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Welcome space adventurer, lets talk a bit about the Questverse editor progress, site changes and kickstarter learning shall we? Take a place and let us chat...
Posted by Lunarts on Aug 4th, 2013
TEXT EXTRACTED FROM THE CONTEST LINK ABOVE:
What about earning the art you always wanted as a wallpaper for your smartphone or facebook page and still help to spread the world about the Questverse project?
The art can be from a caricature of yourself to a more abstract wallpaper, and it will be UNIQUE.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
To participate is simple, all you need to do is to like and share this post.
This contest will happen from August 11 to September 11.
* The art of the winner must follow the style presented at the page photo gallery
* If the art is for your cellphone ensure you can transfer it to your device. Some models do not allow custom wallpapers, don't have internet access or bluetooth access.
Hello space traveller, let us sit and talk not only about what of new had happened at the Questverse
project but other things as well.
Since I'm sharing with you my kickstarter findings beyond the game updates, I guess I will now do bimonthly updates, but I cannot promise there will be always two updates per month as it depends if I will have enough about what to talk. The first monthly report will be labeled A, and if a second one happens, it will be labeled B
Reporting bimonthly will also allow me to show you less text at each news article, makign it better for you, a busy person, to read and participate on the votation polls, as it seems few are noticing them.
Now, let us discuss our game Editor! It could had received many names, like Qedit, Questedit, Qeditor, Big Bang...but let us stay with simply "Editor" for now. As I always do I researched a couple of editors, like Dinkedit, Fallout editor, RPG Maker and even apple Garage Band and I defined a layout I think will be easy to use and to look at.
I already made a working Editor launcher exe and transformed my editor image main layout into a real software layout with at least the bottom buttons functional. The editor is also already able to load 3D objects, show the object position/rotation at the top bar and navigate the world space, my next immediate goals are:
Working on this editor has been one of my best decisions, I made so many improvements which resulted in an easier, faster and more powerful game code; the only problem by doing that is things are bound to break at the Questverse exe, but they will be fixed in the due time. I even was forced to decide upon a base unit size for my game, which I decided it will be 0.5x0.5 meters, the average size a human occupy if you turned that measure into a square, this will also help development, with it being used as a base to keep a correct proportion of object sizes across the game.
Well, as always it turned out the Questverse website wasn't as perfect as I wanted it to be, so I went back to work on it, which obviously left it in an ugly state for a couple of days, but in the end I succeeded once more.
I recoded it and remade some site arts so it can look better on PC's, tablets and smartphones. Of course at smartphones it will not look allright, but it is better than the previous layout, where it was absolutly unusable on such devices. I considered using wordpress for my site as well, since I have seen developers from games such as Planet Stronghold and Xenonauts do so, but further consideration will be left to a later time.
A good news is which you can now simply type questverse.com at your browser and it will take you to the same site you would get if you typed lunartsgames.com/questverse.php
Another improvements were:
If you're feeling generous you can help me by checking the site for grammar errors and others issues(and telling me), which will lead to the problems being fixed and the site getting better not only for you, but for others.
I believe I have researched enough about kickstarter campaigns, and for me to say that, it means I do researched a lot. Study materials I want to share are(beyond the one I mentioned earlier): Xenonauts, Starship Corporation, Pebble Watch, OUYA, the ultimate kickstarter guide and kickstarter school.
It turned out I commited a lot of mistakes at my previous campaign, but even if the future one doesn't work out, I learned a lot of things I can use to catch the attention of the game public. I learned the following:
But there is a last and main concern for the Questverse campaign, which is: Does it have a public big enough? And if yes, how I can best reach Anime role-players? which sites and blogs I must go? The more broader key points in priority order must be:
As we can see kickstarter.com is just the final piece to this, we can also see which although I showcase the game at 6 different places(some of them with good traffic) I'm still not showing it enough. Here is another point were you can help, let me know of well visited places(sites or blogs) who like anime RPG games, just Anime games, or just indie games in general(ex: RockPaperShotgun); I learned which it is not true which showcasing your game on major gaming sites is a key point, it is a minor point instead. We must search for "niche places", places were there are many people with interests like ours. If we can reach them, Questverse will surely succeed.
Thanks for your visit, Questverse can only happen with your help, that is one of the strenghts of indie games. if you liked this project you can contribute by doing one or more of the following points: