Viewing entries tagged
steam concepts

v0.7: Pedro's Grande Update

Pedro's selfie

Pedro's selfie

The big update is here!!  This is the most optimized build yet.  Tons of new content, yet a smaller build size and faster performance... plus new Halloween and Christmas props just in time for the holidays!

Clustertruck meets Guts and Glory!

Clustertruck meets Guts and Glory!

FEATURING

New Character: Pedro
HUGE Optimization Overhaul!
100+ New Level Editor Items
Halloween & Christmas Props
New AI Vehicles, like Monster Trucks, Big Rigs, and even Police Cars
Orbit Cam, Pause Cam, and In-Game Screenshots
Shift-Click: Multi-Object Editing
Lighting/Time of Day System
New Materials + Physics, including Mud, Snow, and Ice!
25 New Music Tracks
And yes, even more!

Pause and view the carnage from any angle... even take a screenshot in-game

Pause and view the carnage from any angle... even take a screenshot in-game

Click here to check out all the details on the Steam Announcement

Earl the Redneck vs Cannon Turrets

Earl done lost his head again

Watching Guts and Glory get a ton of views and feedback on Steam Concepts gave me a ton of motivation to work really hard this week.  I just finished Earl the redneck and his ATV, and also added Cannon Turrets to the game which are really awesome (and a little bit scary).  I threw them together in a short mock desert track and posted a new video to YouTube to showcase more of the potential for this game.

I've been so busy developing that I haven't been able to spend anymore time marketing, so Steam traffic (new, unique visitors) has slowed down to just a steady trickle.  Going forward, it looks like I'll need to dedicate at least 15-25% of my time towards marketing in order to continue building a large enough fanbase.  Learning as I go....

I still haven't posted anything to other major hubs yet, like Indie DB or Reddit, so I'll probably pitch a tent in those camps soon and start making friends :)

Guts and Glory is BLOWIN' UP!

BOOM!  Landmines are now functional.  Not perfect... but functional.

Well, a LOT can change in just a week.  In only its first 7 days, Guts and Glory has climbed to the #77 rank on Steam Greenlight (out of 2,344 other titles on there at the time)!  And it's only in the very early development stages.  Whaaaaaat?!  Lucky 7's baby!

Woo-hoo! 

Woo-hoo! 

I went from being incredibly anxious about the announcement a week ago to incredibly excited!  All of this has been from just word-of-mouth though, so I thank all of you who have helped/will help spread the word!  I hope people continue to tell their friends about it and help get more people to follow the project on Steam and on this blog, or social media.  

NEXT UP: I think I'm going to put together a checklist/development roadmap and post it on Steam.   I keep getting questions about when stuff will be done, when a playable build will be out, etc. so that should help answer some questions and also give everyone a good idea of what's to come, and show progress updates.

Keep checking on this blog and Twitter for the most frequent updates though!  I'll try to reserve the Steam Announcements for relatively big stuff so I don't spam anyone's accounts.

I can't wait to see what the future holds for this game project!

2 new Vehicles/Characters in Development

Earl and his ATV, and the Yang Family in their Mezooki 700 Series convertible

Although I hinted at this with a dimmly-lit image during the announcement, I decided to go ahead and reveal the other 2 characters/vehicles that are currently in development.  I'd like to introduce you to Earl and his ATV (inspired by some fellow Idaho residents) and the Yang Family in their poorly built "premium" car, the Mezooki 700.

This rounds out the starting selection with 3 sizes of vehicles (small, medium, and large) with a variety of speeds and handling so I can try out all kinds of scenarios.  The hardest part is probably going to be adapting the various hazards and special items in the game so that they are just as dangerous to these new characters as they are to the bike.  These are still in very early phases of development, but I will post a video with them in it when the time is right.

On a side note, we've reached a consensus on the Steam Concepts page that the main dad/son character shown in the video is too similar to another game and will be replaced this week.  Visit the page on Steam if you would like to help decide what the replacement should be!

 

Now on Steam Concepts!

Wooooooo!  Exciting moment!

I took the next step in getting Guts and Glory out there by posting it to Steam's Concepts pages.  This is similar to Steam Greenlight, but just for projects that are in early development. It's used for getting potential player feedback, building an audience, etc.

Please take a moment to check it out, vote, and let me know what you think!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=674500565