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…


…credits screen…


…loadup screens (placeholder background)…


…demo nag screen (placeholder art)…


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


…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.


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. 🙂