Teamstream #20 Tomorrow!
Hey MASSIVE CHALICE Backers!
We’re ready to roll with Teamstream #20. We’ll be going live TOMORROW at 4PM Pacific (23:00 GMT) on Friday, May 16th! Tune in at http://twitch.tv/doublefine
Extended Playtest Tomorrow
It's great to sit down and take stock of the project at pretty much every point of development. But it's even more important now that the video game actually feels like a real Video Game!
We realized the other day that we’ve only been showing the game in small snippets during the Teamstreams. It’s cool to dive deep into the creation of a specific feature, but we thought it would be cool to show you the big picture of what it’s like to play the game in its current pre-Alpha stage. We’ll be doing an extended playtest of the game, hosted at Brad’s desk!
Brad will be rocking a Google Spreadsheet™ to track any notes while he’s playing. We’ve made this one public so you can take a look at it if you want to! Here’s a link if you care to follow along at home! :D!
$100 Tier Giveaway
We still have some more $100 Tiers of MASSIVE CHALICE courtesy of backer Mark Kalinic! We’ll give one of these away during the stream tomorrow! :D!
And remember that this tier will let you design your own Bloodline for MASSIVE CHALICE using the Bloodline Editor!
Bloodline Editor Revamp
We've been working with Flash contractor wizard Jonathan Rodgers (@darkforestzero) on the Bloodline Editor and he's almost done. Derek has finished the final batch of symbols and we're going to roll out codes to Bloodline Backers in just a few weeks! (There’s still time to become a Bloodline Backer. Go here!)
We made one small change to the editor last week. Every time we display a sigil in-game we display it as a cool stylized banner. So why not let our backers edit that actual banner instead of just a square? We're hoping that we get even cooler looking sigils with this change when you're able to put symbols onto those neat triangles hanging off the bottom of your banner! :D
Derek’s been jamming on all aspects of UI design. That with Dan and Chad gettin’ it all coded up you’ll see a lot of these in the game tomorrow, like the new Hero Retinue list and the Regency Appointment screen!
We’re also starting to design and implement the final version of the Tactical HUD. Here’s some cool exploration from Derek of what it might look like!
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!