Crashes, Green screens, and Dolphins..oh my!
What is Spark?
If you have been following Spark at all, you would know it has been in development for a long time, and has had many different forms. I am to happy to inform that we will no longer be changing any forms (...but I'm not a rapper). Unlike Frieza, this IS our final form. We have locked in our game play design as a action-packed shmup with classic bullet patterns and lots of explosions. We have also locked in our art design; The player is organic and smooth, the enemies are low poly and rigid.
We are focusing on simple enemy designs with more interactive animations. This should allow us to build more enemies, and animate them faster. We are hoping for a lot of variation within the enemies to keep the gameplay fresh. The simple design should allow us to finish and polish enemies much faster, meaning we should be able to finish the game faster as well!
What you been up to, fam?
Well, per usual, life has been very busy over here. I have been had many changes over the last few months. I have changed day job, traveled out of the country twice, bought and moved into a new home, and built a new computer(Old one died RIP). As of last night, I have finally settled in at the new place and have set up a great Stream and Dev room, complete with a green screen! This means that I should have more time to dedicate to getting this bad boi (the game) done.
Mmm. Look at that.
You can see it in action on my Stream, I stream development of Spark sporadically. Would love to have you stop by!
Thanks for asking, I'll tell you. I am working on getting enemies into the game and identifying what exactly needs to be done to get this thing into a comfortable demo state. At the point I will be calling it a Beta, and will shift a decent amount of energy to marketing. There is still a lot of work to be done between here and there but weekly I will be updating you guys with the progress. This is to keep you informed, potentially reach new fans/players, and to keep me accountable. I NEED TO FINISH THIS GAME. So, I will. Stay tuned.
Here have some dolphins.
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