We've been busy!
We have brought a new composer on the project to complete the Elden
soundtrack. Ox Tung is a incredibly talented composer skilled in most forms of music and composition, and childhood friend of Dylan. The first pieces of music completed exceed all expectation. You can listen to some of his person tracks at the link below.
Dylan has recently moved into an collaborative studio space for indie game
development in Melbourne named The Arcade.. Currently he's the officeless developer in the corner of the Studio Mountains space. Thanks to Ken Wong.
We're in the middle of closed playtesting as I write. Five testers are playing and
deconstructing the game and the feedback has been invaluable! Play testing is far too often over looked by many developers. But it's one of the best ways to measure how well you are succeeding in your design goals.
If you're like me and tend to have a vision for the whole of your game, you might think that you don't need the opinions of random testers, but you are one person and being able to see how others interpret your design can be the determining factor between a hit and a miss.
Elden is now known as Elden - Path of the Forgotten. You might be thinking "Why rename the game this far into development?" Well, there's a pretty simple reason. As an indie developer marketing and releasing your game, no matter how big or small your budget may be the name of your game is the most important marketing tool you will ever have.
A name can say a lot about a game and make a person want to play by the name alone, a bad name can't a bad name gives no context. Your name needs to sell itself.
Onerat is returning to PAX Australia. We will be in the indie section of the main expo hall. Booth number 38. If you are able to attend we are more then happy to discuss shop, and if you are a member of the press contact us at either the contact page or @oneratdylan on twitter.
Our Game Jam Jamingtons is returning is a few days for version 3.0.
48 Hours and open to all engines and teams with a max of 5.
see here for past winners and runners up.
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