As I expected, school kept me too busy to be able to get this game released by the end of the month (I also should’ve made the list of things to get done in the game before setting that ridiculous goal). Hopefully I can get back into the productive groove I was in over winter break.
At least have a pixel drawing I did a couple weeks ago.
Done pixeling the auto shop. Now onto character sprites and writing. I’ll post another screenshot when I’m finished with the characters. For now, please enjoy this picture of Anne at her workstation!
I am disappointed in myself for how little I got done over the summer. I ended up spending a lot of time working on other personal projects and [spoiler]modding Skyrim[/spoiler]. I finally started to manage my time better by spending at least an hour or two working on EC. School is starting again and procrastinating from school work will probably speed up my work for this game haha. Sorry this screenshot isn’t as impressive as the last two I posted, but my next one will be my last and then I’ll start on making the sprites and scripting. I will also need play testers later for when I start finishing up.
I decided to make some changes to my game.
I’m going to change Anne’s name to Anotsuki along with making her sprite more fitting.
I’m also trashing the story all together and adding more blood and dark with endless looping areas. that way you guys can think up the story yourself. :)
A quick tree drawing cause I like trees.
Alright, here’s an update about what’s going on in my life and how it’s going to affect Elysium City.
Last night I went to a meeting for my game team at school. It was long and lasted past midnight, but we were able to get our shit together and I feel we are more organized. Since we’re going to be using pixel art in the game, I was picked to be the environment assets lead. I’ve never been the lead for anything so I’m both anxious and excited for what’s to come. I’m not sure though how much time I will have to work on EC over the next 4-5 weeks.
At the meeting I learned quite a bit about how to sprite more efficiently along with how to organize ideas to put in the game. The art director has quite a bit more experience with pixel art than I do which is pretty cool. So while I might not have as much time to work on EC, I feel that spending more time on the game team at school will help make EC better.
Anyways, that was my little ramble on my current situation. Please enjoy this strange picture of Anne. I really should be posting more drawings of the city.
Thanks to all the people who tried out my demo! I hope you enjoyed it. Also, Thanks to the people who reported all the bugs. I’m glad there was nothing too major.
After taking a short break from the game, I noticed that I enjoy thinking up and planning new areas more than I do drawing them haha! I will still make sure to improve the areas I’ve already put in for the next release.
Anyways, have some art. I experimented a little bit with this piece and I like the way I colored Anne(protip: Always use perspective when drawing man made environments). I’m also looking forward to when I get to the Industrial part of the city, but that won’t be until much later in the game.
Download the first demo Here! Edit: Please wait until the final demo.
Now that I have this done, I’m gonna take a break from working on the game for a bit. That doesn’t mean I wont be planning new areas or characters though. I wish get some feedback from from you guys, Even if it’s just a little bit. Also, I promise to draw something better for the next release haha!
Note: There is not much to do in this version of the game. Most of the areas are incomplete and the story hasn’t really been set. There is one area where you’re supposed to start a quest, but nothing really happens yet. My next release will be the final demo which I plan to have completed by the end of spring. That will have a lot more content in it. So I would recommend waiting until the final If you want to have a lot to play.
Credit goes to Mental bomb and Yamill for the music.
I’m really glad to see people looking forward to this game! I’m currently busy with midterms, but the week after midterms, I have spring break so that means I have a lot of time to finish things up for the demo. I can’t wait for you guys to try it out!
Anyways, here is some art that was posted on Uboachan.