Oh. MY. GOD!! BronyCon is right around the corner and build 5 isn't close to done yet!! Gotta kick it into overdrive man. There's so much to do and here I am fiddling with item menus and sound effect files! Summer 2016 needs to be the time people start telling their friends about the game. Without a hyped up audience the Steam Greenlight Campaign could fail, so this demo needs to be awesome sauce. I have just under a month to do 20 days worth of things on my task-list. Find out what steps I'm taking toward getting there down below.
|Check out this Inventory Menu|
|Everything works as expected, but I have my gripes with the navigation and color-clashing.|
Main goal for now is to get something that works though. I can make things more elegant later.
- Added to YouTuber Contact List (found some new big ones to impress!)
- Some Item Sprites (Capture Gems, Sweets, Move Tutors, and Oats)
- Fixed Many Bugs
- Studied Unity Particle Effects
- Door Sprites Open/Close
- Pony Waits 2 Steps Before Becoming Visible (needs time to stabilize)
- Accurate Health Measurements in Menus
- Menu Scan-Line Effect
- Working Dialogue Tree System
- Item Menu (fully functional)
- I can just animate tiles directly. I don't have to keep spawning layers on top of them.
- This election has my heart pounding with every article I read and video I watch. Things are getting really intense and today is the day of destiny with the California Primary deciding how the next few years in politics are going down.
- Sometimes I hate caring this much about elections (combating hopelessness and seeing new levels of corruption uncovered everyday can be quite a downer), but you kind of have to care since almost half your money goes toward it. Gotta at least try and push things in your favor.
- Despite being into analytical videos myself, I have to stop fussing over the minor details of my game's world so much and just go on my instinct of what feels right. I can find excuses for it to make sense afterwards.
- I spent too much time trying to make sense of how items work in Battle Gem Ponies and how their sprites should reflect how all the hi-tech stuff interacts with each other. Nobody is going to see how the Equipod works because I'm not even going to animate it. I can just leave a lot of stuff abstract or up to imagination. I'm not selling these things as toys anytime soon, so I don't need to think so hard about how they fit into a physical 3D space.
I'm interested to see if people interpret the Move Tutors as keys, prongs, rods, buttons, orbs with gems protruding on the side, or something else in-between. Even I don't know what they look like on the back side. Where do the company logos go on these things? How about the sell by dates and copyright printings? All in the imagination. I don't need to think so hard about these things.
|50K confirmed people who want to play pony RPGs on their mobile device...|
If I can turn just half of them into BGP customers, I'll be making a living.
|Reached 700 Twitter Followers|
want, not need list until all the other Demo 5 requirements are met. I do want at least some primitive form of multiplayer up though. I also want pony capturing to be implemented in time for FillyCon so I have something new to show there.