Developed by Jamie O’Brien, Steven Gladu, and Matthew Lachkovic.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Come Play Our Final Game!

We will be at Shaefer Hall 106 at SMCM from 6pm-9pm. Come meet the developers and artists, and play the game you've been hearing all about. Be there or be boring!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hey friends!  Here's some media to tide you over until Monday:

Testing out a new part of the map:

Showcasing the finished touchscreen controls:

Here's the new title screen:


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

promo materials and new stuff

Close to the End

Hi folks, Jamie O again.  It's been a while since my last post--don't get discouraged, though!  We've all been working very hard to get this game out the door.  Our beta copies were due out last week on Monday.  This upcoming Monday, the game will be finalized and demoed on campus.  My job right now consists of aggressively hunting for bugs and ranking them on their priority, as well as using the same prioritizing system for any new features and assets.  We want to include as much fun as possible, but we also want to ship a polished product that runs smoothly.

There are certain features that are on the cutting line--maybe we can get them in, maybe we'll run out of work time.  So many extra items, enemies, movement types.  I can't even imagine how amazing this game would be if we had another three months.

Another thing that's happening is a bit of retrospective.  I talk with Matt about the system we have and the tools we're using.  Knowing what we do, would we use the same setup?  Probably not.  With the new Unity 2D library released, it's a tossup between learning to use that, or migrating to LibGDX.  We'd definitely use a different system for file management between all members of the team--it's been rather easy for files to fall through the cracks in our current setup.

We're making great strides.  The map is nearly complete.  Natty Boh's behaviors are done--we just want to tie in some new animations for his swimming and jumping.  Most of the enemies are acting the way we want them to.  Right now, the interface needs to be polished and finalized.  Then, the title screen will be getting a proper facelift.  The map will get tested extensively.

And then, we publish.