I know, the updates… I can only apologize for lack of them here.
Here’s the thing- whenever I’m focused on work, I’m totally ONLY focused on it.
For the last six months (yikes!) I’ve actually not added much to the game code. At this point most of it is already created. However, I’ve done a lot of rework of some mechanics, and I mean A LOT OF REWORK.
Firstly I’ve had such a struggle to create a good marine transportation mechanic (aka using the boats to swim from island to island). As it turns out, my initial idea, to keep it only in side-scrolling, was actually a huge mistake. A boring disaster, and let’s spare the details.
Right now player will still be able to travel via boat, ship, or any other source of transportation from island to island. However since the two dimensional, side-scrolling plane was actually a limit, I’ve decided to scrap that idea (after three months of struggle with it! :/), and this whole mechanic was moved to a top-down, free for exploration, „mini” game. Now players not only will have an option to go to left, or right. All four directions on your modern day compass will be accessible! This opened some opportunities to add new islands, new events, and actually expand already huge world.
And you know what that means? A lot of new sprites to draw, some to animate. Actually the whole overworld map is now being in redone with top-down perspective, ready for the players to navigate on it, and encounter some nature’s finest… gusts of wind, whirlwinds, islands, wreckage of ships, NPC controlled ships (ready for combat, trade, or quests), and a ton of other things that I should probably remember, as a designer of my own game… Yeah 🙂
– It’s like, reallly, realllllllly primitive and not fun.
– I think that these are little bit better. I wish that I will get some time to make them move. Animated trees would be so awesome to have!
A lot of older sprites, as well as new ones were being created in the last three months.
Someday I will release the demo for the game. Someday.
PS: I also blame my lack of will against Overwatch, for being lazy and not writing here. It’s just too good to not play it.