Hello again backers and friends!
For this update I was very keen to show you some new video footage of the game now that we've spent a bit of time tidying things up after our switch to Unity 5. Below you'll find a video showing you gameplay footage from our current build of the game showcasing the new lighting and texturing.
The video is a bit compressed but hopefully you’ll be able to see a big difference compared to the demo released at the start of our campaign.
I’ve also been working will Paul quite a bit this last couple of weeks on the in-game menus (perhaps not the most exciting aspect to game development but very important nonetheless!). We had hoped to show them in this update but, alas, they aren’t quite integrated into the latest build of the game just yet. Rest assured we intend to show you them in motion in our next update!
The big task Peter and myself are working on at the moment is getting all the props we need to make each room on board the Imperialise look unique. Props like this interactive treadmill and completely inconspicuous economy toaster:
James will be popping in for a couple of weeks again this month to help us concept the remaining parts of our ship and the other environments in the game. We're looking forward to being able to share them with you in our next update.
In the press
Also, shortly after we posted our last update an article written by friend of many adventure game Kickstarters Serena Nelson went live on Cliqist.com. While at GDC I'd the pleasure of meeting her colleague Greg Micek and gave the team an updated version of our Kickstarter demo. Do nip over to Cliqist.com to read Serena's thoughts.
gr8 nü txt adventure
Many adventure game fans will be familiar with the Hector: Badge of Carnage games from Telltale and Straandlooper. Now the creative mind behind Hector and good friend of ours Mr Kevin Beimers is about to release his latest game Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark on consoles and to celebrate/ engage in some light hearted guerrilla marketing, you are all invited to participate in the Particle Zoo Text Adventure!
Ok, perhaps some more explanation is required. To quote Kevin, "it's like a crowd-sourced text adventure" following the story of Englert, a character you bump into during the Lost Quark. Each day Englert is presented a choice Twitter users decide his course of action, after an hour, the story is updated.
The story began on Saturday so swing over here to get up to speed and participate in Englert's adventure.
As ever thank you for coming back to check up on our progress, looking forward to sharing some more cool stuff with yourselves very soon!