Sunday, November 16, 2014

Whim Independent Studios - Development Log #29

Hey readers and supporters, back with the 29th development log!

It's been a few months since I've last posted about development of Selatria.

Since the last development update posted in September, we've taken a lot of steps in order to update the game and get it ready for a Kickstarter release.

The most important feedback from our initial Kickstarter draft was that the graphics were still RPG Maker default tileset assets. We took a few months to take the designs of the game back to the drawing board. Jennifer was tasked to immediately hop on developing new original scenery assets for the project.

While all of the scenery is not yet complete, and there's still a way to go, we feel we have enough to show what we're capable of doing as a team with our current small budget, and show what we'd like to do if we have even greater resources available. We want to develop more and eventually swap out ALL of the original tileset assets.

Take a look at some of the re-designed trees, grass, and wall-tiles!







We also have a new artist on the team, her name is Deborah Groves and she's currently developing new character art, sprites, and expressions for Selatria: Here's a sample of what's to come!


Progress is coming along on a new build of the demo which will launch with the Kickstarter campaign. We've delayed it a few months, but I think we're finally ready, no matter the response it may get! Please look forward to it!

Bonus Picture: We were discussing Hat's role in the later part of the story, and people began doodling their rendition of Hat on the studio whiteboard. Here are the results:



Until the next entry!



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Clarence - Average Jeff - Very accurate representation of my middle school experience

This really summed up my experience at Clement Middle School around 2001-2003 ish. There were four teams, to where the C-Team was the Advanced Placement classes and the other teams were for the average students. It was a very flawed system because of me being bullied and having a terrible social experience at the on-set of middle school, my grades suffered to the point where I tested into the average classes, and was moved there being subjected to even more bullying.

http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/clarence/video/average-jeff-episode.html

Thank you, whoever created this episode/show. I'm glad they could properly show the problems of our grade school education system. Well done

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Showed Selatria to Day Job Today

Got to show Selatria at the day job today

Initial thoughts:

Wow, this game has voice acting!
Wow, these voices are good!

I worry about this project way too much, I was getting nervous showing it at all, let alone wondering what the reception would be like.

That being said, there are a lot of fun announcements and introduction of new team members to the project that will be coming tomorrow for the public to see!
"Please look forward to it"

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Took a Mountain Stroll


My friend left her bag in the studio so I agreed to meet her halfway between the studio and her house in the high desert to get her bag back to her. Instead of taking the freeway back home, I decided to take a rarely traveled mountain road back to my house, quite the scenic route.

It was far different than what I'm used to doing, but I wanted to go on a small real life adventure