New weeks and new beginnings! Since I expect to finish the ghost ship before Teddy and Fred are done with it, I’ve started looking at some old places that will need some improvements before we release the finished version of the game (we’re not all too far off now compared to when we started, anyway!).
This entails going back to the early areas and taking a look around, figuring out what things can be added to give each place a bit more character. The idea is to add more unique items and fancy stuff to make these places look cooler and more special. I know some of you might think this is a waste of time at this point, but it’s really good for me to have a detailed to-do list so that I know what to do next. After the ghost ship there’s only one dungeon remaining after all, so I will have quite some time to do improvements like this while Teddy and Fred finish up their things!
So anyway, Startington and Pillar Mountains. Pretty empty areas, and they probably shouldn’t feel too overcrowded given their kind of solitary location, but there are definitely some things that could be added to give it some more personality:
As always, if you have any cool ideas for improvements across the maps, feel free to share them! We love to hear your suggestions :)
Alright: back to the ghost ship, and more specifically it’s exterior! It’s quite the long project with a lot of details needed, so here’s yet another part (of several remaining), this time focusing on getting some floor texture and details in on the masts:
…and here’s more texturing! This time featuring the hull of the ship:
Now that this is done, most of what remains is the actual details; moss, ropes and similar. Next time!
In the boss department, Teddy and Fred has managed to give the eye an actual body and some personality! This also entails another mechanic, where the eye leaps out from its place in the wall and jumps around with a bunch of smaller eyes. Eyes, eyes, everywhere!
Your challenge here is to find the eye that has a different color from the rest and eliminate it, all while being shot at by the remaining smaller eyes on the wall:
Finally, some more updates from Fred’s animation department, featuring the captain, the giant eye, and…. a strange looking ghost?!