Update #28: The Final Push + Kickstarter Rewards!
First of all, we know we have been pretty quiet for the past three months. It was an uncharacteristic behavior from us, as we usually try to keep the updates rolling every month or so. We’d like to apologize for the radio silence, but rest assured that it’s not because Light Fall is in jeopardy or anything of the sort.
On the opposite, it’s because we were working on so many different things at once that we didn’t have anything conclusive to reveal. But today we do. We also have news concerning the Kickstarter In-Game Rewards. You can read more about that on the last section of the update.
Pushing the Immersion One Step Further
Light Fall is all about immersion. We want our players to experience an emotional journey; we want them to travel to the mysterious world of Numbra and totally immerse themselves. That's why the two core points of Light Fall have been designed for this very purpose.
Firstly, we have created the Shadow Core; a game mechanic that allows you to do as you please and explore as you want. In some way, the Shadow Core gives the players access to ultimate freedom. Secondly, we have developed an intriguing story, delivered by the grumpy narrator Stryx. The story and gameplay are both united in their immersive purpose. But we weren’t satisfied yet.
We went one step further and made the game itself feel much more immersive in its audio and visual aspects. The world of Light Fall has always been beautiful, but we also wanted it to feel alive. Our goal has always been to make it react to the player, that's why we have added multiple animations and interactions in the levels. Below are some examples of this new immersive world.
For the past months, we have also been working with Peak Media, an agency based locally. While Peak had mostly worked on films before, they were very excited about getting their feet wet in the video game industry. As such, they jumped at this opportunity and have decided to help us with the sounds of Light Fall. The in-game sounds are now much more professional and impactful. You can hear a few of them below.
We are very happy with the results so far and we believe these changes, when applied to the whole game, will make Light Fall much better.
Ironing Out the Last Details
Looking at the big picture, we are currently ironing out the last details for our complete alpha of the game. It means that, soon enough, we will be able to play the entire game from beginning to end. That also includes every cut scene, NPC and puzzle.
Last time we spoke, we said that we were working on the bosses of Light Fall. It’s with excitement that we announce that the bosses will be complete killers! Each boss brings its unique challenge and we can’t wait for you guys to face them.
For the cut scenes, we’ve also been working with the Sequence Group, based in Vancouver. With their expertise, we were able to plan the in-game cut scenes better and make them more appealing both aesthetically and story-wise.
Kickstarter In-Game Rewards
As we approach the final steps of production, it’s time we talk about the Kickstarter in-game rewards. We are getting ready to incorporate the rewards in Light Fall and will do so in the incoming months. To do so, we will need to get in touch with you.
Please pay attention to the following rewards:
- Your Own Landmark (80$ CAD)
- This Is A Pet Life (150$ CAD)
- Hey, I'm An Explorer (200$ CAD)
- Hey, I'm In The Game (300$ CAD)
If you are eligible to any of these, contact us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We will need some information from you guys; pictures, ideas and details about the in-game rewards you want to see in Light Fall. The sooner we get in touch, the more time we have to make sure your reward is added into the game the way you want to.
That’s it for now, we’ll be in touch soon as we’re getting closer and closer to release! Cheers and thank you for your support.