It's taking us a long time to finish the game, but rest assured that we’re committed to making the best virtual reality underwater dolphin test cheating game ever made! Speaking of which, we’ve done a lot that we’d like to show you!
Every student could use a helping fin to get the career of their dreams. Luckily, dolphin school has their very own Career Counselor!
For the Career Counselor, professions are his profession (fortunately he’s not teaching grammar!). He instills confidence and motivates his students by example!
Well… he works smarter, not harder. Of course, every teacher needs a classroom, and the Career Counselor's is tailor made to be as inviting and friendly as possible!
CC’s classroom will be as open as your job prospects when leaving school-- which means that you’re not going to have a lot of room to cheat with his four hall monitors marching about!
Right now we’re adjusting the lighting, finishing a few textures, and making sure the shaders are working properly in CC’s classroom (hey, that’s what the Career Counselor would do!).
And of course, what would a classroom be without a bumpin’ soundtrack to go along with it? Here’s a snippet of the Career Counselor's theme that’ll be playing while you’re taking CC’s career guidance quizzes!
Lastly, we've got a new Classroom Aquomic for you all!
That’s all for now, but we have exciting things planned! For instance our artists, Mickey and Adeline, will be recording videos about their work on the game!
Till next time, remember that pufferfish only puff up when they’re stressed. If you want to see a pufferfish really puff up, get them in a self-confirming puff-loop by telling them they look like they’ve gained weight!
Hey there all you delinquent dolphins-to-be! Remy here, with another update about Classroom Aquatic!
Our intended release date for Classroom Aquatic has been bumped, as it turns out the last 10% of asset creation is taking longer than we anticipated. The remainder of items left on our to-do list pretty much all fall under polish, such as texturing 3D objects, doing our final drafts of the soundtracks, and implementing lighting effects and other technical art. Don’t you worry: just like in school, being late doesn’t matter so long as what you hand in is great!
Again, we apologize for the delay for the release of Classroom Aquatic. This delay is not caused by porting: our goal is to make the game the best it can be on every platform, and we're dedicated to do just that.
In the spirit of the mechanics of the game, we’d thought we’d give you a peek at how the first two are coming along, and then have a mini update later on about the last!
First up, textures! We want the world of Classroom Aquatic to come alive, including the place you’ll be living! This is your bathysphere dorm room!
The bathysphere dorm room functions as your home away from home, your reverse fishbowl under the sea, during your time abroad in dolphin school!
In game, it functions as your main menu, where you tweak options in the onboard computer, view achievements in your trophy rack, and go through the campaign in your daily planner!
Now that we’ve seen some sweet stuff, why not lend a little listen to one of our latest soundtracks? Our almost-aptly-named sound designer, Eric Cappello, has composed a piece for the Science classroom! Eric’s pieces are composed to capture the theme of the classroom, the teacher, their subject, and how the test is taken. As well, they keep pace with the time to let the player know how long they have left! Check out this snippet of the Science soundtrack, and see what you can interpret from it!
That’s all for now! Until next time, remember that seaweed can easily be mistaken for the tentacles of a man-eating sea monster. That’s because the tentacles of a man-eating sea monster feel just like seaweed!
Hey there all you fanciful flounders! Remy here, reporting from our underwater development studio with an important update about Classroom Aquatic!
As our followers know, Classroom Aquatic is designed to be a game that you can dive into and play whenever you want. Now, we’re most excited to say that thanks to the folks at Daydream, soon you’ll also be able to play Classroom Aquatic wherever you want! That’s right: Classroom Aquatic is going mobile!
I don’t mean to hyperventilate, but do you understand what this means? And before you say “Actually yes, we think we do understand”, I would say that you don’t understand what this means, otherwise you’d be way more excited! And since I stopped you from saying that, you don’t now have to say “Really? Alright, I’m sorry, please go ahead and tell us what this means?”, and that’s OK because I accept your apology and was going to tell you anyway.
This means Classroom Aquatic will be playable on Daydream-Ready Android devices. Take it with you to the beach, or on a boat, or by the pool, or any other place where it’d be perfectly normal to be seen wearing a VR headset! You could also bring Classroom Aquatic into your class at school. Just imagine-- while you’re playing Classroom Aquatic, trying not to get caught cheating in the game, you can be trying not to get caught playing the game in your real classroom!
Speaking of daydreaming, we wanted to share a little of the creative stuff we’ve been thinking up for some of the levels in Classroom Aquatic. Come take a peek at some concept art!
First off we have an experiment being run by Doctor Delphinidae:
The newspaper isn’t part of the experiment: the cuttlefish just likes keeping up with current events.
Here’s a concept layout for a super secret classroom!
We’d tell you more about it, but then it wouldn’t be super secret.
Finally, here’s an object that we’re thinking of putting into that super secret classroom!
Look how happy it is! Imagine seeing it up close in VR, too!
Last, we had a chat with a cool person from PopOptic about our game. If you’d like to read about why we’re not worried about a cheating epidemic following the release of our game, swim on over here and give their article a read!
That’s all for now! Till next time, remember that whenever you’re at the beach and you put on a VR headset, this thing will come out of the water and watch you!
And when you take your headset off, it’ll go back underwater, but it'll still be there.
It’ll still be watching you.
Hey there all you conch potatoes! Remy here, with an update about Classroom Aquatic that is so cool it could reverse global warming!
You’ve already met Professor Porpoise, the History and Delphinities teacher, who patrols his classroom trying to stop pupils from peering at each others’ papers. Now it’s time to unveil our newest teacher: Doctor Delphinidae, the Science and Mathematics teacher!
While Professor Porpoise cruises the rows and columns of the History classroom, Doctor D monitors the science students from the front of the class.
There, Doctor Delphinidae periodically peers, reviewing the class.
But years of looking into microscopes has taken its toll on the science-minded cetacean’s eyesight, and any seasoned diver will tell you how quickly glasses fog up underwater. Cheaters should take note when the glasses come off!
As the semester progresses, more and more research grants will float the school’s way, allowing for the invention of super-scientific anti-cheating gizmos. What devilish devices will Doctor Delphinidae design? With any luck, you won’t need a JSTOR account to find out!
Speaking of incredible machines, we’re happy to announce that we’ve gotten our gloved flippers on an HTC Vive!
It’s official-- Classroom Aquatic will be available for HTC Vive hardware! We were trying to think of a way to commemorate this announcement with something special, so we made Gabe Newell into a Nudibranch.
Finally, we wanted to share our comic with you all on Kickstarter! For the past few weeks, we’ve been drawing Classroom Aquatic Comics—Classroom Aquomics! These little comic strips are a way for us to explore ideas about our world in a few funny panels. Our newest one even has Doctor Delphinidae in it!
That’s all for now! Until next time, remember that when it comes to school science fair projects, you’re not impressing anybody with that baking soda volcano. More like half-baked-ing soda volcano.