Archive for July, 2015

The Tides Keep Turning

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The past month has been such a whirlwind of productivity. I’m absolutely enthralled with this project; it takes some of the best that I’ve learned from the past, and just pushes everything to the next level. A big part of that is the power of Unity (Flash is so not even in the same ballpark), but that’s certainly not all. Turns out I have learned a thing or two during my years at East Side Games, and now that I have a proper fire under my backside it’s all just coming together. For the first time I can honestly say that I’m producing content at a professional level. And it’s not easy working at that level in three or four different disciplines at the same time. It’s taken me a long time to get here, and naturally I still can’t compete with most specialized professionals. Every artist at ESG could draw and 2D animate me under the table, and every coder there could kick my ass at game logic. But I’m now good enough at all the things, that I can make some really awesome shit as long as I work to my strengths as best I can.

Thankfully my partner Carina has taken over most of the web, promotion and people stuff, so I’ve been able to focus on production. But I should start posting updates here as well on occasion. According to my web stats there are still some people who come by here and read these word-splosions, so I might as well continue to nurture that audience. Once we get the first playable prototype ready we’re going to need all the access to eyeballs that we can muster. We’re hoping to have that ready by the end of August, which is rather ambitious but we do already have some things running. Plus most of the prototype art is ready, so it’s mostly just coding from here on out.

The game website is still rather sparse. We have more stuff than is on there, but we’re still a bit cautious on showcasing some of it until we’re sure it’s fully ironed out. I totally did a pun there, and I’m pretty happy about that. If you want to check it all out, the website is irontides.com

We’re also on twitter at https://twitter.com/IronTides

– Peace and favorable winds

 

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