Shuriken Practice 3: The Making Of

Here I will chronicle the development of the game and keep you up to date on the happenings.

This is the first game I am making for THE GUILD as it is the easiest one to make and also serves as the entry point for the next game. I want the games on this site to be more …. I don’t know a better word for it… “modern” and not some old lame, boring nonsense. As such, simple games like these are not going to be the norm on here. In fact I have plans for only one more that is based on a VERY old game but which I gave a very modern update…

In any event, this is Shuriken Practice3 and here is the first attempt at a menu system

And this is where the fun will start…

I could actually use some feedback here. The game is part of a larger story and each game will be a standalone title that plays a part in the larger narrative. In this case the player was left behind at sunset while the rest of the clan went off to fight the invading forces in the burning village close by. I am trying to create the atmosphere of a burning sky at sunset and to that extent I have sut falling in the scene as well as very subtle changes in colour on the rocks while you play. The problem is that it all seems a bit dark…

Do you think the scene needs a “daytime” version also, stripped of the narrative and context of the game…focussing solely on the gameplay and nothing else? Or should I stick to the storyline and you will learn to appreciate this dark tone?


2017-10-20
With my Rift now officially in the mail and after giving this a quick go on the GearVR I decided this game CAN now be made as a VR game. All I needed was a proper aiming mechanism and rotating your head to constantly hit targets to your left or right was NOT an option… Now with Touch this game suddenly felt like it would be a sin to NOT do it in VR…

I am also toying with the idea of combining this game and the sequel into one large game instead of the two separate experiences it was intended to be. Once I have that game mode created I will see if I should combine it or split it up…


More info to follow…


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