The Eyes Have It, Vox Robotuli
Just Days Left!
It says 3 days left on the big countdown and 78% funded on the progress-o-meter. We're close, but time is very much against us. Work those social medias, talk to your friends and colleagues, make some (polite) noise about MTS anywhere you think more potential fans may be. If you're able to increase your pledge a bit that would also help immensely.
Enough money talk! Let's talk game design...
The Eyes Have It
In an earlier update I talked a little about trying to get more character into the Buddies. There were two things we wanted to explore. The first is giving the Buddies eyes, and Pipsissiwa kind of went to town on the task...
We'd like to know if you think this adds character. Please use the Comment button at the end of this update to let us know what you think (and tell us any particular eyes that you really like or dislike). It'll be quite an effort to get them in, but if you think it's worth it then we'll do it!
The other option is to give them voice. We couldn't possibly afford to fund voice over, so that's out. Robotic voices from using a text-to-speech system (with some tweaking) might just work. MrNoyj worked up a sample WAV file...
Perhaps we'd just use voice for really critical Buddy text. We may attempt to use it for all Buddy speech, but I have my suspicions that while exclamations will be fine, nuanced Buddy banter will seem too flat.
Your input and feedback on Buddy voices is appreciated. Use the Comment link at the end of this update.
We took part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday. Some of the answers even surprised me. Check it out here.