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After nearly winning last month's Question of the Month, March's asks up to come up with the antagonist. Every hero does need a villain, and kudos to Brandon of That Green Dude for coming up with a detective hero. For a villain, I think that the supernatural could work here, if thinking of games like Danganronpa. However, I think personal vendetta really make for more compelling story when it comes to these types of games.
One big thing will be important later on is bringing all these ideas together, to make the story cohesive and flow properly. However, if we stick to the theme here, I think that villain working on the inside would fit well with the games current theme. The detective could be called help with the current epidemic in the space hull, but that's going in too far
For this I think 2 types of villeins would work well here:
1. A person that hates the evolution of technology on the Space Hull
This is a bit stereotypical, but here's what I think could be done with this theme. The person could be not only be sabotaging the new technology, but activity try to make go backwards to the point where survival is near impossible on space hull, forcing them to bring in the detective, in what would be essentially a race against time. A bit cliched, I know, but here's the thing for me: this would interesting because the villain could easily change over time. With lives on the line, everything is possible. This also brings in some interesting opportunities for side charaters, but that's not for this blog.
2. A personal vendetta against the creator of the hull
Space involves one of the most diverse things known to man: science. The villain here would be doing similar things as the one in the first description, but this time, it's about someone that volunteered to help out, who died a tragic death. The person, who was close to this volunteer, wants revenge, but is go about it the wrong way, because they are blinded by both the hate and fear that is held in their hearts.
And that's it! This was a hard month to come up with something, since I really had to think about what the villain would do. Still this was very fun to do!
But for now, thanks for reading, share if you enjoyed it and I will catch you guys later.
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Whew. So I finally Managed to finish Unity Chan Dash Update 1.1, and I wanted to take you through some of the main features of this update.
New and Improved Controls
Most of this is documented in the video above, but one thing I didn't like in the original release was how the controls felt. They were very stiff and it while it was acceptable, it lead to a lot of start and stop within the animations. This has now been tweaked to so it feels more natural. I still want to do some more refinement, but I think it's good.
2 new levels
Like I said in one of my devlogs a while back, the game's scale has gone down severaly from what I wanted it to be. This is so I can put more effort into other areas of the game without rushing anything entirely. This first area doesn't really have a theme to it, but I hope you guys can enjoy the music and graphics of this area!
VA and New fonts
A big thing about games for me is that it's a way to express personality through things such as animation. However, here I'm limited by the fact that this is a pre animated asset pack. Thanks so much to Amanda Fredette for voicing her, you did a great job!
I also want to thank castpixel for the free fonts that I used within this game!
And that's it! Thanks to everyone that has supported the development of the game up to this point! I will not only keep working on this game, but other games that I have ideas for.
But for now, thanks as always and I will catch you guys later!
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In Review: February 2019
Editor's Note: I didn't want to put this at the end, but because this week is exams week(+2 days) , and because I have a 3 hour exam on Monday(this is the 6th form life people), There is not going to be a post next week, which in turn should allow me time to prep next's post, which is a BIG GameWorks. Apologies for this, and enjoy the post!
February is always the shortest month, and because of this, it tends to just fly by. But that's no reason for slacking off!
General Writing Thoughts
I got a lot done in terms of writing this month, which is good! I did want to get a GameWorks done, but something else happened, more on that later.
Posts written this month
New Game! Season 2: First Impressions
Later Levels Question of the Month: February 2019
#LoveYourBacklog Week 2019
Game Savvy posts this month
Favourite Art Piece this month
Awesome thing I did/saw/read
-Reol, a new Japanese musician I found released her Utena Music Video on Monday this week, and it is AMAZING. Just go watch it!
-LaterLevels did a 24-hour stream for #Gameblast19 and Special Effect!
-I've been watching a lot of streams lately, and HylianCece has been amazing to watch. Go follow and subscribe to her on Twitch and Subscribe to her on YouTube!
-KeybladeXarin is awesome too! Go check her Twitch out! Though the fact that she wields the Void Gear scares me a little bit...
-NaochanDoodles is now taken commissions, and she did an awesome one here!
-I went sight seeing in London for my Graphics Project! I can't show off any of the photos, but it was a fun time!
-I also went to a uni applicant day! It was really fun!
What I've been playing
I picked up Final Fantasy XV for the first time in forever. It's a fun game, and I will finish it at some point. DLC? Not too sure on that, the game is fun, but I don't know If I'll be engaged playing as anyone besides Noct.
I also played some Hyperdimention Neptuna Re:Birth 1! The game is really fun! And I want to keep playing it! Shame I have exams this week... will get to it next week though!
I got my KH OC done! Thanks to HellyonWorks for doing the Union X version of this for me, will get it printed for sure!
I'm back to where I need to be, and I hope to God I don't come down for a while. I've just been able to work on things, but I'm coming to a point where I just want to create content, and start buliding something outside of school that I can make money from(hence the RedBubble store and Buy Me A Coffee). I even tried streaming for few days last week, but I can tell it doesn't suit me.
Hope everyone enjoyed Valentine's Day. Mine actually went OK. Send a message to a special someone... and they sent something back! That's at least something right? I'll just say this; it bods well to be honest with someone you trust.
This month I plan on going in. HARD. Final Exams are fast approaching(more so in my case since I have a 15 hour exam which I have to do before all the others), and while I am revising, I have things to release, such as Unity Chan Dash! Yea, it's finally ready! Also, I'm working on a YouTube video that will explain something that I made using a only one model from a model library.
But that's if for now! Thanks as always, share if you enjoyed and I will catch you guys later.
Written by Nana Marfo
Like what I did with the outro?I used SomeCallMeJohnny's outro for a while, but I finally came up something that I think suits me.
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