I wish I could reply to all your comments but such an effort would be futile at this moment since most of the replies would be thanks for your comments or just restating over and over the plans I have to modify the game according to your advice. First let me give you all a big THANK YOU for all your comments, they've been very helpful and encouraging. I have taken in all your advice and making small changes that got the most complaints and suggestions. Here is a bullet point of everything that I'm modifying to hopefully make the game a little better and to addess some of the concerns others have had.
-THE POOL WILL BE IN THE GAME! The background for it is only accessible during the pool event, which I haven't added yet. I got a better background for the pull that feels a little more connected to the house. The same goes for the garage which will actually be accessible in the game without requiring the key, but there will be stipulations for that which will be revealed later.
-The reaction to the navigation buttons have been mixed to favorable. I do agree that they are kind of small so I've made them bigger so they're easier to tap. I've also figured out how to apply them to the WSAD and arrow keys as well for quick navigation. I know some people liked the old style but I prefer this style better. It is just a matter of getting used to it.
-The new backgrounds has received the same level of reactions but has been more favorable. I know there are those who miss parts of the old background and Aval0n and I agree with you. We are going to put the hallway back in as well as Vanilla's original room design. As for the bathroom, my resources are limited. I REALLY like this new bathroom, and that jacuzzi tub is just too tempting to pass up. ^v^
-I originally put the cell phone is as kind of a joke because of all the GTAIV I had been playing but Avalon and I are discussing it's possible use. Most of the comments concerning it have been helpful and will most likely use them, especially in the case of calling Vanilla for some helpful hints or advice. Though those hints will not be free and might affect the ending.
-I know from personal experience that you can enhance things to death. I am well aware that too many revisions can spell doom for a project. However, please keep in mind that my experience as a flash programmer is still growing. A lot of the ways I programmed the previous game were based on EXTREMELY poor knowledge and understanding of flash. The techniques employed on that game were poorly put together and at this point, starting from scratch with a fresh interface seems like the best direction to go.
-Transferring the events isn't actually going to be all that difficult. Seriously, with the way I changed it it will make building the new ones a million times easier and organizing the old ones a million times more easier. Thank you for your concern though. With the way things are going I could get the foundation for this game done within a week. Aval0n has been working hard on the art as well but since he's been busy with real life stuff he hasn't had time to scan and color it.
Thank you again for all your feedback. I am well aware that Aval0n had uploaded the same flash file to his IB profile as well. We kind of uploaded them at the same time without realizing it. There is no hard feelings between us for that though and we are reviewing the comments on both posts. Plus it gets the word out that we are still working on this twice as fast. If you have any more comments, suggestions, or reviews please post them in this journal. Here's to hoping we have a full release soon. ^v^
8 years ago
10 Jan 2011 19:58 CET