Well, some of you saw the old menu, some of you might have not even noticed it, well let me say it wasn't fancy at all.. :P
The old menu consisted of 2 "buttons," which in reality were just 2 random textures i found in our textures folder, and 1 label "project DG."
Well, now that we decided on the new name for the game, (still subject to change,) it opened new doors for us to expand the game by, such as an actual menu, and actual (yet temporary) logo.
So the new menu has about 5 buttons, yet only 2 of them work at the moment, these two are the "play" and the "level editor".
Play will take you into the game, in the future you will be able to choose a character to play with.
Level Edit will take you to the world editor* in which you will be able to create new worlds for the game and then play in them.
The current world editor is pretty complex to use since it is only aimed at our staff members, it uses shortcuts we pretty much remember and there is no "go back" option yet.* (here is a screenshot of it in action)
We are hoping that by the time of release we will have more time to polish it and release it for you modders to use! The video we are publishing today is a time-lapse of the process we went through to create a looping world with 5 areas to explore. the areas are smaller than they would be in the actual game just for testing purposes (I wouldn't want to walk across a long city in order to just test the platform's functionality at this moment...)
Hiring a new Character Designer
We are currently interviewing few candidates so it may take a few days to a week. We will update you as long as we got someone or if something changes! if you are interested in applying, you still can! just email games @ isolatedpixel . com (erase spaces, for spamming reasons.) If you do email us, please include a portfolio of your past work, does not need to be commercial work, can be something you did as a hobby, and please try to include work that you think fits the style of the game. Thanks to all of the participants!
WE HIT PLACE 20 ON INDIE DB!
Well, not much to say except...
THANK YOU GUYS YOU ARE AWESOME!
can we reach a higher rank this time?! :P
Now for the Video!
* The level editor is currently just a developer tool, however it is scheduled to be used for modders too if everything goes as planned :)
We did a short AMA the other day and found out our programmer's favorite soup!
if you want to participate in the next one, make sure you follow us on twitter! we will publish an update there when we do it, and also feel free to request one from any of us!
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