A Big Update - With Pictures! :)
Heya everyone, Dani here :) Time (finally) for an update on how things have been going over the last few months (short answer: pretty great! :D).
NOTE:: At the bottom of this update is more information on the small print voting ~~~
As most of you know, I moved at the start of the year and finally was able to get back to work. But before I go into details, I want to announce that Dell / Alienware has decided to sponsor us with a couple new machines! My work computer is definitely a bit dated now, so their help is amazing timing. Huge thanks to the people at Alienware for believing in what we are doing and giving us a helping hand.
So, what has been happening besides that? Well, since James (the programmer) was a bit wrapped up with some other work, I've been free to go ahead and focus on more art assets (one of the biggest bottle necks for the project). As you know, I handle the character concepts....models...textures...and all the world maps...so I need to hop around a lot to make sure things develop evenly.
For example....these new character designs! (the "core group" now has an additional 3 characters, beyond Ilana and the main character). Here are the concepts, and happily their models are also almost finished.
Note: For those interested, when I do more character sculpting I'll be streaming on twitch as I work at http://www.twitch.tv/dani_sf (and I'll be tweeting before I start at https://twitter.com/StudioFawn ). I actually live sculpted a few already, but I didn't realize you had to manually save on twitch :| Oh well, plenty more to come.
Then, I've been continuing to write and chip away at design (of course, resulting the game world growing a little bit).
As that happened, I also began taking another pass at the world maps we had done...redoing a large portion of them and giving greater range of environments. Here are a few random ones to give you an idea of what I mean :)
Of course there are still a ton left to do, but I'm pretty happy with how things are going so far :)
For those who backed for the alpha tier. Don't worry, we will let you know as soon as we move forward with the build and be sending it out to you so you can have front row seats as the mechanics and world are built out more.
Anyhow, after that, we also got in a new prototype of the boulderling plushy! Still a bit more work to go, but he is getting cuter every day ((also, I think he is growing :|
And finally, small print designs! Just go here to vote on your top 2 favorite designs and I'll be sending them out as soon as I can. Sorry this has been a bit slow :)
Small Print Design 1
Small Print Design 2
Small Print Design 3
Small Print Design 4
Small Print Design 5
Small Print Design 6
Small Print Design 7
Anyhow, I think that covers everything for now :) We still have some of the tiers up on our website ( www.studiofawn.com ) so if you missed something the last time around, you still have time as we keep working away.
Thanks again so much for all of the support in making this possible. It is because of you that a game like this can be made :) We won't let you down.