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Done?

Written by gijs. Posted in Artwork, Development

animations-alternatives
Nope, not finished yet. But it’s totally close! I’ve finished the last images. Alternative animations for the characters. I’m sure small stuff will still come up, but the bulk is done. Jan is totally cracking down on those nasty bugs. The big important list is almost empty.

What’s left: some sounds to add, (code) polishing and music. The tempo has not always been very high the last months, but we have kept going and it pays off! The end is in sight. Halleluja!

Sounds

Written by gijs. Posted in Sound

We both have a pretty clear area of expertise: Jan is the programming/writer genius and I pretend to be an art guru. And in the middle we meet with ideas on features, usabillity and playabillity. However, we lack any serious knowledge when it comes to sound and music. well, I do love music and listen to a lot of music (right now Wish you were here by Vandenplas), but I have no clue how to create music or sounds for that matter.

Luckily for us there is a ton of open source music and sounds to be found online on sites like freesounds.org. Unfortuately for us with sounds is almost never exactly what you are looking for. So last week I’ve sort of added the sound design of our game to my list of to do things. Actually quite fun to work on and the first attempts have at least resulted in improved sounds.

With that said, in this this project the sound is sort of an after thought in the whole process. Something we want to improve with a new game. The positive thing is that it means we are definitely in the final stretch of finishing Together Alone! Stay tuned for more information!

Tweaking

Written by gijs. Posted in Artwork

We have now been working some 9 months on Together Alone. And although our todo list is still quite extensive, at least we now have a todo list! So the end is in sight. But as so often happens when a project gets near the end, I start “fixing” things. Which isn’t a bad thing necessarily, but also not always that productive when you are trying to finish a project.