Every Sunday the Retrogene devs (that’s us) meet up to talk about our projects. It’s a valuable time where everyone can catch up on what has happened, something which is appreciated greatly since we all have part-time jobs as previously mentioned.
Sundays become our time to check our to-do-list and figure out what is missing from our game and it’s good to see that stuff is coming together!
One of the newest additions to our game is the pirate ship. He has sort of just been standing around for a while, but now he’s covered in an ominous cloud and chases you, gradually increasing his speed as you spinsling your way through the many worlds.
Also present is that pink line (which will not be pink by the time the game is done of course). That’s been added to make the connection between the two characters stronger. There has been some confusion through playtesting where people don’t understand that you are in fact playing as two characters and not just one.
Another problem we encountered was that our testers were struck with confusion the first few times they died by going under the screen. The signs we put up will hopefully inform the players of this before that happens.
Gameplay-wise, the game is working really well, there are some tweaks to be made for sure, but overall the game is fun and addictive (your’s truly has played this game for too many hours already)
so what remains?
Good question my good sir/lady/[insert preferred title]. While we do have the option of letting players choose their characters now, there’s still the case of making the customization and unlocking of content work. We do want people to have the option of sharing their records to different social networks as well, so we’ll need to put that in there too.
Mostly, I guess, the things that are missing is related to customization and interface. The game works, which is fantastic, although the occasional… hiccup, can still happen.