In This Update:
- Progression Report
- XboxOne Certification Process Update
- GDC San Francisco 2016 Update
- Release plans - XboxOne, PS4, WiiU, Steam
January has been an extremely productive month for us, followed by a great start to February. We are hoping to have a fully completed version of the game where players can play from A to Z without interruption, early next week. This means that the next few days are going to be crucial and we’re all praying that no new bugs arise in the coding. It seems the closer we get to completing the game, the further away it feels.
We will be getting some help from a professional quality assurance team and once we are done squashing the bugs they report, we should be ready for beta testing.
XboxOne Certification Update
If all things go as planned, we are hoping to have a playable version of the game done by the end of the week. This is the main focus behind the XboxOne certification process therefore we feel we’re almost ready for assessment to begin.
GDC San Francisco 2016 Update
As mentioned in the previous update, we are attending GDC in San Francisco this year from March 14-18th, 2016. We have now received our booth number, PL319 which is located in the GDC Play exhibit area of the event. We can’t wait to attend the event! GDC is always a great way to meet our gamers first hand and get a good feel on what people think of the game. If any of you are attending GDC please come by, we would love to meet you!
Release plans - XboxOne, PS4, WiiU, Steam
As mentioned in previous updates, we are planning to launch first on the XboxOne. After that we will continue on to PS4, Wii U and Steam release. The order of releases after the XboxOne is not set in stone, but it seems likely that we will do the PS4 and WiiU before a Steam release. Beta testing will only be on Steam since doing a beta test on a console is likely to delay launch on the given console for months.
That is all from us this time! We’ll be back mid next month with hopefully some big news for you guys, stay tuned. For anyone interested in a more personal view of our production process, check out our Instagram account: @SnowcastleGames.
Other exciting projects worth mentioning
Spiral - A Crime Noir Comic
Our extremely talented scriptwriter Magnus Aspli has now launched his new comic book series, Spiral. Spiral is a crime noir saga set in London where two families, on opposite sides of the law, spiral out of control. Go and check out his Kickstarter campaign, support and spread the word!
Dragon of Legends: An Online Cross-Platform aRPG
A fellow indie developing team has launched their Kickstarter campaign featuring a really cool and unique style of game-play. Go and check out Dragon of Legends and give them some love!