My name is Sam and I'm the lead game designer for Bushido: Legend of the Samurai. I'm into gaming, 3d modelling, art, history and engineering.

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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 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 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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sam.ibbitson Sep 17 2014, 3:19pm replied:

Not yet- but we will be soon!!

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sam.ibbitson Aug 26 2014, 4:14pm replied:

Hi SinKing, check out our latest GIF post: Meteorpixel.co.uk

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sam.ibbitson Aug 25 2014, 2:04pm replied:

Hi RoywalWatcher!

There are plenty of events in Japanese history that we'll be able to draw on. You've got potential DLC from the Japanese invasion of Korea/China (maybe some Chinese style weapons or armor), the Edo period where firearms and cannon became common, the Satsuma Rebellion, etc...

In summary, we're not going to be short of new things to add :) !

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sam.ibbitson Aug 19 2014, 1:42pm replied:

Yep- the idea is that we'll have both!

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sam.ibbitson Aug 18 2014, 4:57pm replied:

Thanks BogdanM :D!

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sam.ibbitson Aug 18 2014, 3:30pm says:

We've spotted some bugs in our latest build and are going to delay the next full video blog. However, we've done a quick 'sneak peak' preview over on Youtube (bugs included :p) which you can view here: Youtu.be

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sam.ibbitson Aug 16 2014, 5:20am replied:

Lemonater47's right again :) its Unity 4.5 but we're hoping to move over to Unity5 when its released!

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sam.ibbitson Aug 16 2014, 5:19am replied:

Lemonater47 is right on both points ;) ! In terms of pricing, its a bit of an unknown at this point but we're aiming to keep it similar to other games in the genre (e.g. Chivalry, Mount and Blade, etc...).

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sam.ibbitson Aug 16 2014, 5:18am replied:

Thanks SinKing! We'll try out some different lighting setups soon :) !

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sam.ibbitson Aug 14 2014, 4:30pm says:

Thanks guys :D !

I'm hoping to film some game-play this weekend. We'll likely focus on quite small subject areas to begin with, e.g. movement, then the transition between states, targeting, combat, etc... We're still polishing so much stuff we don't want to show anything off that isn't going to be more or less indicative of the finished product.

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sam.ibbitson Aug 14 2014, 3:03pm says:

Check out our latest in-game screenshot here: Farm6.staticflickr.com !

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sam.ibbitson Aug 5 2014, 3:28pm replied:

We did think about starting an IndieDB forum but have actually been working on a bespoke website for the game- and will have a forum built into this! As with everything else, its coming soon :p !!

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sam.ibbitson Aug 5 2014, 3:27pm replied:

RoyalWatchers correct- at the moment, we're gearing it towards multiplayer only. Whether or not a small single-player mode (e.g. against bots) is added will depend on how our KS campaign goes :) !

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sam.ibbitson Aug 4 2014, 4:17pm replied:

We're just working on the first bit of gameplay we're willing to show off! Our last video blog looked at how we were working on some animation assets- we'll they've (mainly) been implemented and we're just ironing out the wrinkles before showing it off!

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sam.ibbitson Aug 1 2014, 2:17pm replied:

It's a good question RoyalWatcher! The answer is yes, the player will be able to independently sheath or draw their weapon (where applicable). The mechanic shown in Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior is based on a technique(s) called Batto-Jutsu, where the draw becomes a cut. This is another mechanic that WILL be in Bushido (e.g. if you hit the 'draw' button and attack at the same time).

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sam.ibbitson Jul 23 2014, 5:33pm replied:

Certainly the combat mechanic has been heavily inspired through working with these guys. We'll try and stick as close to the references as far as its practical and is fun from a gameplay point of view!

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sam.ibbitson Jul 23 2014, 2:16pm says:

We've just posted another video blog on Youtube (behind the scenes of our recent video and motion capture session). Check it out: Youtube.com !

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sam.ibbitson Jul 21 2014, 2:07pm replied:

Thanks!!

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