May Progress Report

Hey, everyone!

Unfortunately we haven’t had an update for a while as we’ve been fairly busy and didn’t want to tease out too many updates before we were ready to come out with our stuff in a more public way. So here’s a bit of what we’ve been working on lately.

The big thing we’ve been working on is our prototype for combat, including all the animation, art, AI, FX, design, and code that goes along with that. We now have two playable characters with different attacks, and some functional enemies as well. Plus the AI is pretty good too.

Music is the other really big thing we’re excited about. We have a great musician currently working in secret (#Secrets!) on our theme song. We’ve heard a few early versions of it and, if they are any indication of the final product, it’s gonna sound wicked.

On top of all of this we’ve been polishing up our art, and in game we’re getting closer to the vision we see in our heads. On the tech (and potentially less exciting) side, we’ve finalized our pipeline for creating levels, which tends to be something that’s hard for designers to break (AKA me). Additionally, our freelance concept artist Jakob Eirich has made a poster image for us that we’ll be showing just as soon as our logo is complete.

We also have a new hire, Whinnie, from the University of Waterloo. She’s taken over marketing, community relations, and a few other things here at HUGS. Say hi if you have the chance!

The last bit of news to share is that we will soon be announcing our game in a fairly big way. That’s basically why we’ve been silent for so long, nose to the grindstone as it were. So stay tuned, it’ll be soon (we promise!)

As a bonus, here is a small teaser image for our upcoming reveal.