HEY, I just remembered that detective game you made ages ago! That was a great game!
The character designs and their poses have got LOADS of character, I really love that. I wish I had more opportunities to do stuff like that.
Even though the animation's really good, the characters seem really static. I can't work out why. Maybe it's the super short animations, or maybe the voices don't fit? I can't tell. I wish a lot of the voices had more punch and more confidence. I kinda feel like you should turn down the music and turn up the voices a tiny bit considering the game's driven by what people are saying. But hey what do I know! I can't make games like this!
You're doing great, this looks great, music's perfect.
side-note: A lot of really slow-paced games have really slow-paced tutorials, watch out for that.
Art's great, really mysterious.
Man, I'm really inspired by the conversation interface you made, I feel like I could jump right into using it just from the screenshot.
Thanks! It was aaages ago, I'm a little chuffed that anyone remembers it at all!
The conversation animations are mock ups so far, not in-game captures. I definitely plan to turn the music right down, it should be more of a subtle bed than melody. We also won't be using the full on animations for EVERY line, that's more of a test to see how they look at all. Most of the time, it'll be subtle eye/mouth animations.
We're definitely wary of tutoring the user for too long. it's going to be more of a 'teach the first time you can use it' thingy.
I'm thinking of handing the convo tool over to the voice actors, see if they come up with some good 'acting' to go with their own voices. We can always clean up/replace them after...
Bookmarked your blog - I will DEFINITELY get this when it comes out!
Great art style and the characters seem totally fleshed-out. Good to see there is another high-quality singleplayer game coming to the iPhone, I feel like there's a wave of simple casual games and clones and not enough games with deeper storylines, or even stories at all.
Sweet, another sale! In the back of my mind, I'm slightly concerned because there really aren't that many story-driven single players on iPhone. Is that because the genre isn't suited to the format? I don't know, but we're doing it now, too late!
This is looking very nice. I love the art style.
PS: Holy crap! Super Flash Bros.! I loved your flash cartoons! Man, The Decline of Videogaming was good times.
Hehe, so if I casually mentioned that I'm currently on fire, you'd get the reference?