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Explore and fight in a retro futuristic world. Swim deep into an oneiric, poetic and unique experience across dimensional planes
Explore and fight in a retro futuristic world. Swim deep into an oneiric, poetic and unique experience across dimensional planes
5,012 backers pledged €160,946 to help bring this project to life.

Update, March 2019

Posted by Studio Koba (Creator)
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Hello Backers,

We have good news that we want to share with you today.  And of course, we have an update of development. Let's start with the good news!


A new programmer is on board!!

Some of you might have noticed that we posted the recruitment information of the 2nd programmer on Facebook and Twitter. We met some talented programmers and finally decided to work with Dani. He will help our main programmer Manu. 

Dani loves retro games like us. It is important for our development that he understands the feelings of the retro games and cultures without explaining. And we can enjoy chatting about it as well :P

One of his important task is to integrate all sound effects and music. He will work closely with Salvador, our music composer and sound effect maker. He also help triggering NPCs, setting parallax in the unity scenes and so on!

He will start working with us from May. We are very excited to have a new member!! 

Left: Danny,  Right: Manu
Left: Danny, Right: Manu

And we have an animator!!
 

We introduce one more team member. Nito will work as an animator from April for the next several months. He has already worked for some animations since Kickstarter campaign. This time, he works full-time with us. 

He has been a good friend of Eduardo (the game designer) for long time. They have worked several projects in the past before Narita Boy. He understands very well about the quality of art, that Eduardo expects. It is nice to work with an old friend again. 

Ready for boosting the development with new team members
Ready for boosting the development with new team members

Development update
 

Having two more team members (Dani and Nito) is definitely very positive news for our production. It brings speed into this important phase of development.

Also, we are very proud to announce that all the art of Narita Boy is done! It means all sprites and visual elements are designed and waiting for being settled in Unity. 

There are plenty of NPCs and element ready to be triggered. Set camera movements, add FX and sound to the game and many many other things. But we have accomplished a fundamental and very important part of the development. From now on, it is a matter of polishing. 

As for the scene music, Salvador has done some great works. One of the music has the element of Baroque music and the traditional instrument from the Basque provinces. Sounds so epic!! We haven´t integrated it into the system yet. But just playing the demo with that music, which comes separately from the music player, already has a very nice atmosphere in the game. 

As we introduced our new programmer Dani, he will take care of the integration of sounds and images. 

We are on the right track of schedule as we plan. We are just hoping that we don´t have any big surprise of serious bugs. And wishing every team members stays in good health to keep working and crunch sometimes.

Nothing cool and fancy as a space. But full of ideas and retro games (Manu is a big collector), which is cool for us!
Nothing cool and fancy as a space. But full of ideas and retro games (Manu is a big collector), which is cool for us!

Survey reminder 

Please remind the backers, who have the following pledges. We need your photo to make you in the pixel soon. 

We sent an email to the person, who we haven't received the photo yet. Please kindly check your email and send us your photos by  April 30th.
 

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That all for today. 

Thank you for supporting Narita Booooooooy!


Best,

Studio Koba


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    1. Markus Stadler on

      ( ^.^)/ Nice News

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      Adrian on

      Good job with frequent updates! Cheers :)

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      Joshua Beeler on

      Thanks for the update, keep up the good work!

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      ricky on

      Good to hear. Good luck Studio Koba

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      Manuel Montoto on

      @Giovanni: They will need it :-)

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      Loris Gioele d'Errico on

      It's good to have updates on the developement. Keep up the good work!!

    7. Giovanni on

      Nice, good luck to the new coworkers :)

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      Manuel Montoto on

      Time to crack the whip. (Comment presented without smileys)