This week, news from dsp3000 on his next game…
Hello again everyone. My last update was in October and I’m now in a position to reveal what my next game will be.
To recap, over the past 18 months I’ve released the first four parts of the Academy series of games. These are based around four consecutive days working and having fun at The Goodhead Academy. Part four of the series left off on Thursday afternoon and so in theory part five will start on Friday morning. However, those of you familiar with the story will know that one of the main achievements you could gain during part four was to get Bridgette’s phone number so you could ask her out on a date with you. I had thought about including a date with Bridgette as a final sequence in part four but shelved that idea because I wanted more time to really do it justice. Cramming it in at the end would seem a shame. I then thought about having the date as an element of part five, but again struggled with fitting it into the narrative.
So a while ago I came up with an idea which I think is much more satisfactory.
The date with Bridgette is going to have it’s own game. Think of as ‘The Academy : Part 4B’. It will be a full game that totally compliments the series as a whole and will also effect what happens during part five.
For the past few weeks I’ve been busy creating this new game and from a creative perspective it’s been great. I was getting a bit frustrated with the limitations of the Goodhead Academy location, but this new project has allowed me to introduce several new locations and a few new characters too. I’m actually quite excited about it. I don’t get excited very often.
At the moment I have completed well over 1000 images for a game which may even reach 4000 by the time I’m fully done with it. That will give the impression that it will be months before this game sees the light of day. But don’t despair, I’m in negotiations with Chaotic about exactly how and when this game will come out. It will be sooner than you expect. More on that next week though.
In the meantime, and as always, here are a few images to keep you all interested.