First things first, backers who haven't filled in their survey information, THIS IS THE LAST CALL! We're already creating the content for backers, yes, right now, and we can't get it done without this information, anyone who has not done so before the 10th of March (yes, we've made a deadline for you!), we will assume does not want their rewards and we will proceed without creating the content, there is no other way we can keep momentum without holding back the process even longer.
Also, a note about these updates, as mentioned in the January update they will take place every month (without fail), but I have the preference to make them after the half-way mark of the month, so I can report on what has progressed, and goals for the rest of the month.
Lots of exciting things have been happening, so as usual I'll update based on some of our main focuses/workers!
MOONKEY (Matthew): Has tripled the efficiency of memory usage in the game, along with coding better map loading, sound integration for NPC dialogue, and implementing creature avatars for NPCs, meaning we can make arrays of talking creatures, cows, cats, and cucumbers to our hearts desires. Next comes using this to implement enemy spawns and behaviors, so we can make some nice juicy encounters/dungeons for you.
ZEEDOX (greg): Has, as always, produced some stunning buildings for us this month, he has finished all of the epic castle buildings (minus one we need done much later), as well as other unique shop buildings, caves/mines, and is going to be working on the unique location buildings for kickstarter backers! We have some cool stuff coming with that! including the twisted tower of a mad Jester, a dark mansion deep in a secluded forest, and many more.
ADAM (adam): Has been his usual busy self, matching up hundreds of story flags with the immense dialogue trees he's built, as well as lining up some deep story bases for some pretty cool mechanics to be built, and is now ready to charge headfirst into the kickstarter rewards to be made. We've gone through quite a few of these together, and you guys have some great imaginations! they're gonna be a treat to have in the game. We've loved these so much we're sparing no expense to fit them into our world as nicely as possible.
I (Jos/Jazza): Have been all over the shop as usual (since I have rather many bases to cover), including things like gathering over 400 NPC dialogue lines (voicing a few of them), writing a theme song, creating several new town maps and many others along the way, and rigging the games main story. My goal until the next update, is to have the entire main game's story/plot fully rigged and playable, including maps and random encounter locations, and getting a start on some more dungeons. Don't worry, we're all just directly injecting the caffeine into our veins.
a BIG round of applause to our talented contributors this month, especially voice actors who have begun the long process of getting the dialogue in game. They're gonna be a real trial to get done and dusted, but will add a LOT to the play experience.
Finally, thank you all once again for your patience and faith. I've said it from the beginning and I'll keep saying it, we're working our guts out on this and are more emotionally invested in it than I can express, it's the biggest task any of us have ever undertaken, but it's our passion, and we WILL deliver, in large part thanks to you guys!
Also, check out a screenshot of Silverton, Capital of the Northern Lands!
Until next time, stay classy San Diego!