Don't You (Forget About Me)
What's been Jacob doing? Did he forget about me? You've been staring at your email. You've been checking your phone. You even re-installed an outdated messenger program that you used back when you were a kid just to see if I was on there. You used to talk to this girl/guy for hours all nighton there, then you saw them at school/real life and didn't speak a word. Anyway, I was no where to be found, not even on omegle. Alas you waited. One day I emerge on horseback holding puppies and kittens, while singing your favourite song, be it Disney, rock or neo-retro-classical popfunk noise. You find on each kitten and puppy a heart shaped box, which each contains a Paradigm update tidbit. You now remember why you backed Paradigm.
So what have I been doing these past months? Quite a lot actually, I have quite a chunky update which will be sure to make some part of your body tingle or fizz.
The whole game is "built' so you can play start to finish, almost all the dialogue, puzzles and object interactions are in there, except for a few backgrounds and the very ending of the game. Basically I went through and built the game with "placeholder assets" So the base/skeleton was there so I can just plug in assets.
This is super exciting! So what is not in there? (feels pretty cool now to have a list whats not done, much smaller to what is done)
-Roughly around 20 percent of the art is still needed
-Voice acting for Paradigm (second half of the game)
-Voice acting for characters not done by me.
-The ending is not fully written (need to make sure this is really good)
- REFINE REFINE REFINE (I will be going back and forth constantly refining the dialogue to make it as funny as possible, and making certain 'programming' run as smooth as possible. Then even more refinement)
-A large chunk of the music is done, Jonas is on schedule with all his work like the beautiful man he is.
So lets start out with some Eye Ball pick me ups. I'm going to include a lot of stuff. Some I've posted on social media, some I have not. I've also been doing a heap of animation for ambient background stuff, but I'll leave that for when you play the game.
Paradigm in the Multiverse.
Clay test for something in Paradigm
Computer life study.
Glam metal info station
Act 2 Interface for fast travel
The thumbnail that I used to create above.
Writing for Paradigm Act 2
Post-apocalyptic dating simulator artwork. (minigame)
First page of a story book inside Paradigm
Item in Paradigm
Character Concept evolution
Close up of above concept.
Hair metal grandma sketch.
Close up of hair metal grandma
Water cooler study.
Water cooler character in-game
Cupcake Salesman closeup
Secretary Knight close up
Hair metal pug
Alright so that's some of the art I've done. There is more, but most of it is animations, which there are too many to put in the update for now.
Here is a little taster of a new WIP track from the OST
SO WHEN IS IT COMING OUT?????
This is a super hard question, and something I've been thinking about a lot lately. As usual I want to be open as much as I can with you guys. I'm really sorry to say, that it probably wont come out this year even as much as I'm busting my ass. I really, really want this game to be the best thing it can be, and I don't think it will be up to my standards by the end of the year. Especially the last bits of refinement to give you guys a shiny product when I finally do release. So I will be delaying the rough ETA to early next year. I hope you guys understand, if not, there is always the angry Kickstarter backer email generator.
Saying that, I have a little project that I will be releasing very soon which will literally let you track me when I'm working. That website is
WWW.ISJACOBSITTINGONHISBUTT.COM (not live yet)
So every time I sit on my chair, it will update a website if I'm sitting down and working via a pressure mat on my chair. You might be thinking? Jacob you could just put a Christmas ham on there, no one would know. Well I've got that covered. Everytime I sit down it begins to record a time lapse of me which I will upload every couple of days. This way, I can not procrastinate at all without you guys seeing it. (if you ever watch it haha)
Here is a sample of the time-lapses over a couple of days that I will be uploaded regularly when the website goes live.
Much love <3
KICKSTARTER SHOUT OUTS!
A comic about the lifes of dungeon monsters when they are hanging around waiting for the heroes.
Alright so this first shout out is really close to my heart. These guys are who inspired me to take Paradigm to the next level, also they are the reason why my art is at the level it is at now. Without them Paradigm probably wouldn't exist! So check out their Kickstarter for their comic Steve Lichman.
GO TO THE KICKSTARTER HERE
Read a bit of their comic here
An horror adventure game using the same engine as mine.
Psychological horror adventure game from a horror movie director based on dynamic scenario.
An epic story lived by characters who absolutely aren't. Thus, gags.