MASSIVE CHALICE Update #40 - Teamstream #19 Friday Afternoon!
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE Backers!
2 Player Productions is back in the country and we’re ready to show off the game with another Teamstream! We’re going to show the Bloodline Editor (there’s still time for you to get YOUR NAME in MASSIVE CHALICE, go here!), enemy remodels, the Hunter Cadence Armor and a whole lot more!
We’ve been making a ton of tweaks to improve the initial experience of MASSIVE CHALICE. The feedback that we got on last month’s build for the Hour of Fun was great and we’ve already implemented plenty of changes to make the game more fun right out of the gate.
Join us for Teamstream #19 TOMORROW at 4PM Pacific (23:00 GMT) on Friday, April 25th! We’ll be playing through the latest build and showing off some new features for Heroes and Enemies alike! http://twitch.tv/doublefine
Way back during the Kickstarter we wanted a way for you to get your legacy into MASSIVE CHALICE and that’s what the Bloodline Editor will do! In fact, THERE IS STILL TIME FOR YOU TO GET YOUR NAME INTO EVERY COPY OF MASSIVE CHALICE by becoming a slacker backer here!
We're working with Flash programmer extraordinaire, Jonathan Rodgers (@DarkForestZero) to make this thing happen and he's crushing it! We'll show you our current progress and take some questions about it. We're also planning to create some more symbols to feed into the editor in the next week or two. We're soliciting feedback here, so pitch in your cool ideas for symbols and we’ll see if we can work them into the tool! :D
You can check out a preview of the tool here!
Please keep in mind that this tool is a WORK IN PROGRESS! We’re actively working to improve it and if you have suggestions about its functionality please chime in to the forum thread here!
On the last Teamstream we showed off Derek’s revisions to all of the enemy designs. Geoff has been hard at work over the last couple of weeks implementing these modeling revisions. We'll talk about the process on the stream, but the TLDR version is definitely "SIMPLIFY / CHUNKIFY." :D!
Hunter Cadence Armor
Derek is at it again, this time developing some ideas for the Hunter’s Cadence Armor. For this set we wanted a suit that would enhance the stealthing capabilities of the Hunter. Stealth is becoming really core to the Hunter’s identity. Normally you’ll have to end your stealth move next to a medium or tall blocker in order to camouflage into the environment remain invisible to the enemies. But with this suit of armor you’ll be able to move anywhere you like and maintain stealth.
The Forget Cadence enemies were a great place to look for the visuals of this new armor. Derek used the “Forget Mage” enemy (third from the right up top) as the inspiration for this new armor set. Check it out!
From now on we're going to be updating the Kickstarter page when we send out updates. We realize that some people want to follow the project only on this site and we want to keep you in the loop! :D
Can’t Join Us Live?
In case you can’t make the live broadcast you can find all our Twitch streams on the Double Fine YouTube channel here. And if there’s anything you want to talk about feel free to come to the MASSIVE CHALICE FORUMS and start a discussion! You can always check out the MASSIVE CHALICE blog for the latest updates from various team members.
See you Friday!
Brad and the MASSIVE CHALICE team! :D!