Archive for month: February, 2013

Alpha next week

07 Feb
February 7, 2013

My apologies for the lack of updates recently, I’ve been racing to finish off features so that I can start alpha testing asap. As this point, it’s the little things, stuff like…

…an options menu…

Options

…credits screen…

Credits

…loadup screens (placeholder background)…

Logo

…demo nag screen (placeholder art)…

Nag

…in-game popup notifications to remind you what new options are available to you…

Notificationsjpg

…miscellaneous bug-fixing and, of course, redoing the UI colour scheme yet again (more blue, goes better with the art I feel).

Still a few features left to finish, like the card duel victory/defeat screens, right now it looks like this.

Victory

And I also still need to do the tutorial popups. But very close to feature complete now!

Feature complete isn’t the same as content complete, there’s still a few more pieces of art to come in, music tracks to be finished off, a few sound fx to add and a whack of text still to write, and of course lots of balancing to do this month, but I can say with confidence that alpha testing will start next week. 🙂

Almost at the finish line. And I must say, between the excitement of nearing the finish and the anxiety of my nearly drained bank account, it’s a bit of an emotional roller coaster right now. Just gotta push the fear aside, keep focused, get it done. 🙂