Celestial Tear: Demon's Revenge

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If you did not catch it, we recently had a an interview with reaxxion.com. We had a really great time with the interview and we hope you enjoy it. I really loved the interview and the blurb that he wrote at the beginning was insightful. We are happy that he felt our project was competent enough to write about it.

Music

The last two weeks have been really great with development. Mark has made some really great music. The stuff he has recently composed really captures the the essence of what we want to interpret to everyone and it’s really exciting to get things going. These pieces are important to the story and its something we want you all to experience in the game first. I feel like he is making the best soundtrack for our game and it is really exciting to hear every new piece.

More Art

Ricky is still doing his thing, making battle backgrounds. He is currently working and getting a lot done as usual. Here is a sketch of his current work in progress.

 Spriter Pro

So I have had my eye on this program called Spriter Pro for some time now and I have to say this is my new favorite program. I have been able to make some really solid animations with a lot less spriting. Although our main humanoid characters will be sprited the traditional way this program makes a way to animate some really big enemies like the ones we planned with efficiency and quality.

The first thing I sprited was a mechanical creature that we are creating for an undisclosed area. I think you will see how well we were able to animate it and for a first attempt at the program, I do not think it was that bad.

Although we can make many more frames of animations we are limiting them as we do not want to overload the program with thousands of frames per animation, but we could if we really wanted to make the game lag like crazy lol.

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I have recently been animating the white wolf which we all worked on together during the campaign. The program actually has a method to either save the pixel work or smooth it out. Now we are between which version that we would want to use.

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These are still somewhat rough animations as the heads would need to change and animate a bit more and I enlarged them so you can see how different they are. We would really like you guys opinions on this as we would like to know which version you all would prefer. We feel it’s better to ask the people who are definitely going to be playing, you guys collectively can help answer the question of what you would like to see.

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We finally found an animator that is going to be making custom visual effects for skills and abilities and we hope to show you more news on that soon. I’ve also acquired a little help to make the main playable characters and bosses much more dynamic and diverse. Her name is Debbie Ekberg and she has already shown she has a lot of talent and skills to bring to our game.

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Debbie’s Animation

 Selling T-shirts

We have been playing around with the idea of selling t-shirts to gather some more funding for some small additions to our project. We want to ask you guys if you think it’s a good idea. We want to go to Ricky and with your help, come up with a cool design that you all will like. Let us know in the comments what you think and you can help us brainstorm some killer ideas for it.

By the way, Whitney has just finished changing the forum software and updating it. It’s been inactive for a bit, but we are still around checking it almost everyday. Previous members who we KNOW are real have been migrated here. Posts have been copied, but not post times, so please ignore that stuff. It’s all going to say the same date/time. Those that have been migrated here, please make a new password. When migrating the members, Whitney gave you all a password manually, so she knows it.

http://whiteguardianstudios.com/forums/index.php

Thanks for reading this update we are really excited about February and the work that we have ahead of us.

Best,

Tyrell and Whitney White

20% to go!!!

80% and rising! We are really doing well, we almost have 200 backers which is exciting for us. With less than $900 to go we are really moving and gaining momentum on reaching our goal. This is probably the most important moment in our lives from here we can do really great things and we are glad you all are a part of it. With just 4 days we are looking at really good things for the future of our game and start up.

Is Sen offensive?…..

Just recently we got a message that our main character portrait could come off as offensive. As we have pointed out before we give our artist concept and let him have a bit of creative control on how the characters are presented. One of the things he did was make Sen’s chest a bit more detailed. It never bothered us and we did not look at that as a big deal. In fact, we figured he took her story and used it as a way to show that she lacked some knowledge and resources having lived by herself in a secluded place. We figured the people who support us would know better.  As you would also be the demographic for anyone who is actually interested in the game. I always figured it was very insignificant and posed little attention to anyone. This game features some pretty mature subjects and we figure those who play this would be the same.

Please let us know, as we are always up for some more opinions and critique.

We just did a rather huge update on the current demo so if you downloaded it previously you will have to delete your save or it will cause an error. There is now a survey at the end of the demo. If you have already played and wish to take the survey now, please do so. Your feedback will help us make a much better game. Also, if for some reason, you did not get to the end of the demo, here is the link. Survey

Demo (more…)

Our First Demo

We’ve finally finished the first part of the demo and we are needing some feedback. We added a bunch more than we thought we would and there’s STILL stuff that we left out due to the fact that we were already behind on time with the other stuff that we added. There’s a few secret areas and I want to know who can explore enough to find it all! The demo is about an hour long when you do everything, otherwise you can blast through it in about 15 minutes. Some of the voice acting that we got are kind of last minute because the 2 people testing the game told us of how bad the quality was of a few of our actors. We did not want to put it out with the bad quality actors. Although the acting was great, the mics were just not up to par.

We also had to iron out a few bugs in the game that we found, shrink file size, and make sure that only the files we were using were included so you guys don’t get a gig download lol. Some bugs, I could not fix, these are mentioned in the read me file. Overall this week had been pretty fun, but also kind of stressful for me due to me wanting everything to be perfect, but I know that’s not possible with anything. Every time I played through it I found a new mistake. I’m honestly still scared to know that I may have missed a few o_O, but I am still happy to know that the game is out there for everyone to play and I’m totally looking forward to pt 2 of the demo which will really get the story started. Think of this part as a tutorial.

 

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