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Over the Hump! (Milestone 4 Complete!)

  • Azzie
  • 10/04/2021 07:38 PM
Hey It’s Azzie, working hard!

The 1st pass of chapter 3 is done! I've also went back and did a little bit of polish. I got the Chapter 2 End Boss encounter drafted. I've also split the equipment screen into a Equip and Skills screen for ease of use. I've also designed a lot of new sprites for characters and monsters to battles!

I've made head way into chapter 4's maps, mechanics graphics and script! I'm officially over the half way mark of the game's story! and quarter in terms of a complete game!

2021 - Development (25% complete)
Prologue(Tinsel Town, Mount Fairsteppe) –Finished (Town Houses, General Dialogue)
Chapter 1(Snowzone) – Finished (Some sprites)
Chapter 2(Autumn Forest, Knight Games)- Finished (Todo: Mini Bosses, Encounters, Some sprites, Town Houses)
Chapter 3(Toy Town) - Finished 1st pass (To Do: 1 Boss, 1 Miniboss, some encounters, Town Houses)

Up Next
Chapter 4(Pleasure Palace & Magical Mists) - target 1st November
• Maps & Mechanics (50%)
• Encounters(0%)
• Graphics(50%)
• Writing(80%)

The next chapter is Chapter 4. It's the biggest and most important one in the game! It spans a lot of locations, will have a lot of optional bosses.

Check out the Chapter 4 locales!
Sweet Street

Cool Cross Roads

Magical Mists

Pleasure Palace


If that wasn't enough I plan to add some sub areas to the locations in chapter 4 in my second pass! It's that important! It's basically the most pivotal part of the game! It's pretty exciting to work on and I want to make it the best it can be!

2022 and beyond!

The end of the year approacheth! 2022 is going to be a year where I'll refine each chapter! I'll also be getting in touch with musicians to commission music, artists to do art, I might even commission some more skilled pixel artists than myself to polish up some of the bigger sprites for me.

Then I'll review it, put out a demo to replace the prototype and perhaps give the full game to some trusted people to test. I want Reindeer Story to be a game people really enjoy so to ensure it meets a high quality standard I may delay it into Winter 2023 rather than Winter 2022.

I recently played through Toby Fox's Deltarune Chapter 2 and it was pretty excellent. I've done quite a bit in Reindeer Story to make sure it set itself apart from the game that inspired it, but I also want to make sure I make a game that rivals it in terms of fun (not popularity since that would be impossible lol!).

Thanks for Reading!

- Azzie