Sunday, 28 September 2014

My mind is starting to unravel, like a tapestry being attacked by hundreds of kittens and their tiny claws(Update 28-09-2014)

For those of you wondering about the title of this post; the other day I could hear a cow in the far distance. It was mooing a lot in an almost distressed way, this went on for about 20 minutes or so. Then suddenly the mooing was replaced with chainsaws for 3 hours.There was no more mooing afterwards.
On a more upbeat note, I've made some good progress with the quest. The quest itself could be finished tomorrow, but the area itself will take a while longer. I'm going to need more custom made sprites for a start, then there's all the stuff for when the onsen is open for business. It opens up a few possibilities that I know Crouler would like to use later on.

To the Anon who was asking about there being more 'hardcore' content, Crouler had this to say;
"just say how the rooms will work and that the prison is for normal prisoners"-Crouler

He seems to have things planned out, though he's none to happy about writing snuff scenes. But he thinks the choice should be available to those who want it.

And to the Anon who asked about army building and campaigns, Crouler has a plan. When I mentioned it to him, he started waxing lyrical about "The Outpost System". It seems that the player will, by degrees, be able to tame the wilderness. There was some other stuff in there but I think I've said enough.

And here's the obligatory sketch of one of the characters to be added to the game;

That's all folks.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Some Info on the Very Near Future

I want to apologies for the very slow rate of progress and lack of updates. Things got in the way, and Destiny leeched more time from me than it should have, but not too much. I finished(I think) all the immediate materials need to start putting the quest together. Work proper will star tomorrow since today was spent mostly on making graphics, polishing two big orange balls, and re-sizing  some boobs(with the help of Naki). I did a little of the start of the quest and turns out I'm a little rusty with rpg make, though there should be good progress(I hope).
That's about it.

Picture Corner
(It's a bit of a story, but I'm trying to drag out the sketch work I have until the quest gets done)

This(Version 01) was the first sketch I made with my tablet using GIMP. I didn't really go anywhere with it and so it never got finished. A couple of months down the line I got photoshop and started doodling and practicing with my tablet. I can't remember how but I ended up showing Crouler Version 01, and he mentioned to me he was looking for a specific character. I offered to make it for him. I used Version 01 to make Draft 01(which is finished and in Croulers possession). I later went back and redid the original which turned into this; Version 02. It's not likely to get finished either, but I still have it if I need it.

That's all folks.


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Some info on the near future :)

So, hello everyone! It's been a while!

Things have started to settle down, and unfortunately, we have little to show for the long absence of updates. Sorry about that, things have been stressful lately :)

In any case, currently the other members are working on the game as I try to get real life under control. Education is a bitch...

So, basically, I plan on taking time off until Muggins is done with what he is doing and the misspellings and such have been corrected by our newest member. (Once again I can only remember his real name, so I shall not give that on :P)

That is pretty much it for now! I look forward to starting again, as it has been a long time since I last did much on the game and the break has really helped re-spark the flame for the game!

Thanks to all of you for staying with us while so few updates have been here, I hope to make you happy with future content!


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Getting Back On Track

Okay,so not a whole lot to report,unless we're talking about Destiny,in which case this'll be quite a full post. But since none of you are here for that, I'll set it aside for someone who could give a shit.
Anyway,in between all the hours I've poured into said game in the last few day, I did get some work done in the form of two sprites and a bit more dialogue. Not much(again) but I am gonna start putting more time into the game(AloneXP, not Destiny). All that's left on the list for now is finish the dialogue and the battlers. That said, despite the amount of work going in, there won't be much to report anyway.
"I done some colouring in today. It was nice" isn't gonna be worth posting. Could be a week until I get the 1-and-a-bit pictures done, after that it'll be sticking everything into the maps and a bit of testing. If I think the quest is good to go and Crouler is Still MIA, then I might throw out a beta release for bug hunters(and everyone else obviously). But, if it turns out Crouler has content in the version he sent me that he doesn't want released then we'll all just have to sit pretty.

That's pretty much it for now. And since people seem to like my sketches, here's another character I've been working on;
It's actually much further along, but I got to find some way to drag these reveals out until a proper game release.


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Destiny Awaits

One custom made sprite finished. Don't talk to me about shinny red arses and big orange balls,I've seen enough to last me a lifetime. Or until I need to make him another sprite, but I won't enjoy it. Work has been surprisingly slow I'll admit. In the last 5 days I've managed to make one sprite, but to be fair it was more like 3 and a half(one of the gobshites in my house nicked the HDMI cable for my desktop), and I've no talent or any real experience for pixel art. That said, the remaining sprite should be much quicker to do since it's human sized.
As for the title of this post,well yeah,Destiny was released today and I gots me a copy. This being the case, work for the next couple of days might be a little slow.
And finally, for anyone who cares, here's a more developed version of the previous posted sketch;

That's all folk.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

This could be tricky(Update 04--09-2014)

Okay,so despite being whisked away all day yesterday and the day before I got a good portion of the work done. I would say most of the dialogue is done,though I might rewrite it at some point(I'm not entirely satisfied with it so far,and Crouler might have some objections/opinions with some of the language).
I realised a little while ago that I need the sprites for these two characters and I would have to make them myself. For the last hour or so I have been googling furiously trying to find some sprite maker program that would help. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any that also do large,ogre sized sprites. If I'm honest,I don't have much faith in my pixel art capabilities. It could go well,or it could look like a 5 year old did it.
Anyway,since I mentioned it before,here's a link to one of my sketches;
The picture that Crouler "commissioned"(HA! As though I'd get paid) is finished,this is just the first outline of what it'll look like.

That's all folks.