My name is Sam and I'm the lead game designer at Meteor Pixel. We're currently working on a new project called Bushido: Legend of the Samurai - a multiplayer combat game set in feudal Japan. I'm into gaming, 3d modelling, art, history and engineering.

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sam.ibbitson Feb 28 2015, 5:00am replied:

Probably the later I'm afraid - were not really fans of the FTP model as other games have implemented this system and it feel more like 'Pay to Win'.

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sam.ibbitson Feb 25 2015, 7:52am says:

So yesterday was our first day working full-time on Bushido, and it was totally awesome! We're really chuffed that we made the leap to do this and cant wait to start pumping out some more regular updates.

Also, Jay more or less finished the first phase of multiplayer implementation yesterday - exciting stuff!

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sam.ibbitson Feb 25 2015, 7:51am replied:

Kinda :) !

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sam.ibbitson Feb 16 2015, 2:59pm replied:

Hi Blackfalcon501 - its definitely on the 'to-do' list... We've got a lot of experimenting to do but I'm hoping it'll just be a case of changing the faces/hair styles and possibly minor adjustments to the overall size of the player? Creating brand-new 'female' models just wouldn't work time-wise.

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sam.ibbitson Feb 16 2015, 2:57pm replied:

Exactly that - we're using the term 'class' to sort of define a style of armour etc... We're still playing with this concept a lot so it may change if we think it works better in a different way!

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sam.ibbitson Feb 15 2015, 11:27am replied:

Hi RoyalWatcher! The idea is that you can pick any face for any class, and then customize it with hairstyles, scars, etc... We're still really nailing down the customization stuff as focus over the last 4-6 months has really been in-game stuff and multiplayer!

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sam.ibbitson Feb 15 2015, 6:36am replied:

Hey Ninja Monk! You bet - in fact we're just made a new image post: Indiedb.com . Check it out :D !

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sam.ibbitson Feb 10 2015, 4:27pm replied:

Us too Damian! Check it out - we've just made a new post on Facebook showing off some head sculpts by Kieran: Facebook.com

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sam.ibbitson Jan 15 2015, 2:51pm replied:

Thanks RoyalWatcher :D !!

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sam.ibbitson
sam.ibbitson Jan 15 2015, 2:51pm replied:

Thanks for the feedback Grandmaster96! We've pushed the Kickstarter date back a bit because we want to have an actual playable demo ready, not just a series of pre-rendered/pre-animated sequences. We're thinking June'ish?

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sam.ibbitson Jan 15 2015, 2:50pm replied:

Hi Lemonater47! Actually this is something we're still testing, although I doubt we'll be able to support anywhere near 64. The reason for this is that there's going to be a lot of 'traffic' going back and forth from the server and a users local machine (e.g. to work out the position of the sword, the player, enemies, etc...). As such I think we'll probably cap at 24 players as a maximum, but don't take my work on it yet!

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sam.ibbitson Jan 15 2015, 2:47pm replied:

Hi Hamzaayad - you mean the PC's we're using to create the game? I think we're all using slightly different custom setups!

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sam.ibbitson
sam.ibbitson Jan 15 2015, 2:47pm replied:

Umm, similar... Dueling will be a core mechanic for the game :) !

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sam.ibbitson Jan 3 2015, 10:01am replied:

Hi Furansjin. Glad that you found us, its an exciting time for the project and we're hoping to make plenty of updates over the next couple of months!

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sam.ibbitson Dec 30 2014, 2:58pm replied:

Thanks RoyalWatcher - we're all well. Hope you had a happy holidays and new year!

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sam.ibbitson
sam.ibbitson Dec 30 2014, 2:57pm replied:

Thanks hamzaayad - and Happy New Year to you as well!

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sam.ibbitson
sam.ibbitson Dec 30 2014, 2:57pm replied:

Sorry to hear that you think we've mislead you in any way Lord_Stein... As hamzaayad has stated, we've been working on and off on the game in our free time and have all been pretty busy lately. This will all change in the new year as some of us will start working on the project full time. We'll then be able to properly commit to more regular updates!

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sam.ibbitson Dec 30 2014, 2:56pm replied:

As 47R┼Źnin stated - we're aiming to support both modes :) !

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sam.ibbitson Dec 13 2014, 10:15am replied:

Thanks Damianturnball (and 47 Ronin below). In short, we've been pretty stacked recently with some business stuff. The good news is that, after quite a few months of really hard work, we're now in a position where one of us will start work on the game full-time in the new year. This is quite an exciting prospect for us, and so we've changed our approach to Kickstarter by wanting to produce a full-demo PRIOR to the campaign, instead of just showing off a few set pieces.

It means a lot more work, but we think that if we give people the ability to play the game, it'll convince more of them to back us. I'm working on a more comprehensive blog post to cover all of this and will be posting it within the next week or so :) !

Thanks for your continued support :) !

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sam.ibbitson Dec 9 2014, 3:12pm replied:

Only fair ;) !

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sam.ibbitson Nov 30 2014, 11:51am replied:

Coming soon :D !!

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sam.ibbitson Nov 9 2014, 1:53pm replied:

Thanks RoyalWatcher, you too!

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sam.ibbitson
sam.ibbitson Nov 9 2014, 1:52pm replied:

Hi Hamzaayad. We did look at physics driving things like the Kusazuri flaps, but after a bit of testing we realized that it would be a bit too CPU intensive, especially with multiple players. We've since decided to animate everything instead!

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sam.ibbitson Oct 31 2014, 3:11pm replied:

Not much to show until our lead coder is back from his holidays - but we promise to get something out soon!

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sam.ibbitson Oct 14 2014, 2:45pm replied:

LOL... Actually, we have been making progress in other areas, but its not anything we can show off in a video or screenshot! In short, we're looking at making the leap from working on Bushido on our evenings and weekends to working on it full-time. We'll keep everyone updated with our progress.

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sam.ibbitson Oct 1 2014, 2:40pm replied:

Its something we're working on :) !

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sam.ibbitson Sep 29 2014, 3:06pm replied:

Good :D !

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sam.ibbitson
sam.ibbitson Sep 26 2014, 4:07pm replied:

It's something we're thinking of (in fact, Kieran has already ordered a Rift to test/play with). That said- its not an official part of the road map just yet :P !

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sam.ibbitson Sep 26 2014, 4:06pm replied:

We'll do our best :) !

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sam.ibbitson Sep 23 2014, 1:44pm replied:

Jeeze some people are so demanding!! Just to keep you all going, here is a quick GIF of the camera system Jay is working on: Farm4.staticflickr.com

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