It’s the start of a new school year! This can be an incredibly stressful time. To help the new students better acclimate, we here at Sunken Places have three helpful tips:
1. Wear awesome clothes!
Every new student wants to make a good first impression (just ask Ted Kaczynski). First impressions mean a lot, and each year our new crop of crappie fret so. Will I fit in? Will the other students like me? What do you mean there weren’t almonds in your pudding?!? Well here’s a suggestion that’s bound to work--show up wearing an amazing hoodie!
That’s right, it’s the first prototype of the one and only Classroom Aquatic hoodie! Behold its glory! One thing’s for sure, any kid who comes to class wearing the Classroom Aquatic Hoodie will instantly be warmer than the day before. With your Classroom Aquatic hoodie you’ll never have that dream about coming to school naked again (so you can get back to dreaming about everyone else being naked!).
Not ones to rest on our laurels (or anyone else’s laurels for that matter), we’re already designing our next hoodie prototype, which will feature some dramatic changes--overlapping fabrics and stitch patterns, even a zipper. You can see a mockup of our changes here!
Coolest-Kid-in-Class tier Kickstarter backers and higher will be receiving a special version of the Classroom Aquatic hoodie—those who have seen it call it the greatest, most revolutionary, single greatest innovation in dolphin outerwear since Starkist started coming in pouches. But don’t the rest of you fret your fins off. You’ll be able to buy it through our online store page once they’re available!
2. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!
As Professor Porpoise once said, there are no stupid questions, only moronic mammals who ask them. But just like in Classroom Aquatic, we here at Sunken Places are always asking questions. “How do the dolphins breath in the school?”, “Should we integrate walking track pads into the game?”, and “Why is Professor Porpoise named Professor Porpoise if he’s not a porpoise?” The answers to those questions are: “There’s a special air bubble in the school”, “No”, and... “Hey, that’s actually a good question!”
Professor Porpoise is getting redesigned to fit in with the rest of the students’ design update, and part of PP’s touch up is to fit properly in the Phocoenidae family of toothed whales.
We’re just not sure if he’ll fit into his old chair now.
In addition to his new GQ body and rig, we are updating PP with the rest of the game’s streamlined code. Currently, his new model is being UV’d, which basically means we’ll be able to paint him easier. After that we’ll animate him, give him his voice and add him into the free demo of the game!
3. Teachers are your friends! If all else fails, seek their advice!
Even after you’ve made an amazing first impression with your Classroom Aquatic hoodie, you might still be worried about your grades. Will you succeed in this new school? Is your future on the honor roll or a sushi roll? Will the next Unity update break your build? Fortunately our third teacher, the Career Counselor, will guide you to the right path.
The Career Counselor always tells students to work smarter rather than harder, and exemplifies this by not working at all! Instead, he gets four enthusiastic (some would say power-hungry) students to do all his work for him--now that’s smart!
By now you’re probably on sensory overload, so we better say adieu (which is French for Sayonara my bichirs!). But don’t wander too far, because we’ve got a huge surprise planned for our next Kickstarter update (like George Clooney huge. Heck, like Mitt Romney huge!). Until then, remember that the bowline knot is the most useful knot when sailing, and yet it's still almost absolutely useless in any other circumstances! So what’s that tell you about sailing, huh?