All the base programming for the characters is finished and we are now implementing the first protagonist and some enemies. There is still a long road ahead, but the truth is that it is nice to control The Bearer and face some enemies.
Thank you all for your support and patience these first months. From now on, we’ll have some more time to go making updates more often.
Redesigning the Bearer of Woes
One of the details that we have been concerned about during the creation of The Bearer model was to try to give more “life” to the design when it is seen from behind. Visually, the design worked very well from a front and side angle however after seeing her in actual gameplay, we were not satisfied with her “back”. No matter the movement we gave her, it was not sufficiently “alive”, which was a serious problem for us.
To solve this, we started trying to change her back tatoos and the opening of her dress, but the result wasn’t satisfying enough. It was obvious; we needed to add an item that would give her a better “animation feeling”. Of course, it wasn’t easy, and we tried lots of possibilities, but in the end we decided to add belts and a case for her book, which gave her a better mobility. However, the upper body was still too “plain”, so to complete it, we finally added ornaments in the collar of her garment.
You like it? Hope your opinions.
Movement Test Level
Here you can see a test of movement and jumps of Gate of Memories using the redesigned Bearer of Woes. The animations are not yet completely finished, but for now the control is quite precise and intuitive.
We are delighted to finally show you the most common inhabitants of Arcane, the Marionettes of Memories. These creatures swarm the tower aimlessly, becoming recurrent fearsome enemies. However, their most dangerous ability is to merge with the memories of the real residents of Arcane, becoming creatures and monstrosities of their past life.
About the survey
Answering your questions about the add-ons survey, you have nothing to worry about not receiving them yet. They will be sent to all of you much later, just before sending you the game; that way, we will avoid confusions or last minute changes of address.
And remember that our campaign PayPal will open a month yet the next fortnight, and you are still on time of raising your pledge to help us to make Gate of Memories even a greater game.