Interactions, Decorations, and Arriving at Mars
What's New this Month?
It's been over a month since my last update! But don't fret, I've been busy working on 39 Days to Mars, and things are progressing slowly... Read more
Tutorials, Pathfinding, and Storylines
What's New this Month?
I've talked in previous updates about implementing small hints and tutorials for individual puzzles, but I haven't spent much time on a over-arching... Read more
Minigames and Resource Management
Over the last month I've been working on a mix of content and systems for the resources in the ship. I've managed to stick to a schedule of implementing features... Read more
Ship Generation & Interaction
After making some tough design decisions last month, I've been able to make good progress on a number of fronts. In this post I'll run quickly through ship generation, "micro"... Read more
Finding the Fun
There's been steady progress on the technical side, but the big changes in this update are how I'm approaching puzzle design and developing the gameplay.
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Gameplay & Interface Progress
It's past time for a development update on 39 Days to Mars, and so this week I look at the new gameplay that has been implemented!
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Developing a Visual Style for 39 Days to Mars
This development blog entry looks at how I settled on the unique art style for 39 Days to Mars. It also stands in for game updates while I move 14,904km... Read more
Monogame and Going Multi-platform
39 Days to Mars is coming to Steam
We did it! After only 19 days on Greenlight, 39 Days to Mars was accepted into the latest batch of titles to be published on Steam. Thank you for voting!
So can... Read more
Characters and Animations
What's new this fortnight?
Releasing on Steam Greenlight involved a lot of tweaks and polish. The week before I recorded the trailer, there were still placeholder graphics for the main... Read more
We're in the top 100 on Steam Greenlight
After only 4 days on Steam Greenlight, 39 Days to Mars is now listed in the top 100 titles waiting for approval! With 5,046 "yes" votes, this is a fantastic... Read more
Teaser Trailer and Steam Greenlight
I'm very excited to announce that 39 Days to Mars has launched on Steam Greenlight! Head over there and vote, then check out the new Teaser Trailer below.
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New Artwork, and some Analytics
In this update there are a lot of visual improvements, as well as the usual planning and coding behind the scenes. Improvements in animation and rendering really help to bring... Read more
A Playable Puzzle and Sounds
Regular updates are posted on the 39 Days to Mars development blog. If you missed them, you can scoot over there now and read about: Behind the Scenes and Artwork... Read more
Heading into Development
The last batch of rewards were sent off today, so keep an eye on your mailboxes.
News and Updates
For the next 11-and-a-bit months I'll be posting updates about... Read more
Despite the fact that the printshop was underwater only two days ago, I received everything on schedule. I'm happy to say that the rewards will will be making their way... Read more
We did it!
In 30 days, 331 of us raised $3,424.33 for 39 Days to Mars. We even hit the first stretch goal, which means the game will be coming... Read more
The 48 Hour Update
There are less than two days remaining before the 39 Days to Mars Kickstarter campaign finishes!
I've been working to get the rewards assembled and ready to ship as soon... Read more
Three Days Remaining!
There are only three days remaining before the 39 Days to Mars Kickstarter campaign comes to a close! If you have friends who love adventure games, or steampunk, or astrophysics,... Read more
Add-Ons, PayPal, and a New Home
We've just passed the halfway point for this Kickstarter, which seems the perfect point for a project update.
Kickstarter uses Amazon Payments, which isn't available in a number of countries.... Read more
Linux, MacOS & Ouya
39 Days to Mars has hit its first stretch funding goal. Thank you!
39 Days to Mars successfully hit the $2000 stretch goal, and I'm excited to be able... Read more
We did it!
39 Days to Mars is funded.
39 Days to Mars hit its funding goal in record time, with 25 days still left on the clock. It's wonderful to see how... Read more
I'd like to thank everyone who's backed 39 Days to Mars so far! I really appreciate your support, your interest, and your comments about the game. It's going to be... Read more