One Final Wish made it to Round 2 of the Touch the Stars Game Jam, which is just super validating for everything I've done designing it and with developing in general. I don't know how much further it could get, but getting past the first round is a victory in itself. Plus designing it gave me several ideas to implement into Untold Story as well.
Spent the whole last month working basically everyday for some amount of time on One Final Wish (my Touch the Stars game) and today I can finally just...not work on anything and rest for a day. It feels great but also I want to get right back into working on Untold Story
My brain when designing quests:
There is piano, it needs help --> The organ (yes organ now) is missing a component! --> Where the heck am I supposed to put this missing piece!??! --> Add an entire new mini dungeon specifically created to house this new piece. --> Connect this brand new mini dungeon to an already designed dungeon with background information about the town it's found it.
My original idea of a quest where you just paid money to complete it (it made sense in context) somehow got turned into decorate a table with a variety of choices so that the majority of players will have different looking tables.
I am adamant about not having missable quests, which means having to write entirely new scenes at each plot progression that takes into account that time and events have passed since the quest could first be accepted while still having there be a quest to solve in the first place. It's worth every second.
I think my favorite thing about seeing the games people are making is how different they all are. Even though we're all using (different versions of) the same engine, we all make wildly different and unique games. We all get to put a bit of ourselves into our games and that's the real magic. Happy developing everyone!
I spend a lot of time working on my game and not a lot of time actually playing games I have in my backlog, so I changed that today and (finally) started up Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition. Didn't get far but I can finally begin to cross it off my list.
Haven't been feeling well the past few days, but I think I'm ready and feeling good enough to get back to working on Untold Story! As much as I wanted to work on it the last couple days, it's never in the best interest to work when you're not just up to it. It leads to a worse game.
Still alive! Totally did not finish in time for the Jam (boy that's late) but tl;dr of the last half a year is Work term -> Covid Lockdown -> Sick... again -> Full time Employment. Game stuff has been on hiatus but got a new graphics tablet so hopefully updates again soon. =D
Well today was blown away with nothing to show for it. I made a new character to my game who I was going to have a protection mechanic where he protects my main character randomly unless it's a critical, and no matter what, to check if an attack received will be critical, means checking the apply method. This means rewriting the entire method and I refused to do that.