I just finished reading "the perennial seller", I recommend it, it's about marketing and the creative process. This is usefull since it's part of my research for the design of my game and its systems, and also to market it: http://perennialseller.com/
So, I have sent pitches to many publishers, some of them replied, most didn't. It seems the prototype I sent is not developed enough to be evaluated, they need a playable demo, wich the prototype isn't, so my plan now is to work on the prototype more, until it's more playable. I can't keep working full time though, only part time.
This means that it's going to take lots of months before I can have something playable, which is going to delay the beta, alpha and final versions ...of the game.
Just to be clear, this does not mean I'm leaving the project, it's just delayed, once again.
Let me know if you want to try the prototype.
Hi!, long time no see. I have a prototype of Venture Tales, my business simulator, ready to test, anyone wants to try it?, it's not very playable, but if you want to see it, let me know.
Here is a tutorial for this prototype: https://youtu.be/uwP3wmbPgjo
Here is a video explaining the latest update, take a look
It's not much, it only shows the first version of the "organizational design screen", the contextual menu system, the module and links system, and that's it, it's not even playable yet.
Also please excuse my accent, but I figured it was better to make a video than to have no video at all.
Hi, I have something new to show about a very important part of the game: the organizaition design screen.
It it nowhere near finished, its not playable yet, but it shows the most basic of it.
We can now create modules and links between them....
We can also have contextual menues in almost every part of the game, along with custom menu items for each thing.
Also, each module can be configured in its own pop-up configuration window.
So you can see how you could create a complex system for a business. You can create many modules and specify what type of module they are, and the relationships between them. In this way we can create many different types of business models and organizational systems.
Let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned for more news.
Our programmer Juan has been working on the windows, this is a WIP of the person window, where you will be able to see some information of a personal contact that the player has.
From here, you will be able to:
1. See the stats of the person, divided in different types of intelligences (logical, visual, social, etc etc)
2. See the person qualities (Shy, corrupt, extrovert, lazy, etc (similar to Crusader Kings 2)).
3. See the skills he/she posesses.
4. See the picture, name, age, and more.
I want to know what you think about how we are going to simulate the people in the world of our game. Take a look at this diagram, it explains all parts of the simulation of people:
Our programmer Santiago has been working on procedural map creation for our game, take a look at this map generated from his work.
Here you can see different terrain types. We could do the same to include many different types of resources that can be gathered by the population:
Good news, we have been working on Venture Tales, but we don't have much to show yet because its all code. But, let me show you a screenshot of what I have been working for the past few days, its a map editor.
Here you see a small test map, made of 9 small blocks. To the right you can see the resources it contains.
I have begun to interview partners to form the new team that will work on Venture Tales, the business simulation game.
Also, the funding contest I told you before has begun accepting entries. That means that in a few weeks I will be submitting this project to them so we can have enough money to start and finish this business simulator game.
But this is not our only option, we will also be evaluating other ways to be funded, including contacting publishers, and other funds. ...
Wish us luck and stay tuned for more news!.
Some imtes I made for the survival simulator game: "Unveil". http://unveilgame.com/
Unos items que pinte para el juego "Unveil", que pueden ver aqui http://unveilgame.com/:
I have recently bough a new book for my research on "Venture tales", this one is about generating business models, check it out, it's facinating: http://www.amazon.com/Business-Model-Generati…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
I didn't tell you before, but I have been working as a 2d artist for another simulation game, a survival one, for many months. It has released today, please check it out!: http://unveilgame.com/