Hey, just a little post to keep you in the loop. We’ve just updated the web version of Together Alone to the latest and greatest. Check it out!
Unfortunately, we were not among the winners in the Pokki contest. We don’t know who did win, that will be revealed at GDC on the 6th.
So, what are we up to at the moment? Gijs is busy creating new artwork and I’m trying out new gameplay stuff. Several new ideas have already come and gone; only the best will stay in.
To give you an idea of this process, let’s look at one of the new elements that didn’t make the cut. I thought a “timer tile” might be interesting. This would be a tile with a little clock on it that would disappear after, say, 10 moves. It would mean that you would have to “rush” towards this tile if you needed to step on it to solve the puzzle. Seemed interesting, but when I actually tested it out, it didn’t really work very well. It’s relatively complicated, the characters sometimes obscure the little clock, and it’s actually pretty obvious where you have to go if there’s a countdown going, so it doesn’t really create any new challenges.
We’ve also found a few elements that do seem to create interesting new situations, so no worries there! :-)