See that TV? That’s a functional animated texture playing Influent’s past Kickstarter video! I’ve been going through and adding polish wherever I can and this is definitely one of my favorites. I had to program it to pause the in-game music when it plays as it sounded awful without doing that.
In other news, the Korean language pack is complete! I’ll be releasing it along with two other highly anticipated language packs just in time for the big Steam release! On top of Steam, Influent will also be coming to the Humble Store and IndieGameStand all at the same time! WOWZA!!!
Ba Ba Dum is a fantastic website with a few fun mini-games dedicated to language learning. The site offers a slew of languages to choose from including Japanese! I really dig the art style as well. Check it out if you’re keen and maybe even challenge yourself to a game or two!
I’ve finally done it! Random lists are a go! It’s a bit different than you might expect. Rather than mixing up your carefully arranged lists, there’s just a button than ignores your lists entirely and pulls 10 random words from the entire pool in your collection. You can even specify which type of words you’d like to have selected, whether that be Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, or a mix of all three! Just keep pressing the random button to cycle through each one.
Furthermore, I’ve decided to add some bonus features for completing the task list and also for completing the entire game. Nothing too epic but it’ll definitely be better than nothing at all! Ideally, there’d have been some sort of story element like another video or something interactive but now that I’m without an artist, it is what it is. : /
But I’ve been on the hunt for a talented animator and I think I’ve nailed one down right here in Brisbane! With any luck, he’ll be keen to work on some sort of story video that I can add to the game in a future update. We’ll see how it goes!