Kickstarter Island + Better Update + Campgrounds Preview + Game Update #2 + Soundtrack + Frasier Review
Sorry have been way too complain-y again lately, there's something going on irl but eh. The Steam release problems didn't exactly help but still, NO EXCUSES.
First off, am fine doing the work and behind the scenes stuff but can't do the community things except updates and email, is that fine? Not trying to be mean, it's hard to explain. Need to get better at email though, got backed up again and will try to reply to them this weekend.
Was quite a dumb idea to plan to put this game on Steam and it p obviously was. Only backers knew this game wasn't going to be a AAA game and was going to be slower and a more casual exploration thing since you read the earlier updates. Was also a stupid title to use since the "_____ Simulator" games are supposed to be wacky. Tried to make it part funny and part semi-serious but eh.
Can't do this as a full time thing as planned, so have to continue as a hobby. Not sure how this will affect things but need to figure something out now -.-
Tried to make this update fancy to make up for previous unpleasantness. Check these sweet new header designs for example:
Look at that sweet blue and red stroke effect. PIXAR QUALITY RIGHT THERE
Kickstarter Island is open, here's the sweet promo pic for it:
UPDATE YO GAME YO!
It's at the Salty Rum Lagoon, should be easy to find. Also the "Adoption Trees" are a little lame, will try to update them. Was having trouble >.>
Be sure to find all the rocks, butterflies, stars and pictures to get that achievement BUT the posters aren't in yet so no Posters yet, more info below. If your submission (rock, art, etc.) isn't in email here:
ALSO EMAIL IF YOU STILL DON'T HAVE YOUR GIFT PAGE YET PLS
(and if you are having technical problems, will try to work on that.)
Included with the Island is the second game update which includes:
- Spelling error fixes (probably missing some still)
- Bigger hitboxes on some animals
- Placed barriers where you get get outside of the map
- Increased time before ducks would disappear into the void. Easily the most important part of this update, really makes the game playable.
- Getting Stuck:
Can not figure out how to fix the getting stuck in places. There's one fix but the problem with it is it allows you to walk up walls which isn't a good?
- Better Control Input:
Not sure how to go about this programming/menu wise.
- Card Drops:
It's odd that Steam Cards aren't dropping, the art was all uploaded and approved.
- Better Control Input
- More/Better Options for the menu
- Programming/Sound bugs
- Campground Region
Have been hard at work on the new region, the Campgrounds! :O
It's mostly planned out and got all the textures put together as well. Here's a sneak peak of the grass texture:
Please, try to contain your excitement.
Finalized (maybe?) the Backer Credits and made a special page for them:
Hope everyone is on there >.>
Here's a tutorial for how the background of the page was made, posted this before so think of it as a refresher:
And how the Backer Credits were made, first step picking out some base images:
Second step was editing the images to bring into After Effects:
Finally putting them into layers and animating them:
Also there were questions why the butterfly only has 1 antennae, think of it like it's a metaphor for something poignant. It has layers to it man.
There's a lot of complaints about being too sarcastic with things so was rethinking the Kickstarter Island poster submissions.
Here's an example of one:
Would stuff like that be fine or is it too mean?
ALSO! Would the person who didn't get their tree carved message in please email with your new message so I can put together your personal print and other physical rewards? Also that tree person who wanted a message on their tree, it was moved to the trees next to the pond, email if you can't find it.
Finished watching all seasons of a show called Frasier. It looks and sounds boring but it's pretty well written and generally relaxing to watch. One complaint is what the heck is going on with this hair:
It's on Netflix, watch the episode "The Ski Lodge" as a good example of what one of the show's best episodes are to see if you would like it or not.
Still have to ship things, it would make the in-game references kind of pointless if not.
The soundtrack should be on those specific gift pages now, so you can listen to the haunting whispers of the Spooky Woods while grocery shopping to make it a horrific experience.
If you're having trouble click the "Windows" tab on your gift page, the digital rewards are there.
PROBLEM: Freaking forgot to move the friggen smoking pipe into the Musuem, will fix in next update, just ignore for now.
ANOTHER PROBLEM: Can't make an announcement about the update on Steam, it keeps giving an error so don't know.
QUESTION: Is the game fun to explore even with the bugs, would it be fine if just make expansions/regions as is?
*Edit: Just noticed the fancy Backer Credits page isn't showing the Youtube video in the gray square, it was working yesterday but not anymore. Not sure why =/