the material I worked on in the past month is all going into the updated demo, which I'd hoped to release to you all sometime this month.
Bad news: Literally just like what happened two years ago, right before I was going to release the demo for the first time, the computer I've been working on has suddenly stopped working
Good news: Again, just like two years ago, I immediately have a new computer on the way, it's supposed to get here in the next couple of weeks. Also, eldet is backed up every couple of days, so nothing's been lost, and all the drives on the non-functioning computer are still accessible, so there's no worry there.
The main effect of this hiccup is that the release of the new demo is getting pushed back a little more. Like I said before, I wanted to put up the new demo this month, but failing that, I'll post a little of the UI work I did last month, and some music (that won't be in the demo, so I don't mind sharing it)
The biggest thing I ended was the new inventory/menu screen
On this page you'll be able to see what you're wearing in full, check your character stats (attributes and route completion), read item descriptions, and store the various things you might pick up on your adventures
I also worked on how I was going to depict different stat levels while maintaining the motifs I already had going on, and this was what I eventually settled on
Other than that screen, the dialog box has been tweaked, the choice menu has been remade entirely, there's now mouse over sound effects for interacting with the UI-- a whole lotta structural things got done (that I was putting off because the coding was, uh, daunting...)
I also finalized the new main menu screen! Unfortunately with my computer being in the state it is, I wasn't able to do a screen capture of it, but I do have some low quality cellphone video recorded before things went south with the computer. A few folks had asked if I'd ever considered having an animated title screen and the answer was YES, I just didn't know what it should be, but I've got it sorted now.
Last, some snippets of music (the third sample is literally cut from the middle of a much longer track, so if you do listen to it, don't be alarmed!)
Take care! Hope you all have a wonderful pride month.