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Hello once more, here is this month status report:
Questverse audience keep growing slowly, already being into an acceptable range, but I believe which the publicize step of the game already passed some time ago; after studying in theory and pratice how a kickstarter works, I'm now focused in first finishing the game and only later doing additional publicizing; I noticed one thing is having a faithfull audience, other is to convice them to finance your project. I will update this topic at a monthly cycle, from the last month to the current one I started to show some 3D game characters, I made some changes to the promo video(as usual), textured, and showed a little about how the game dialogue system will look like. If you want to check it out, visit http://www.indiedb.com/games/questverse
We will meet again at the next month report, follow the above site for the most current updates.
Here is this month status report.
This month I learned a bit about SEO(Search Engine Optimization), improved the character creation scene, did public votation polls to verify on your opinion, gathered hardware specifications and showed two charts with technical details about the game. The dialogue and enviroment interaction system implementation are close of being done, even more taking in account I do not play any games anymore(I just work on my game now up to next october). Check it out at http://www.indiedb.com/games/questverse for more details about what was talked about. You can also participate on the votation polls there or follow one of the game social network profiles. Thank you very much.
Until the next report friends
Hello friends, here is this month report:
Taking in account which the time to work on the true gameplay has arrived(from today or tomorrow on), this month I studied about how to create semi-automatized and better armatures, and I already implemented the possibility to equip objects on any bone of the character body; I also switched from ubuntu to Xubuntu, used more effects at my work in progress game trailer and other small things. If you want images, videos and details, check http://www.indiedb.com/games/questverse
Thanks, and until next time!
There was no monthly report on december, as that month, as expected, was busy for me; I also didn't created new content, only improved what already existed for the game.
It isn't a monthy report already, but I bring you this time the first steps of the game Intro video, for those who like to see the earlier development of the game components, check it at www.indiedb.com/games/questverse if you're interested.
I'm aiming to have something playable this month(since I hadn't time on december); but even so, it will not mean much while I cannot personally talk with the creator of BBPlayer, my friend DeltaSpeeds; as it is of knowledge of those who manage to come far enough with their games(using BGE), it allow protection of the game assets(graphics, sounds, etc), selectively allowing acess to the desired parts of it only. It is also a kind of end user executable with a friendlier license.
So... that is all for now friends! Until the next post and thanks for your visit.
Hello space aadventurers, this is the report from november up to the current month(just ignore depending on the forum repeated content from previous reports):
Some may ask themselves why I hadn't shown the game demo on december or january as promised, well, at december I hadn't much time(christmas), now for january, around day 20 I already had the playable demo, but only for blenderplayer; so, I'm waiting to do the right thing, which was talking to BPPlayer creator(besides power shortages and others here) and requested some criptographic changes to its system, some of the improvements were already finished, but others still remain, which may take from 1 to 2 weeks. Important note, the demo I have should work only on linux, windows versions will follow, as for the mac OS version, the knowledge which the mac BGE has many more bugs than the others makes me think on dropping mac support, although I would like to have it. Burster is out of cogitation.
Due to my desire of already present a demo, I applied my efforts on improving what the game already had instead of new content, I know I said I would already work on the game first quest, but nothing matches a good ol demo. I tested and retested the rest though, and now I really will start working on the first Quest(currently on teh space map, which comes right before it). The initial setup, logo, title, main menu, character creation, intro and space map scenes are already stable; except at the character creation, were I found a nasty bug on blenderplayer itself and alrady reported it to someone who can make use of that to fix the issue, I already included a temporary workaround for that at that scene.
I decided to create my own version of the gui module with my improvements, using the original bgui module as base, which I called lgui(lunarts gui) to avoid confusions with the original bgui; I created a word processor for subtitle .srt and txt files for my game, changed the game site, added special thanks, created a window constructor which use only 8 small .pngs; now testing the game with the external blenderplayer instead of the built-in one, started to use a software for 2D animations; showed the work in progress intro video; changed the game minimum resolution to 1280x720(it works stretched with 1024x768 too), fited my game to the new BGE async libload; stop using .ogv(too many issues) for videos and am using .webm instead; and now I am using the most current blender and blenderplayer version from svn(the version which works that is) from blender foundation(bleeding edge updates) and much more.
The game now have a manual, which is too in progress, which can be obtained at: http://www.lunarts-studio.com.br/manual.pdf.
Regarding the campaign end at December, indiegogo taxes plus brazilian government taxes(D=) ate a considerable sum of the campaign amount; so, I recommend to you to choose a minimum value which is still a great amount discounting taxes, choose "funded or give the money back" instead of "Receive all funding" if you start a funding campaign.
That is it for now, thanks and until next time!
Hello! A pre-alpha version of the demo is already available at http://www.indiedb.com/games/questverse/downloads/questverse-user-demo-p...
Note: Only for linux currently; read the contents of the game docs folder with care.
Correction to the above two links, testing shows which if you're not a member of IndieDB it can be very difficult to download the game, that is the reason of this correction.
Let me know of issues, suggestions, links state, if it even runs and such.
Report extracted from the game indiedb page
Questverse bimestral report: April 2013 (now with windows support)
Hello once more fellow space adventurers, here I am to bring you a new Questverse report, so, lets see the main things which happened since the last report
So, at my last Questverse report I showed the first demo(pre alpha though) of the project, and the first demo I ever made of a game since 2007(I had 17 years back then), that is a very good, as there is a difference to the 2007 small project, which is the fact Questverse is much more than that previous demo from eons ago(which wasn't serious) was. Interestingly a couple of things from that small, old project(called Bioweapon) made their way into Questverse.
I though the linux version would work well for my fellow game followers, since I tested it before releasing; but I soon discovered bugs which I hadn't anticipated(big thanks to AlexVSharp for telling me one of those), a thing all software developers face sooner or later. The demo was(and is) in a pre alpha state(it is not even a alpha yet or a full game pre alpha), and will remain that way for quite some time still, so that was expected. I soon also released a windows version, first 64 bits, then 32 bits, and also found some bugs, running windows tests with 4 friends helped me to locate and already fix some of those.
I'm currently porting the most recent changes I made to the linux version of the game to the windows one, so I can hopefully release an update this month for windows(linux already had his); after this I will have to fix just two more bugs on windows, and I will get back to the interesting part of the game(this time permanently) and to fixing non indispensable and non hard to solve bugs. Needless to say I halted progress on the space map and first quest until I fix those issues, I like to first solve nasty things and only then things I find more interesting.
So basically what happened, from older events to more recent ones were:
That is it space adventurers, visit the site downloads section of the game site at least once a month to check for new releases, as for the windows users, wait just one month or a bit less, I'm almost done with porting the linux updates to the windows version(hopefully). To check further updates visit indiedb for graphical updates(if those happen) and check the game twitter which is to the right of this news article for more detailed and frequent text reports.
Thanks for your visit, I hope to see you again at the next bimestral report, which you're liking the progress on the game and which you can participate on the game development, be it contributing with game testing data, tips, constructive criticism or/and by talking about it with people which may too be interested on it.