Sunday, August 13, 2017

Further Updates and a Few Changes


Hello Lovelies,

As you might have already suspected, my continued silence has still been related to working on the currently unnamed game. I'm definitely making progress and this will almost certainly become my next project versus just a 'tinkering' kind of situation. As such, I wanted to provide some updates and observations.

First off, the LITERAL update (seen above) highlights a mostly completed intro cutscene featuring the wonderful voice talents of Kristington Plotkin, the manager of and one of the voice actors for "Tales of Passing Fantasy". She will be acting as Science Officer Mara Lethe with one of the few voice acted positions in the game. As for the actual video, please ignore my developer button (Read: Google T-Rex) and the fact that I definitely need to tweak a little bit of timing and such here and there.

So what happens from here?

Well, I have no intent on simply STOPPING Infested (of which I've realized I might need to change the title for...turns out Steven King had a collection of short stories named the same thing so...damn). However, my time has definitely been split. Most any free time spent at home has quickly turned into 'coding' time and I've been working heavily on this project. While I call it coding, this has included art selection and manipulation, music picking, editing, and alteration, working with my CURRENTLY one voice actor, writing the story itself (which is a whole OTHER beast compared to normal work), and then actually coding everything together and fixing the bugs that pop up so it works like it's supposed to.

So that means home time has not been spent on Infested.

INSTEAD, what I'm going to be doing is working on it in the sidelines. I occasionally have free time early in the morning or on Sundays (as demonstrated by this very post) along with pockets of time here and there where I have pen and paper or laptop in hand. I think I'm going to try and make those instances work for continuing the story simply because I don't want to just drop it.

How will this change the site?

Overall, I don't see the game as being any more than a different kind of writing project. It's just a more challenging one (I'll talk about it later, but the story is going to be different because it's going to be basically 100% dialogue...and 2nd person). As such, I intend to post updates/examples/etc. from the actual game design (likely more focused on the actual writing) as well as posting updates from Infested. The scheduling might be a bit dirty compared to the every-two-days I kept fighting for, but I promise I will be here a minimum of once a week (although I'd like to continue the three/four a week trend I was trying to set).

Last but not least, I'm thinking of creating a Patreon for this project, but that's currently in the works.

I love you all and hope you are having a wonderful day.


- RB

18 comments:

  1. Good luck with your project! I am sure you will have a sense of accomplishment when finished.

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  2. This must be very exciting for you Robert! I wish you the very best on your unnamed game and continued progress.

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  3. Have fun. Lots of it - to go with the work.

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  5. Sounds like you're having fun with it.

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  6. Enjoying it is the main thing and yep, games sure are just another form of writing, with lots more graphic wise.

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  7. Hi Robert - the main thing is achieving what you want to achieve - good luck with each project - cheers Hilary

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  8. Fascinating. I wish you all the best.

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  9. Sad to say, huge sci fi geek that I am I have neither read "The Martian" nor seen the movie. After reading your great comment on my blog I found this and thought you might enjoy reading the character's bio: https://www.shmoop.com/the-martian/mark-watney.html ~grin~ Now I have to get the book.

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    1. I highly recommend it. It's ACTUAL science fiction (versus the more common science fantasy). Movie's fantastic too. :)

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  10. It seems you're wearing a couple of hats, both fascinating. Good luck with the game. I'd love to see the final product.

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  11. all the best to you in this endeavor Robert; looks GREAT so far !! and I might be wrong on this but I thought title's couldn't be "copy rited"; this would leave you free to use "infested" ??? !! ♥♥

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  12. Your creativity is flowing in so many different directions! This game is so exciting.

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  13. Whoa, this is really cool. I can see how a project like this would eat up most of your free time. Best of luck with this game!

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  14. Sounds like you've been keeping busy.

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  15. This sounds so exciting! Wishing you all the best!

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  16. Looks amazing already! Best of luck!

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  17. I've always thought creating a game would be one of the coolest thing to do, but I couldn't begin to wrap my head around the mechanics involved. All the best with your onward progress on both projects.

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