I like it very much, especially in pictures like this one:
Looks promising, eh?
Though this is not exactly what I had in mind for this news post, when I said about it in my last comment (I aimed for green and blue only ), but turning the red into green would take me at least another month, and I didn’t feel like having you guys to wait that long. The work in the last month + 10 days took me much more time than I expected, because the day after I wrote about the next news piece coming in one month I got in trouble in my job (not my fault ), and had to switch to another job (well, not exactly ‘had to’, as I dreamed about working there since 5 years or so). It’s now settled up, but the last month was quite intensive for me (like that would be something unusual, right? ).
So, almost all Maps are finished. Well, not exactly. Alexfont looked at them and said the same thing I have read in one of the comments here before: they are empty. In fact, there are only 5 NPCs over entire island. This is not good. I will need to work on this a bit, and add more life to the island. So why haven’t I done it before? Because the first plan was to make voices for the demo, so every dialog line would have to be recorded with proper voice actors. Do I have to say that this would require a huge amount of time? This is why I tried to keep the dialogs count as small as possible. And this is also why we, after a short discussion, changed our mind, and decided to make the demo voiceless. Seriously guys, you have been waiting for this for too long now.
Adding more actors that say something textually won’t take much time… I hope.
Now for the one missing Scene – Hegesippe’s house. This part is quite demanding, because not only the Scene is one of the three most complicated scenes in the Demo, but it also requires three new 3-D models to be made. The models are problem for us, because, as you probably know, we only have Animator Studio for model editing, and it is a very simple program with very limited capabilities, that requires very much effort to make something decent with. Well, we can edit existing models, and this is what we will do, because creating new models is impossible at all. But still that will be quite difficult.
What about the work from other guys that I have lost contact with? It’s all fine now. They were making some grids for us, and now they are finished, so everything is in order.
Other things that have left for the demo are: full screen images for the intro, setting up some music for the scenes, putting everything together for release, and… beta testing of course. Taking all this into consideration, I think the demo release is possible already before the end of this year. But please don’t quote me if I’m wrong with this estimation .