We are glad to announce that Six Sides of the World is now available on Steam. Enjoy it!
Since January a lot of work has been done. We created new levels, upgraded some graphics and gameplay. And then, a beta test begun. We got very possitive feedback and some interesting details and ideas that have been implemented into the game:
- Upgrade the camera code to make it move smoother
- Redesign the World selection maps, and reflect the changes inside the affected levels. Now we have planets, asteroid fields and more
- Decrease the difficulty of some levels
- The floating texts weren’t being noticed, so we added floating banners to give them visibility
- Camera shake when something explodes
- Set a color code for the wormholes. Now you can guess where they will lead you
- Added Intro – outro animations to each level.
This work has given to the game a new appeal and it looks more finished and polished. We still have to change the sound effects by others with more quality, and also some new music soundtracks are needed, but apart of this tasks, the next step is to add the remaining levels. We hope to have them finished by august. The game is nearly finished!!!! There are some of the new screenshots of the game with all the changes made during this time.
We have also recorded a new gameplay video, showing a little bit of the level design. Some levels contains more than one puzzle, and they’re mixed together creating a puzzle with solutions of different difficulty, each one leading you to a new level. In this way, all players can enjoy and finish the game: if you can not solve the difficult part, you can always follow the easy path to the end of the game.
Two days ago, Six Sides of The World was finally greenlighted. That’s like an amazing Christmas gift for us!
Since the last update we have been working adding more levels, and improving the overall game with some changes and features, like the complete redesign of the gameplay of the black and white levels or the improvement of the level reload times.
Now it’s time to finish the game! The rest of the levels are awaiting for us!
Thanks to all for your support!
And here is a image from one of the new black and white levels.
Three months has passed since we started the GreenLight campaign of Six Sides of the World. We still have not been approved, but the game is receiving votes day by day.
Since then we’ve been working on the creation of the game levels, fixing bugs and preparing the game for some contests. One of these contests is IndieCade, one of the most important ones about indie games. The other one is, of course, The Independent Games Festival, but IndieCade subscription opens first, so we’ve been working hard to have the game ready for it.
At this time the game is not completed, lots of levels have to be created and, also, the game still needs polishing, some little details, and bug fixing, but is on a really good playable state, with twenty levels and two hours of complete gameplay from the beginning.
We’ve been testing the game progression with some players, and that helped us to fix some bugs, polish some important details, and rethink some puzzles, just because, they could break them or discovered some errors on them. But, the most important thing is that they had a lot of fun with the game, even when they’ve not listened to the incredible music that Carlos Viola is composing. We’ve added the music a couple of days ago.
So, we’ve now enter the IndieCade contest. We know the competition will be extremely hard, but we’re happy about how the game is going. Maybe we cannot even reach a finalist nomination, but we’ll be honored if we can get one.
During the development of the game some of the previous concept levels have been changed or even discarded because they didn’t fit on the real game progression, so we’ve reflect these changes on the current game captures. Also, we’ve added a new video showing the gameplay from one of the levels from world 2.
This video contains a little surprise. As you can see, this level has two exits, why? Because we’ve created a non linear gameplay experience. Some levels have more than one exit. Some exits are harder to reach than others. So, the easy ones carry the player to the standard game progression line, with easiest levels to play, which allow him to reach the end of the game without problems. But, for advanced and experienced players, and those who want a deeper and harder experience, the hard exits leads them to harder, more complex, even spacial levels, rewarding them for their effort.
This progression makes the game suitable and enjoyable by most players, giving them what they really want from the game: Just complete going straightforward to the end, or have the chance to explore every corner of the levels, study the complex puzzles that allow them to find a exit to the optional levels and complete all the challenges of the game.
Now is time to keep working on Six Sides. We hope to post news soon!
Remeber: Six Sides of the World is still on Steam Grenlight waiting for your votes.
I said I wouldn’t update the website until I had a new game trailer, but always it’s a good time to change your mind.
Today I won’t show nothing about the Six Sides Of The World, but I want to announce you the collaboration of Carlos Viola as the game soundtrack composer.
He’s a friend of mine, an indie musician with whom I’ve also worked on other projects, like Rotoro’scope: The Secret of the Endless Energy and The Pilgrim’s Codex. He is also the composer of the pixelated adventure The Last Door. I hope you like the new soundtrack he will compose (because the music you’ve heard until now comes from stock music sites).
If you want to know more about his work, you can visit his pesonal site.
See you soon!
Hi again. These past two months have been very, very productives. I was on holidays for three weeks, so I took the time to improve the game.
First of all, the garden planet set graphis have been improved, but also, I’ve made two new ones: A pure color set and a mechanical one, and, about the volcanic planets, I’ve removed them.
The pathfinding code have also been improved, and now, it works better than ever before. But that’s not all in the code part, because some new gameplay elements have been added, like some cool new asteroids.
And I’m nearly to finish all the gameplay elements, I think I only have to make the satellites and one more. Some of the initial elements have been discarded.
So I won’t update the website in two or three months, but after that a new teaser trailer will be released, with some surprises, and also the posting of the project to the Steam Greenlight vote zone.
And of course, I don’t forget the screenshots:
See you soon!
After three months stopped, because I got a new job and changed from city and published my first sci-fi novel, I go back to the game development. In the first place, I have reopened the website, it is still pretty basic, but I will add more sections, and contents about this game, and future ones. What is Six Sides of The World? It started as a flash game for the Flash in a Flash contest driven by Unity Technologies. It was one of the four best games of the contest. Now I’m developing it as a PC game, bigger, and better. Do you want to know more? Just wait a few days, I will add a page with the game information. For now, here is a screenshot.