I'm working on the last zone (bunch of levels) for the game now, so I'm pretty exited about finishing this thing off :). I have decided to bring down the number of zones from four to three. Partly because it'll take me another 8 months or so to get all that done, but also because I think there's enough content already. In the end the game will have 10 or 11 levels. This may not sound like much, but some of the levels can take between 30-60 minutes to play, depending on how fast you get past the puzzles.
I've been doing some playing around with ideas for the look and feel of the final zone. This short video shows what I have come up with so far. The graphics aren't final yet, but they look good enough to give an impression of the atmosphere I'm trying to create:
I've also had the game (so far) tested and have gotten some very helpful feedback, which was nice after 8 months of working on this by myself :D. So a big thanks to all who helped me out in that regard!!
I think the time when I'm going to have to start thinking about the details of releasing the game is drawing nearer too. This is my first experience at creating a full game not to mention releasing one, so this is all new to me. I'm going to have to do some major research in the coming months I think :)
Anyway I'm pretty exited about the whole thing and if nothing else, I've had some serious fun working on this game so far. Thanks for reading this :)
Take it easy guys.