Friday, July 3, 2015
Battle animations is a feature that has finally been implemented and I'm comfortable with saying I can produce them for 50+ ponies within a reasonable timeframe. The way ponies move in combat plays a major part in the entertainment value of the game. It's also one of the main inspirations for the project. Seeing the battles in action right now gets me pumped every time. I always start the workday with a quick match just to remind myself of what I'm making here.
There are 5-8 sprites for each animation and most play for about 1 second each. Every pony has the animations listed in the pic above. With this process broken down I should have an even easier time with making an Attack Effects pipeline. Can't have battles with ponies flinging imaginary attacks every which way. My goal of creating a vertical slice to show to people is coming true.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Unicorn Training is now out in the world and I'm checking sales every day to see if it can boom in popularity just once. If this results in little to no increase from the usual $30 a month, it could take me exactly a year to become Yotes Games LLC (just barely in time for BGP's release).
Friday, June 26, 2015
The day has finally come! Unicorn Training is available for iOS devices! For just $1 you get 9 action-packed dungeons and a monster-filled forest overworld to explore! Level up and learn magical spells to blast away any evil creatures that stand in your path to greatness!
It feels great to finally have my first real game out there for everyone to try. Fans of ponies and action RPGs in general will certainly be getting their money's worth. If you want to try before you buy, a free demo version is available with the entire first dungeon and boss fight. Every download goes toward making my next game even better, so be sure to leave a review and tell me what you think. This is just the beginning of a wonderful series.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The thought of not being ready for BronyCon is depressing, but if that means cutting off a couple more hours of sleep each night to just barely make it, then that's what I'll have to do. Battle Gem Ponies going well is the only way I can move out to get a place of my own (where I can concentrate more on development). Believe me when I say, I want nothing more than that freedom.