Nov. 1st update on Oct. 31st: It's a Halloween miracle!
Hey everyone! So tomorrow I will be at the GMX convention in Nashville TN. I'll be traveling there early and will be tied up the whole entire day, so I thought I'd get this Kickstarter update out for you today. Happy Halloween and thanks for understanding! :) By the way, as a side note, Scott Murphy and our Senior developer Tyler Drinkard have also decided to join me at the convention! If you're anywhere nearby and can come meet up with us, we'd love to meet you!
WHATS BEEN HAPPENING ON THE PROJECT RECENTLY?
This past week has been an insanely productive time. As previously mentioned, a major part of what has been taking so long is all the "under the hood" stuff that needed to happen on SpaceVenture. Now that we have a great system for adding new elements to the game and making them do our bidding (evil Halloween laugh), we are finally moving at the pace we feel we should be moving.
Scott, Mark and I traveled to South Carolina and closed ourselves up in Tyler's house for four straight days. We decided us getting together would be a good chance for us to make 100% sure we all got a grasp on the newly updated event system and scripts. This also gave us a chance to talk about a portion of the game that happens towards the end that has always felt incomplete as far as story and puzzles go. I'm happy to report, we got that fleshed out! I posted a small diary post about it here if you'd like to read! (Don't forget that if you don't have an SVRewards account, email firstname.lastname@example.org )
We were averaging 12-16 hour work days, but did manage to occasionally sneak away to feed our faces! :)
We also had a chance to record some behind the scenes footage while we were all together as well! And for the first time in 22 years, the Two Guys put some of there Andromedon costume on.
MEET MIKE PENNY, OUR HEAD ANIMATOR
We thought it would be cool to show case some of the SpaceVenture team in some upcoming videos. Here is a short video put together of our Head Animator, Mike Penny! Mike also does some of the modeling/rigging for us.
EPISODE 2 OF THE NEW BI-WEEKLY PODCAST BY THE SPACE QUEST HISTORIAN
Strap into your space jockeys and fly off into the nebulous with The Space Quest Historian, a bi-weekly show of all things tenuously related to Space Quest, SpaceVenture and The Two Guys From Andromeda. Soon the podcast will be available in iTunes, but for now, you can listen to it HERE!
First episode can also be found HERE
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Our friends at Adventure Mob, not to mention Lori and Corey Cole, have got a really excited Adventure game that needs funding!
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Thank you so much everyone for all of your support!
Chris Pope a.k.a your humble local intergalactic SpacePope