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Progress on Act 1, Act 2 Plans, New Gamepage?

Things Completed in Act 1
I've finished work on rewriting dialogue and making that tutorial more quick and understandable. More livable. The intro scenes are pretty much done! The changes show Amelia's motivations a bit more, add some character to the three main cast and more meaning to completing Mr. Anglow's memory. The tutorial literally will make it so Mr. Pharell says two things, "hey, crystals represent clues. The door leads to the memory map" and then there are a couple things as the player plays the tutorial that won't really interrupt the player, but provide a couple tidbits (through gab windows).

What's left for Act 1
My next steps for Act 1 are to go back to the level and look for places I can improve. I'm going to list out each conversation of each stage, and each character's path, and decide what to do from there. Change a dialogue here, spruce one up there, add some movement. That sort of thing. There needs to be more life to the characters, so if there's a character left alone and standing there for a reason, they can have some sort actions... maybe a balloon or pacing. I just tried and editing them graphically to, say, foot-tap is really hard. I don't have the skills for that :P...

Then I just need to edit the conclusion scenes a little bit to fit the changes, and then I can continue on to Act 2! Once Act 1 is all revised I'm still gonna do an "overall" look at it and touch it up if need be.

Act 2 Plans

The cast of each level in Act 2 as well as each level's map is laid out. When I return to Act 2 I need to create the character graphics and do the mapping. Then I'll prepare the Intro scenes of act 2, and do whatever needs to done there. Then I put the levels together with the design and writing necessary. I'll do the best I can with the Celianna tileset and whatever free music I can continue to find(maybe get a composer if I get any extra money). Then the conclusion scenes, and then I plan on releasing Act 1 and Act 2 of the extended edition at the same time. This brings up something I've been thinking about:

New Gamepage?
Seeing as this is a whole new game separate from the contest version, with 4+ acts, I need to decide if there should be a separate gamepage for the extended edition. It's so different and with a review and feedback all based on Act 1 as a standalone, it'll get confusing with new acts. So, should I have a new gamepage? I need to decide this for the extended edition.

Update
Also, the collectible room. It's now going to be the "Achievement Room", where you'll have crystals representing achievements and not spouting lore at you. This change will see some differences in terms of achieving them as well. Instead of just collectibles, you'll gain some through completion, Act 2 additions such as side-quests. A room dedicated to your achievements!

Posts

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@ New Gamepage, sure, why not? You'll get more makerscore, power, and women that way

Side quests seem fun too. Good luck!
shayoko
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515
if its a seprate game yes if it continues as a addon to act 1 no
author=shayoko
if its a seprate game yes if it continues as a addon to act 1 no

So you're saying if the extended edition has act 1 along with acts 2-5, it shouldn't have another page?

Update: I decided I don't have the art skills to make them tap their foot or something. I changed it up in the blog post, I'll try using movement and emotion balloons.
shayoko
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515
i mean how some makers continue the games and not make new ones(based of the same thing basically a sequel)
(act 1 is the end now but in same game game act 1 ends and continues to act 2 thats a add on)
Yeahhh. I mean the extended edition will include an improved act 1, plus all the acts. This game page would be considered the standalone, what the contest entry was like version. Hmmm... I can see why I wouldn't have a separate page, and why one's necessary. Dangit :(
Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
6104
Go with the golden rule, if it gives you more Makerscore then do it!
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
Why would you need a separate page? What you are doing is a continuation and improvement on the same game. Also why lose a great rating that this page has with the 4.5 star review that is currently attached?
Anybody following the game knows what you are planning to do, and anyone new would be able to see the progress. Personally I'd keep the same page.

Seiromem
I would have more makerscore If I did things.
6104
I like the golden rule better.

But if you want to be correct then fine.
Keeping it on the same page would make more sense.
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
Sorry seiromem logic gets in the way of emotion most of the time for me.

Though I think you just helped solve a little irritation for me with that post, so my thanks.

I think I'm going to keep with the same page. I'll be able to change the title and update the page according to the extended edition, and that review can be labeled as a review in particular to the contest version. I'm going to convert the page into an extended edition game page once act 2 is done, though. So I can add images related to that and stuff.

Makerscore is cool, but keeping that nice rating attached sounds good too.

Seiromem. Such a jokester :P

Edit: Oh, and as I was just about to update the page I realized I would have to un-check the completed box. I'm hesitating cause I have an awkward feeling un-checking it. Hmmm...
nhubi
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
11099
Nope you should uncheck it, you could make a 'blog about why, but for all of us that have been following, we get it.
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