What is taking Nikki Story Episode 1 so long?
Image: Joyride Labs - The Team - Working Hard™
Time for a photo of the team (see above)! We took it for a German-language indie games blog that put up a profile of Joyride Labs. As you can see, we are working hard at delivering the best possible black-pink ear platformer experience to you and the rest of the planet!
So why are we taking so long to deliver?
- Both Sönke and I have been working on another open source project (that has nothing to do with games).
- Florian started working a full-time job in the south of Germany making 3d visuals and is enjoying the regular life style for a change. :)
Image: Nikki and the Robots S1E2 getting a test run at Indie Dev Meeting 0.1 in Berlin
Image: Nikki and the Robots S1E1 test-played during pd-berlin at Berlin Linux User Group
We have been showing our game around off-line (see photos above). If you have been keeping track of the previous release versions, there are a few changes so far, that will make it into the next free/open source version.
- We added the first pieces of in-game music (8bit Tidbit 2 by chadsicle in the free part).
- Performance increased, bugs fixed...
Life lesson learned: do it like Blizzard and don't set a release date!