Thursday, May 30, 2013
I'll be starting the next game on the 1st, and development will last around four months.
To put it simply, my goal this time around is to make something great. Short and simple isn't going to cut it for me anymore. I've reached a point as a developer where the challenge isn't really technical, but rather it's holding my attention with work I can actually be proud of.
I've also decided to put off hiring other artists for now, so I'll still be developing by myself, as usual.
There will also be a few other changes in terms of development,
Game Maker Studio
I'll be switching from Game Maker 8.1 to Game Maker Studio, which will mean a couple differences,
The first is the possibility of Japanese language support. Thus far, I've made sure to avoid including dialogue because it would have been impossible for me to display a Japanese translation. However I've confirmed that this is now possible in GM Studio, so the doors are open for text, if the game calls for it.
It's also come to my attention that GM will include Ouya support within the Android module, so I'll be developing with Android in mind (in terms of compatibility, that is). Keep in mind that even if Android stores don't allow adult content, that doesn't prevent me from selling .apk files. Though I may consider releasing all ages versions of the game, as well.
Daily art and music practice
In other news, I'll also be doing some daily content.
For the last few years I've pretty much stopped practising art entirely in favour of game development. To remedy this, I'll be doing artwork everyday, and posting it on the blog. I'll probably start with random hentai sketches, and then move on to drawing manga again, if I get a bit more consistent. Hopefully this will benefit CGs, when the time comes.
Also, though it may not be daily like the art will, I'll also be posting music. Mostly improve to simple melodies using what instruments I have.
New Payment Method
Aaand last but no least, I've begun using a free service that makes the checkout process easier when buying games. In addition to saying something more obvious than "back to Overture Interactive", it will also send the customer an email address containing a download link.
That's about it, really.
Posted by Kyrieru at 11:33 PM