That Game Studio at Dare 2010
1st July 2010
Almost 4 weeks have passed already, and it seems like the team is slowly beginning to realise that we're developing games in Scotland... which is amazing. As you can see by our video we have a pretty playable game at the moment and we're putting most focus on getting the controls to be easy to learn and feel good to play. And we still can't really believe people from the industry want to come and see and play our game, just to give us their thoughts and help.
Last week we slowed the game down considerably, just to make it easier for new players to pick up, and after getting used to the new pace we suddenly can't believe we were actually playing the game at the previous speed. Linus has been tweaking all the different values back and forth to get the feeling right and it seems like we're getting there. He's also been working on the levels, basically just to make them more fun and encourage the player to move around on the screen more.
I've been doing some modeling and texturing and Tam finished modeling the last props and has begun looking into sound effects and music.
A big issue this week has been something in the game causing heavy lag spikes and memory leaks, and both Jocce and Marcus have been working hard to locate what could have been the cause. We're still not exactly sure what the problem was, but the lag seems to be gone now. Let's just hope it doesn't come back to haunt us.
On another note, Tam, our scottish ambassador has finally moved in with us at Victoria Chambers! So now it's a lot easier to torture, err I mean go talk with him... ^.^ I wonder if he can also hear the mad singing from the karaoke bar just beneath us?
Last weekend Linus' parents came for a short visit, and we went to the restaurant called Papa Joe's in Dundee, which is a steakhouse. To be honest I'm not really that much into steaks at all, but this place was amazing. It might be a bit expensive, but it just seems to be one of those places that you have to go to at least once. So don't think about it, just go!
I also seem to have gotten used to the traffic coming from, for me, the 'wrong' direction. I still haven't gotten run over, although at times it felt as though it was close. I don't scream while crossing the road anymore though... now I just run and look terrified instead.
Check out our promotional image, hope you like it! :D
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