Here's What's Up!Posted: October 19, 2011
I have a laptop! it’s not the one I wanted, but my stepmum managed to find it cheap, and it works (better than the old one did in fact, but that’s not much of a challenge lol). Covered entirely by the money from kongregate ad revenue.
So, where does that leave my projects, Fell Tracer, Swift*Stitch, Lottie’s Dungeon, Pixexix and Sarah’s Run?
Swift*Stitch is now my number one priority, and what’s more, I’ve submitted it to the IGF! I figured I wouldn’t since I’m unsure how a game like Swift*Stitch would fare in the IGF’s judging process, but I thought if I could sell 10 special edition preorders at $10 each, the entry fee would be covered and I’d have no reason not to submit. so that happened, and I also recorded some video of it, which is new!
I’ll be working towards getting the game ready for beta testing now, but it’s not far off 😀
worth noting, you can already buy the brilliant Swift*Stitch soundtrack here, Aeronic did a brilliant job, better than I could have hoped for, and he deserves some money for his efforts, I’m sure you’ll agree when you listen to it 🙂
Whilst this game is probably as near to completion as Swift*Stitch, I’m the only person invested in it, nobody has spent time making music for it, and nobody has spent money on pre-orders. I think it’s pretty rad for a small cute thingy, but Swift*Stitch is taking priority over it for now 🙂
that said, I’ll probably continue painting environment screens from time to time, since I do like to paint to unwind, I just won’t be doing it obsessively like before is all 😀
this is my number 3 priority at the moment, maybe it should be number 2, but all I’m doing for the time being is occasionally opening it up once or twice a week, looking at a few scripts and thinking how I’ll implement stuff. I know by the logic I used for Fell Tracer, this should be a higher priority, but it will take ages, this list of projects is way too long, I’m finishing games I can finish sooner, Lottie’s Dungeon cannot be finished this year, not the way I want to do it.
as I’ve said on Lottie’s blog, if you’re not cool with how I’m getting on and you have placed a pre-order, send me an email and I’ll refund your purchase, I promise I can understand if you want that 🙂
I work on pixexix when I’m making 3D art, it’s only then I can really put it through it’s paces, and know what’s missing and what’s good. so I won’t be working intensively on pixexix until I get back to Lottie’s Dungeon, though sooner or later I’ll probably look into adding .pdf export/import, since that just sounds like a fun exercise! 😀 as it is, I have a couple of pro features implemented but not yet released, I’d like each release to have something in both the free and pro versions, but I may just skip that and add an update that only has bug-fixes for free.
this is for after Lottie’s Dungeon, though it’s still not far from my mind. I had a quick playthrough the other day and thought of a ton of things I want to add, and I can’t wait to get back to work on it. if nothing else I’ve gotten WAY better at this game-making stuff since I released the preview, and I want to throw my new skillz at this game! 😀