Wow. It’s been a bit. Sorry for the delay, guys and gals. I’d like to take a moment and provide an update to the goings on.
Passhackwords vs. eXPra/Blessings/et al.
I was working on Passhackwords pretty steadily until a few things changed in my free time. At that point, I began working on Bukkit plugins for Minecraft with most of the time I wasn’t spending administering our gaming group’s Minecraft server.
Why I didn’t keep this updated with those items, I can’t begin to tell you. They were development, but I didn’t see them being as relevant as other things so I just posted them to the Bukkit site and called it good. I doubt these even still work, as I haven’t kept them up to date, but just so you know what I’m talking about, here are a couple of the project I’m referring to.
So, essentially, with those projects and our Minecraft server becoming much more lively, I halted development of Passhackwords… but that was still a long time ago. We will more than likely resume Passhackwords work in 2013.
For a while, it was just me. Me and my projects. Nothing really special; just some guy writing some code and putting out the occasional idea or toy. No more.
Just so everyone knows, Nekoyoubi Games has finally picked up its second employee! Amazingly enough, long before there are even paychecks… go figure.
Clayton Hunt has joined me as a co-developer on two projects thus far, and I’m guessing many more to come.
He came in to start working on the Epixtory project, and we’ve made some awesome progress on that front (it really is going to be a kick ass game).
We’re now working on our B&B game (that I’ll write more on later), and we’re knocking it out of the park. I don’t want to be too official in this statement, but we should be submitting it over to Steam within the month thanks to his help.
Having Clayton around has been a serious help and a huge leap forward for Nekoyoubi being a profitable game development shop.
We’ve changed the direction of Epixtory slightly from my initial post regarding it. Epixtory is currently too much to fill you in on in one of these posts, so I’ll be sure it gets its own. For now I’ll just say that its development is slightly halted to finish and release B&B, but we’re still looking at releasing it this year.
Basements & Boardgames
B&B is getting its own page, but I’ll post a brief overview here. Essentially, B&B is a roguelike (rogueliek*) fashioned after a comedic approach to tabletop gaming (D&D). Players take on the role of a miniature adventurer against a configured board of walls, traps, monsters, secret passages, and treasure.
As mentioned above, we’re expecting to submit the game (crap, I just lost) to Steam this month. We will also, hopefully be getting some pre-Steam testers to help us make sure it’s good. Let us know if you’re interested.