Message In a Bottle
You've found yourself at your closest beach, looking out into the distance.
"Jacob said January, it is now January, a January without Jacobs game."
You make a note you need to stop repeating January, it doesn't make sense. Also the stench is also quite pungent and smells of ass at this particular beach. You realise the romanticism of looking out towards the ocean reflecting on your life isn't always what it's cracked it to be.
In the distance you spot a message in a bottle that just washed upon the shore. It's for you, from Jacob. It says.
"Ah damn it. gotta push release back, but it's almost done. Also send nudes."
YO JACOB WHERE YOU AT?
So as most of you probably gathered, Paradigm won't be coming out in January! However don't fret, it's almost done,
- Every art assets is done (NOICE feels good writing that)
- 98% of SFX is done,
- The OST is done.
- 98% of Voice over is done. (what's left is odd pick ups and the in-game hint system. Leaving that till last after beta testing is done so I can make sure its balanced)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW?
- Heavy polish/bug testing/beta testing. ( Currently what I'm spending most of my time on)
- Admin stuff (figuring out Steam/setting up boring business stuff. )
- Marketing till release ~~~ (Trailers/demos/promotions etc.
- Final Audio Mixing (Jonas's Jam)
- Wrapping up the small bit parts of VO and directors commentary
WHY IS IT TAKING LONGER BRAH?
VO and proof reading went over schedule, was the main issue.
My Grammar is quite terrible (as you can probably tell from these updates haha) So it took a lot of back and forth to make sure it still made sense and was funny. There is ~50 000 words in Paradigm.
The whole process of VO also just took a lot longer than I expected. Finding actors, doing auditions, directing etc. Voicing Paradigm, 3 other characters and then editing/cutting up all the ~6500 lines. In conjuction with learning new audio editing software techniques.
I learnt SOOO much from this process, it was a lot of fun, but a crazy amount more work than I thought. (Holla to @headaudiodesign @wrench and @FrydaWolff for helping through audio growing pains)
WHEN YOU GONNA RELEASE?
I'm still going to refrain from giving a solid release just yet, only because I want to give a better ETA once I start doing heavy Beta testing (will be making available to backers who got this reward ASAP) So far I've smashed a lot of bugs but could be some unexpected stuff from others.
CAN I SEE SOME STUFF?
I've finished all art, however I wanna keep most of it on the down low as a lot of it is spoilers and wanna give you guys some surprises on actual release, however, here is some stuff anyway.
Potential Cover for a future physical PDF Manual. I originally was going to have this on release, however I decided that time was better spent finishing the game first, and will have it as a free bonus thing after.
New Year Sketch
Paradigm now has breathing animations!
May have seen me post this on Twitter and FB however it is officially in-game, but I won't ruin the surprise :)
Added Jonas to the director commentary.
Preview of some weird live action stuff I shot for Paradigm
That's about it for the update. Next update I should outline the full VO cast among other things. As always if you peeps feel I haven't answered something or want more info, hit me up at email@example.com and I'll always be happy to reply :D
I'm busting my ass as hard as I can to get this done everyday all day, I can't wait to show you guys the final product! It's super surreal to even see it in its almost finished form.