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Today I spent a lot of time on the Project Management aspect of Soul Saga, especially in regards to the new theme song.

Posted by Disastercake on Mar 17th, 2013

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Summary
Today was mostly spent in meetings with several contractors. One I spent the most time with was the composer. She had made an impressive remastering of Soul Saga's theme song, but something wasn't sticking right with me. I think it's because I didn't really want to go with that nostalgic old school feeling anymore. There are a lot of other great indie RPGs that are bringing back the nostalgia factor more than Soul Saga is trying to do, and I felt like Soul Saga's theme song should represent something fresh instead. We talked about alternatives and we came up with something I think might end up pretty cool. We'll see how it goes. =)

Tomorrow
I will continue to finish up the passive skills. I hope to have a working implementation by the end of the day. I've been taking passive skills slowly because I'm trying to implement code I will use for the long term.


Day 47 (2013/03/16 Sat) 8 hrs. Today ( 456 Total)

  • Backend
    • Lots of code cleanup with the skills to make them more manageable.
    • Started setting up the base code for buffs and passive skills.
  • Game Design
    • Did planning for more more active combat talents players will natively have on all characters (similar to shield).
  • Project Management
    • Communicated with animators regarding the project in attempt to get quotes.
    • Had a very long meeting with composer and decided to take the Soul Saga theme song in a very different and surprising direction.
      • Paid composer for her work so far.
    • Did some accounting to make sure all expenses in the past few months have been accounted for.
  • Public Relations
    • Posted several replies on IndieDB.
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DrSalvador
DrSalvador Mar 17 2013, 5:26pm says:

If you want inspiration for the soundtrack I might suggest taking a look at music from the Tales series of games. (Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Legendia, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Vesperia, etc)

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Disastercake Mar 17 2013, 10:06pm replied:

Thanks for the tip DrSalvador. =) I was taking a look at those and the Zelda series, but in the end I wanted Soul Saga to stand apart. The thing I was most concerned with was the main theme song. If I end up going with the route I've instructed the composer to go, it'll be very different than anyone probably had in mind for Soul Saga.

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