Third month and kicking hard! After almost a month, it was time to be separated again, but only by distance! The amount of milestones that we were able to surmount this month was pretty impressive, so much in fact, that we have to keep some from you in order not to spoil the story and gameplay surprises. Since we both had a lot of work outside Gamedev, sometimes the only thing at hand during breaks to document were our phones, so please excuse the quality!
Now get ready for a massive update.
First and foremost let’s start with one of Chosen’s greatest ambitions: in-game animated pixel cutscenes. Yes, Chosen will have cinemas. The animation test was very successful, and we’re recruiting a bunch of our
friends professional animators to help with the bulk of work!
Still needs a lot of cleanup, but this is an idea of the visual eye-candy you will all hopefully be treated to during important story events and epic boss battles!!
For this to happen with a team I’ll have to make a lot of animation guidelines and storyboards, which could be made in the future part of a very succulent artbook!
I haven’t entirely decided on the style for promotional illustrations, but here are some quick explorations. The only rule for now is that it has to use the same 4 color palette present in the game.
Gamedev wise we’re designing all the maps and mechanics we’ll need, as well as making the Ninja Engine flexible enough to accommodate all these features and more. But let’s just say we may be aided by a newly recruited technical artist who will be in charge of ensuring everything goes well ;)
Pixel Art Work-in-progress
As you guys know, Pixel art is what we eat for breakfast every morning, and we are happy to share with you how the game is shaping up:
There are many more screens like these ones, that we’re eager to show you, albeit filled with spoilers and gameplay elements that we’d rather surprise you with.
All in all, this past month we advanced in great strides. Soon it will be time to start nailing down specific details about the sound system and music, as well as present some of the new members that will be bringing their talent to help us big time!!
Update on other Yuan Works Projects
Last but not least, we want to say that another project you may know about is getting a lot of love.
Here’s a small teaser and by the looks of it, news about our new pixel art will be in our next update.
See you next month!