Update on Approvals, Unique Game Piece
So in the last update we spoke about the unique game piece, and how we had submitted the final graphics. We finally heard back from Capcom on several things, and we're here to update you with results.
So apparently there is a new producer for Mega Man at Capcom. There has been some interesting notes on our graphics, but for the most part it's simply centering on the dice. We were asked to revise one of the dice faces last time, and now they're coming back with another. Originally, for our “Run” dice face, we evidently used unofficial artwork, but the rest of the dice faces were approved; with this latest pushback, we were now told that the “Aim” dice face was unofficial and couldn’t be used, but we learned at the same time the original “Run” face was official. We have 'officially' pushed back saying if possible we'd like the original “Run” dice face that we were told wasn't official but apparently now is as well as keeping the “Aim” dice face. This seems to be the big hang up right now. We have some emails going back and forth but are waiting to hear from Capcom on our dice proposals.
Color Game Pieces
Oddly, as the person who writes this update was starting the process, I received an email from Capcom approvals. And good news! All the color pieces have been approved! So we've already started production on all of them. The saga of this was that one of the Mega Man's had skin color on his neck, and Capcom wanted it to not be skin colored. However, when we told the factory, they decided that it was actually supposed to be an entirely different thing based on some artwork they saw somewhere and changed all the Mega Man pieces neck guards to be the same color as his chest. This of course, was not what we wanted, and we had to go back to them and then it took them a little while to get the models back to the original state and fix the one in question. With Fire Man, they wanted the flames lighter, removing the eyebrows from Oil Man, adjusting the pink on Rush to be lighter, and Sniper Joe to have a silver belt buckle instead of gold.
They asked us to submit when we had all of them, so even though we had the updated non-Mega Man pieces, we had to wait until we got the updated Mega Man. Now that the game piece hurdle has been finally crossed, we are now just waiting on final graphics approval and we hope that comes quickly.
Unique Game Piece
For the highest backers, we offered a unique game piece. This is something that we're producing through other channels since we need significantly less, and so therefore it's been started later. We used models as a base that had already been approved to try and speed the process. As you can see below in the images, we are having the unique game piece be Mega Man on his faithful companion Rush!
We were waiting to make sure Capcom saw it first before we could show our backers, as they've requested to see things first lately. However, now that they have seen it, we have it here to view. They have some comments on how Mega Man is standing and some notes on Rush, you can see them here:
Since we're not using a middle man this time for sculpts, our response time has improved greatly. Today he gave us the following updates: