Hey there Gamers and game Makers!
This week's blog post is a little different. Rather than talk about tips and advice for game development, I'm going to talk a little about what I'm currently working on.
So, my past few projects have been relatively small projects and each one had a small development cycle. While I've had a lot of fun working on these short projects and seeing the great response each one has received, I've been sitting on a game idea that I really love for quite some time. I've been toying around with the story in my head for some time and very recently I've gone into pre-production on it. I've been concepting the art style for it and prototyping some of the game mechanics I have in mind for it.
While I'm not ready to talk about what it is right now, like most of my past games it will be very much a narrative driven game. Now, you may wonder why am I even telling you guys about this right now? Well, as this game is not a short game like my last few projects, it's going to take a longer development cycle. This is exciting and terrifying at the same time. Working on a game with a longer development cycle has a lot more potential risks.
So, what I'm hoping to do is as I'm developing this game I want to share updates on it's progress through blog post and potentially through videos on my Youtube channel. The idea is to not only engage more with the potential people that will be playing the game but also give you guys a look at what goes into making a game and my personal creative process. I hope to begin this process of sharing more about the game and updating folks on what it is and the development process soon. Right now, I want to get a little more into the pre-production of it and get a solid proof of concept prototype down. Once I'm at that stage I'll start sharing more information about the game.
So for now, please feel free to suggest what you'd like to see from the development process once it begins and what form you'd prefer to see it in such as blog post, video updates on Youtube or other. I'm excited about working on a game in this way as it's out of my comfort zone but I think it could make for an interesting learning experience for us all. So, let's get ready to go on an adventure, shall we?
Until next time!