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Update #22: We’re back from the dead…?

Posted by Maddy Kenyon (Collaborator)
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The future of Blubber Busters & beyond!  

It’s been 8 months since our last update & the cancellation of our Kickstarter, but we’re still going. Things have still been slow without outside funding, but we’ve completed most of preproduction for the full game (an achievement in our book!) We’ll be making updates regularly, at least a few times a month, as we chug along.  

Over the next few months, we’ll be giving sneak peeks to that development including story, gameplay, alien races, and of course… space whales!

 

 

A *NEW* playable demo is coming!  

After completing most of preproduction, we’ve moved onto the nitty gritty of the game and creating a new slice for everyone to play. This time, we’re coming back with 2 playable levels (including 1 boss!), new enemies, and 2 playable characters!  

With this, we’re making sure that everything we put out from now on represents how the full game will play. That means we’re reworking Rudy’s kit (because we all know the prototype didn’t have all the bells & whistles), so expect a lot more action from Rudy here on out!  

If all goes to plan, we expect to have it available to the public in the 4th quarter of this year!  

Here’s a preview of the SVP that’ll be in our next demo:

Eva joins your party!  

Our second playable character will be the brainy but beautiful, Eva! Get ready to use the new swapping mechanic to help solve puzzles and destroy baddies with Rudy and Eva together! More to come on that soon...  

Not only will she have a unique, engaging kit, but she’s also received a visual rework since the kickstarter! Check here out in all her elegant glory & in our model viewer.

We modified her exo-suit so that her gloves are smaller (for that extra agility!) & some readability adjustments to textures to maximize her surgically precise gameplay.

*You hear rustling in a pile of scraps by the corner*  

A new NPC awaits Rudy in the station!

Fan Art Throwback!  

We had some amazing pieces of art from fans that supported us during the Kickstarter and we felt it’d be great to share that work again. Here’s a few pieces we loved (& if you ever create some fan art, we’d love to share it!)

 If you’d like to see the full size art, please visit our Facebook page.

Find Rudy in River City Ransom: Underground!  

Rudy can be found guest starring in a secret area of the beat-em-up River City Ransom: Underground. Just in time for the Steam Summer sale! Let us know if you can spot him! ;)

What lies ahead…  

We still have a lot of work to do before we can release the new demo and it’s still hazy whether we’ll do another crowdfunding campaign, work with a publisher or both. There are a lot of unknowns in front of us as we still keep the team afloat on our savings, but we’re making progress every day.

Patreon?

Would you guys be interested in donating a few dollars each month to support Blubber Busters?

 If so, please tell us! We’re considering to start a Patreon to help keep development moving. We can offer behind-the-scenes progress on the demo, but any spare pennies you may have can help! What are your thoughts?

Gruff is expanding!

If you like mutant goats & trolls, then the expansion for Gruff is made for you! Rage of the Trolls is a tactical card game where players join forces using teams of monster goats to challenge troll boss-fights! Support this awesome game, there’s only 6 days left!

‘Til next time, Busters.

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    1. Maddy Kenyon Collaborator on

      Thanks for all the feedback about Patreon, guys! We're going to discuss it a bit more with the team and see what we can do to make it worth trying. :)

      @Michael Considine: That's great feedback (& the direction we mean to take for the full game!) The prototype had a lot of polish missing and up-in-the-air gameplay elements that needed revising, but we'll be sure that the new slice we release has all of the best impacts we can give (enemy wise, polish, etc.) :)

    2. Maldoras on

      i hop on for Patreon,

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      Moose Cheese on

      Glad to hear things are still moving forward- I love the art/animation of this project! I'm glad you guys are going the Ori route for 2.5D games and not the MN9 variety.

      One thought/piece of feedback (better late than never?) - A somewhat old presentation, Jan Willem Nijman went over his thoughts on making an action game more enjoyable; one element was more enemies with less hp, rather than fewer enemies with more hp. When I played the original BB demo, that was one thing that came to mind as I tried to fry the enemies.

      Link FWIW- https://www.youtube.com/watch…

      Best of luck with everything!

    4. NightWolf21k on

      Great to hear that this didnt vanished somewhere in the meantime :-)

      And Patreon? Why not. i think i could spend one or two dollar a month extra there.

    5. Mr.Monttu
      Superbacker
      on

      Welcome back! Looking forward for more updates from you. I guess, I could donate a dollar on Patreon every month or something. ^^

    6. Michaeljack on

      Patron is a great idea. I'd be happy to support you guys there

    7. Maddy Kenyon Collaborator on

      Oh no! It looks like the link to the Gruff kickstarter was broken :( Here's the link if anyone wants to check out out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/31839895/gruff-rage-of-the-trolls

    8. CodyBunt Collaborator on

      Simone Pietro Spinozzi & LECOMTE Karl - We're really considering it! anything helps at this point. gonna wait to gather more info

    9. Simone Pietro Spinozzi
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      on

      Yeah, patreon is fine ;)

    10. LECOMTE Karl on

      Yeah, go Patreon !!!!!